College Park, Maryland, lies at the western edge of the middle Atlantic coastal plain, about 80km east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 55km west of the Chesapeake Bay. Station elevation is only 22m above mean sea level in a region of slightly rolling terrain. Summers are warm and often humid. The warmest weather occurs in late July, when daily high temperatures commonly exceed 30C (86F). During the summer, showers are frequent. Thunderstorms occur on about one of every five days.
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