The Blob has returned (reemerged) in the eastern extratropical North Pacific. Again, has it coupled once again with the ridge of high pressure? If so, that’s not a good sign for rainfall in the western U.S.
MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP
The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for September 2016. It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of 1981-2010.
September 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map
(Global SST Anomaly = +0.33 deg C)
MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW
Global Sea Surface Temperature anomalies made another slight downtick in September, a decrease of about -0.02 deg C. The minor downticks occurred in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Last month, two ocean basins showed significant cooling: the South Atlantic (-0.13…
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