Water Temperatures Down the Shore Are Unusually High

Scientists have noticed that the Atlantic Ocean temperatures along the coast of New Jersey have been uncharacteristically warm for this time of year.  The early onset of spring has helped to warm the water a little earlier than usual. Typically, the water can reach temperatures in the 80s by August, but some scientists think that the ocean may feel like bath water before then. The temperature of the water down the Shore varies more than any other ocean water on the planet. Also, government researchers are reporting that sea levels on the East Coast are rising faster than anywhere else in the world. So, basically, expect to be able to take a warm, salt-water bath in your front yard by mid-August. [CBS 3]