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December 18, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for September – November 2020. Dated December 2020.

Temperatures were below normal across much of the region in September and October, but November temperatures were above normal across the entire region. Precipitation was slightly above normal in September, but widespread areas received below normal precipitation in October and November.

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December 18, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for September – November 2020.  Dated December 2020.

The Northeast had its 11th-warmest autumn at 1.9°F above normal. This autumn ranked among the 15 warmest on record for all 12 Northeast states. The Northeast saw 85% of normal autumn precipitation, ranking in the middle third of all years.

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December 18, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Western Region for September – November 2020.  Dated December 2020.

Temperatures were above-average during the fall west of the Rocky Mountains, favored by a strong high pressure ridge anchored along the coast. Although fall is typically dry in the southern half of the West, the persistent ridge prevented landfalling Pacific storms, leading to well-below normal precipitation in many regions.

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December 18, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southeast Region for September – November 2020. Dated December 2020.

Well-above-average temperatures were observed across the Southeast, driven primarily by excessively warm daily minimum temperatures. Precipitation was above average across much of the region. Several long-term stations observed their wettest autumn on record.

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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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December 14, 2020
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Provides information on the typical La Niña winter pattern; the La Niña outlook; potential impacts; and comparisons of conditions during previous La Niña years.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these outlooks to inform the public about 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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November 6, 2020
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Provides information on the typical La Niña winter pattern; the La Niña outlook; potential winter and spring impacts; and comparisons of conditions during previous La Niña years.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these outlooks to inform the public about 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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November 6, 2020
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Provides information on the typical La Niña winter pattern; the La Niña outlook; potential winter and spring impacts; and comparisons of conditions during previous La Niña years.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Outlooks to inform the public about 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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October 19, 2020
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Provides a definition of La Nina; a look back at previous La Nina winters; other factors; and the outlook for winter temperatures and precipitation.


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Outlooks to inform the public about 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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October 7, 2020
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada for June – August 2020; outlook for October – December 2020. Dated October 2020. 

Summer was cloudy and wetter than normal over eastern Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Northern BC.  Temperatures were generally colder than normal or close to normal in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Northern BC.