The july 1st sea ice map is out. See yesterday’s post for links. The Western Arctic is now showing broad deteriation as compared to two weeks ago. A blast of warming winds would hugely reduce this area as in 2007. In the meantime, I suspect the Russian Eastern Arctic is well along also.
We seem to have intact ice north of Greenland but that may be also as ephemeral as the ice of the Western Arctic of two weeks ago.
It is still a toss up to see if we have a third consecutive opening of the NorthWest Passage.