The Weather Front On-Line (May 2010)
Cool weather will persist through week’s end in the West Coast States, but temperatures will rebound to above-normal levels by early next week. Meanwhile, a warm weather pattern across the Plains and much of the Midwest will be replaced by slightly cooler conditions.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers and thunderstorms are grazing the far western areas of the region. Across the remainder of the Midwest, very warm, mostly dry weather favors planting activities and corn and soybean emergence and development.
According to the Illinois Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, cooler-than-normal temperatures with rain last week caused some low land flooding and ponding in fields. Many producers are predicting a small amount of corn replanting will need to be done.
A large, complex storm system will generate additional late-season snow in the central Rockies, while a mixture of rain and wet snow falls from the central High Plains into the Dakotas and Upper Midwest.