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

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southeast and Caribbean Region for September–November 2023. Dated December 2023.  (Updated February 2024 to add Spanish translation of Caribbean information.)

Temperatures were above average across the interior of the Southeast, as well as northern portions of Virginia, southern portions of Georgia, and South Florida. In contrast, temperatures were below average across central and southern portions of Alabama and Georgia, eastern portions of the Carolinas, and the Florida Panhandle. Temperatures were much above average across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Precipitation was below average across much of the Southeast, particularly across northern portions of Alabama Georgia, South Carolina, and western North Carolina. In contrast, precipitation was above average across parts of the Florida Panhandle and eastern portions of the Florida Peninsula. Rainfall across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was below average.

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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