The Weather Front On-Line (May 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (May 2012)

Benefical rains across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously rapid pace of fieldwork. Although recent rainfall has caused pockets of lowland flooding in several areas, including southeastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota, precipitation remains generally beneficial for emerging summer crops.

Accelerated Winter Wheat development across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously torrid planting pace, but providing beneficial moisture for emerging summer crops. Midwestern warmth is promoting rapid development of winter wheat and emerged corn.