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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Southern Region for December 2018 – February 2019. Dated March 2019.
Winter temperatures exhibited a west-to-east pattern across the region in general, with above normal temperatures in the east and normal to slightly below normal temperatures in the western states. Winter precipitation also exhibited a west-to-east pattern, with drier than normal conditions in the west and wetter than normal conditions in the east.
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.