~ Rotation of entire sea ice pack appears to be counterclockwise.
~ Low pressure centre still not at the Pole, most of yesterdays sea lakes vanished by strong winds.
~ Cyclone centre expanded near adjoining sea water areas.
The Cyclone Centre was about 85N 180W Longitude all day, it expanded the open water there quite dramatically, and this is not finished expanding:
The Cyclone seems to have affected the entire remaining sea ice pack:
The rotation was also captured by AMSR2:
Wherever the cyclone centre will remain steady, there will be wider open water, ECMWF seems to place this cyclone away from North Pole towards East Siberian Sea. So it seems the Pole area was spared, for now, from even more greater open water as never seen before. WD August17,2016