The Weather Front On-Line (March 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (March 2012)

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.

A windy, warm-up builds on the Plains

In the Corn Belt, light snow is exiting the Ohio Valley, while sunny skies are aiding storm recovery efforts across the lower Midwest. Recent well-placed rain provided some relief to severe drought areas of northwestern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

On the Plains, dry weather prevails, with unseasonable warmth expanding across the region.