‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the US

9 abril 2015

An unusually warm patch of surface water, nicknamed ‘the blob’ when it emerged in early 2014, is part of a Pacific Ocean pattern that may be affecting everything from West Coast fisheries and water supplies to East Coast snowstorms. The blob is just one element of a broader pattern in the Pacific Ocean whose influence reaches much further — possibly to include two bone-chilling winters in the Eastern U.S.