The Weather Front On-Line (December 2017)

The Weather Front On-Line (December 2017)

Memorable cold to ring-in the New Year

Across the Corn Belt, a mostly shallow snow cover accompanies an ongoing cold wave. Many livestock are requiring supplemental feed and experiencing an increase in stress, following a mild autumn.

Season's coldest air yet to arrive

Across the Corn Belt, sub-zero temperatures prevailed early Wednesday, except along and near the Ohio River. The extremely cold weather, accompanied by gusty winds, is resulting in dangerously low wind-chill temperatures and significantly increasing stress on livestock. In addition, locally heavy snow squalls continue to rage downwind of the mostly unfrozen Great Lakes.

A colder, more active weather pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, colder air is arriving west of the Mississippi River, but warmth lingers in the Ohio Valley. Wintry precipitation (snow and freezing rain) is mainly confined to the Great Lakes region, but roads remain slick—following yesterday’s wintry mix—in parts of the western Corn Belt.

Cold wave pattern to begin by Christmas

Across the Corn Belt, despite expanding cloud cover, mild, dry weather prevails. However, mud and melting snow are hampering final corn harvest efforts in the Great Lakes region.

Dramatic shift in weather ahead by Christimas

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails. However, mud and melting snow are hampering final corn harvest efforts in the Great Lakes region.

Milder days ahead for the Midwest...for now

Across the Corn Belt, below-normal temperatures east of the Mississippi River contrast with mild weather farther west. Snow squalls downwind of the Great Lakes continue to produce locally heavy accumulations.

Moderating temperatures ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a storm system centered over the upper Mississippi Valley is producing snow in the upper Great Lakes region and is resulting in very windy weather across the upper Midwest. In the eastern Corn Belt, fields have largely frozen, allowing any remaining harvest efforts to proceed.

Brief cold snap to yield to milder days

Across the Corn Belt, frigid, windy weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. The harshest weather is occurring in the lower Great Lakes region, where snow squalls accompany the cold, windy conditions.

Temps to vary, but milder days to return

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers are developing across the Great Lakes region in conjunction with an approaching cold front. In addition, windy weather is spreading across the upper Midwest.