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Spring Weather Outlook - 3
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Apr 4, 2014 06:23 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The prospect of the Pacific Ocean entering an El Nino phase during this coming summer has garnered much attention in the past few weeks.

The question is: How would such weather conditions affect crops and markets?

El Nino exists when equator-region Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures reach sustained levels of one degree or more Celsius (two degrees Fahrenheit) above average, and are accompanied by a barometer value called the Southern Oscillation Index of minus 8.0 or lower.

El Nino typically develops during the November-December timeframe. But recent Pacific Ocean trends suggest an El Nino could form by ...

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