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spockvr6

(bubba @ Mar. 11 2008,07:04)

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Can you say Gulfstream?

It took me three tries, but I did it!

G-U-L-F-S-T-R-E-E-M

G-U-L-F-S-T-R-I-I-M

G-U-L-F-S-T-R-E-A-M

Got it!

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bubba

Bubba hereby admits to a strange,vivid and at times overbearing fascination with said Gulfstream.That stated,however,Bubba points out that said waters surrounding the Dry Tortuga's and at same Latitude as venerable Key West but in the Midst of said Gulfstream register 84F. as compared and contrasted to Key West at 71F.Correspondingly,Bubba use this example to point out effect of said Gulfstream to argue microclimate,microclimate.Bubba say warm water nearby make things warmer.Gulfstream,Gulfstream,Gulfstream!

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gsn

When ONE starts  talking about ONESELF  in the THIRD person,it is time to step away from the computer for at least a short amount of time!  It probably means ONE is overheating being to NEAR the  hot ,torrid, GULF STREAM! That or your computer is radiating GAMMA rays!:laugh:

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gsn

(bubba @ Mar. 11 2008,14:46)

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Correspondingly,Bubba use this example to point out effect of said Gulfstream to argue microclimate,microclimate.Bubba say warm water nearby make things warmer.Gulfstream,Gulfstream,Gulfstream!

Bubba,

How well do those palms you plant IN the Gulf Stream do? :D or do you have to get back to me,after checking with those guys in Ireland?

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bubba

Bubba grow big palm in Gulfstream.Warm Gulfstream Warm Gulfstream.Bubba time to go home.

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bubba

March 14,2008-Palm Beach Inlet-74F;Key West-73F.;Dry Tortugas-84F.

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spockvr6

Bubba-

Whwre are you getting the Dry Tortugas reading?  I periodically check that buoy and its been out of commission since 2005.  The replacement station is Pulaski Shoal Light, PLSF1.

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spockvr6

Heres another one I can never figure out----

Why is the water temperature in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico so much warmer than nearer the coast?  The warmest water temp reading (79F) of all the marine buoys I can find in or near FL is 262 miles south of Panama City (East Gulf of Mexico Buoy).

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bubba

Larry,My information comes from Weather Underground under Key West Surf.I also have trouble understanding the Buoy system in South Florida.I have read studies showing that the Eastern edge of the Florida Current is substantially warmer than the Western edge.Buoy's in the Current seem problematic because of the fast moving water and tendency for heavy seas.I am trying with rather limited success to get more information on the Florida Current,particularly near Palm Beach,and would appreciate any help.

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spockvr6

(bubba @ Mar. 14 2008,09:05)

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Larry,My information comes from Weather Underground under Key West Surf.

OK...this might explain things.

The "surf" temps are probably not comparable to the buoy temps. The buoys measure actual water temp at a certain depth, while I believe the "surf" temps are the temps in the very shallow waters (probably literally where it meets the sand)?

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spockvr6

Heres a decent (albeit generalized) chart of FL water temps as of today.

One can see rather clearly on this map that the water is warmer on the east coast compared to the west coast at the same lattitude as the gradient lines are at about 45 degree angles.

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bubba

Many times the Buoy readings I see are air temperature. I do not understand "the Buoy System".

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bubba

Many times the Buoy readings I see are air temperature. I do not understand "the Buoy System".

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spockvr6

(bubba @ Mar. 15 2008,11:19)

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Many times the Buoy readings I see are air temperature. I do not understand "the Buoy System".

Thats because some read both water and air temperature.  Some also seem to only report air temperature sometimes.

But, the water temperature is clearly labelled as such when its reported.

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bubba

Larry,Did some more research on the Gulfstream and Buoys.The Lake Worth Buoy is located on the Lake Worth Pier,which is not in the Gulfstream or Florida Current.Found out that the average Temperature in the Gulfstream for approximate timeframe of Jan.1-10,2008 was 83F.Our water temperature during this timeframe was 73-75F.Coldest air temperature was 40+F.on Jan 4,2008.

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bubba

May 22,2008-Palm Beach Inlet-80F.

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Cristóbal

temperatures of the ocean for east pacific - coast of california usa. unusual for this year is more warmer water in area of los angeles most the time the ocean from baja california to area north of san diego is much warmer. la niña is still strong i see, the ocean is very cold for this time in the year and this explain why we have such cool winter, spring in some days.

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Cristóbal

water temperature in baja california, same thing very cold for end of may. and also very cold in sea of cortez again la niña is very strong and this affect it has on the weather of all of the east pacific south to central méxico this year.

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Tyrone

At the moment as we enter winter we have 24C (75F)water temps off of the coast. It's still 28C (84F) down to the 26th parralel. This is much warmer than normal. Winter may get rather weird this year. :wacko::blink::unsure:

Best regards

Tyrone

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bubba

Tyrone,We are mid 26 parralel and Dec.2,2007 we were 76F.84F. would be very warm for this area.I wonder what that means for you guys and us?Any predictions?

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Tyrone
Tyrone,We are mid 26 parralel and Dec.2,2007 we were 76F.84F. would be very warm for this area.I wonder what that means for you guys and us?Any predictions?

Well I'm at 32S and 75F is real warm then.

Supposedly we are meant to have a drier and warmer winter than normal, according to yesterdays long range forecast. I would imagine that the Leeuwin current which travels from the Indonesian islands to South Australia would be really strong this year. The warmer ocean temps can be a two edged sword though. When cold fronts come up from the Antarctic, the extra warm water produces more rain per front, due to the temp difference between ocean and the cold air mass. However when a high pressure zone comes over us, coastal areas will stay warmer at night than normal due to higher ocean temps, whereas inland will remain largely unchanged. I'd imagine day temps would be slightly higher than average in coastal areas too.

So, I'll come back in three months and tell you if my predictions are right. :unsure:

Best regards

Tyrone

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Tyrone

It's after midnight, one day out from winter and it's 20C(68F) outside. I can't recall it ever being so warm this close to winter ever before. The coconut is going to love it. It's still growing for me at about 10mm of spear growth a night.

regards

Tyrone

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Tyrone

Well, we had a minimum of 19C in the end, which happens to be today's forecast maximum. I've never known it to be this warm so close to winter. This winter may end up being a warm one, or totally chaotic and unpredictable.

regards

Tyrone

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Nikko

Currently Sydeny's oceans are 21C (70F). Above average for this time of year.

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Cristóbal

Wter termperatures for california coast - cool for this time in the year.

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Cristóbal

Water temperatures Baja California for Pacific, Mar de Cortez. Also cool for this time in year.

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bubba

Cristobal! Where have you been? Palm Beach Inlet=83F.I think this is cooler than normal.

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steve 9atx

Galveston Channel: 88.9F.

Steve

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spockvr6

Water temp peaked at 91F yesterday off the coast in Tarpon Springs. Clearwater Beach was a bit warmer with a reading of 93F.

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bubba

Larry,Is that normal or High?

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spockvr6

Bubba-

As far as I can tell (Ive only been watching the ocean temps with regularity for a few years) its normal to be in the lower 90's in summer. Of course, the temperature fluctuates but it seems to stay +/- 5F of 90F this time of year.

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bubba

August 6,2008-Palm Beach Inlet-85 F.I believe this is cooler than usual for us at this time of year.

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spockvr6

At this very instant (aitn the internet and real time readings cool?) 90.3F off the coast in Tarpon Springs, which is only 1F cooler than the air at my house (1.5 miles inland).

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Tyrone

The ocean temps off the coast are still above average at 20, 21C. Further out they are below average. We have had above average rainfall for the year so far. Our dam levels have not been so high this time in the year, for many years. The watertable has had a lot of water pumped into it. The lakes are full and the drainage basins that normally fill up after heavy rain and dissipate quickly are staying full so far.

regards

Tyrone

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SubTropicRay

87F (30.5C)

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Donald Sanders
87F (30.5C)

aloha from the Hawaiian Islands. The ocean does not get real warm here, today 81f. At many beaches there is underground fresh water entering the ocean and the water comes from high in the mountains where it rains often. Very chilly spots when swimming. In the winter I have seen the ocean as cold as 76f. Don Sanders

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Darold Petty

The ocean temp is 55F (13C), the air temp in my garden is 55F (13C) at a distance of 1 mile (1.6km) inland from the beach. The sky is completely overcast with fog so dense and dark that there are no shadows. July and August feature the worst weather here, no direct sunshine for days or weeks at a time; I refer to this as "deep summer" ! Pity the poor tourists in their sleeveless tops and shorts. :lol:

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Tyrone

Darold, What are your average air temps, max ,min, for summer/winter? Just wondering.

Best regards

Tyrone

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