El Niño Could Bring Rains To Cattle Country

 El Niño computer-prediction models suggest even the dry West could get above-normal rainfall.

February 17, 2014

1 Min Read
El Niño Could Bring Rains To Cattle Country

The Pacific Ocean is warming off the U.S. coast and implying we could return to the El Niño phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation cycle, commonly called ENSO by meteorologists.

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.

To read more about on predicted weather patterns, click here.


More resources for you:

Enjoy This Social Media Trend --> 80+ Fun Farmer Selfies Felfies

How A Jar Of M&Ms Debunks The Beef “Hormone” Myth

10 New Farm Trucks To Consider For 2014

Has The U.S. Become A Ground Beef Nation?

Calving 101: How To Use A Calf Puller

Subscribe to Our Newsletters
BEEF Magazine is the source for beef production, management and market news.

You May Also Like