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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region - March 2024

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for December 2023–January 2024. Dated March 2024.

Winter temperatures were 4-8°F above normal across the lower Midwest and up to 12°F
above normal across the upper Midwest. The Midwest, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and
Michigan had the warmest winter on record.  Winter precipitation was near average for the Midwest, oscillating between wet and dry across the region from month to month. Minnesota had a record-wet December. Illinois had its second driest February.

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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