U.S. Winter Weather Outlook

Dan Weather

As La Niña climate conditions are back for a second-straight winter, above-average temperatures will show up in the South and most of the eastern U.S. That’s from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which issued the 2021 Winter Weather Outlook that extends from December 2021 through February 2022. NOAA says that’s consistent with typical La Niña conditions …


Expectation of La Niña and Florida Citrus

Dan Citrus, Weather

A moderate La Niña climate phase is expected through spring 2021. This indicates that slightly above average temperatures and slightly less rainfall than normal can be expected in Florida’s citrus belt. Multi-county citrus Extension agent Ajia Paolillo made that announcement during a virtual Dec. 22 OJ Break presented by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). …

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CME Analysis Warns of La Niña Risks

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

An analysis by CME Groups says the La Niña weather phenomenon may be coming back for real this time, after a head fake last year. La Niña is associated with cooler, wetter conditions along the U.S.-Canadian border, warmer, drier conditions in much of the southern United States, and impacts weather patterns worldwide. CME Group Senior Economist Erik Norland says past …

La Niña May Be Fizzling Out

Dan Weather

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing how La Niña was going to bring us a warmer, drier weather pattern here in the Southeast. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, there could be agricultural implications if current forecasts for La Niña turn out to be true.