Meteorologist sees dry weather ahead

Farmers will likely see dry conditions this spring and summer as La Nina returns, meteorologist Art Douglas says.

"Any time we get into a rebounding La Nina situation, it's really dangerous for the U.S. because it favors stronger drought development," said Douglas, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Douglas spoke during the virtual Spokane Ag Show on Feb. 23.

"It never got as cold as what was being forecast, but the newest models show that La Nina's actually going to strengthen again in the summer, going into fall," Douglas said. "That's going to have a lot of repercussions in terms of world weather and crop conditions in the United States."