New Year’s Update from Rick Thoman: Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies for December 2015 compared to December 1982 and December 1997

Alaska “Blob” Tracker

Rick Thoman from the National Weather Service, Alaska Region (Fairbanks) shared this with us in the New Year.

“Courtesy of Richard James at Prescient Weather  (Prescient Weather Website) Sea Surface Temperature anomalies (ERSSTv4) for December 2015 (left) and the differences from December 1982 (center) and 1997 (right). Cooler in the eastern Niño regions this winter, but warmer in the extratropical North”SSTs December 2015 compared to 97 copyDr. James gave a talk earlier this fall at UAF. Video and audio of his presentation are available here. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page at this link.

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