El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The Tucson market is currently the strongest area, including the border crossing at Nogales, AZ. 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. On one side, it provides needed moisture, but it also complicates planting and harvest efforts.