A late spring freeze, summer floods, wildfire smoke, and hurricane-like winter storms are just some of the extreme weather events to impact the Granite State in 2023. Last year‘s weather cost the state millions in crop losses and damaged infrastructure, but the full costs of lost time, revenue, and property to residents are still being calculated. New Hampshire state climatologist, Mary Stampone, joined us on April 10 to review the extreme weather events of 2023 and discuss how these events relate to climate change and what New Hampshire communities are doing to build resilience to severe weather.

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Dr. Mary Stampone is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches undergraduate courses on weather, climate, and natural hazards. As an applied climatologist, her research focuses on monitoring and modeling variability and change in regional-scale climate system processes with an emphasis on hydroclimatic hazards (i.e., drought, flooding, severe weather). Dr. Stampone also serves as the State Climatologist for New Hampshire, providing citizens, educators, and government agencies with weather and climate information in support of environmental management and adaptation activities. She co-authored the "Northeast" chapter of the 2018 4th National Climate Assessment and the New Hampshire Climate Assessment, 2021. She also served on the 2018–2019 NH Coastal Flood Risk Science and Technical Advisory Panel and continues to serve as a member of the NH Drought Management Team.