No, the Ocean Waters Off of Florida Are Not 100+ Degrees
The climate misinformation being pumped out this summer by the media and purveyors of the climate hoax has reached a hysterical frenzy. Normal summer swelter from regularly recurring summer heat waves is being reported as “records” through deliberate conflation and misrepresentation of what is being measured. Surface temperatures and heat indexes in 2023 are being compared to historic air temperature records.
Well here’s another example of climate hyperbole from the past week. If you watch or read any mainstream media outlet, you probably heard about the all-time record, near-boiling water temperatures in the ocean off of Florida. Let me prepare you for a surprise. They’re being dishonest. Again.A buoy in Manatee Bay, Florida, showed an ocean temperature reading of over 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday evening, the latest sign of record heat in the coastal waters.
It was not, in fact, “record heat” nor was it even “an ocean temperature reading.” It was a not-unusual-at-all summer reading from still water in a very shallow bay.It's not even the record for Manatee Bay, the observing site where the data came from, said David Zierden, state climatologist at the Florida Climate Center in Tallahassee. The record for the Manatee Bay site is 102 degrees. It was set on Aug. 15, 2017. Going further back, Zierden said the site recorded a temperature of 100 degrees in 2010.
Do the media hysterics even know what an ocean is? On the other hand, they probably don’t care. They just want to instill fear by reporting that there is a weather apocalypse.
"Keep in mind that the observations in Manatee Bay are in shallow water in a closed-off cove with dark seagrass on the bottom," Zierden said. "I would not consider them a ‘sea surface temperature,’ as that implies open ocean."