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

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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

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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. 


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

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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.


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

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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

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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...

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

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NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for December 2016 – February 2017.  Dated March 2017.

Drought conditions lingered, but generally improved during winter. For details, see Climate Overview and Impacts sections.

A nor’easter dropped several inches of sleet in Maine from January 24–26. The National Weather Service said, “It was likely one of the biggest sleet storms in northern Maine during the past 75 years.” Elsewhere, strong winds and rough seas led to coastal flooding and beach erosion.


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

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NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for December 2016 – February 2017. Dated March 2017.  

Drought conditions lingered but slowly improved during winter in New England and parts of the Maritimes. By early January, extreme drought had eased in eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By late January, severe drought had eased in eastern Massachusetts and Maine, while moderate drought had eased in New Brunswick and much of Nova Scotia. Conditions continued to improve in Maine during February. See Impacts section for more details.


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