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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada - March 2021

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada for December 2020 - February 2021; outlook for April - June 2021. Dated March 2021. 

Winter started at the beginning of November with the early arrival of a record setting 40cm snowfall. Conditions remained snowy resulting in 66cm depth of snow on the ground at the airport at the end of February. Northwest Canada & Alaska was mostly dryer than normal.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program and partners created these Climate Outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. Each regional report contains easy-to-understand language, and anyone can access them through the Drought Portal.

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