Founder and President
World Weather Inc.
Overland Park, Kansas
North America Drought Still Lingers - 2013 Moisture is Critical
Wednesday, January 30 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 2
Thursday, January 31 3:30pm - 4:30pm Room 1
Drew Lerner is President and Senior Agricultural Meteorologist of World Weather, Inc. Drew has been forecasting international weather for 31 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 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.
World Weather, Inc. will assess the status of drought in the United States and lingering dryness in Canada's Prairies before detailing the 2013 outlook for North America. Weak atmospheric weather pattern signals this late winter and spring will challenge forecasters and the impact on producers in the Prairies will be far reaching. Drew Lerner will spend some quality time assessing the patterns before finishing the weather presentation with an official outlook for the spring and a general look at summer weather from Alberta to Quebec and southward to the Gulf of Mexico Coast. There is evidence of a multi-year dry cycle evolving in a part of North America, but finding the region of ongoing dryness in 2013 will, be well worth the time spent with this meteorologist.