Weird Anomaly Called ‘The Blob’ Is Causing Strange Weather Across US

Weird Anomaly Called ‘The Blob’ Is Causing Strange Weather Across US

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Researchers have spotted a strange anomaly, which they believe is causing weird weather patterns across USA.

The strange anomaly is a patch of unusually warm water lurking along the West Coast of the United States and it may be responsible for all sorts of recent weird weather. Researchers believe that it is behind the Californian droughts and even extreme cold weather on the Eastern coast of US.

Nick Bond, a climate scientist for the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, said, “We started noticing the blob between the fall of 2013 and the early months of 2014. After doing some observations, we realized that the mass of water wasn’t cooling off as it usually did. When spring of 2014 rolled in, the blob even became warmer – the hottest ever recorded for that area in that time of year.”

The nickname ‘blob’ was given to this warm water anomaly by Bond. The blob was described as stretching 1,000 miles in every direction and going as deep as 300 feet.

According to the researchers, the blob was last spotted off Washington’s shores, squished against the coast while extending 1,000 miles offshore between Mexico and Alaska. The researchers added that the weather models are indicating that the blob will continue to exist until at least the end of 2015.

According to the researchers, the blob was 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than is typical for the area and may have contributed to the state’s abnormally warm and dry winter. The past winter and several more months of research confirmed their suspicion.

Along with the weather, the blob is also affecting the marine life in the oceans. The fish in the West Coast were swimming to unusual places, supporting recent findings that ecosystems are suffering and warm, less nutritious Pacific Ocean water is disrupting the food web. However, the researchers have added that the ‘blob’ wasn’t caused by global warming.

“This is a taste of what the ocean will be like in future decades. It wasn’t caused by global warming, but it’s producing conditions that we think are going to be more common with global warming,” added Bond.

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  • lejardin

    Glad to know that our crack climatologists have such a firm handle on things that they are reduced to referring to a weather anomaly as “The Blob”… just in case any of them are wondering why it is that many of us are perhaps less than 100% confident in their predictive prowess…

  • Noel Derecki

    Yeah! Just like those physicists with terminology like “charmed quark” and “spooky action at a distance.” That Einstein–WHAT A MORON! You nailed it, LeJardin.

  • sciguybm

    Really. “wasn’t caused by global warming..” he says…….WTF???? Does he work in Florida, West Virginia or Wisconsin because the rest of the known intelligent world knows dam well it was caused by global warming.
    What an as5hol.

  • thien

    Namaste Mr. James Hailey.

  • docroc

    Since when did having a sense of humor mean not trustworthy? You know nothing of science or scientists.

  • docroc

    How about actually reading the article. Oh and don’t call people names as a substitute for intelligent comment.

  • Andrew Dowling

    Those silly metereologists. .we all know hurricanes don’t exist because they give them crackpot names like “Katrina” . .

  • Gary Lezak

    Have any of you heard of the LRC? Go to Weather2020.com. This is not being caused by anything other than the pattern that is cycling. It will highly likely be wiped away when the new pattern sets up next fall. It’s just this year’s pattern.

  • hyon hong

    What is Fukushima for $500,Alex

  • jim

    Funny that the military was testing nuclear weapons in 2013 out in the pacific right before the blob appeared.

  • Shallel

    The answer is the Daily Double Dose of Plutonium!

  • Devildoc68

    I live in NE Washington and it really has been an unusual winter here. Very little snow and much warmer temps. All the trees here have already budded out when we normally would still have snow on the ground. Will be interesting to see what comes of this….there is a lot of farming up here that may be affected one way or another. It can be called many things but is for sure not the ‘usual’ weather.

  • Devildoc68

    Explain please…..

  • Dgragson

    Everyone is acting like it
    is strange that California is having a drought. It has always been dry, the only
    way Los Angles can survive is taking water from other places. And the northeast has been cold before, I lived there in the 70’s and it would snow in the fall and the snow stayed till spring. The Only differnce is the 24 new and weather stations and the AGWer’s.

  • sciguybm

    Hmmm, let’s see, what part of: “…However, the researchers have added that the ‘blob’ wasn’t caused by global warming. “This is a taste of what the ocean will be like in future decades. It wasn’t caused by global warming, but it’s producing conditions that we think are going to be more common with global warming,” added Bond….” did you NOT understand?
    So I guess I can add your name to the list of morons too?

  • docroc

    Onviously you don’t undertand what he wrote and, if, instead of apologizing for being rude, you are still calling me names, I won’t be bothered trying to enlighten you. Trolls are usually too sociopathic to absorb anything through their perceptual filter of needing to sneer at people.

  • Fried Chicken

    GOOGLE WARMING !

  • Voodude

    Scientists really don’t know squat about weather and ocean cycles. Here is a relatively new ocean cycle, called the Pacific Centennial Oscillation (PCO). Nifty analysis by Coats 2015, who titled it. Apparently stumbled across by Kiefer, T., and M. Kienast 2005 who said, “the subarctic North Pacific exhibits centennial-scale warm-cold oscillations”

  • Voodude

    The “Centennial” part will clue you in (if Coates 2015 is right) … Here is the opposite phase, which you might tell your grand-children is coming …

  • Voodude

    What was the crackpot name given to the Category 3 hurricane that hit the mainland US last year?

  • Voodude

    The “recorded history” of California is short, and wet. California has been dry, much of the time before that … so much so, that Fallen Leaf Lake had trees rooted in the bottom of the lake, where they lived for 200+ years … later found 70′ underwater…

  • Voodude

    “NE Washington …. Very little snow and much warmer temps.”

    Sounds like typical ENSO, La Niña conditions. Nothing here to say it is caused by Mannkind’s emissions of CO2.

  • Voodude

    “NE Washington …. Very little snow and much warmer temps.” What you need is an El Niño, which is a completely natural ocean cycle called ENSO. Here is what you have to look forward to:

  • Voodude

    “NE Washington …. Very little snow and much warmer temps.”

    Typical ENSO variations…

  • sciguybm

    extreme heat = extreme cold up/down (its called “inversion” and scientists have known about it for decades.) for a few cycles until the overall ambient temperature rises. Then the oceans, given more fresh water, will loose their ability to keep bacterial/fungal/algae growth at a minimum and it all turns into green slime. With it the rest of vertebrae life on the planet. But I guess it’ll be natural….. while billionaires ready Mars to be their sole playground.

  • sciguybm

    Thank-you.
    However there are billions of other clueless, ignoramuses who can use google and now believe themselves to experts on everything to take your place.
    One down, a billion to go.

  • Voodude

    “What was the crackpot name given to the Category 3 hurricane that hit the mainland US last year?”

    None, because no Cat3 hurricane has made landfall in the mainland USA since 2005. No Cat2 hurricane has hit CONUS since 2008.

    No hurricanes at all have hit the lower 48 for four years.

  • Steve Holmes

    SciGuy B.Mendacity
    What a maroon! You are a mendacious, delusional, grumpy troll! You make my day go quicker, BM. Please tell us your latest revelation from the bottom of the bottle! lol

  • Steve Holmes

    It’s “lose” not “loose” and “fungal” not “fungae” you maroon! lol Get an education and learn English before you think of dropping another clanger.

  • sciguybm

    Apparently you do not understand The King’s English or you would know the use of both those words was correct.
    Instead, go watch “Dancing with the Stars” and leave science, and English, to those with educations. Eat some Fritos while you’re at it and wander towards oblivion.

  • Steve Holmes

    Hahaha! Sciguy B Mendacity
    What an alcoholic delusional grumpy troll you are!