Antarctic Sea Ice Extent day 46 was the 3rd record for most ice on this day in 2013. Day 43 and 45 were also records.
There is a fair chance that day for 44 was the minimum for 2013, but we won’t know for a few days. 2008 (purple) dipped after appearing to hit minimum.
If day 44 was the minimum, it would be the 2nd earliest minimum ever (after 1993 day 43) and the highest minimum ever.