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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region - December 2020

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for September – November 2020. Dated December 2020.

Precipitation totals in the Midwest ranged from less than 50% of normal in northwestern Minnesota to more than 150% of normal in eastern Iowa. Many areas were near normal. Fall temperatures were within 2°F of normal across the Midwest. After more than 1,000 record low daily temperatures in the last half of October, the first 11 days of November saw more than 1,500 record-high daily temperatures.

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.

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