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 Corporation 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 high-resolution climate datasets for the benefit of policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Projections of future climate in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed come from the best available scientific information. For this Winter 2019-2020 version of this series, Part 1 details significant weather events that occurred in the winter season. Part 2 characterizes seasonal temperature, precipitation and snowfall compared to historical averages. Part 3 describes seasonal weather forecasts and pertinent information for the upcoming Spring 2020 season. Part 4 describes presents an interactive tool that shows projected percentage changes in freeze-thaw days across the Mid-Atlantic region.
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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