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Information from regional Drought Early Warning Systems help people make better decisions in many sectors, including construction, fish production, and agriculture. 

On this page, you'll find both Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlooks reports and El Niño/La Niña Impacts and Outlooks reports. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Regional Climate Services Program creates these outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. 

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Value of a Climate Outlook at a Glance

A NIDIS-funded survey by the National Drought Mitigation Center assessed the value of drought and climate-related webinars and quarterly climate summaries produced for decision-makers in the Midwest and Missouri River Drought Early Warning Systems and in the Great Lakes Basin. 

Download a Summary of the Findings

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

Two-page reports on regional climate impacts with an overview of recent and forecast conditions.

El Niño/La Niña Impacts and Outlook

Regional summaries of impacts of past El Niño/La Niña events and what communities might expect when new conditions are pending.