Sea ice is above normal on the Atlantic side, with a large excess in Baffin Bay and around Newfoundland. The only deficiency is in the Sea of Okhotsk, which is just north of Japan and is not in the Arctic
Joe Bastardi posted this earlier, showing how the water in the North Atlantic has turned cold.
Arctic sea ice has returned to stable 2005/2006 conditions. The Death Spiral is dead.
Look for the usual liars to continue hyping the “record low winter maximum” for as long as they can get away with it. All that an increase in ice extent this time of year means is that the ice is getting spread thinner by the wind.