Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf Coast Region - December 2023
Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf Coast Region for September–November 2023. Dated December 2023.
Fall 2023 temperatures were above average in the west of the Gulf Coast region, with temperatures averaging 2°F to 4°F above normal for much of west and central Texas, transitioning to near normal to 2°F above normal across much of Louisiana and Mississippi. Above-normal precipitation was observed in much of Texas and the eastern two-thirds of the Florida Panhandle. The remainder of the Gulf Coast region received below-average precipitation, with totals ranging from 75% below normal in northern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to 25% below normal along the central Texas coast and central Louisiana coast.
NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program creates 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 U.S. Drought Portal.