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NOAA: First 3 months of 2021 brought billion-dollar disaster, warm start to spring for U.S.

NOAA’s March climate summary included a note that indicated the frigid temperatures of mid-February which brought so much cold and misery to people in the central US all the way down through Texas and into Mexico caused the first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2021, although it is not likely to be the last. March as a whole was warmer and drier than usual, but not by much. In the Southeast, we were warmer than normal across the region, and most parts of the region were also drier than normal, with a few exceptions. You can read more in their highlights at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202103.