The Weather Front On-Line (November 2011)

The Weather Front On-Line (November 2011)

Rain lingers, some wet snow may follow

A strong storm system to the southeast will slowly track northeastward, bringing periods of rain today. As the system begins to move away, a stout northerly wind will usher-in cold air and change the rain to a brief period of wet snow this evening. Accumulations on colder surfaces of an inch or less is possible, and mostly confined to areas near or just east of Interstate 57.

More rain (snow?) for the Ohio Valley & parts of the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain is confined to the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, where final corn harvesting efforts have once again stalled. Elsewhere in the Midwest, mild, dry weather prevails.

On the Plains, dry weather prevails.

A mild, dry start to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Locally, windy and unusually mild weather develops Friday, with highs either-side of 60-degrees. The next system will bring with it more seasonal temperatures and periods of rain during Saturday and Sunday. Generally drier weather returns for much of next week.

On the Plains, recent warm, dry weather promoted some late-season winter wheat development.

A mild start to the Thanksgiving Weekend

Locally, the chance of rain will increase tonight and tomorrow in conjunction with a passing cold front.

Cold & dry across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm. Low temperatures ranged from 5 to 10° Thursday morning in much of the northwestern Corn Belt.

Harvest winding-down across the state

Across the state over the past week, soybean harvest increased by only one percentage point from the previous week to 98 percent.

Windy weather returns

The first half of the weekend should continue dry, while trending milder, as a stout south wind gets even stronger. Shower chances will increase on Sunday as a weak cool front approaches from the west.

Elsewhere, cool, stormy weather will engulf parts of the West.

Harvest delays continue across the far eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, lingering snow showers are mostly confined to the eastern Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, cool, dry weather prevails. Fieldwork delays persist in parts of the eastern Corn Belt, including Ohio, where 83% of the acreage intended for winter wheat had been planted by November 6.

A dry October across the state of Illinois

The statewide average precipitation for October in Illinois was 1.79 inches, 1.12 below average. This was the 21st driest October on record for the state, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.