NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Mar 7, 2014 10:37 AM CST

Usually, when a weather forecast has a fifty percent chance of some particular feature developing, the forecast is met with a collective "Is that it?" type reaction from the public. But when NOAA posted an El Nino watch Thursday March 6, it was big news all over. That included the ag community--I had a couple e-mails from farmers asking about the effect of El Nino for their areas. All this attention came from--once again--a forecast that said the following:

"...models show a better than 50 percent chance of El Nino conditions developing this summer or fall in the equatorial Pacific ...

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