The fall forecast is trending more towards the chances of a La Niña weather pattern. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) raised the chances of La Niña development this fall to 70 percent from 55 to 60 percent as forecasted last month. An official “La Niña watch” was issued Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, which means the pattern is likely to form within the next few months. The forecast says the combined ocean and atmosphere system are more clearly trending toward La Niña conditions, according to Pro Farmer. A typical La Niña weather pattern brings a warm and dry winter for the southern tier of the nation and a potentially cooler, stormier winter across the north. NOAA will issue its official winter forecast for the U.S. next Thursday.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.