The chart below shows the most recent Arctic sea ice extent forecast from the model, showing a predicted mean extent of over 6.5 x106 km2 in September. The observed September extent since 1979 is shown in the second figure below; the big melt years were 2007 and 2012. Last year saw a large rebound, but if the CFSv2 forecast is correct, the ice area this year will jump back up to a level not seen since 2001; this would certainly generate a great deal of discussion and interest in the climate community and beyond.
The maps below show the spatial distribution of the CFSv2 anomalies in the next three months. Curiously, the model is showing anomalous ice cover persisting in the coastal margins of the Arctic Ocean from the Laptev Sea all the way around to the Beaufort Sea and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago; but the model shows a lack of sea ice farther north. It is not clear if this is at all realistic; but I would note that last year the model performed rather well in predicting the September ice extent, and so I don't think the latest forecast can be dismissed out of hand. The last chart below show the forecast from this time last year; the September 2013 ice extent verified at 5.4 x106 km2, and so the forecast from June was just about spot on.
For those who may be interesting in following the CFSv2 forecasts, here is the website (scroll to the bottom for sea ice):