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Ocean Temperature Decline ...

Post By:gbailey on 7/10/2011 8:36am
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yahoo! Now in low 70s range in the NE Florida area. I noticed it last week at St. Augustine, but wasn't sure of the numbers. With daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 90s, what a contrast if paddling in or near the coastal waters. Hint: paddle near an inlet with incoming tidal waters, not outgoing, you'll be in the cooler waters. By the way, we'll be at Matanzas Inlet later today - see the Calendar for more info. Cool
Greg

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Post By: knotbob on 7/11/2011 2:49pm

A friend of mine was fishing off Canaveral in a tournament Saturday said the ocean water temp was 68.

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Post By: gbailey on 7/11/2011 8:00pm

Cool - I hope this "upwelling" continues for the rest of the summer. Several years back we had one that lasted a couple of months, causing sea fog to occur near Mayport, FL and along the beaches at times. It also changed the migrating fish stocks, like poggies keeping them offshore and further south, which really hurt the local fishing charter business.
Greg

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Post By: andy on 7/12/2011 8:03am

quite interesting.

I was off Jekyll Island on Saturday and the water was quite warm.
On Sunday morning, I was splashing around off Fort George inlet (before 10), the water was quite cold (relatively speaking).

So maybe it coming up from the south?

Andy

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Post By: gbailey on 7/12/2011 8:00pm

Checking the NODC site shows an actual sea temp of 73.6 degrees at St. Augustine Beach, almost a full 10 degrees less than the July 1-15 average temp! Click here to see the NODC site of real-time and historical ocean temperatures for selected Atlantic coastal cities. It appears that Savannah to our north and Daytona Beach to our south are both at near normal sea temps, at this time.

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