Upwelling!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Schwazo, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Schwazo

    Schwazo Member

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    Sep 12, 2009
    I returned to Mass after a 17 year hiatus that included St Aug, Seaside NJ and the PacNW. The rainstorm on 7 Aug brought us waves through today, Sunday- but has also brought a nasty upwelling. I almost needed boots, which tells me the water was mid to low fifties. I don't remember upwellings being this bad in the 1990's, did you guys see the same?
     
  2. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    A couple days of offshore winds will do it. Although as soon as the wind flips onshore the surface water temps will go up 10 degrees.
     

  3. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Delmarva had some decent upwelling in spots this past week...I heard from a friend that Nags Head did as well.
     
  4. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I was in Nags Head last Wed-Sat and it was crazy how cold the water was. I'm thinking upper 50s at times. Totally unprepared. Never would have expected to need full suits on the Outer Banks in mid August.
     
  5. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

    609
    Mar 8, 2018
    And that concludes our lesson on Upwelling. Have a nice day everyone. Sig you are a classic!
     
  6. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    You sir are welcome.

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  7. jhoansosa_flores

    jhoansosa_flores New Member

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    Aug 25, 2019
    Thank you for the information, I'm new in the forum