How bad will 2010/2011 winter be? We know that winter is coming very soon, Temperatures are rapidly falling in the north

Winter could start early, like late October or early November this year. There are very cold temperatures right now in Alaska (with records), the Arctic and Canada. Temperature map:

It looks like all of Alaska and Northern Canada were below 8F last night and some areas were -12F! 
There are Arctic temperatures that are at least -24F!  Ice is rapidly building:

Buy heaters now before the chaos begins!