Wednesday, May 25, 2005

DARK SIDE OF FORCE CASTS SHADOW
OVER OCEAN TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES

SST 5-25-05


I will elaborate on this phenomena in the next several days. However, I am becoming increasingly concerned that the widening gap in sea surface temperature anomalies between the tropical and northern Atlantic is a prelude to a very significant hurricane season. There is a lot of research and speculation online about the impact of a gradual freshening of the North Atlantic Current and how it may affect development of hurricanes. You'll notice the Gulf of Mexico has warmed at least a degree this month, whereas the coastal western Atlantic has cooled several degrees, and areas of much above normal water temps have expanded on either side of Greenland, as well as in the tropical Atlantic. What does it all mean? Plenty, and I will explain my thinking on this significant development over the next several days. June 1 marks the calendar start of what will promise to be a very busy and interesting tropical cyclone season in the Atlantic basin.

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