The Weather Front On-Line (March 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (March 2012)

A range of seasons across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, frost and freeze advisories were in effect Friday morning across portions of the Great Lakes region, where producers continue to monitor early-blooming fruit crops for signs of injury in the wake of the March 26-27 and current cool snaps.

Cool weather, some rain across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather has returned to the Great Lakes region, where frost and freeze advisories were in effect Thursday morning. Freezes were mostly confined to Wisconsin and Michigan, where late-March freezes are common. However, the cool weather follows an extended period of record-setting warmth.

A wide-range of weather, temperatures across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, markedly colder air covers the Great Lakes States, but warmth lingers across southern and western sections of the region.

Fast development of Winter Wheat, fruit crops in the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, unusually warm weather continues, despite widespread showers. Some of the heaviest rain is falling from the upper Great Lakes region southeastward into the lower Ohio Valley.

More Summer-like warm for the far eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, record-shattering warmth persists across the eastern half of the region, pushing winter grains far ahead of their normal pace of spring development. Thursday’s high temperatures could exceed 85° in parts of the Ohio Valley.

Summerlike warmth as "Spring" officially arrives

Across the Corn Belt, widespread, record-setting warmth continues for a seventh consecutive day. Tuesday’s high temperatures will exceed 80° in much of the Ohio Valley.

Record-setting warmth continues

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are mostly confined to the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, phenomenal early-season warmth continues to promote an extremely rapid pace of soft red winter wheat development.

On the Plains, record-setting warmth prevails, especially across northern and central areas. Later Friday, much of the region will experience highs above 80°.

More record-setting warmth...

Record-setting warmth will continue for the foreseeable future in many areas from the Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard.

An early summer-like pattern

The next 5 to 7 days will feature unseasonably warm temperatures as the upper flow pattern will remain out of the southwest. Afternoon high temperatures will well into the 70s for the remainder of the week.

A big warm-up spreads from the Plains to the Midwest.

Across the Corn Belt, increasingly warm, windy conditions are overspreading the region, encouraging early winter wheat growth in areas free of snow cover. Tuesday afternoon highs are expected to average more than 20°F above normal across western portions of the region.

On the Plains, dry, unseasonably warm weather prevails.