Indications are El Nino fading away

ABERDEEN, S.D. (WNAX) – Much of the wet weather over the past eighteen months has been connected to the ongoing El Nino. That is warming of the Pacific Ocean surface, which has an impact on North American weather.

South Dakota State Climatologist Laura Edwards says there are indicators that El Nino is fading away.

Edwards says climate experts have mixed opinions on the fate of the current El Nino.

Edwards says if El Nino goes away, it will have an effect on winter weather.

Edwards says they still have no signals of an earlier than normal frost across the northern plains.