(NOTE: I published a blog post yesterday related to the summer weather, rate of crop planting, outlook for harvest and grain drying. I have linked it right here, as I do not believe the post went out to everyone.)
El Nino is back in the news…and ‘The Experts’ believe this time around, it’s for real.
But yet, this El Nino is also behaving a bit differently than many before it.
I don’t want to sit here and explain all of this to you as I am not a meteorologist or studying to be a meteorologist. Matthew Holliday of FirstHandWeather.com is just that. He’s also put together a very easy to read and informative piece on his site called; ‘El Nino, What Does All of This Mean?’
I recommend you giving this a read…again, it’s easy to consume as Matthew does a good job of putting things out so most folks can understand them…just like Momma Gump.
If you are short in time, Matthew (and some others, including Joe Bastardi) are beginning to bring up the winter of 1957-1958 as an analog to the data we are seeing. This is the temp anomaly map for that winter, from Matthew’s post:
We’re still at the point where these types of conversations are interesting and worth noting, but we’re not to the ‘bet the farm’ point just yet. There is still a lot of warm water along the Pacific coast…we could see another Modoki El Nino and the core of the cold shifts. But still, items like these are worth a glance this far out as we all try to make some plans for the coming winter as best we can.