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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region - March 2018

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NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for December 2017 – February 2018.  Dated March 2018.   

A storm from December 9 to 10 dropped up to 11 inches of snow on the region. While impacts were limited to flight delays and slick roads, it provided the first measurable snow and first inch of snow for more than a dozen major climate sites.


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...

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region - March 2018

Author/Source:
NOAA/NIDIS, Ellen Mecray, Samantha Borisoff
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for December 2017 – February 2018. Dated March 2018.   

The first significant storm of the season, on December 9-10, brought 15 to 30 cm (5.9 to 11.8 in.) of snow to parts of New Brunswick. Several thousand customers lost power there. The storm was mainly a rain event over Nova Scotia with up to 70 mm (2.8 in.) over Cape Breton.


NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Climate Outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. Each regional...

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

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

Across the Great Lakes basin, conditions were generally unseasonably warm. Several instances of record-breaking temperatures occurred. Chicago experienced seven consecutive days (September 20-26) with record-breaking warm temperatures up to 35°C (95°F). At the same time, several locations in southern Ontario reported heat-wave conditions with some locations experiencing humidex values reaching 40°C (104°F). These events marked the latest recorded heat wave for...

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

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

During autumn, moderate drought conditions eased, but abnormal dryness lingered in some areas. The dry conditions mainly affected streamflow, groundwater, and some water supplies. See Impacts section for details.


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...

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region - December 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 September – November 2017. Dated December 2017.   

During autumn, moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions generally improved in New England and New Brunswick but were variable in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. See Impacts section for details.


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...

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...

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