La Nina typically brings cooler-than-usual temperatures and more snow for the Northern Plains. World Weather Incorporated Senior Agriculture Meteorologist Drew Lerner expects the cooler than usual temperatures to intensify heading in the last two weeks of November. There is potential for areas of the Northern Plains to have lows close to zero degrees this week. “We’ll certainly see more widespread single digit readings.” Midweek, there’s another chance of snow for the Dakotas and Minnesota following last week’s event. “This snow event is different, because it’s coming from the northwest. We will see snow, but not as great as what we’ve had recently.” Dry conditions improved for many parts of the region this fall, but Lerner is concerned about the areas that haven’t had as much relief going into winter. “We need more frequent moisture in the west.”
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