Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis. While the U.S. experienced extreme weather in November, conditions in the Arctic were fairly ordinary.
Arctic sea ice in November followed a fairly average growth pace. Ice extent was near average over much of the Arctic with only the Chukchi Sea and Davis Strait showing below average ice conditions. Overview of conditions Figure 1. Arctic sea ice extent for November 2014 was 10.36 million square kilometers (4.00 million square miles). Vital Signs of the Planet. Climate Reality.