The MARISA Seasonal Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook is a quarterly series produced by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) program, a collaboration funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through RAND and researchers at Pennsylvania State University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. This series draws information from regional climate centers, news and weather information, and regional-specific climate datasets for the benefit of policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Projections of weather and climate variability and change in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed come from the best available scientific information. For this December 2018–February 2019 version of this series, Part 1 details significant weather events that occurred in the winter season. Part 2 characterizes seasonal temperature and precipitation compared to historical averages. Part 3 describes seasonal weather forecasts and pertinent information for the upcoming spring 2019 season. Part 4 includes an analysis of multi-decadal changes in seasonal precipitation, accompanied by interactive maps of historical seasonal changes and future climate projections.
This research was prepared for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and conducted by the Community Health and Environmental Policy Program within RAND Social and Economic Well-Being.
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