The Year–To–Date average volume is 5th lowest for sea ice, and will likely be lower than the 2010s average by Sunday. Then it’s a battle with 2013, then the Top 3 lowest for the year is within reach!

Q: Where’s the data source for this plot?
A: Here:
Q: How can anyone make a year-to-date average graph?
A: Easy. Use a computer. Add all the ice for every day so far this year, divide by the number of days.
Q: Why would I even do that?
A: Let’s say you want to know how much ice we have in 2019 compared to other years.