Since we use the sea temp & chloro images for both tuna & salmon, I figure it would be helpful to just keep a running thread on the images as we get updates.
As of today, here's the latest surface temp shot (6-26). As you can see, it's pretty clear that the recent winds have cooled down the nearshore. But offshore, the same warm plume (62+) is still there. This is pretty normal, as the high winds are closer to the coast (less than 100 miles) because the hot air over land causes a steeper pressure gradient.
This is the latest chloro, 6-26. Yes there is upwelling nearshore where the wind is, but offshore there are several clean plumes coming in.
This is from 6-23. I'm posting one-day shots rather than 3 day composite so you can see the actual pieces, vs a blend which isn't always realistic
So the tuna highway is coming along nicely. The nearshore wind & cold water upwelling has me a bit excited & hopeful for a good chinook year.