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The record wet weather we saw this year from spring into midsummer may have been due to the strong El Nino, or warming of waters in the central pacific ocean.

The opposite of El Nino is La Nino, or cooling of those waters. While El Nino can bring wet conditions, the La Nino sometimes leads to drought conditions.
Doug Werling with Bower trading tell us that climatologists are expecting a flip to La Nino this winter.

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As Werling points out, the odds still favor a normal growing season, but the odds of drought can be significantly increased under the influence of La Nino. Something farmers should be watching over the upcoming months.

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