PRELIMINARY May 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

Bob Tisdale - Climate Observations

NINO REGION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES

The sea surface temperatures of the equatorial Pacific are elevated. The following are the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the 4 most-often-used NINO regions for the week of May 21st.  From west to east:

  • NINO4 (5S-5N, 160E-150W) = +0.97
  • NINO3.4 (5S-5N, 170W-120W) = +0.62
  • NINO3 (5S-5N, 150W-90W) = +0.70
  • NINO1+2 (10S-0, 90W-80W) = +1.39

GENERAL NOTES – BOILERPLATE

The May 2014 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, June 8,, 2014. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions webpage.  The following are the preliminary Global and NINO3.4 SST anomalies for May 2014 that the NOMADS website prepares based on incomplete data for the month.  I’ve also included the weekly data through the week centered on May 21, 2014, but I’ve shortened the span of…

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