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Ocean surface temperatures are weirdly warm

In an aerial view, the sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean on May 26, 2023 in Ocean City, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
In an aerial view, the sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean on May 26, 2023 in Ocean City, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ocean surface temperatures have been unusually high in recent weeks, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean.

Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami Department of Atmospheric Sciences, explains what’s causing these off-the-charts temperatures and what they might mean for storms and weather over the summer.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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