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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for March – May 2017. Dated June 2017.
The unusual February warmth continued into the first week of March. Most of southern Minnesota, Iowa and, northern Missouri were 7°–10°F above normal, while most of Illinois and Indiana were 6°–8°F above normal. Dozens of daily maximum and high minimum temperature records fell during the week.
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.