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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for Alaska and Northwestern Canada for June – August 2018; outlook for October – December 2018. Dated September 2018.
Between June and August 2018, the western portion of Alaska, the southernmost part of the Yukon, and northern British Columbia experienced warmer than average conditions. The portion of Alaska and the Yukon along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, along with most of central Northwest Territories (NWT) saw below normal temperatures, while the central parts of Alaska and the Yukon, along with the south-western part of the NWT experienced near normal temperatures during that same time period. Total precipitation between June and August 2018 was above average over the majority of Alaska, the Yukon and the western part of the NWT, while below normal precipitation was observed over small regions around the southern Yukon/NWT border, and the northern coast of British Columbia.
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.