Blue area shows ice excess since August 1. On average, there have been more than 640,000 km^2 (10,000 Manhattans) of excess ice.
Peter Sinclair claimed in his hack attack piece that the excess does not occur when the sun is high in the sky. But the blue circle below shows that he has it backwards. We are at peak anomaly now, and the sun is almost at it is maximum. The Earth is closest to the Sun this time of year too.