This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March.
Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing those area to receive an unusual amount of rain. Meanwhile, high pressure has blocked rains from reaching parts of the Southeast. However; as the season moves on, the Southeast may expect to see wetter conditions.