North Pole current sea ice as terrible as it can get in October 24 hour darkness
By far the poorest state of North Pole sea ice observed for October, indicates a hellish icescape of badly broken up sea ice interspersed with myriad of leads with thin ice and open water.
The larger view NOAA IR acquired by CMC Oct 10 2016 14:18:20, its cooling a bit, this is what happens when densest pack start reforming to its former thicker ice state. But this is one of the worse if not the worse shape sea ice has ever been on this date of the year. WD October 10,2016