The Weather Front On-Line (March 2011)
On the Plains, light precipitation is ending across eastern portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. An inch of new snow covers the ground Monday morning in Topeka, Kansas. However, precipitation again largely bypassed drought-stressed pastures and winter wheat on the central and southern High Plains.
Across the Corn Belt, light snow is falling across parts of the upper Midwest. Dry weather prevails in the central and eastern Corn Belt, although lowland flooding persists along many creeks and rivers.
Across the Corn Belt, light snow is beginning to overspread western portions of the region, including the middle Missouri Valley. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather prevails, although widespread lowland flooding persists from the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys into the lower Great Lakes region.
During the month of February, temperatures across the Land of Lincoln continued to be below normal while precipitation was above normal throughout the state. Much of the state was hit with heavy snow early in the month with total snowfall for the month ranging from less than 6 inches to more than 24 inches.