Cryosphere Today sea ice area and IJIS sea ice extent numbers are now so much below the peaks reached so far that it looks like the ice pack has reached its maximum size and will now start to get smaller as we transition from freezing season to melting season. Mind you, I called the max CT SIA twice last year, but each time it peaked some more. But given the numbers and the weather forecast I'd say this is it.
IJIS SIE is now 175K km2 below the peak of 14.28 million km2 reached on March 15th, two days earlier than last year:
CT SIA is now 211K km2 below the peak of 13.80 million km2 reached on February 27th, more than a month earlier than last year: