The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Pattern to remain active across much of the Heartland

Across the In the Corn Belt, showery, windy weather dominates the lower Great Lakes region. Rain has changed to snow showers in some northern areas. Meanwhile, flood recovery in the western Corn Belt continues under a dry weather pattern, allowing producers in the hardest-hit areas to further assess impacts on livestock, stored crops, farm equipment, and agricultural infrastructure.

Near-seasonal, early-Spring pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a chilly rain is falling from portions of the Great Lakes region southwestward into Missouri. Meanwhile, favorably dry weather prevails in the western Corn Belt, where most river levels continue to fall. However, in areas where levees have broken, vulnerability to flooding persists until repairs can be made.

Milder days, but a wetter pattern also ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a record-setting crest on the Missouri River is approaching Rulo, Nebraska, as river levels in that area continue to exceed high-water marks originally set in June 2011.

Milder, but a wetter pattern ahead on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, moderate to major flooding is occurring in several dozen upper Midwestern communities, generally stretching from southeastern South Dakota and eastern Nebraska eastward into southern Wisconsin and northern and western Illinois. Current conditions—cool, dry weather—favor allowing floodwaters to proceed downstream without further complications.

A drier, tranquil pattern in the days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, breezy, cool conditions and scattered rain and snow showers linger in the wake of a departing storm system. However, moderate to major flooding is affecting portions of the middle Missouri Valley, including numerous rivers in eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, and southeastern South Dakota. Significant flooding is also occurring in parts of the upper Mississippi Valley.

Brief warm-up accompanied by high wind potential

Across the Corn Belt, mild, showery weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Runoff across the western and central Corn Belt is increasing due to rain falling on still-frozen soils, as well as melting snow and ice, leading to considerable ponding and lowland flooding.

Spring-like temps, rain & high wind ahead

In the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a warming trend. However, rain showers are quickly approaching the southwestern Corn Belt. Snow remains on the ground in most areas along and northwest of a line from southeastern Nebraska to northern Lower Michigan. At daybreak Tuesday, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, reported a snow depth of 16 inches.

Milder days precede an early Spring-like storm

Across the Corn Belt, snow depths of 1 to 2 feet remain common across the upper Midwest, where colder-than-normal conditions persist. In fact, below-normal temperatures prevail throughout the region, although snow mostly disappeared in the southern and eastern Corn Belt during a brief, weekend warm spell.

Wide-ranging weather for the Heartland this weekend

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is falling across the Ohio Valley and environs, while cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. In fact, the Corn Belt remains locked into a winter-like weather pattern, with snow depths ranging from 1 to 2 feet or more across much of the upper Midwest.