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September 16, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for June–August 2022. Dated September 2022.

For the June–August period, precipitation was above normal in Saipan, isolated areas of both FSM (Kosrae, Pohnpei) and the Republic of the MarshalI Islands (RMI) (Kwajalein), and in American Samoa. Conversely, below-normal rainfall was observed in Palau, Guam, western and southern FSM (Yap, Kapingamarangi), southern RMI (Majuro), and across much of the Hawaiian Islands.

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June 13, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for March–May 2022. Dated June 2022.

For the March–May period, precipitation was above normal in Palau, Saipan, northern areas of FSM (Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap), and in portions of RMI (Kwajalein, Majuro). Conversely, below-normal rainfall was observed in southern FSM (Kapingamarangi), American Samoa, and across much of the Hawaiian Islands (March–April) except for windward areas of the Island of Hawaiʻi where above-normal rainfall for April and May was observed.

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March 15, 2022
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for December 2021–February 2022. Dated March 2022.

For the December–February period, precipitation was below normal in Guam, areas of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and in northern Republic of the Marshall Islands. Conversely, near- to above-normal rainfall was observed in Palau, Saipan, western/southern FSM, and in American Samoa. In early December, a kona low brought very wet conditions to the Hawaiian Islands before transitioning to abnormally dry conditions in January and February.

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December 13, 2021
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for September - November 2021. Dated December 2021.

During October 2021, ENSO-neutral conditions transitioned to La Niña conditions, and by November all Niño regions had dipped below the -0.5ºC threshold.  La Niña is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter (~95% chance) and transition to ENSO-neutral during Spring 2022 (~60% chance during April–June).

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September 17, 2021
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for June - August 2021.  Dated September 2021.

During the June–August 2021 period, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted with a transition to La Niña conditions expected in the coming months and a 70%–80% chance of La Niña continuing through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2021–2022.

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June 14, 2021
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Pacific Region for March - May 2021.  Dated June 2021.

In April, the tropical Pacific transitioned from La Niña conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions with a 78% chance of ENSO-neutral conditions likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer (June – August 2021).

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March 15, 2021
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands Region for December 2020 – February 2021.  Dated March 2021. 

Across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) were below normal with La Niña conditions present and a La Niña Advisory still in effect as of the end of February.

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December 14, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands Region for September – November 2020.  Dated December 2020. 

Includes significant events, regional climate overview, and sectoral impacts for September – November 2020; regional outlook for December 2020 – February 2021. 

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September 17, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands Region for June – August 2020.  Dated September 2020. 

Includes significant events, regional climate overview, and sectoral impacts for June – August 2020; regional outlook for September – November 2020. 

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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June 16, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands Region for March – May 2020.  Dated June 2020. 

Includes significant events, regional climate overview, and sectoral impacts for March – May 2020; regional outlook for June – August 2020. 

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.