Climatologists: Weather pattern
is changing for the better
By Jennifer Stewart-Burton
May 13, 2011
After an April that brought record rainfall to much of Indiana and Ohio, climatologists agree the weather pattern is improving – a welcome change for farmers in both states.
La Niña is the weather pattern keeping much of the Midwest wet. It occurs when the surface temperature of vast areas of the Pacific Ocean are cooler by at least 1 degree Fahrenheit, said Ken Scheeringa, associate state climatologist for the Indiana State Climate Office, based at Purdue.