The Weather Front On-Line (January 2011)
Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling in parts of the Great Lakes region, while rain stretches from southeastern Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. In the southern and eastern Corn Belt, soft red winter wheat has lost much of its protective snow cover. Meanwhile, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest.
On the Plains, mild, breezy weather prevails in advance of a pair of Pacific storms and an Arctic cold front. On the central and southern Plains, pastures and winter wheat are still in need of moisture to stabilize crop conditions.
During the next few days, a variety of weak disturbances will influence weather conditions across the U.S. Southeastern rainfall will end on Thursday, following by late-week snow showers from the Great Lakes region into the Northeast. Occasional precipitation will continue in the Northwest.
Across the Corn Belt, upper Midwestern livestock continue to endure a difficult winter that has featured cold weather, a persistently deep snow cover, and frequent storms. Although dry weather prevails, Tuesday’s low temperatures generally ranged from 0 to -20 degrees in the upper Midwest.