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El Niño to Cause Higher Temps, More Rain

This year’s El Niño is one of the strongest recorded since the 1950s, which means dramatic weather changes for North and South America. 

Large portions of the upper U.S. will see above-average temperatures this winter. Southern areas of the U.S. and parts of the Midwest will see above-normal precipitation levels. In South America, temperatures will be above normal in northern parts of Brazil. That region will also see more rainfall than usual, which will affect yields. Growing conditions look better in southern parts of Brazil. 

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