Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska


December 13, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Another mass of warmer than normal water is slowly re-emerging in the Gulf of Alaska, scientists said.

The new “blob” could affect weather and fisheries in southeastern Alaska, but scientists said it doesn’t appear as strong as the first one in 2013, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported Monday.

Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond coined the term “blob” to refer to water mass in the Pacific Northwest.

“Without winds to draw heat out of the ocean and to mix up colder water from below, the near-surface waters, again, got quite a bit warmer than normal,...

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