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A different kind of heat wave is coming to the Oregon Coast

A marine heat wave is projected to hit the Oregon coast in the coming months.
A marine heat wave is projected to hit the Oregon coast in the coming months.

Many remember the record-breaking heat wave that Oregon had over the summer. Now the state will be seeing more high temperatures, but this time in the water. A marine heat wave is projected to hit the state within the next month, causing water on the West Coast to have higher temperatures than normal. Andrew Leising is a research oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and joins us to tell us what these heat waves are and how they might affect us.

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