WAY above the mean. Above the mean by 500,000 sq km (193,000 square miles).
According to this chart, it is far above the mean:
Here are other graphs from the University of Illinois:
In the graph, the top (black) line shows an increase in sea ice extent of 6 % (from 4 to 4 1/4) from March to about May 10.
The red line at the bottom of the same graph confirms that March 2016 was below the 1979-2009 mean for that month & that March to July is above the mean by half a million square kilometers (193,000 square miles).
This confirms the UNSEASONAL ice extent in the Arctic Basin, which should be decreasing by July and isn’t.
Bering Sea ice
Also above the mean.
Barents Sea ice
Although it has been below the mean for quite some time, it is now nearly half a million square kilometers above the mean and still climbing.
Sea of Okhotsk sea ice
Now .4 million square kilometers above the historical mean.
Beaufort Sea ice
Now .12 million square kilometers above the mean.
Baffin/Newfoundland Sea ice
Nearly .9 million square kilometers above the mean.
All of the following are U of IL and from the same website as above:
Chukchi Sea ice
Now .3 million square kilometers above median.
Canadian Archipelago Sea Ice
Now .2 million square kilometers above median for July.
Hudson Bay Sea Ice
Now at .9 million square kilometers above median.
Greenland Sea Ice
Now at .5 million square kilometers above median.
Thanks to Penelope Powell for most of these links
Thanks to Keith Power for the Northern Hemisphere graph
“Why is NSIDC reporting the extent of the Arctic ice completely differently; are they lying about it?” asks Penelope. “Agencies of the govt have been lying about the climate all along. U of IL appears to be rhetorically going along w man-made global warming; their site is full of warmist propaganda. Are they nevertheless accurately reporting the data? Sure looks like it.”