Ryan's Climate Story


Ryan's Climate Story


Ryan Hardy


Baltimore City

How are you sensing climate change?

Growing up in the city, I didn't see much green space, but always remained in touch with changes in the temperature and humidity. Baltimore is notoriously muggy in the summertime. The air bears down on the city and sits in a soup-like haze. Around November, fog is pretty common, moving in in the morning and lifting by midday. In winter, the air is dry and nor'easters (large coastal snowstorms) break into the monotony of the winter chill. In recent years, these patterns have become less severe. The summer humidity is less severe, the fall is warmer, and instead of snow, winter months are filled with sleet, ice, and freezing rain. While the weather has become a bit more predictable, I miss the relative extremes of my hometown's weather.



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