Antarctica Sets All-Time Record Sea Ice Extent, Arctic 6th Lowest

According to the blog ‘sunshine hours’, Antarctica has set a new all-time record for sea ice extent for a THIRD straight day. The new record stands at 16.47964 million sq km breaking the old record of 240,000 sq km set back in 2007.

Credit: The Cryoshere Today

Credit: The Cryoshere Today

According to Dr Joe D’Aleo, that’s an area 3 times the size of Australia.

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Interestingly back in 2007, while Antarctica broke records for maximum, the Arctic set a new record for minimum. How ironic.

This year, Northern Hemisphere sea ice stands at 6th lowest but well up on last year. A lot of the reason behind the lack of ARCTIC sea ice is arguably down to the warm AMO.

Credit: The Cryoshere Today

Credit: The Cryoshere Today

However, with more arctic sea ice this late summer/fall, expect a faster and stronger return of arctic air and the growth of snow pack. A crucial ingredient for sustained and expanding cold air masses.

Over the next 4-6 weeks, expect to see a substantial increase in NH snow pack.

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

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