The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Colder air on the move

Across the Corn Belt, colder weather accompanies snow showers, which are occurring mainly in the Great Lakes States. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in the far upper Midwest.

Drought issues on the central, southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers accompany a surge of colder air into the upper Midwest. In contrast, mild, dry weather prevails across the southern and eastern Corn Belt. Snow depths continue to diminish in the Great Lakes region; for example, the current snow depth of 5 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is down from 14 inches a week ago.

Frigid weather persists across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions persist, with Tuesday morning’s temperatures falling below 0° in nearly all locations. A deep snow cover and snow drifts continue to complicate travel in the central and eastern Corn Belt, where current snow depths include 13 inches in Rockford, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Life-threatening cold wave continues

Across the Corn Belt, a life-threatening cold outbreak is underway. Monday morning’s low temperatures generally ranged from -30° in the far upper Midwest to near 0° in the Ohio Valley. Gusty winds accompany the bitter cold, resulting in dangerously low wind chill temperatures.

More snow, dangerous cold ahead for eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is maintaining stress on livestock, particularly across the Upper Midwest. Temperatures were just below 0° in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin with dangerously colder weather on the way.

Cold wave conditions over parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is maintaining stress on livestock, particularly across the upper Midwest. Tuesday morning’s temperatures again plunged below -20° in parts of eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

Cold wave conditions over parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is maintaining stress on livestock, particularly across the upper Midwest. Tuesday morning’s temperatures again plunged below -20° in parts of eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

Cold wave pattern across parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, extreme cold is confined to the far upper Midwest. For example, Monday morning’s temperatures fell below -30° in parts of northern Minnesota. However, below-normal readings cover all of the Midwest, with Monday morning’s temperatures bottoming out near 0° as far south as southern Iowa and central Illinois.

Much colder air, once again, on-the-move

Across the Corn Belt, sharply colder weather (20-30° below normal) in western portions of the region contrasts with mild conditions (up to 10° above normal) in the Ohio Valley.

Wide-range of weather, temperatures in the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, unusually mild weather -- accompanied by rain showers -- covers the Ohio Valley in advance of a developing storm system. Some freezing rain is occurring from northern Illinois into southern Lower Michigan. Meanwhile, very cold weather is bringing renewed livestock stress across the far Upper Midwest (e.g.