Birkel speaks to Sun Journal about 2022 weather highlights

Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor with a joint appointment in University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute, spoke to the Sun Journal about the weather highlights of 2022. Birkel told the Sun Journal that the last of the winter snowpack melted earlier than usual on March 8, and a lackluster end to the winter season and below normal precipitation through the spring and summer led to drought conditions across most of the state by late summer. Yahoo News shared the Sun Journal report.