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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southeast Region for March – May 2017. Dated June 2017.
Record-breaking warmth was observed during April, as mean temperature departures across the region ranged from 1°F to as much as 9°F above average. At least 56 long-term (i.e., period of record equaling or exceeding 50 years) stations, with 34 located in North Carolina and Virginia, observed their warmest April mean temperature on record. Sixty-three long-term stations observed or tied their highest daily minimum temperature on record for April, including Melbourne, FL (78°F) and Norfolk, VA (76°F).
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.