ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Let’s hope the soil is soaking up all this rain and snow, because a new report shows that Missouri is in for another hot, dry summer in 2013.
“With that said it will be nothing like 2012. 2012 has only happened about four times in the last 130 years,” Professor Anthony Lupo, who chairs the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri, explained.
Right now the El Nino weather pattern that normally produces cooler, wetter conditions is trying to shove aside the hotter, dryer La Nina system that has been camped out over Missouri. But that process won’t be completed until the fall.
Which would be fine, Lupo said, if we didn’t happen to be coming off one of the hottest, driest summers in the state’s history.
Among those who will be hit the hardest will be Missouri farmers, who will have to wait at least one more summer for some much needed relief from drought conditions.