NASA GOES Band-07 Infrared Surface Temp
This caught my attention immediately this morning. Ocean surface temperature imagery off the New England coast shows a stationary pattern. Looking back, it has been there for several days. It has boundaries that do not move; the region above the red line is static and the shape is independent of visible cloud cover.
The air is exceptionally clear today, absent for the most part of visible clouds. The anomaly is an invisible layer (or perhaps barely visible in the GEO image below) of some sort and seems to be very low, altitude-wise.
**NOAA GOES Band GEO Composite Visual
I have seen stationary temp areas before, but only over land (e.g., cold air mass over Texas with freezing drizzle). The phenomenon is best seen when animated (4-hr zoom, 20-hr Conus, or 40-hr Full Disk).
This is the first time I’ve noticed such a large and defined “Static Temperature Zone” over the ocean.