The Weather Front On-Line (October 2012)

The Weather Front On-Line (October 2012)

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.

A November-like feel expected by the weekend

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

Colder Weather Ahead

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.

Early-week w

Fieldwork delays in some parts of the southern Midwest

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.