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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Chesapeake Bay Region for December 2019 – February 2020. Dated March 2020.
The entire region experienced an unusually mild winter, which ranked among the ten warmest on record for many sites. Precipitation departures from normal show that the Chesapeake Bay watershed experienced both more and less precipitation than historical averages.
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.