Arctic Sea Ice actually rose from day 156 to 158 and it is still higher on day 159 than day 156. A strange turn of events that is not terribly common at this time of year.
A quick update for sea ice extent for day 159 of 2014:
- Global Sea Ice Extent is 849,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 3 for the day.
- Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,268,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day.
- Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -419,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 29 for the day.