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Details: National Current Conditions. August 25, 2021 - August 31, 2021. September begins with more drought improvement in the Four Corners states, particularly New Mexico and Utah. In addition, storms drenched parts of the Northern Plains and Minnesota and Iowa, improving conditions. However, the Northwest and California remain dry.

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Details: Travel was difficult, with many crashes and some roads shut down. Icy conditions, strong winds, and coastal flooding occurred in southeastern parts of the region. • A December 24–25 storm dropped 1–4 inches of rain, with a few sites having one of their 10 wettest December days.

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: Maritimes and northern Maine. This led to power outages, two fatalities, and difficult travel conditions, resulting in a 17-vehicle pileup. There were two periods of unusual warmth, from March 11 to 13 and March 23 to 26, with high temperatures of up to 23°C (74°F) and mild low temperatures setting dozens of …

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Highlights From Drought and Outdoor Recreation …

Details: Dec 04, 2019  · The outdoor industry is responsible for 2.2% of national GDP; however, projected increases in the frequency and severity of drought threatens the viability of water-based recreation businesses. NIDIS, in partnership with the University of Colorado's Master of the Environment Graduate Program, hosted a seminar on November 19 to explore the effects of uncertain snowpack levels, …

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: The storm caused difficult travel, flight cancellations, and school closures. The region saw more than 50 mm (2 in.) of rain from a December 9 to 10 storm. Flooding and road and culvert washouts occurred in southern New Brunswick. Wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h (55 mph) damaged roofs and knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers in Nova ...

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Weather & Climate Highlights and Impacts, September ...

Details: rain and drizzle, which added to the travel difficulties. Photo: Heavy snow falling the mid-morning of November 6th at a Fairbanks area residence. Credit: T. Sammis 2. Early November snowfall near Whitehorse, Yukon Photo: C. Cibart, Yukon Emergency Services. 2 Nov 2020

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Western Regional Climate Center Quarterly Impacts and ...

Details: UT; also travel impacts, school closures in western MT At end of Feb, all major CA reservoirs near or exceeding historical average storage Record Feb snowfall at several Northwest locations, including Bozeman, MT and Seattle, WA A persistent late Feb atmospheric river contributed to major flooding on the Russian R. in northern CA, initial

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND INVASION: DOES A LOSS OF …

Details: •82% travel to harvest sapling size (3.6-4.5m) class stems > within 25 years •Support plot data •All size classes affected. CONCLUSIONS •Russian olive continued spread •Cottonwood (other species) continue to decline •Climate change—hasten effects (increased precip/temps)

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La Niña Impacts Missouri Basin Region and Outlook

Details: addition to travel difficulties. However, an increased snowpack in the northern Rockies could be welcomed by ski resorts and outdoor enthusiasts. Comparisons and Limitations Winter Conditions During Past La Niña Years Maps courtesy of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center The maps above show the winter conditions of the most recent La Niña

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Missouri River Basin Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

Details: breaking snowfall and impacted travel in many states, as portions of I-29, I-70, I-80, and I-90 were closed. In late April and early May, high winds combined with dry, freshly tilled soils reduced visibilities, causing numerous accidents on I-80 in eastern Nebraska. Torrential rains and subsequent flooding destroyed a dam at Lake Hiddenwood

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Quarterly Climate Impacts Midwest Region and Outlook …

Details: and Ohio rivers also impacted travel. Roads, including Route 51, near Kaskaskia, Illinois, were closed in mid-January due to levee breach. Route 51 flooding in central Illinois due to levee breach. Credit Trent Ford. Agriculture The fall wetness, late maturity, and early snows in …

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ALASKA and NORTHWESTERN CANADA

Details: Because of travel restrictions, race winner Thomas Waerner of Norway was stuck in Alaska for nearly three months until he and his dog team were able to return to Norway the first week in June. Iditarod photos credit, Nome Nugget Newspaper. Fraser River ice Prince George, BC

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Midwest Regional Climate Quarterly March 2021

Details: caused travel woes. The extreme cold will likely have impacts on fruit and berry crops this year in Missouri and Iowa. Lake of the Ozarks froze for the first time since 2011. Damage to boats and infrastructure was worsened by falling water levels due to the increase in hydroelectric generation. Flooding On the last few days of February,

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Highlights for Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

Details: (with over 1500 cases recorded in Fiji) all passenger travel to remote outer islands of RMI have been curtailed. The RMI Red Cross received hundreds of mosquito nets for distribution on Ebeye island to curb the spread of dengue fever. The rise in the disease may be linked to …

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ALASKA and NORTHWESTERN CANADA

Details: of life/travel. In September 2019, along with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), the project was expanded to include sea ice impacts on travel in the arctic. Scientists from the University of Victoria, joined by representatives of Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Details: travel, caused power outages to thousands, and damaged homes and buildings. In places like Minot, North Dakota, over a foot of snow fell with heavy drifting. According to the Minot Daily News, the local police issued a rare “no travel” advisory. To the south, a rare December tornado outbreak occurred in Kansas and Nebraska.

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: 25 cm (10 in.) of snow in the region, creating hazardous travel conditions. With frequent storms, February snowfall was near or above normal for most areas, with Caribou, ME, having its 10th-snowiest February. In early February, the water equivalent of the snow pack

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: trees, power outages, travel disruptions, and flooding. • An Arctic front produced intense snow squalls that led to a few multi-vehicle accidents on January 30. Behind the front, subzero temperatures and strong winds created dangerously low wind chills. From January 29–February 1, up to 38 inches of snow fell east of Lakes Erie and

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ALASKA and NORTHWESTERN CANADA

Details: Niño event, a higher number of storms than average travel northward from the mid-latitudes into the Gulf of Alaska and adjacent British Columbia, bringing warm air into the region. Given that El Niño conditions are likely to develop this winter, northwest Canada and much of Alaska have

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: significantly impacting travel. Persistent, heavy rains will cause 2018 to rank in the top 10 wettest years on record for several locations. Yankton 2 E, SD has already surpassed its old record! Drought continued in CO, which had its warmest and 2nd driest water year on record (Oct 2017-Sep 2018).

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Quarterly Climate Impacts Western Region and Outlook March ...

Details: Northwest cities, causing major travel impacts February windstorm with gusts up to 90 mph snapped steel power lines near Jackson Hole, WY Drought, Flooding and Water Resources CA Central Valley Project allocations 100% for many service areas; in 2016 allocations for South of Delta 5%, M&I 55%

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THE NIDIS COASTAL CAROLINAS DEWS PROGRAM PROGRESS …

Details: Such activities contribute to the growing proportion of tourism, travel, and recreation income to coastal counties’ economies. In 2008 the economic contributions of natural resources to coastal recreation and tourism equaled approximately $3.5 billion and

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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

Details: extent of snow and ice made travel difficult. For many locations, the accompanying snow and ice caused flight delays and dangerous driving conditions. Later, the drastic change to above-normal temperatures and precipitation damaged roadways across the basin.

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: downed numerous trees, damaged buildings, impeded travel, and left hundreds of thousands of customers without power. Severe weather contributed to at least four deaths and more than 40 injuries across the region this summer. June tends to be an active month for tornadoes in the Northeast, with an average of 10 (1989–2013 data).

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Regional Climate Quarterly

Details: Disrupted travel led to increased trucking costs. On April 16–17, heavy rain and wind gusts . up to 53 mph were recorded in Massachusetts, which created unfavorable conditions for participants of the Boston Marathon. The storm brought . flooding to other areas. The continuation of cooler temperatures and snow into April reduced

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Quarterly Climate Impacts Midwest Region and Outlook

Details: in the upper Midwest complicated travel as November, and the holiday weekend, came to an end. Regional – Climate Overview for September–November 2019 Temperatures in the region averaged below normal in the upper Midwest and above normal further southeast. The individual months were variable, with a warm September

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Quarterly Climate Impacts Northest egion and Outlook June

Details: flooding, travel bans, and cancelled flights. The Northeast had its warmest April on record, as did 14 of the region's major climate sites. Buffalo, NY, had its wettest April on record. LaGuardia Airport, NY, and Burlington, VT, tied their warmest spring temperature on record on May 18. During spring, 25 tornadoes (13 in Ohio, nine in

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Details: gusts to 81 mph. Travel problems and power outages were the main impacts. Carteret County, NC had its earliest tornado in a calendar year. • February 24: Seventeen tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Carolinas. The tornadoes damaged more than 150 buildings, injured dozens, and caused four fatalities. Wind

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Details: the 18th-20th. The heavy snow impeded travel as all roads on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park were closed. This was one of the snowiest Mays on record in the Estes Park area. On the May 23rd release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, only 4.52% of the nation was depicted in drought - the smallest area in drought since 2000,

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Gulf of Maine Quarterly Outlook

Details: disrupted travel across the region. Downed trees and wires led to power outages. In Nova Scotia, 280,000 customers lost power. There were snowfall rates up to 7.6 cm/h (3 in./h) and thundersnow in northern Maine, eastern Massachusetts, and southwest Nova Scotia. The highest snowfall total, 58.6 cm (23.07 in.) was reported in Bathurst, N.B.

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