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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Western Region for September – November 2019. Dated December 2019.
Autumn temperatures were well below normal across the northern tier of the region while near to above normal temperatures were observed across California and the Southwest. Several areas of the West reported below normal autumn precipitation including northern California, eastern Utah, and western Colorado. Montana, northern Wyoming, northwestern Utah, and the Southwest reported above normal precipitation.
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.