Wetter than normal weather ahead

An ag meteorologist says a trend to colder and wetter weather is likely in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

“Right now in the outlook, I think the key message is wetter than normal as we move into late winter and early spring.”

State climatologist for Michigan Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield as La Nina dissipates, increased precipitation will benefit drought areas.

“The long-term deficits still remain, so this outlook of above normal precip I think is favorable,” he says.

Andresen says the recent milder-than-normal weather across most of the Midwest was caused by the Jetstream being further north and oriented North to South, preventing arctic air masses.  However, a shift is now underway and bringing more normal mid-winter weather to the region.

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