El Niño computer-prediction models suggest even the dry West could get above-normal rainfall.
This should be good news for the majority of U.S. agricultural regions, says Art Douglas, a Creighton University meteorologist and professor emeritus who also works for CattleFax.
In fact, Douglas says the majority of the computer models, based on current changes in ocean temperatures and past weather patterns, suggest a wetter than usual spring and summer for most of the U.S. cropping and grazing areas. Even the droughty Southwest could get some extra moisture before rainfall wanes into the normal summer monsoon season, Douglas says.
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