The Weather Front On-Line (January 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (January 2012)

Early Spring-like warmth continues

Unseasonably mild weather will continue through the rest of the week.  High temperatures today will run almost 30-degrees above average.

A weak cool front will move through while bringing a few rain showers tonight.

Unseasonably mild weather returns to the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails, except for snow showers in the upper Great Lakes region.  Generally minor lowland flooding persists in a few river basins across the eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, unusually warm weather prevails. Monday’s high temperatures will exceed 60°F as far north as western South Dakota.

Soggy fields across the southern Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails. Rain is falling in the Ohio Valley, maintaining soggy conditions in much of the soft red winter wheat belt.

On the Plains, isolated showers linger across northeastern Texas, but mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the nation's mid-section.

An active weather pattern for the Midwest

Stormy weather prevails across the northern two-thirds of the western U.S. into next week.

Bitter cold air builds into the north-central U.S.

Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling across parts of the upper Midwest. Tuesday morning’s snow depths include 3 inches at both Des Moines, Iowa, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms are affecting the southern and eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, cold, dry air is settling southward.

A more typical Winter pattern for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow showers continue downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Some of the coldest air of the season covers the upper Midwest, where some locations reported sub-zero temperatures Friday morning.

On the Plains, temperatures are quickly rebounding in the wake of a brief cold snap.

A more typical Winter pattern for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow showers continue downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Some of the coldest air of the season covers the upper Midwest, where some locations reported sub-zero temperatures Friday morning.

On the Plains, temperatures are quickly rebounding in the wake of a brief cold snap.

Finally...Winter's first storm of the season arrives.

An upper level storm system will strengthen as it tracks across the region today, producing accumulating snow, a stout wind and slowly falling temperatures.

Snow is expected to begin prior to sunrise west of the Illinois River and spread east, reaching the Indiana-border by noontime.

Mild, snowless weather across the Midwest...for now

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather is maintaining an unusual absence of snow cover. In fact, record-setting warmth covers the upper Midwest, where today’s high temperatures will approach 50°F.

On the Plains, record-setting warmth continues in parts of Nebraska and the Dakotas, but slightly cooler air is overspreading Montana.

Unseasonably mild, dry weather continues...for now

In the Corn Belt, unusual warmth is expanding eastward. As a result, cold air is retreating from the eastern Corn Belt, where producers have had a few days to try to harvest any remaining corn.

On the Plains, record-setting warmth persists, especially across northern areas. A few wildfires have developed on Montana’s High Plains, in part due to warm, windy weather.