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Re: That map was 1979-2000
Message from Mike coastal CT
I do see it now.
If that is the case...a map with 21 years of data would of course be less reflective of long term averages than one 50 or 70 years of data.
However, even in that narrow time frame - there are many months with above/below normal temps that often equal things out. In terms of SST in the Atlantic (don't know about the Pacific)...there were several years with below normal SST between 1979 and 2000. In fact, both 1983, 1985, as well as 1994 and 1997 had near record cool SST in the Atlantic.
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