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Summer drought conditions possible


Brownfield’s meteorologist says farmers should prepare for El Nino to shift to La Nina sooner rather than later. 

Greg Soulje tells Brownfield he expects the shift to cause drought conditions to intensify throughout the summer.

“As we get deeper into mid and late summer and early autumn, La Nina,” he says. “La Ninas have historically meant dryness and drought becomes a story. Dryness and drought probably needs to be monitored accordingly for much of the Central plains, a good chunk of the central and southern corn belt.”

He says the La Nina could also result in an earlier than normal tropical storm season.

Summer drought conditions possible