Pacific Ocean Is Abnormally Warm But Don’t Panic Yet

The Pacific Ocean is warm. Very warm. Last week, NOAA's U.S. Climate Prediction Center announced temperatures reached 3 degrees Celsius (5.6 Fahrenheit) above normal in a key section of the Pacific called Nino 3.4, touching off a Twitter typhoon among some El Nino watchers alarmed that they were so high. Monday, the agency said readings had edged up to 3.1 … [Read more...]

NASA Satellites Capture Three Hurricanes Marching Across Pacific

NASA satellites this week captured images of three simultaneous hurricanes over the Pacific Over near Hawaii, the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms march across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean at the same exact time. NASA says that at around the time of the first image, acquired between 9:30 and 13:00 Universal Time on August 30th, Hurricane … [Read more...]

El Nino Odds High As Pacific Ocean Warms

By Phoebe Sedgman (Bloomberg) - An El Nino weather pattern, which can parch parts of Australia and Asia while bringing rains to South America, will probably develop in the next few months as the Pacific Ocean warms, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology says. The chances of El Nino developing during the southern hemisphere winter are more than 70 percent, the bureau said on its … [Read more...]

New Zealand’s Air Force Discovers The Ocean is a Weird-Ass Place

While on a routine maritime patrol mission yesterday between Samoa and New Zealand, a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion spotted a rather unusual field of debris floating on the surface of the ocean southwest of Raoul Island. It was rocks... lots and lots of rocks.  Pumice more specificially, and it covered an area 250 nautical miles in length and 30 nautical miles … [Read more...]

New Try To Solve Earhart Mystery

What became of Amelia Earhart's plane when it disappeared over the Pacific 75 years ago has long intrigued aviation fans. On Tuesday, U.S. government officials and a private historical group are expected to announce a new effort to locate the famed aviator's twin-engine Lockheed. The effort, projected to kick off in July, will be financed with roughly half a million dollars … [Read more...]