The Weather Front On-Line (April 2012)
Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers stretches from Michigan to Missouri. The rain is slowing summer crop planting efforts but boosting moisture reserves for pastures, winter grains, and emerging corn.
On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms from Kansas to Texas are benefiting pastures, winter wheat, and emerged summer crops.
A complex, wavy frontal boundary currently stretching from the northern Rockies into the Southeast will separate warmth on the central and southern Plains from unseasonably cold weather north of the front.
Across the Corn Belt, some fruit crops in the lower Great Lakes region’s fruit belt have been harmed by a series of late-March and April freezes, following an extended period of unprecedented March warmth.
On the Plains, there’s been a rapid pace of fieldwork and crop development of late.
Milder weather is ahead the next two days, along with several outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over the next 18 to 24 hours.
Most of the state experienced cool temperatures and sporadic rainfall last week.
Field work continued at a steady pace. Frost conditions continued in parts of the state with wheat, hay, and emerged corn showing signs of damage.
Across the Corn Belt, recent rain improved soil moisture and easing drought in western crop areas, while another spell of dry, warm weather in the Ohio Valley promoted fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.
On the Plains, recent showers benefitted Montana’s winter wheat.In the South, severe drought continues to adversely impact winter grains, pastures, and summer crops across por
The pace of field work increased last week throughout most of the state. Many farmers, however, had delayed planting until after a good rain to improve soil moisture. Frost conditions were reported in parts of the state, but the damage on wheat and emerged corn was mostly mild.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are developing in western portions of the region, providing beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting. Across the remainder of the Midwest, sunny skies are promoting fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.
On the Plains, showers linger in parts of Montana, while the rest of the region is dry and mostly warmer than normal.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers and thunderstorms stretches across western portions of the region from North Dakota to Missouri. The rain is providing highly beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting.
Across the Corn Belt, Freeze Warnings were in effect again Monday morning. A high-pressure system currently centered over Illinois and Indiana has resulted in clear, cool, near calm conditions across much of the Midwest.