10.16.18 A weak El Nino with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) in the positive phase is facing Eastern Washington wheat farmers in the 2018/2019 crop season, the same set-up that brought the region’s worst drought in modern history in the 1976/1977 crop year. But don’t despair, Jeremy Wolf, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that historically dry season was a rare event and there’s plenty of variation within weather patterns. In episode 95 entitled: Wolf’s Guide to Wacky Northwest Weather, the Spokane-based meteorologist talks plenty about El Nino’s and La Nina’s, but he also explains why he believes there has been no widespread winter kill event in more 25 years, along with other insights. Subscribe to Wheat All About It on iTunes or Stitcher and never miss an episode! For those with iPhones: touch the purple podcast icon, type “Wheat All About It” in the finder to listen quickly! Find the complete archive of podcast episodes at wagrains.org.

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