Fascinating Picture of Chesapeake Bay Climate Change Indicators

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.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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