Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region - September 2020
Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for June – August 2020. Dated September 2020.
Summer was overall very warm across the basin. Several areas of the basin, stretching from Minnesota to Michigan and New York, had one of their top 10 warmest summers for minimum air temperature. In eastern and southern Ontario, temperatures remained above normal almost continuously from mid-June to mid-August. Summer precipitation was near or above average except in the Erie basin, with the overall basin seeing 105% of average.
NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program 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.