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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southeast Region for December 2016 – February 2017. Dated March 2017.
Multiple stations in every state observed February mean temperatures that were well above their 30-year (1981–2010) mean temperature for March, including Pensacola, FL (+3.2°F above its March mean temperature), Charlotte, NC (+2.3°F), Norfolk, VA (+2.1°F), and Atlanta, GA (+1.8°F). On February 12th and 24th, 19 long-term (i.e., period of record equaling or exceeding 50 years) stations in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia observed or tied their highest daily maximum temperature on record for the month.
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