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La Nina Weather showing drough field, lush field and oceanLa Niña’s impact on North American weather will continue through to May, despite its loosening grip on the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the American climate model predicts conditions to stick around throughout summer. Most other major climate models have ocean temperatures hovering around normal by the start of summer.

However, drought will continue to be a major influence on U.S. crop production this growing season, particularly the Southern Plains. While March weather is breaking from La Niña dominance, April is trending to look near- to below-normal temperatures across the North, with cooler conditions leading to some risks of late frosts.

Read more on La Niña’s impact on weather trends here.


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