The Weather Front On-Line (July 2012)

Heat wave pattern continues throughout the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, unfavorably hot, dry weather covers the Midwest. By July 1, one-fifth to one-half of both corn and soybeans were rated very poor to poor in Indiana (50 and 43%, respectively, for corn and soybeans), Missouri (48 and 49%), Illinois (33 and 31%), Michigan (28 and 27%), Ohio (26 and 30%), and Wisconsin (24 and 25%).

On the Plains, hot, mostly dry weather prevails.


Historic heat wave extends from the Great Plains to the East Coast

Across the Corn Belt, a record-shattering heat wave continues to trim yield prospects for reproductive corn and soybeans across drought-affected southern and eastern portions of the region.


Historic heat wave extends from the Great Plains to the East Coast

Across the Corn Belt, a record-shattering heat wave continues to trim yield prospects for reproductive corn and soybeans across drought-affected southern and eastern portions of the region.


Heat Wave to continue; Drought pattern expands

Very hot weather will continue across central and southeast Illinois through the Independence Day Holiday.  Areas south of the I-70 corridor will see the hottest weather, with highs well above 100 degrees each day through Monday.  Locations between I-72 and I-70 will be around 100 degrees, while mid to upper 90s prevail further north.

Meanwhile, the hot and dry weather in June


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