Seasonal Climate Assessments and Outlooks for the Six U.S. Regions

Map of Missouri River Basin Mountain Snowpack as of March 1, 2013

Recently, NOAA and its partners released six regional climate outlooks, which discuss the major climate events during the past three months and contain historical seasonal assessments.

NOAA’s Regional Climate Service Directors created these Climate Outlooks with partners 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 The full list of Regional Climate Outlooks is available at