Ohio: El Nino Brings Record Rainfalls in June

June will go down as forecast with it being a wetter and warmer than normal month. Most of the warmth came from moisture and clouds holding overnight lows being held up where daytime temperatures were close to normal.

The outlook for July is for continued wetness for the first half of the month followed by drying in the second half. Temperatures will start cooler than normal but will turn back warmer than normal in the second half of July.

Rain chances will continue daily or every other day into the first week of July.

El Nino continues to grow in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and will likely persist into 2016. Research by the National Weather Service Ohio River Forecast and Ohio State University shows Ohio crops yields are impacted negatively during El Nino years especially to corn and wheat with the risk of below trend-line yields.

Further information on impacts of El Nino to the Ohio Valley can be found here.


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