October 2018: The Blob is Back?

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 28 October 2018


Feeling Blobbish?

The Massive Anomaly 'Blob' in The Pacific Is Back And Might Bring Even More Strange Weather,
Science Alert, October 18, 2018.


“...unsure whether the blob will remain a fixture or fade away. If it manages to linger into the winter, the consequences for the Lower 48 could be profound.”


The Bottom Line

During the height of the Blob in ‘15 we had the most profound drought in recorded history in California, while at the same time the most powerful El Nino in recorded history was bubbling along in the East-Central Pacific… which was supposed to bring tropical deluge...

This driest year in California of 2015 was rapidly followed by the wettest year of 2017.

The actual weather, “predictions,” for California and the Sierra are not for weather to be, “dry,” or “wet,” or “hot” or “cold,” but for our weather to bounce between extremely wet and dry, to bounce between extremely hot and cold, as we’ve been seeing it powerfully swinging between increasingly radical extremes over the past ten years, as we gradually realize that the wild ride we’ve taken during the previous forty years of wildly irresponsible and very destructive, “growth,” has seriously damaged our planet and everything on it.

The Blob, the persistent High Pressure Ridge, the series of super El Ninos and the powerful La Nina we are still experiencing the tail-end of, are each (just a few of the many) manifestations of the vast physical imbalance between the natural temperature of everything, and the massive extra heating our atmosphere is absorbing, and forcing into everything.

This imbalance is driving extreme weather as our ever increasing temperatures are working through, and changing the seasonal cycles of our atmosphere, our oceans, of our land and Ice.

These imbalances have affected the length of Summer and Winter, of the timing of the first rains and the Spring Thaw. These fundamental changes in the timing of life are disrupting the lives of all things dependent on the health and fertility of our ecosystems, which is everything.

Everything is changing rapidly and radically.


Upcoming Potential El Nino Backpacker Safety Issues

October 16, 2018 Status Report

La Nina to El Nino?

NOAA is talking-up the odds of an El Nino, of a buildup of hot water in the Central-West Pacific sliding East into an El Nino configuration, I don't see it happening... well, I put the odds of an El Nino building this Winter at less than half of where NOAA is setting them.

Heck, I still see the cold water churn of the La Nina operating...

El Nino-La Nina Graphic Tool

All El Nino-La Nina Tools & Information

Backpacker Safety Concerns

2015 El Nino Warning



Entering the Age of Extreme Weather

Cal to Ride the Tiger: Climate Change Weather Extremes to Lash California



Our Ecological Consequences: Rising Average Temps, Extremes of Hot & Cold

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

Arctic Roots of Increasing Extreme Weather


Extreme Weather Increasing



Anomalous Oceans

Scripps Pier Records Highest Ocean Temperature in its 102-year History

Last Massive El Nino Foreshadows Magnitude of Next



The Blob, Recently

British Colombia Heat Wave Continuing: The Blob Hides in the Deep

Climate News: The Blob Returneth? A Rerun of Drought Pattern?


Meaning of The Blob

Shifted Global Temps into New Gear


Previous Blob News

Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off

What Happened? Retrospective View of The Blob

2018 NOAA WEST COAST FISHERIES REPORT, & History of the Blob


Starving Birds, 2015



Weather Tools
Watch the Blob & El Nino / La Nina



Yet More

El Nino & La Nina Research Reveals Deep Relationships

Carbon Calculations Wrong? More CO2 into Oceans than Previously Predicted?


Current La Nina Fading...

Weather News La Nina Update New Research Predicts Current La Nina to Last, Nov, 2017




Water & Ice News





October 2018 Weather, Trails, & Terrain News





News from Nature


Climate Destruction News



Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



All High Sierra News





October, 2018, cause, history, effect, the blob, blob, The Blob is back


Originally Published
2018-10-19 15:13:26

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