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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Chesapeake Bay Region for March – May 2020. Dated June 2020.
Temperatures varied widely across the spring months, with sites across the Chesapeake Bay watershed experiencing one of the warmest months of March on record, followed by one of the coldest months of April on record. The southeastern portion of the Mid-Atlantic region experienced drier conditions than normal, while the northwestern portion of the region experienced up to 150 percent of normal precipitation.
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 at https://www.drought.gov/drought/resources/reports.