Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri May 15, 2015 01:48 PM CDT

A farmer in Australia asked if I had a reference point for the intensifying El Nino of 2015. His question was: "Is this mirroring any other El Nino formations? Ie, is there any El Nino years similar?" I put this question to Dr. Dennis Todey, South Dakota state climatologist. I figured that such a question must have come up in the scientific discussion this week.

It turns out that I was correct. Dr. Todey said that there indeed are some other years when conditions in the Pacific acted like they are in 2015.

"I would not say (this year is) ...

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