La Niña is in place with the coolest sea surface temperatures in the eastern-most zone along the equator in the Pacific Ocean. That’s according to Michael Clark, meteorologist with BamWX.com, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. On today’s Market Rally with Chip Flory, Clark explained the eastern orientation of La Nina is driving current weather patterns in South America and is pushing moisture into Brazil’s central and northern production areas. Clark also says the current round of dry conditions in Argentina and Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul are likely to last with BamWX.com predicting below-normal rains in those areas through December and potentially into January.
And here in the U.S. – Clark says to get ready for a mid-month shift in the pattern with below-normal temps diving into the middle of the country.