From unusually warm and dry in the west to a very frigid and snowy east, folks across entire North America have experienced some downright weird weather this past year.
“That blob off the west coast is an unusually large and persistent area of above-normal sea surface temperatures.that has been averaging anywhere from 2 to 4 degrees Celsius above normal over the past 1.5 years or so,” said Brett Anderson, chief meteorologist with accuweather.com.
Scientists actually began noticing something strange was brewing back in Autumn 2013 when a circular mass of water, that was about 1,000 miles across and 300 feet deep, simply wouldn’t go away as it had been expected. Now it stretches from Mexico all the way up to Alaska. And it sure has made its presence felt across the country, especially this past winter.
“Recent studies indicate that this "blob" has been caused by a persistent area of strong high pressure over the northeast Pacific and along the West Coast.,” said Anderson.
“The impactRead More »from 'Blob' in Canadian west will continue to shape weather for coming seasons