Spring planting is on the minds of many farmers, and that includes weather conditions. Rumor has it an El Nino pattern is on the horizon, and it is looking more likely.
On Market Rally Radio Friday, Michael Clark, ag meteorologist of BamWX.com, said despite the atmosphere’s behavior, there wasn’t much of a La Nina by the end of December and most of January, “we weren’t technically in a La Nina.”
According to Clark, data from the European and American models show there could be a weak El Nino for June, July, and August.
“This is a trend we can’t ignore,” said Clark to Market Rally host Chip Flory.
Clark pointed to 1991, 1994, and 2009 as years that could be similar to 2017 if the El Nino comes to fruition. He thinks this year could see a more active severe weather and a cooler growing season.
“The risk of it being a cooler summer is higher than the risk of it being warmer,” said Clark.
While the sea surface temperatures are indicating an El Nino, what else needs to happen? Listen to Flory and Clark discuss weather on Market Rally above.