Snodgrass to revisit weather at convention


By Trista Crossley
Editor

Snodgrass

Want to hear more long-term weather predictions from Eric Snodgrass? The principal atmospheric scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions will be appearing as a keynote speaker at the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash.

In his presentation, Snodgrass will discuss long-term weather trends, the La Niña and some of the systemic weather changes growers need to be aware of. He will also take growers on a bit of a global tour, looking at what’s happening in other wheat-growing regions around the world.

To Snodgrass, the weather is a math problem that he gets to solve every day with immediate feedback.

“I predict that it’s going to do this, and tomorrow, I know if it did it or not,” he explained. “The thing that is challenging about what I do is that I live constantly in the future, and predicting the future isn’t easy. Sometimes, people aren’t very forgiving when you can’t predict it accurately, but the reality of accurately predicting the weather with skill, which means you repeatedly have accuracy, beyond about seven to 10 days…it just doesn’t exist. We can’t do that. The nature of the beast is we are attempting to predict something that doesn’t want to be predicted.”

Visit wawg.org/convention/ for more information and to register.

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