‘Warming Is Everywhere,’ Maryland’s Climate Monitor Warns

For a Baltimore urban farmer who needs to know spring rain trends for planting or a Chesapeake Bay waterman looking to confirm whether disruptively windy days are on the rise, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas is ready with answers.

Since 2021, he has served as the Maryland state climatologist, in addition to his role as associate research professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC). His office monitors Maryland’s climate; provides climate variability and change information to state decisionmakers, businesses and residents; and educates Marylanders on emerging climate trends and helps place extreme events in historical context.


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