Arctic Sea Ice Maximum For 2015

Unless something weird happens, the Arctic may have set its maximum way back on day 53.

It would be the lowest maximum in the satellite era.

It is not the earliest day of maximum.

1987, 1994 and 1996 set their maximums on day 52.

Year Min Max day of Max day of Min Avg Anomaly
1979 6.895 16.635 60 264 0.69
1983 7.204 16.412 73 251 0.7
1982 7.16 16.325 58 256 0.81
1988 7.048 16.309 70 255 0.53
1980 7.533 16.302 65 249 0.7
1987 6.89 16.293 52 245 0.62
1990 6.011 16.249 71 264 0.06
1985 6.486 16.163 76 252 0.36
1986 7.122 16.158 69 249 0.57
1998 6.293 16.07 56 260 0.12
1993 6.161 16.048 72 256 0.29
1984 6.396 15.809 78 260 0.27
1981 6.902 15.801 73 253 0.5
1994 6.934 15.77 52 248 0.38
1989 6.888 15.766 65 265 0.33
2001 6.567 15.742 63 262 -0.04
1997 6.602 15.684 79 246 0.03
1991 6.259 15.647 56 259 0.11
2003 5.969 15.629 79 260 -0.24
1999 5.676 15.627 89 255 0.06
2002 5.625 15.624 68 261 -0.27
1992 7.159 15.576 72 251 0.47
2000 5.943 15.498 63 255 -0.13
1996 7.147 15.484 52 254 0.2
1995 5.99 15.384 90 250 -0.22
2008 4.548 15.354 58 262 -0.66
2010 4.59 15.351 90 262 -0.92
2012 3.34 15.307 78 260 -1.23
2004 5.77 15.3 70 262 -0.4
2013 5.04 15.196 73 256 -0.74
2009 5.047 15.195 61 255 -0.7
2014 4.988 15.007 79 259 -0.84
2005 5.314 14.993 68 263 -0.73
2007 4.147 14.842 69 257 -1.16
2006 5.746 14.777 70 257 -0.86
2011 4.333 14.704 66 251 -1.15
2015 TBA 14.595 53 TBA TBA
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