Drew Lerner is President and Senior Agricultural Meteorologist of World Weather, Inc. Drew has been forecasting international weather for 44 years. He began his meteorology career in 1978 as he participated in an international effort to collect data and improve weather forecasting for the Asian Monsoon. Since then, Drew has been supporting the agricultural industry by providing detailed short and long range weather predictions for each major crop area in the world.
His daily assessments of crop and weather expectations supports commodity market trade, farmers and helps many companies make better agricultural business decisions. Drew started World Weather, Inc. in 2001 after leading Global Weather Services in the late 1990s. World Weather, Inc. is based in the Kansas City area and supports an expanding group of clientele residing in North and South America, India, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Session Title: Weather 2024: More Extremes Or Back To “Normal”
Weather in the Prairies the past few years has been nothing less than challenging. Drought continues to grip parts of the region and the weakening El Nino event coupled with both the lingering effects of the Hunga Tonga Volcano and changing ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific will determine whether drought will prevail or break down. Drew Lerner will provide a detailed assessment of the state of the atmosphere in North America and the most likely direction for weather in 2024.