Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Looking back on the major weather events of 2023 unveils nature’s unpredictability in the times of El Niño— we experienced everything from the deadliest wildfire in a century and unprecedented tropical storm warnings to months of extreme heat and “exceptional” drought that strained producers across Rural America.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says farmers in Eastern New England and Atlantic Canada should expect impacts from Hurricane Lee this weekend. There are concerns that the storm system will hit New Brunswick which is home to Canada’s largest oil refinery.