This isn't much, but the El Nino is over, and that's the only thing that can shift this chart. Surprisingly, the northern mids are up a bit. Finally a hit from our warm Summer.
Now, the Guardian only responded with 'It was colder 70 years ago'. That means they are going to ignore all current freezing and look at the past long trend. This will be fun.
The ice volume has passed minimum and is on a tear up. I am expecting that it will rip through the band and hit a new high this year.