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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada for March – May 2017; outlook for July – September 2017. Dated June 2017.
Temperatures in southern Alaska and southern Yukon Territory were below normal for the March through May time period. The month of March was significantly colder than normal across all of Alaska and portions of Canada. April and May were at, or slightly above, normal for most of the region. Spring is the driest portion of the year in Alaska and northwestern Canada. True to form, precipitation was low in most of the region. The exceptions were along the North Slope of Alaska and interior Yukon Territory.
NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program and partners 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 at https://www.drought.gov/drought/resources/reports.