Coeur d’Alene ID, USA — (PRWEB) — The wet spring season delayed soybean crops across the northern U.S. Many of these crops are still likely to be immature in late August and early to mid-September. This could be a problem as Harris-Mann Climatology’s forecasters are predicting early freezes across southern Canada and the northern U.S. near the Great Lakes around that time, especially north of I-90.
“New weather patterns are starting to favor much colder weather moving in from northwestern Canada and the Yukon in the near future,” says Harris-Mann Climatologist Cliff Harris.
Chilly temperatures have already been reported in the upper 30s and lower 40s during the last week of July near the Great Lakes. Record cold was also gauged at International Falls, Minnesota earlier in July as readings dropped into the upper 20s and 30s.
According to Harris, “Much colder air is already building in northwestern Canada and the Yukon. There is a 60 percent chance that this Arctic air will head southward into the north-central U.S. by early to mid-September dropping temperatures to near or below freezing.
“An event like this has happened before and is similar to the patterns in 1981, 1992, 2003 and especially in 1974 when hard freezes wiped out a large percentage of both corn and soybeans north of I-80. Grain and soybean prices skyrocketed with corn nearly doubling its value! Cattle feeders and consumers later felt the effects of that freeze to a great degree.”
Another reason for the colder weather in the near future is the cooler than normal sea-surface temperature event, La Nina.
Meteorologist Randy Mann says, “Sea-surface temperatures in the south-central Pacific Ocean have been cooling down. In late 2012, ocean waters were in a ???La Nada??? or in-between the warmer El Nino and cooler La Nina sea-surface temperature event. However, it now appears that we???re in a weak La Nina event which favors early freezes near the Canadian/U.S. border after Labor Day.”
Harris-Mann Climatology has a daily advisory service that specializes in providing state of the art short and long-range weather analysis plus fundamental and technical mathematical stock and commodity forecasts. Many investors depend on this service to track grain, soybean and other commodity futures both mathematically and fundamentally.
The company also provides free detailed monthly temperature and precipitation forecasts for most U.S. and world cities on their website at?? www.LongRangeWeather.com.
???We???re still in a pattern of wild weather ???extremes,??? the worst in more than 1,000 years, since the days of Leif Ericsson. It’s a pattern that began in the late 1960s and is likely to continue until at least the early to mid 2030s,??? according to Harris.
For more detailed information about Harris-Mann Climatology???s services, go to their website at www.LongRangeWeather.com.
About Long Range Weather and Harris-Mann Climatology
Climatologist Cliff Harris has been often rated as one of the top ten climatologists in the world for nearly 4 decades. Cliff Harris’ long-range weather forecasts have been used by high-ranking government officials and quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Wall Street Digest, Farm Journal, Top Producer, Successful Farming, Futures Magazine, The Boston Globe and many other publications. He also provides several weekly local and national radio weather broadcasts to various stations throughout the country. As one of the partners of Harris-Mann Climatology,
Cliff provides daily weather updates to hundreds of subscribers through DTN, Farm Dayta, the Internet and various local media. His weather and commodity forecasting success rate is approximately 75% and he accurately predicted the current prolonged cycle of global weather “extremes” in 1966.
Since age 11, he has compiled nearly 100 weather scrapbooks that detail major events throughout the U.S. and the world on a daily basis. Cliff operates a weather station in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA and writes a popular weekly column called ‘Gems’ for the Coeur d’Alene Press.
He has been quoted in CNN and “Not by FIRE, but by ICE” by Robert W. Felix. Cliff and his wife Sharon have been married for over 50 years and have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 toy poodles.
Meteorologist Randy Mann has been recognized by the American Meteorological Society since 1988. He attended the University of California, Davis, San Francisco State University and graduated from California State University, Sacramento. As a partner of Harris-Mann Climatology, he provides some of the daily weather information, computer graphics and maintenance for the company.
Randy has also had an extensive background in television and radio weather production, and has provided on-air television and radio weather forecasts in Tacoma, Washington, Sacramento, California, and the Burlington, Vermont/Plattsburgh, New York area. He currently provides occasional on-air weather forecasts for KREM-2 in Spokane, Washington and is currently the Chief Meteorologist for the Coeur d’Alene Press weather page and weekly weather column writer for the Spokesman Review.
He currently teaches Physical Geography at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. In the past decade, Randy has also designed other weather-related publications that include two North Idaho weather calendars, the International Traveler’s Weather Guide, Tom Loffman’s Sacramento Weather Guide, the Vermont Town and Weather Almanac (7 Editions), the award-winning 1997 Frederick County Weather Almanac and the 1998, 1999, Year 2000 and the 2001 Frederick County Weather Almanacs. He has been married to his wife Sally for nearly 25 years.