The graphs below were assembled by Paula Jasinski of Chesapeake Environmental Communications, and published on their Facebook page at:
CEC analyzes storm data across the Chesapeake Bay region from 1960-2010.
Key: Each square = 10 storms. Blue= severe storms. Orange= Tornadoes.
Both show increasing rates of occurrence in our region over this time period.
It’s not usual to see such short-term climate data with such clear effects.