El Nino conditions are expected this winter. North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Interim Director Daryl Ritchison explains how this is a similar, yet different El Nino from previous years. “Because it’s going to be more central-Pacific located, everything gets shifted west. In turn, we’ll likely have a more normal winter. For us, a normal winter looks like last year. Many areas had 40 to 45 inches of snow and average winter temperatures were around 10 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit.” A warmer, drier spring is predicted for 2019.