A week ago I was sure a new record would be set for highest minimum. Two days ago I was sure the record would not be set. Now I’m not predicting.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 738,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Which is 24% above. The anomaly was slightly higher today because of the minimal melt – 30,000 sq km.
Extent is 3.805 million sq km, and is still 110,000 sq km above the record highest minimum set in 2008.
I’ve added the 2008 Highest Minimum point to this graph. Data is here. Click for bigger.