Monthly Archives: September 2016

August 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through August 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through July 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites … Continue reading

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NOAA Cancels La Niña Watch While La Niña Conditions Exist

La Niña conditions are typically defined by NOAA as sea surface temperature anomalies less than or equal to -0.5 deg C for the NINO3.4 region of the east/central equatorial Pacific. The NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomaly for the week of … Continue reading

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August 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

PRELIMINARY NOTE The Blob appears to be returning (reemerging) in the eastern extratropical North Pacific. See the map below and the data update toward the end of the post. Has it coupled once again with the ridge of high pressure?  … Continue reading

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