Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Jan 25, 2016 09:28 AM CST

Mid-January forecast model updates done by the International Research Institute on Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University have both increased the odds for La Nina development in the Pacific Ocean AND moved the timeline for that to happen well into the late-summer time frame. That's the big highlight in the IRI report posted Thursday, January 21, 2015.

The mid-January forecast has El Nino (warm Pacific Ocean waters) continuing through late spring-early summer, with a near 70 percent chance for El Nino to still be around in the April/May/June period. Then, there's a big switch indicated--with a Neutral phase having ...

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