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

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for December 2023–February 2024. Dated March 2024.

Winter temperatures were near normal to above normal for much of the Southern Region. Temperatures across the southern portions of the Region were 2F below to 2F above normal, while in the north most stations were between 2F and 4F above normal. Precipitation was well above average along the Gulf Coast, in the Texas Panhandle, and western Oklahoma, with many stations receiving 150 to over 300 percent of normal precipitation. Outside of these areas, precipitation was near normal ranging from 70 to 130 percent of normal precipitation except West Texas where most stations recorded 25 or less of normal precipitation.

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 U.S. Drought Portal

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