The Weather Front On-Line (June 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (June 2012)

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.

Cool weather across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather prevails in the lower Great Lakes region, where Monday’s high temperatures will remain largely below 70°. Elsewhere, Midwestern pastures and summer crops are benefiting from recent topsoil moisture improvements, although pockets of unfavorable dryness persist.

On the Plains, hot weather is promoting winter wheat maturation.

Recent rains wind-down across the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. A few showers linger across the eastern Corn Belt, where recent rains have benefited corn, soybeans, and winter wheat, but have not completely eradicated short-term dryness.

On the Plains, cool weather accompanies isolated showers.