The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Wet, stormy weather to dominate the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a wetter pattern is becoming established, following a brief period of dry weather that allowed some corn and soybean planting to take place in drier and better-drained areas. Currently, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the Dakotas to Ohio. In addition, much cooler air is overspreading the northern Corn Belt.

Warm; rain chances on the rise across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are affecting the Great Lakes region. Elsewhere, mild, dry weather favors an increase in corn and soybean planting, especially in drier areas of the western Corn Belt. By May 12, Missouri led the Midwest in corn planting (52% complete), followed by Iowa (48%) and Nebraska (46%).

Warmer; rains to return to parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool conditions linger. In addition, a few rain showers are occurring early Tuesday in Iowa and environs. However, dry weather in much of the Midwest favors a limited return to fieldwork. Still, only 30% of the intended U.S. corn acreage was planted by May 12.

Somewhat drier days; a big warm-up ahead

Across the Corn Belt, rain is gradually ending across the lower Great Lakes region. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Planting activities remain impractical or impossible in many areas of the Corn Belt due to low soil temperatures or excessively wet fields, or a combination of both.

Drier, but cool days to linger across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Frost Advisories were in effect Friday morning in parts of the western Corn Belt, possibly burning back emerging corn. Meanwhile, soils remain too wet across large sections of the eastern Corn Belt to support corn and soybean planting operations.

A welcome (drier) weather pattern change ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a significant rainfall event is underway west of the Mississippi River, curtailing fieldwork anew. Although dry weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt, most planting activities remain stalled by excessive soil moisture. On May 5, topsoil moisture was rated at least one-half surplus in Ohio (83% surplus), Illinois (74%), Indiana (71%), Michigan (61%), and Missouri (54%).

Another Spring storm takes aim at the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, showers stretch from southern Michigan to Missouri. U.S. corn planting, 23% complete by May 5, is proceeding at the slowest pace since 2013, when 12% of the crop had been sown on that date. Other recent years with a slower early-season corn planting pace were 1993 (13% planted by May 5) and 1995 (17%)

Another Spring storm takes aim at the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers are occurring from the upper Great Lakes region into Nebraska. Elsewhere, chilly air is settling across the upper Midwest, while flooding continues to disrupt shipping operations in the middle Mississippi Valley. Early Monday, the Mississippi River at St.

Wet weather to resume next week across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, an all-time crest record was broken on Thursday along the Mississippi River at Rock Island, Illinois. Currently, cool, dry weather prevails across the middle and upper Mississippi Valley, but locally heavy showers linger in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Most Midwestern planting activities are at a virtual standstill due to cool and/or wet soils.