The Weather Front On-Line (February 2018)

The Weather Front On-Line (February 2018)

Spells of wet weather, but drier days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers are developing from Illinois eastward, maintaining extremely wet conditions and aggravating lowland flooding. In contrast, the upper Midwest remains covered by snow; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, has a current snow depth of 7 inches.

More rain ahead for the eastern, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a substantial snow cover exists in the upper Midwest, where snow depths include 9 inches in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and 8 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather across the central and eastern Corn Belt is allowing water to drain from fields and streams into larger rivers.

Rainy pattern continues into next week

Across the Corn Belt, a significant, late-winter flood is underway. Major flooding is affecting more than a dozen river gauges in southwestern Michigan and northern sections of Illinois and Indiana, while minor to moderate flooding is broadly occurring in the central and eastern Corn Belt.

More rain ahead, local flooding continues

Across the Corn Belt, Wednesday morning’s low temperatures remained above 60° in parts of the Ohio Valley but fell below 0° in the far upper Midwest. Early Wednesday, heavy rain stretches from the lower Great Lakes region into the lower Ohio Valley, resulting in lowland flooding and widespread ponding of water.

Mild for now, significant rainfall early next week

Across the Corn Belt, colder weather trails the recent warm spell. In fact, sub-zero temperatures were noted early Friday across the far upper Midwest. Currently, most of the region’s remaining snow cover is confined to the northern Corn Belt, while rain lingers early Friday across the Ohio Valley.

An active, moisture-laden pattern for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather and rain showers are resulting in rapidly melting snow. The current snow depth of 5 inches in Rockford, Illinois, is down from 14 inches on Sunday. In addition, dense fog has developed in parts of the central Corn Belt. Elsewhere, cold, breezy weather is returning to the far upper Midwest.

A milder, but also generally wetter pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies a marked warming trend. However, a few rain showers are developing in the Ohio Valley. Although snow still covers much of the Midwest in the wake of an early-February stormy spell, melting has begun in some areas.

A more active, generally wetter pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a substantial snow cover continues to blanket all but the southern tier of the region. The current snow depth in Rockford, Illinois, where measurable snow fell each day from February 3-11, stands at one foot. Temperatures are starting to moderate, but scattered sub-zero temperatures were reported early Tuesday across the northern Corn Belt.

Milder, wetter days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather prevails. Most of the region remains firmly in the grip of winter, with all but the southern Corn Belt under a thick blanket of snow. Sub-zero temperatures were noted early Monday throughout the upper Midwest, while current snow depths include 13 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 10 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and 7 inches in Des Moines, Iowa.