An upwelling in the eastern Pacific Ocean has weather forecasters talking about a possible flip to El Nino conditions later this year or early next year. World Weather Incorporated Senior Ag Meteorologist Drew Lerner explains. “Over the last two or three weeks there’s been a trend change where the upwelling current is increasing and we’re seeing some of those warmer than normal water beginning to lift to the surface. Once you start warming the surface of the ocean, it starts changing world weather patterns.” Lerner says El Nino conditions have more of an impact on the Southern Hemisphere. If El Nino doesn’t develop until late in the year, it will not have an impact on this season’s crops.