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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region - December 2022

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for September–November 2022. Dated December 2022.

Fall 2022 temperatures were near normal across much of the Southern region, with most stations averaging 1°F below to 1°F above normal. Below-normal precipitation was common in central to western Oklahoma, the northern Texas Panhandle, western Tennessee, northeastern Arkansas, and the area surrounding San Antonio, with many stations receiving 25 percent to 50 percent of normal precipitation. Above-normal precipitation was common around Dallas–Ft. Worth and far western Texas. Near-normal conditions prevailed across the remainder of the region.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program creates 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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December 2022 Southern Climate Impacts and Outlook report.
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Southern Climate Region