Higher risk for severe weather in Delta region this year

An atmospheric scientist says the delta region is at higher risk for severe weather this year.

Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions tells Brownfield, “Unfortunately they are going to go from a very wet time period right now, which we expect to last through February, into likely an early severe weather season.”

He says models are showing a shift away from the La Nina weather pattern experienced the last three years.

“This looks to be one of those years where we could have increased risk there of more tornadic thunderstorms and more strong straight line wind issues which means they will probably be battling a lot of adverse weather in the form of severe weather versus worrying about drought.”

Snodgrass is predicting a wetter spring in the Midwest as well, citing potentially tighter planting windows, especially in the eastern corn belt.

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