The Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) Seasonal Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook is a quarterly series produced by the MARISA program, a collaboration funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the 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 data sets for the benefit of policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Projections of future climate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed come from the best available scientific information. For this spring 2020 version of the series, Part 1 details significant weather events that occurred in the spring; Part 2 characterizes seasonal temperature and precipitation compared with historical averages; Part 3 describes seasonal weather forecasts and pertinent information for summer 2020; and Part 4 presents an interactive tool that shows historic and projected changes in the timing of spring temperatures.

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