Analysis by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reveals that sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic near Greenland are well above normal levels. The above average temperatures can be seen in the image shown here, as a large area of red surrounding Southern Greenland and Iceland. This image was generated by using a monthly average of the Daily Optimum Interpolation SST Anomaly data generated by the National Climatic Data Center. Areas colored red are warmer than the 1971-2000 average, areas colored blue are cooler than that average.
Also shown is the same dataset for the Equatorial Pacific, with cooler than average temperatures associated with La Niña. NOAA CPC also expects the La Niña to continue through the spring of 2011.