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12 Mar

Why the Nice Weather Lately?

DC Cherry Blossom Festival CREDIT Wendy HarmanThere seems to be a reason for the unseasonably nice weather in the DC area lately. Apparently, we have the nearby urban sprawl to thank!

According to this piece from Science Daily, the idea is that the city landscapes around Baltimore and Washington, D.C. attract heat and retain it throughout the winter. The result is a longer growing season, which means flowers bloom and leaves turn green earlier than in other areas.

Who knew?

Ryan Wheaton
Production Assistant
SCIENCE

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