Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center:
Just like last month, there haven't been any major changes, and that's good, because it means things haven't gotten worse (according to PIOMAS). But things haven't improved either. After a month of below average volume growth, the difference with number 2 in the rankings (2011), has decreased slightly from 1851 to 1731 km3. On the other hand the difference with 2012, the year when the lowest minimum on record was hit, has increased from 2099 to 2491 km3.
Here's how the differences with previous years have evolved from last month:
Here's Wipneus' version, showing the gap is still more than intact: