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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region - December 2023

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for September–November 2023. Dated December 2023.

Fall temperatures were near normal in the east, with temperatures 1–3°F above normal in the west. Month-to-month, temperatures were near or above normal, with no notable areas of cooler temperatures. Fall precipitation was 70% of normal for the Midwest. Deficits of 4–8 inches were widespread across the lower Midwest, while areas around the Minnesota-Wisconsin border were up to 4 inches above normal for fall.

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 U.S. Drought Portal.

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