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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for June – August 2019. Dated September 2019.
June temperatures ranged from 3°C (5°F) below normal to near normal. July was warm, with temperatures up to 3°C (5°F) above normal. Temperatures during August and for summer were within 1°C (2°F) of normal for most of the basin. The basin experienced a wet period from the fall of 2018 through the spring. This extended into June, with all basins but Superior being wetter than average and the overall basin seeing 109% of average in June.
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 at https://www.drought.gov/drought/resources/reports.