Category Archives: SST Update

Something to Keep an Eye On – The Large Blue Ribbon of Below-Normal Sea Surface Temperatures in the North Pacific

The weather pattern that created Siberia’s well-below-normal land surface air temperatures in October 2016 … October 2016 Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies (GHCN-CAMS through KNMI Climate Explorer) …has apparently extended eastward. Advertisements

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October 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for October 2016.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 … Continue reading

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September 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

PRELIMINARY NOTE 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 … 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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July 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE This is the fourth month with the new format.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 … Continue reading

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June 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE This is the third month with the new format.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 … Continue reading

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May 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE This is the second month with the new format.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 … Continue reading

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April 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE I’ve changed formats.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for … Continue reading

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March 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE I’m thinking of changing the format of the graphs.  Instead of presenting the centered 13-month running mean along with the monthly data, I’m thinking of replacing the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. … Continue reading

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Global Sea Surface Temperature Responses to the 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niño Events

Alternate Title:  Just in Case You Thought Sea Surface Temperatures around the Globe Responded Similarly to Strong El Niños This post will illustrate quite clearly that the responses of ocean surface temperatures differ noticeably with El Niño events of similar … Continue reading

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