This weather graphic from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration depicts the sea surface temperature difference between 1997-98, left, and more recently. The warm (red) blob of water off the Pacific Northwest is clearly visible.
This weather graphic from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration depicts the sea surface temperature difference between 1997-98, left, and more recently. The warm (red) blob of water off the Pacific Northwest is clearly visible.
This weather graphic from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration depicts the sea surface temperature difference between 1997-98, left, and more recently. The warm (red) blob of water off the Pacific Northwest is clearly visible.

A seawater temperature ‘blob’ could affect our expected El Niño

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .