Extreme climate events and weather-related disasters during this period
Seasonal mean temperatures were extremely high in southeastern Europe, in the eastern USA, and in the southern part of South America.
Seasonal precipitation amounts were extremely high from western Russia to Belarus, from western Ukraine to Hungary, from the northern to central USA, and in the western USA.
Seasonal precipitation amounts were extremely low in Uzbekistan, from eastern to central Turkey, and from Uruguay to eastern Argentina.
It was reported that heavy rains from December to January caused at least 90 fatalities in the Philippines (the government of the Philippines).
It was reported that a cold wave in January caused at least 70 fatalities in Afghanistan (European Commission).
From eastern to central Turkey
From western Russia to Belarus, from western Ukraine to Hungary
Democratic Republic of the Congo
It was reported that heavy rains in December caused at least 160 fatalities in Democratic Republic of the Congo (European Commission).
From the northern to central USA, the western USA
The eastern USA
The seasonal mean temperatures in the Ohio Valley of the USA and the northeastern USA in winter (from December to February) were both the third highest on record for this season since 1895 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the USA).
It was reported that heavy rains in February caused at least 60 fatalities in southeastern Brazil (European Commission).