Originally Posted by skipmac
And toooooooooooooo hot. All that heat energy is going to have to go somewhere.
That's kind of my feeling too. It just seems so strange that we got so hot so early in the season. That upper level wind
shear has stayed to strong for so long and that that sierra dust has put a damper in things.
"For the oceans, the June global sea surface temperature was 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest for June on record
, surpassing the previous record set last year by 0.06°C (0.11°F). "
I would think that even if the water
temp is setting records its being tempered by land setting heat records. Do you think that wind
shear is being created by the very warm land? If so, what happens when you end up in a situation where you have a very warm water
mass and the wind shear slows because the earth cools down - e.g. winter approaching.