Bob, a category 2 hurricane, made landfall on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and again in Maine on August 19. Hurricane Bob was the eighth costliest U.S. mainland hurricane with total damage estimated at $1.5 billion. A total of 18 deaths were attributed to this hurricane.
The after represents 11 days following the movement of hurricane Bob through this region. Therefore it is difficult to assess whether the turbidity increases offshore of the coasts of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia were the result of sediments still resuspended due to Bob's passing or were perhaps due to another meteorological disturbance subsequent to Bob. An alternate possibility could be that these turbidity increases are the signature of a post-hurricane phytoplankton bloom caused by a sudden increase in available nutrients due to storm induced water column mixing.
The difference SST image generally depicts moderate cooling after the passing of Hurricane Bob.