The Weather Front On-Line (March 2018)

The Weather Front On-Line (March 2018)

More moisture, chilly days to come for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, cloudy weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm system. Rain showers linger in the Ohio Valley, where rivers are again running high and some lowland flooding is occurring. Meanwhile, some light snow is falling across the far upper Midwest, including parts of Minnesota.

Most Midwestern fields too wet for early fieldwork

Across the Corn Belt, rivers are again on the rise across parts of the Ohio Valley, bringing the return of lowland flooding to some of the same areas that were submerged in late February. On March 25, prior to the latest rainfall, topsoil moisture was rated 30% surplus in Indiana, along with 28% in Ohio and 21% in Illinois.

Very wet pattern ahead for the eastern, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a stripe of snow—stretching from the upper Midwest into the middle Ohio Valley—remains on the ground in the wake of a weekend storm. Indianapolis, Indiana, had a 3-inch snow cover at daybreak on Monday, following a 10.2-inch accumulation on Saturday.

Active, moisture-laden pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Some light precipitation, mainly a mix of rain and snow, is overspreading the westernmost Corn Belt, including the Dakotas.

Cool, unsettled pattern to prevail across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, snow is occurring in many areas west of the Mississippi River, while precipitation—mostly cold rain—is falling in the middle Ohio Valley. Chilly, breezy weather prevails throughout the Midwest.

An active pattern to continue into next week

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers are pushing eastward across the lower Missouri Valley and the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, cold, dry weather prevails across the northern and eastern Corn Belt.

A cool, wet pattern across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild air is pushing into the middle Mississippi Valley. In contrast, cold weather lingers across the northern and eastern Corn Belt. A few snow showers are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes.

Cool weather to linger, more moisture ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy conditions persist, although winds are diminishing across the upper Midwest. Snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes.

A quieter, milder pattern ahead next week

Across the Corn Belt, a few snow showers linger downwind of the lower Great Lakes. Cold, dry, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Flooding generally continues to subside, except along some larger rivers. For example, lowland flooding persists along the Wabash and Illinois Rivers, and in the lower Ohio Valley.