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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Midwest Region for December 2018 – February 2019. Dated March 2019.
Winter temperatures for the 3-month period of December to February ranged from a few degrees below normal in the northwest to a few degrees above normal in the southeast. Precipitation was well above normal in the Midwest, ranking as the third wettest winter back to 1895.
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.