The Weather Front On-Line (October 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (October 2012)

A challenging Winter Outlook across the Nation

The western half of the continental U.S.

A period of historic, severe weather ahead for the eastern states

Across the Corn Belt, showers are occurring in the vicinity of a cold front stretching from Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. In the front’s wake, cold, dry weather favors late-season corn and soybean harvesting.

On the Plains, cold weather prevails. Freezes were noted Friday morning as far south as Texas’ northern panhandle.

Showers slow record corn harvest pace

Across the Corn Belt, showers are slowing fieldwork but further easing drought. Still, the U.S. corn harvest—87% complete by October 21—remains at a record-setting pace.

An active pattern this week across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a thunderstorm cluster is crossing the Mississippi Valley. Elsewhere in the Midwest, warm, dry weather favors corn and soybean harvesting, which has begun to wind down in some areas. Across the southern and eastern Corn Belt, winter wheat planting is ongoing.

On the Plains, cooler weather—accompanied by beneficial showers—is returning to northern areas.

Fieldwork delays across most of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, showery, breezy weather is slowing or halting fieldwork but providing much-needed moisture for soil moisture recharge.

On the Plains, chilly conditions and some clouds linger across eastern areas. In contrast, warm weather is returning to the High Plains.

A record-setting pace to corn harvest

Across the Corn Belt, cool conditions linger across the lower Great Lakes region, but warm air is spreading across the remainder of the Midwest. Isolated showers are spreading across the upper Midwest. The U.S.

A record-setting pace to corn harvest

Across the Corn Belt, cool conditions linger across the lower Great Lakes region, but warm air is spreading across the remainder of the Midwest. Isolated showers are spreading across the upper Midwest. The U.S.

An active pattern this weekend from the Plains to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cool but dry weather is promoting harvest activities, especially across the upper Midwest. A few readings below 20° were noted Friday morning in the northwestern Corn Belt. Winter wheat planting remains slightly behind schedule in the Ohio Valley in the wake of recent rainfall.

More cold weather on the move

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest, accompanied by a few rain showers. In recent days, corn and soybean harvest activities have continued to advance at a record-setting pace in the upper Midwest, but fieldwork has been slowed by cool, damp conditions in the Ohio Valley.

On the Plains, a new surge of cold air is arriving.

A wet September across the Land of Lincoln

A strong cold front will continue to cross the Plains and Midwest, accompanied by a few showers. Heavy snow will fall through mid-week along the eastern slopes of the northern Rockies.