MU Climatologist Forecasts A ‘Mixed Bag’ For This Year’s El Niño


It might be time to do the snow dance, hoping for some of that white stuff this winter because forecasters are predicting a pretty dry season for a state already hit hard by two years of drought.

M-U climatologist Zack Leasor says you can thank this year’s El Niño, which is predicting a ‘mixed bag’ this year.

Sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator are warmer than normal during El Niño years. That results in cooler temperatures in the south with increased precipitation, while the northern states experience warmer weather.