The Weather Front On-Line (March 2013)

The Weather Front On-Line (March 2013)

Moderating temperatures across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures continue to slowly rebound, but remain at mostly near- to below-normal levels. In addition, breezy conditions have finally subsided. A few rain showers are developing across the southern fringe of the Midwest, mainly in parts of Missouri.

On the Plains, mostly dry weather accompanied a warming trend. A few rain showers dot the southeastern Plains.

A cold month of March so far across Illinois

The cold winter continued, with rain and snow covering much of the state during the past month.

Temperatures averaged 7 degrees below normal. Precipitation was slightly below normal statewide, with the drier districts being across central Illinois. The cold and wet conditions have been not been beneficial to spring calving.

Still Winter-like across much of the Midwest

Linked below, a look at snowfall coverage and amounts across much of Illinois from the late-season Winter storm that struck on Sunday, March 24, 2013:

Mapping and Listing of Snowfall Amounts Across Central, Southern Illinois

Across the rest of the Corn Belt, cold, breezy conditio

Unusually cold weather lingers across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, unusually cold weather is maintaining stress on livestock. Once again, Friday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in parts of the upper Midwest. Some light snow is developing in the far western Corn Belt, across the middle Missouri Valley.

On the Plains, cold weather prevails, except for lingering warmth across the southern half of Texas.

A wide-range of weather, temperatures on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, bitterly cold conditions are maintaining stress on livestock in the upper Midwest. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° in parts of Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Cold, breezy conditions cover the remainder of the Midwest, and snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes.

On the Plains, mostly dry weather prevails.

Unseasonably cold weather grips the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, precipitation has subsided across the upper Midwest, although windy weather continues to cause some blowing and drifting of snow. Snow showers persist, however, downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

On the Plains, warmth lingers across the southern half of Texas, where planting is well underway.

Spring slow to arrive across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is blanketing the upper Mississippi Valley, while rain is falling in the Ohio Valley. Areas in between are receiving patchy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Spring has been slow to arrive in the Midwest; current snow depths include 8 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 5 inches in Madison, Wisconsin.

A cold pattern to expand across much of the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation (mostly snow and freezing rain) is spreading across the upper Midwest, including North Dakota and Minnesota. In stark contrast, warmth is arriving in the southwestern Corn Belt, including central and southern Missouri, where Friday’s high temperatures will range from 70 to 80°.

Precipitation winds-down across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, warmth lingers across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, accompanied by widespread rain showers. Colder weather is returning to the remainder of the Midwest. Some light snow is falling from Iowa into Wisconsin.

A late-season snow cover prevails across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Much of the region remains covered by snow. Early Friday, snow depths include 13 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 11 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and 4 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On the Plains, cold weather is confined to the northern tier of the region, where a deep snow cover exists.