The Weather Front On-Line (June 2012)

Blistering heat to expand across much of the Midwest

A blistering heat wave (daytime highs reaching 100-110°) will prevail across the central and southern Plains, although cooler air has settled on northern areas.


Heat wave on the Plains to build across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather is maintaining concern for corn and soybeans in the central Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Tuesday’s highs will average 4 to 8° below normal from Illinois into Ohio, reducing crop-water demands somewhat. Nevertheless, rain will be needed soon as more corn and soybeans enter reproduction.


Dry weather remains a concern in the Eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather maintains concern for potential additional stress on vegetative to reproductive corn and soybeans in the central Mississippi and Ohio Valleys.

On the Plains, heat and dryness sustain rapid dry-down and harvesting of hard red winter wheat in southern production areas, as well as advanced development of sorghum and other summer row crops.


Cooler, less humid air heads for central Illinois

A cold front will bring relief from the heat as scattered showers and thunderstorms spread across the area ahead of it. While not all locations will receive rainfall, a few spots could pick up one quarter to one half an inch.

Across the rest of the Corn Belt, recent rains have aided in maintaining favorable growing conditions across the upper Midwest.


More hot weather in the driest areas of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, thunderstorms continue to roll across northern areas, including the upper Mississippi Valley. However, hot, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. For the second day in a row, Tuesday’s high temperatures will approach 95° in the driest areas of the southern and eastern Corn Belt.


Heat wave covers much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are rumbling across the northern tier of Midwestern States. Farther south, weekend showers provided drought-stressed corn and soybeans with much-needed moisture, although soil moisture reserves remain limited across much of the southern and eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, cool weather is limited to portions of Montana and North Dakota.


Much-needed rainfall ahead by next week for the Plains & Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for some showers in the west.


More rain needed across parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, highly beneficial showers are affecting both eastern and western portions of the region.


Mild, dry weather holds across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers are confined to western-most portions of the region, including parts of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.


More rain needed in much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warm weather in the upper Midwest contrasts with cool conditions across the eastern half of the region. Despite last week’s showers, additional rain is needed across the southern and eastern Corn Belt to prevent further declines in crop condition.


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