Unusual Sea Surface Temperature is Developing

Here are the SSTs for October since 1998.  Usually at this time of year, the northern Pacific and Atlantic have had a positive temperature anomaly.  The opposite is true this year.  Here are the anomaly maps since 1998.


Large scale ocean events like this need to persist for months to have a major impact, but if this continues like this, then next spring could be unusual.  I look forward to watching this unfold.


Posted in Anomaly and Ocean: Sea Level and SST by inconvenientskeptic on October 21st, 2014 at 12:09 pm.


This post has 4 comments

  1. jensen Oct 26th 2014

    Very interesting post (Where did you find it?
    Somewhat scary.
    I am so tense to see follow ups. and comments.
    Do you have some ideas of implications?
    E.g about difference between oceans and atmospere concerning energi capacity?
    Many thanks for continuing blogging.

    Great greetings. Nils.

  2. Philip Thackray Oct 26th 2014


    Is this current sst anomaly real or the problem referred to above?



  3. inconvenientskeptic Oct 26th 2014

    The anomaly is real and can be seen on other sources.


    The scaling is different, but the large regions of cold water are visible on the other source.

    The normal NOAA maps have gone offline at some point in the past week or two. I have been unable to see any maps there lately.


    Something unusual is taking place.

  4. Here’s another map with a clearer scale: http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sst_anom_new.gif

    Showing the same unusual cold…

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