This BayData© product from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science summarizes the physical conditions that are impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay during 2019. Mouse over any data graphic to reveal its interactive features.
Precipitation in 2019 is so far running slightly above historical norms. 2018 was an unusually wet year throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Salinity in Chesapeake Bay in early 2019 continues to run at abnormally low levels due to ongoing rainfall and continued groundwater discharge following a record wet year in 2018.
A winter with several spells of chilly daytime high temperatures gave way to a spring with daytime highs and nighttime lows regularly above the 30-year average.
Here's how 2019 temperatures in Williamsburg compare to the normal and record highs and lows for each day.