~The path was set throughout winter 2018-19
~Despite un-favorable cooler spring temperatures
2012 King of melts is in serious trouble of reigning no more. Largely because the entire Alaskan coast is way clear of sea ice in 2019 June 8 same day comparisons. The reason for this was made over 18-19 winter same region being exceptionally warmer. Therefore big melting 2019 head start.
This clearing favours serious melting despite certain to be switchover season weather, the ice is now
set to melt wether the gyre current is seriously stalled or not. Unlike 2018, likely counterclockwise flowing broken pack heads towards open warmish water, not an ice pack damn. Not even super El-Nino warmish 2016 has a better melt.
SWITCHOVER look. June 8-9 CMC 12-18-00 and 06 UTC surface map, with a Low over the AO gyre. despite un-favorable dumping to North Atlantic, there is less sea ice in Alaska North Pole quad than any other year. WD June 9 2019
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