Farmers Fear of Triple Dip La Nina

La Nina is causing a lot of issues for farmers across the country, and there may be no end in sight.

Some forecasters fear the drought-inducing pattern could continue into its third year and worsen the ongoing mega-drought in the western U.S.. It has been more than 20 years since the last triple-dip La Nina.

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey gives his forecast on the chances for La Nina to fade away later this year.

“Computer models that are looked at to try to determine the state of La Nina in the future are not always correct. So, it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility. We could conceivably go into a third La Nina, but that is certainly not expected from the scientists at this point.”

Rippey says he does expect La Nina to end after two years.


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