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La Nina, Winter Climate and Outlook for the Northeast Region - November 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Describes typical La Niña winter patterns, Madden-Julian Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation; give outlook for winter temperatures and precipitation. 


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Outlooks to inform the public about 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.    

La Nina Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region - November 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Doug Kluck
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Defines La Niña; gives outlook for winter temperatures and precipitation; possible effects of La Niña on the Great Lakes region, including agriculture, the economy, water levels and lake ice. 


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Outlooks to inform the public about 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.   

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region - September 2017

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for June – August 2017.  Dated September 2017.  

Many locations in the Great Lakes basin received above-normal precipitation this summer, with some locations receiving record-breaking precipitation. For example, Avon and Watertown (NY) experienced their wettest summer since records began in 1896 and 1950, respectively. Bouts of heavy precipitation resulted in several flash flooding events across the basin, with notable events in all three months. One such event occurred from August 28-29, when rainfall totals of...

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region - September 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for June – August 2017.  Dated September 2017. 

Summer precipitation was variable, with drought developing in Maine and extreme rain and flash flooding in other areas. During summer, the Northeast averages 28 tornadoes (based on NOAA's Storm Prediction Center data from 1989–2013). This summer, 38 tornadoes touched down in the region: 11 in Pennsylvania, 10 in New York, 7 in Maine, 4 in West Virginia, 3 in Maryland, 2 in New Jersey, and 1 in Delaware. 


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created...

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region - September 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for June – August 2017. Dated September 2017.  

Summer was characterized by high variability in temperature, rainfall, and weather events. Moderate drought developed in portions of Maine and the Maritimes, while parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire had several heavy rain events. There were multiple severe thunderstorm and flash flooding events throughout the
summer.


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Climate Outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts...

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region - June 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for March – May 2017.  Dated June 2017.

Drought conditions eased during spring. See Climate Overview and Regional Impacts sections for details. A major nor’easter dropped up to 48 inches of snow on the Northeast from March 14–15. The 14th became the all-time snowiest day on record at Binghamton, NY, and Scranton, PA, and the snowiest March day on record at Williamsport, PA, and Hartford, CT. The 2016–17 snow season (October–May) is Binghamton's snowiest on record after having its least snowy season in 2015–16....

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region - June 2017

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for March – May 2017. Dated June 2017.  

By early May, the three New England states were free of drought for the first time since June 2016. Drought conditions also eased in the Maritimes. See Regional Impacts section for details.  From March 13–15, a major nor’easter brought up to 61 cm (24 in.) of snow and wind gusts of up to 124 km/h (77 mph) to the region. A peak gust of 156 km/h (97 mph) was recorded in the Cape Breton (N.S.) Highlands. Blizzard conditions occurred for four hours in Lawrence, MA. More than...

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