The Ghost of El Niños Past: NOAA releases snowfall predictions as wild weather pattern continues into winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its snowfall predictions for this winter. But which producers will see some drought relief in the future?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its snowfall predictions for this winter — and, it appears drought relief may not be in the forecast for farm country.
Meteorologists based their expectations on past winters with a moderate-to-strong El Niño weather event, which points to abnormally wetter, colder weather in the South, and drier, warmer weather in the North.
Additionally, the NOAA is predicting that producers in California, the Southwestern Mountains, and along the Central East Coast area will likely experience an increased level of precipitation this winter. On the other hand, farmers in the Northwest and Midwest are expected to have drier winters.
NOAA wants to remind producers that every El Niño is different though and to be prepared as much as possible.