Archive for September 25th, 2013
Shannon Chang:Sea surface temperature of the Gulf Stream on September 25 0100 GMT (2100 EST) ranged from the low 50's to the mid 80's. Water hugging the coast was found to be mid 60's, while water a bit further off the coast was coldest at a mere 50 degrees. The Gulf Stream itself reached high 70's, although cloud cover blocked more measurements east of the areas of cold water. Overall, the Gulf Stream region displays a high variability of sea surface temperatures.
This is a satellite photo of the Northwest's sea surface temperature at around 1:01 am GMT. The temperatures of the water near the coast are much higher than the water up north. Yet, from other photos, the warm water 21C (70F)seems to be moving upwards, so hopefully the 25th it will be warmer than it was the past few days. The water gets more colder as we move away from the coast and go north dropping sown to 8C (46F) although there are warm water streams in between the ocean.