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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for December 2019 – February 2020. Dated March 2020.
Winter temperatures averaged near normal in the northwest and above normal across the rest of the region for the season as a whole. Precipitation was above normal for most of the Midwest and much above normal in the extreme northern areas and also the extreme southeastern areas. An area that covered much of Iowa, northern Missouri, northwestern Illinois, and the southwestern corner of Wisconsin had below-normal precipitation for the season.
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.