Weather Watch

August 30, 2014

Ocean's distinctive lines caused by Langmuir circulation

Except for some southerly swells and storms from the Southern Hemisphere, the Pacific Ocean has been unusually calm and warm along the Central Coast. The conditions are perfect for spotting whales and those curious parallel lines on the ocean surface.

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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 .