So far in 2014, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1.15 million sq km above 2013 and 1.54 million sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
More remarkably it is only 400,000 sq km below the extraordinary high extent that occurred at a similar period in 2008.
Extent has been more than two standard deviations above the mean since Dec 26 2013 and one standard deviation above the mean since May 29 2013.
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Do you mind including a source for the data? it gives it a bit more credibility then only linking to a blog (not meant to offend, just strengthen my argument).
The Antarctic data is here: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/south/daily/data
Just change south to north for Arctic.