The Weather Front On-Line (October 2012)
A big change in weather is ahead. A strong surge of cold air will engulf the Plains Thursday and the Midwest on Friday.
Toward week’s end, freezes can be expected as far south as the central High Plains and the upper Midwest, while below-normal temperatures will cover the majority of the U.S.Meanwhile, recent soil moisture improvements in the southern and eastern Corn Belt are bene
Fall activities continued with largely dry conditions persisting last week throughout most of the state. Rainfall, some heavy, was reported in the southern areas.
Corn harvest is nearing completion with 71 percent of the crop now harvested.Soybean harvest increased to 22 percent, compared to 10 percent at this time last year and the 5-year average of 21 percent.
Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails, despite widespread cloudiness. As a result, summer crop harvesting continues at a rapid pace, especially across the upper Midwest.