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

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for December 2021–February 2022. Dated March 2022.

Winter 2021–2022 temperatures were near normal across western Oklahoma and western and southern Texas. In the rest of the Southern Region, average winter temperatures ran about 2°F to 4°F above normal. The northern half of Arkansas, all of Tennessee, parts of northern Mississippi, and isolated portions of Texas experienced above-normal precipitation during winter 2021–2022. Elsewhere, it was quite dry.

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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