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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region - March 2023

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for December 2022–February 2023. Dated March 2023.

Winter 2022–2023 temperatures were above normal across much of the Southern Region, with stations averaging 0 to 2°F above normal in the west and 4 to 8°F in the east. Below-normal precipitation was common in southern, western Texas, the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma, and along the Gulf Coast. In eastern Oklahoma, much of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee precipitation was above normal.

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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