The Weather Front On-Line (February 2018)

The Weather Front On-Line (February 2018)

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.

An active Winter weather pattern this weekend

Across the Corn Belt, the latest in a series of winter storms is producing a band of snow from Nebraska into the lower Great Lakes region. At daybreak Friday, snow depths have increased to 11 inches in Rockford, Illinois, and 10 inches in Muskegon, Michigan. The snow is causing widespread travel disruptions.

Wide-range of temps, weather across the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, another round of snow is blanketing the Great Lakes region, while a mix of rain and snow is gradually ending across the Ohio Valley. In Michigan, snow depths at daybreak were 9 inches in Muskegon and 6 inches in Grand Rapids. Des Moines, Iowa, also has a 6-inch snow depth.

An active pattern continues across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, fresh snow blankets a broad area stretching from Nebraska into the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 5 inches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the storm’s wake, Tuesday morning’s low temperatures across the upper Midwest generally ranged from 0 to -20°.

Snow chances increase, cold pattern to linger

Across the Corn Belt, a cold, breezy weather pattern is in place. Snow showers are confined to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Friday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° throughout the upper Midwest.