Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region - June 2021
Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for March - May 2021. Dated June 2021.
Spring temperatures were near normal in the southern third of the Midwest and slightly above normal farther north. Precipitation in the spring varied from 150% of normal in southwestern Missouri to less than 50% of normal in northwestern Minnesota and along the shore of Lake Michigan near the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Precipitation was above-normal in the southwestern parts of the region and also in some northern areas. Much of the remainder of the region was below normal especially in a swath that extended from central Iowa to Lower Michigan.
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.