The Blob Is Back!

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sea surface temperatures in the northeastern Pacific are running warmer than normal.

The phenomenon is known as "The Blob."

The Blob is a large mass of relatively warm water in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America.

It was first detected in late 2013 and continued to spread throughout 2014 and 2015.

This warm water mass is unusual in ocean conditions and is considered to have a role in the formation of the unusual weather conditions felt in the Pacific Coast of North America.

What Does It Mean For Western Canada?

The anomaly can cause unusually warm summers as it did in 2014, with record high temperatures over parts of land in the Pacific Northwest.

For the coming winter season, it could mean less snow for British Columbia.

The Team

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