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Atlantic MDR SSTs on Record Pace
03-30-2010, 09:50 AM
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Atlantic MDR SSTs on Record Pace
Buoy Point Analysis in MDR: more to come

Buoy 41041
Location: 14.357 N 46.008 W (14°21'24" N 46°0'30" W)
SST is 26.5C

In years past, first day it hit 26.5 after the winter minimum:

2006 05 06 16 00 91 5.4 6.6 1.79 8.33 6.10 999 1014.7 25.5 26.5 22.0 99.0 99.00

2007 06 05 17 00 80 6.5 7.8 1.74 8.33 5.07 999 1017.2 25.7 26.5 21.6 99.0 99.00

2008 07 01 16 50 73 6.2 7.2 1.63 7.14 5.11 999 1015.5 26.1 26.5 22.0 99.0 99.00

2009 06 26 13 50 66 5.4 6.5 1.78 7.69 5.36 999 1017.9 25.9 26.5 999.0 99.0 99.00

Average day June 9th (2005 data not available)

Quick update on 41041:

SST is 26.9

previous earliest to 26.9 2006 on May 12...Two months ahead of schedule...Man, I wish I had 2005 data!!!!!!!!!

Buoy 41040
Location: 14.477 N 53.008 W (14°28'38" N 53°0'28" W)
SST 27.4C (buoy actually hit 27.9 on light winds on Feb 27, but that is an outlier)

2006 05 20 19 00 78 6.5 7.7 1.93 6.67 5.40 999 1015.3 27.5 27.4 22.4 99.0 99.00

2007 05 26 20 00 82 7.9 9.2 1.83 6.67 5.18 999 1012.9 26.7 27.4 21.0 99.0 99.00

2008 07 03 15 50 61 4.7 5.8 1.48 6.67 5.13 999 1016.8 26.6 27.4 21.6 99.0 99.00

2009 06 02 17 50 88 5.6 7.3 1.69 7.69 5.50 999 1015.2 26.8 27.4 22.7 99.0 99.00

Average day June 5th (2005 data not available)

4140 is at 27.5

previous record earliest to 27.5 May 25th 2006....



http://www.coaps.fsu...ST/sst_atl.html

1998 (tail end of huge El nino)
[Image: sst7_atl_diff_1998.png]

Difference between 2005 and today (7-day average)
Between 15N and 25N 2010 is miles ahead!
[Image: sst7_atl_diff_2005.png]

Difference between 1995 and today (7-day average)
East of islands...no comparaison...
[Image: sst7_atl_diff_1995.png]

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