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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Chesapeake Bay Region - March 2021

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Chesapeake Bay Region for December 2020 – February 2021. Dated March 2021.

The winter season ranked among the ten wettest on record for Dulles Airport, Richmond, and Norfolk, Virginia; Salisbury, Maryland; and Binghamton, New York, and among the 20 wettest on record for Lynchburg and Charlottesville, Virginia; and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Almost the entirety of the Mid-Atlantic region experienced above normal temperatures during the winter season, with the central and northern portion of the region experiencing 1 degree or greater than normal temperatures. Only central and southern Virginia had temperatures that were below normal. 

NOAA’s Mid-Atlantic RISA Team (MARISA) created this outlook in partnership with NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. Each regional report contains easy-to-understand language, and anyone can access them through the Drought Portal

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