One of the NOAA Arctic webcams has survived the summer months and is still providing pictures. The camera is at an odd angle which is likely due to melting that took place on the ice. It has been that way for at least a month and the picture shows more instruments at odd angles as well. The NOAA placed two webcams in April and they also make videos that can be watched on YouTube. Back on August 21st the meltwater pools that are visible show no signs of freezing and had been that way since forming. Here is the picture from that date.
The next day on the 22nd the water surface was either frozen or it had snowed. I suspect the later as the transition was so abrupt.
Over the past week the the freeze has taken on a more permanent appearance. The latest picture from the 30th looks like a pond that is freezing over for the winter. As the winter storms pick up the webcam will likely not survive for too much longer.
The temperature that has been above 0 °C is now hovering around freezing with dips into freezing. If I see anything interesting from these I will put them up, but I suspect that by the time the hard winter freeze begins that the webcam will be covered in ice and no longer be providing pictures.
The latest pictures show fresh snow. Winter is coming.