In addition to a low pressure system there has been a 4.1 quake in the Arctic sea and the much warmer-than-usual seas are not going away.
A low pressure system is heading for the North Pole
The Earth Nullschool forecast has changed in the Arctic today. On the 14th a low is heading into the Arctic and will be a few hundred miles away from the pole on the 15th. Hopefully, not as strong as forecast here. It could mean a BOE is right around the corner folks.. Anyone interested in computer modeling Ocean Mechanical Thermal Energy Conversion yet??
OCEAN HEAT ON THE MOVE TOWARD ARCTIC OCEAN
On August 9, 2018, the sea surface near Svalbard was as warm as 20.7°C or 69.2°F (at the green circle), 15°C or 27°F warmer than during 1981-2011.
From the set at: https://www.facebook.com/SamCarana/posts/10160570719320161
Ice thickness in the last 30 days
NASA Worldview shows the ice melting off the coast of Greenland where there used to be thick ice
It is also raining near the Pole