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In early December, the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) and NOAA partners released their Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook report for autumn 2016.

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Inside, you will find a regional summary of climate patterns and impacts across the southeastern United States, along with a climate outlook for winter 2016–2017. Some of the highlights in this report include: (1) well-above-average temperatures across much of the region, (2) a persistent lack of rainfall and exceptional drought across the western half of the region, (3) extreme wetness along the Carolinas and Virginia coasts caused by the passage of three tropical cyclones (notably Hurricane Matthew), (4) poor air quality from an extraordinary number of autumn wildfires, and (5) widespread agricultural and livestock impacts.

 

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