As it stands right now, August 31 was the date of minimum sea ice extent in the MASIE record. This is the first year the minimum occurred during August. The map below shows ice gain and loss since August 31.
Northern Hemisphere September snow cover has been above normal for five years in a row.
Autumn snow cover has been expanding for 50 years.
The average last day above 80 degrees comes several days earlier in the US than it did a century ago.
All indications are that summer is getting shorter and cooler, which is why people like Mosher are desperate to tamper with the daily temperature data.