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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Western Region for September – November 2018. Dated December 2018.
Above normal minimum temperatures were observed in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Near to well above normal precipitation was observed across much of the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, and southern UT) with an improvement of drought conditions in this area.
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.