The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Quiet pattern ahead for Thanksgiving Week

Across the Corn Belt, snow remains on the ground—following Thursday’s storm—from the middle Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, further delaying late-season soft red winter wheat planting efforts.

Winter-like pattern dominates much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather prevails. However, fieldwork delays persist in many areas due to wet conditions. On November 11, topsoil moisture was rated at least one-half surplus in Ohio (67%) and Michigan (63%). In the western Corn Belt, soils have begun to freeze during an early-season cold snap.

Unseasonably cold continues across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt. Tuesday morning’s low temperatures plunged below 10º throughout the upper Midwest, allowing still-soggy soils to begin freezing.

December-like. Period.

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers accompany a surge of cold air. Upper Midwestern temperatures fell below 20° Friday morning and will remain below 32° throughout the day. The Midwestern soybean harvest is nearing completion in many areas, but 24% of the nation’s corn had not been harvested by November 4.

A winter-like "look & feel" headed for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls are limited to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather is conducive to corn and soybean harvest activities in fields where soils are dry enough to support heavy equipment. On November 4, more than one-quarter of the soybeans remained in the field in Michigan (74% harvested) and Missouri (64% harvested).

December-like temperatures ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry, breezy weather prevails, aside from snow showers near the Great Lakes. However, wet fields continue to hamper harvest activities in some areas; the nation’s soybean harvest, 83% complete by November 4, remains the slowest since 2009, when only 61% of the crop had been harvested on that date.

An early-Winterlike feel ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a low-pressure system over the Great Lakes region is producing widespread rain showers. Rain has changed to snow in parts of the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, dry weather is returning across the southern Corn Belt, accompanied by cool, breezy conditions.

An active pattern continues across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a cold rain is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River, bringing renewed harvest delays. Fieldwork had gained momentum during the last half of October, with 34% of the U.S. soybeans and 24% of the corn harvested during the 2-week period ending October 28.

More wet weather ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a low-pressure system centered over the lower Ohio Valley is producing heavy rain and halting fieldwork from Missouri into the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, upper Midwestern field conditions are mostly favorable for corn and soybean harvesting, except in areas of lingering wetness.