Arctic sea ice coverage is rapidly approaching the 1981-2010 mean.
But never mind the record cold, NOAA says it was the fourth warmest November on record.
This was based on ignoring the record cold near the poles.
Satellites cover the whole planet and showed that November temperatures were barely above average. Cold air stayed mostly near the poles.
The weather pattern was a zonal jet stream which kept the cold near the poles.
This comes after years of climate experts saying a meridional jet stream is the new normal, caused by global warming..
Forty years ago, climate experts said a meridional jet stream is caused by global cooling.