The Weather Front On-Line (March 2012)
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.
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.
Across the Corn Belt, markedly colder air covers the Great Lakes States, but warmth lingers across southern and western sections of the region.
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.
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.
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°.
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.