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September 27, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada for June–August 2022, with an outlook for October–December 2022. Dated September 2022. 

The early part of the summer saw record dry conditions that led to numerous and extensive wildfires. The second half of the summer saw excessive rainfall in many parts of the state. Most Yukon watersheds saw record snowpack in this past winter. This was followed by a colder than average spring, which signaled increased potential for flooding during the spring snowmelt season. 

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September 27, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Mid-Atlantic Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Almost all of the watershed experienced temperatures within two degrees of normal, with most experiencing temperatures 0–2 degrees above normal. A few locations along the coast of Virginia, southern Maryland, central Pennsylvania, and southern New York experienced temperatures between 2 and 3 degrees above normal. 

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September 23, 2022
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The Southwestern United States, comprising the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, is experiencing an historic, continuing drought. In early 2020, an extreme deficit in precipitation paired with extremely high temperatures marked a low point in two decades of below average precipitation across the region.

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September 22, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Western Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Temperatures were above normal across the entire West with many long-term stations in the top five warmest summers on record. Most of the West saw near-normal or above-normal precipitation this summer.

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September 20, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Summer started off dry and hot across most of the Southern region and stayed that way until mid-August. Weather conditions shifted in August, as a persistent ridge of high pressure gave way to deep tropical air from the southeast.

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September 19, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Missouri River Basin for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Temperatures were above normal for the majority of the Missouri River Basin, with the greatest departures in the western parts of Kansas and Nebraska. Precipitation was above normal in Colorado and parts of Wyoming due to the Southwest Monsoon, while other isolated pockets of near-normal precipitation were present in the basin. Much of Kansas and Nebraska were well below normal, resulting in the intensification of drought conditions in those states.

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September 19, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Temperatures were 1–4°F above normal in the west and south during the summer, with the central portion of the region near normal. Summer precipitation was near normal to as much as 175% of normal east of the Mississippi River and as low as 50% of normal to the west.

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September 19, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

June, July, and summer were within 1°C (2°F) of normal for most of the basins, with a few U.S. locations that were warmer. The overall basin saw 90% of average precipitation for summer, and all basins were drier than normal.

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September 16, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

For the June–August period, precipitation was above normal in Saipan, isolated areas of both FSM (Kosrae, Pohnpei) and the Republic of the MarshalI Islands (RMI) (Kwajalein), and in American Samoa. Conversely, below-normal rainfall was observed in Palau, Guam, western and southern FSM (Yap, Kapingamarangi), southern RMI (Majuro), and across much of the Hawaiian Islands.

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September 16, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

Summer was up to 2°C (4°F) warmer than normal. It was record hot for Yarmouth, N.S., and among the 10 hottest at multiple sites including Boston, MA. Summer precipitation ranged from 25% of normal to 150% of normal. Boston, MA had its fourth driest summer, while Woodstock, N.B. had its sixth wettest.