El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

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The Tucson market is currently the strongest area, including the border crossing at Nogales, AZ. Weather patterns have a profound effect on road conditions and cargo availability. California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides. Recent satellite imagery recalls events from 1997-'98, when the last major El Niño hit the southern U.S. For crops, the weather front is a double-edged sword.