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El Nino Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region - October 2018

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Provides a definition of El Nino; the outlook for winter temperatures and precipitation; potential winter impacts; and a look back at previous El Nino winters.


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 2018

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for June – August 2018.  Dated September 2018. 

The Great Lakes region experienced extreme heat and rainfall events in the summer of 2018. In late June and early July, several days of high temperatures and humidity made it feel like 38°C (100°F) with some areas reaching as high as 43°C (110°F). This prompted the issuance of Excessive Heat Warnings in the eastern portion of the basin. The lack of relief from the excessive heat led to two heat-related deaths in New York. Several heavy rain events in July and August in...

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

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Gulf of Maine Region for June – August 2018. Dated September 2018. 

Summer temperatures were near normal to 2°C (4°F) above normal. Caribou, ME, had its warmest summer on record. Summer precipitation ranged from 50% to 150% of normal.


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...

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

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for June – August 2018.  Dated September 2018.

It was the sixth warmest summer for the Northeast and the record warmest for Rhode Island. Summer precipitation was 122% of normal for the region and was the wettest on record for Pennsylvania.


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...

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

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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 2018. Dated June 2018.

On March 1–4, the first of several nor'easters impacted the region. The storm brought significant snowfall to some areas; Doyleville, N.B., reported 26 cm (10.2 in.) of snow. Up to 130 mm (5 in.) of rain was reported in New England, which caused flooding. Strong winds associated with the storm downed trees and power lines; wind gusts greater than 146 km/hr (90 mph) were reported in Massachusetts. Storm surge and high waves washed rocks onto coastal roads in Nova Scotia....

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region - June 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 March – May 2018.  Dated June 2018.   

On March 2, the first of several nor'easters brought significant snowfall. Up to 40 inches of snow fell in central and eastern New York, while up to 5 inches of rain was reported in southern New England and Long Island, which caused flooding. Strong winds associated with the storm downed trees and power lines; wind gusts greater than 90 mph were reported in Massachusetts.


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

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region - June 2018

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NOAA/NIDIS
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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region for March – May 2018.  Dated June 2018. 

Several strong low pressure systems in March and April brought with them near-to-record-breaking cold temperatures as well as late season winter precipitation events. By contrast, May saw above-normal conditions for the majority of the basin.


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...

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

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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 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...

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