August weather could go either way

An ag meteorologist says national weather outlooks call for August to lean to either side of normal in the Great Lakes.

“It’s a crapshoot for at least the month of August for how things shape up, but as we move further out to the end of the summer and really into the fall season, the outlooks still do suggest normal to above normal or warmer than normal.”         

Jeff Andresen with Michigan State University says there’s also not a lot of direction on perception for August but it could be wetter further west.

“They do have wetter than normal conditions still lingering out to our west over the Western Corn Belt out into the Northern Great Plains, that signal has been there for some time.”   

In the near term, he expects drier and near-normal temperatures for this week which should be ideal for wheat harvest.

Jeff Andresen’s weather outlook during MSU’s virtual breakfast

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