World Weather Incorporated Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner says a hard frost and freeze is a concern with the later growing season. “This is the end of a multi-year La Nina. Typically, the tail end of those events have a higher potential for the cold to come down early. Not necessarily earlier than normal, but it happens once and awhile.” Temperatures can move from one extreme to the next fast. “Right now, I want to say we’ll probably get a relatively normal frost and freeze in many areas across the Northern Plains. I don’t think anything will be too terribly early, but I don’t expect it to be an extended growing season.”
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