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La Nina impact

Posted by romeethredge on January 26, 2012

After hearing 3 good climate talks lately, I think I finally got it.

La Nina, low ocean temperatures in the Pacific, means a good possibility of higher temperatures and drier for us in winter and spring, and El Nino the opposite.  Neither mean anything for weather past the end of May.

Whew, it has taken me a while to understand it.  I do see that we are in the La Nina phase now and it has been warmer and drier than normal.  Melissa Griffin,  Florida Assistant State Climatologist, spoke at our Blessed Harvest Farmer Appreciation Breakfast today in Donalsonville.  She shared that according to their crop modeling,  a La Nina year is conducive to higher corn yields, with the warmer spring and dry sunny weather.  Go to the Agroclimate site for details:

Melissa shared a graphic similar to this one explaining proof of global warming and she said it may also be related to a reduced demand for cotton.  lol.

One Response to “La Nina impact”

  1. Crytal Milner said

    We are discussing El Nino and La Nina in my Environmental Science class 🙂 I will be sharing this story next week with my students. (NOT the picture though, LOL! eventhough I love the “proof”)
    thanks for the information!

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