After a month of weather that was mostly good for ice retention (see last ASI update), volume decrease slowed even more and has now moved beyond 2007. The difference with 2011 and 2012 has increased from roughly and respectively 1500 and 2000 km3 to 2500 and 3000 km3. If this keeps up until the minimum, the 2014 melting season will have been excellent for restoring some of the ice lost since the first big volume drop in 2007.
The PIOMAS sea ice volume graph produced by Wipneus shows the differences even more clearly:
As suspected last month the anomaly trend line has shot up and is now above the linear trend, making things look similar to the years following 2007 (only lower):