The Weather Front On-Line (September 2010)

The Weather Front On-Line (September 2010)

Favorable harvest weather...

Above average rainfall returned to the state last week, with the vast majority of it coming in one rainfall which was heavier in the central part of the state. This led to a temporary slowdown of the early harvests, but producers were able to get back into the fields relatively quickly. Soybeans benefited most from the rainfall.

A very warm and wet summer across Illinois...

This summer was one of the warmest and wettest on record, based on preliminary data. The statewide average temperature for summer (June–August) in Illinois was 76.4 degrees, 2.7 degrees above normal and the seventh warmest summer on record, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.

A change in weather ahead for the Midwest...

Hurricane Earl will threaten the Atlantic Seaboard on September 2-3, with rain squalls and gusty winds expected along the immediate coast from North Carolina to Maine. Meanwhile, a cold front—which will ultimately help to steer Earl away from the U.S. mainland—will produce locally heavy showers from Texas into the Great Lakes States.