I first wrote about the Blob In CA Drought Report #8 HERE. Now we learn from Bob Tisdale that the Blob is associated with the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge which I wrote about at CA Drought Report #15 HERE.
Bob Tisdale a highly respected climate observer writes at Watts Up With That:
The Blob is a naturally occurring weather event. Along with another natural event, the El Niño of 2014/15, The Blob caused the reportedly record-high global surface temperatures in 2014. The Blob is coupled with an atmospheric phenomenon known as the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge. The Blob and the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge have enhanced the drought in California and are responsible for the reported high surface temperatures there as well. Likewise, they are also said to be major contributors to cold weather and snow in the eastern U.S.
The sea surfaces of the North Pacific hadn’t warmed for nearly 2.5 decades and then warmed unexpectedly in 2013 and 2014. The sea surfaces of The Blob region according to NOAA’s long-term data show no warming for 8 decades. Regardless of that reality, alarmists nonsensically attribute The Blob to the emissions of manmade greenhouse gases.
The Blob is not only a sea surface temperature phenomenon. It appears in the Lower Troposphere Temperature data and in the NODC’s depth-averaged temperature data for the depths of 0-700 meters and 0-2000 meters. Of course, the NODC depth-averaged temperature data for the North Pacific show no warming during the ARGO era.
If you are a climate junky, you can read the whole discussion HERE.
Bob asks some important questions? How long with the Blob last? Will a strong La Niña overcome The Blob and the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and bring much needed rain? The answers to these questions are important to those dealing with the California drought. I will conver the results in future reports. Stay Tuned.