The Weather Front On-Line (July 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (July 2012)

A big change in weather ahead

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are rolling across the northern edge of a ridge of high pressure that continues to produce crop-damaging heat. On the 4th of July, high temperatures reached or exceeded 100° across the majority of the Corn Belt, severely stressing reproductive corn and soybeans.

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