La Nińa is settling in
Strong local gradients
Taking a more granular look at local weather conditions, we’re seeing many of these forecasts play out in tight gradients that aren’t shifting much. For example, many of the storm systems that have developed in the Midwest have followed one another down several relatively narrow paths —soaking the same thin stretch of land without distributing that moisture to the surrounding areas.
Because of the broader persistence of our weather conditions moving forward, these hyperlocal patterns aren’t expected to evolve or change in any meaningful way going through the growing season.
In my experience, farmers know their local weather better than anyone, but it always pays to stay well-informed. In addition to the various weather-related algorithms and tools already built into FieldView™, there are also some third-party resources that are available to help you track the hyperlocal weather conditions for your operation.
NOAA Regional Climate Centers
These multi-state, regional-scale centers are incredibly useful for monitoring weather trends where you live and work. These NOAA centers are generally affiliated with universities and other research institutions, meaning that you’re getting research quality metrics and reporting for your given area. In areas with agriculture, they also publish climate reports and analyses that are specifically tailored to benefit farmers. And best of all, it’s entirely public and free.