The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Showery weather ahead for parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a Frost Advisory was in effect early Monday across portions of the Great Lakes region, including northern Lower Michigan. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest, except for some rain in eastern Nebraska and environs. Midwestern corn and soybean planting operations are progressing as field conditions permit.

A brief period of mostly tranquil weather to end

Across the Corn Belt, widely scattered showers are confined to areas east of the Mississippi River, while temperatures have rebounded to near-normal levels. During this brief period of mild, mostly dry weather, producers are attempting to plant summer crops as field conditions permit. Meanwhile, the Mississippi River at St.

Weather contributes to record-slow U.S. corn planting

Across the Corn Belt, conditions remain unfavorable for widespread corn and soybean planting activities, with separate areas of rain affecting eastern and western production areas. In addition, unusually cool weather lingers across the Midwest, except in the Ohio Valley. A record was set for least U.S. corn planting complete by May 26—just 58%--compared to the former standard of 67% in 1995.

Pattern remains wet, stormy across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures remain above normal in the Ohio Valley but below normal farther north and west. Heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms continue to march eastward along and near the boundary between warm and cool air, curtailing fieldwork.

Pattern remains wet, stormy this Holiday Weekend

Across the Corn Belt, warm, humid weather prevails in the Ohio Valley. Across the remainder of the Midwest, cool, stormy weather and soggy fields continue to inhibit nearly all spring planting operations, as well as corn and soybean emergence and establishment. Early Friday, some of the heaviest rain is falling in Iowa and environs.

Wet pattern to continue across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley, and are also occurring in the upper Midwest. On May 19, prior to the latest round of rain, topsoil moisture was rated more than one-half surplus in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, and at least 40% surplus in five other Midwestern States.

Warmer; periodic rains returning to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork is again nearly at a standstill, following last week’s respectable planting progress in some northern and western corn and soybean production areas. U.S. corn planting, 49% complete by May 19, broke the modern-era record for that date (previously, 50% in 1993).

Warmer, wetter days ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a Frost Advisory was in effect early Monday in much of Minnesota. In fact, cool, mostly dry weather covers all of the Midwest, which currently lies between storm systems. However, corn and soybean planting opportunities remain limited in many areas by soggy soils and low evaporation rates.

Wet, stormy weather to dominate the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a wetter pattern is becoming established, following a brief period of dry weather that allowed some corn and soybean planting to take place in drier and better-drained areas. Currently, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the Dakotas to Ohio. In addition, much cooler air is overspreading the northern Corn Belt.