The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Major Winter storm impacting the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are spreading from the middle Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes States. At this time, most rivers and streams remain in their banks, but the potential exists for rain- and melt-induced flooding—as well as ice jams—in the central and eastern Corn Belt.

Milder for now; an active pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions linger in the lower Great Lakes region, where snow is ending. However, mild weather is overspreading the remainder of the Midwest. Nevertheless, a substantial snow cover remains in place; current depths include 23 inches in Muskegon, Michigan, and 14 inches in Chicago, Illinois.

Milder for now; an active pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions linger in the lower Great Lakes region, where snow is ending. However, mild weather is overspreading the remainder of the Midwest. Nevertheless, a substantial snow cover remains in place; current depths include 23 inches in Muskegon, Michigan, and 14 inches in Chicago, Illinois.

Next winter storm system greets the new week

A winter storm is developing over the region, with heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain in Central Illinois today. Precipitation is expected to be very intense at times, possibly accompanied by thunder before quickly ending late afternoon and early evening.

A big-range of temperatures on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, a band of snow is crossing the middle Mississippi Valley, trailed by another round of bitterly cold air. Sub-zero temperatures have returned Friday morning to the Red River Valley and the upper Mississippi Valley. Breezy conditions accompany the frigid weather, maintaining stress on livestock.

Winter storm for the Southeast, mid-Atlantic region

Across the Corn Belt, scattered snow showers stretch from Upper Michigan to eastern Nebraska. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather prevails. Virtually the entire region remains covered by snow; current depths include 24 inches in Traverse City, Michigan; 13 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; and 10 inches in Rockford, Illinois

Cold wave dominates the Heartland

On the Plains, cold weather prevails. Monday morning’s temperatures locally dipped below -20° in the Dakotas. However, winter wheat’s protective snow cover remains much improved from last month. Farther south, patches of light snow and freezing rain/drizzle dot the central and southern Plains, causing local travel disruptions.

Much-needed moisture arriving in northern California

Across the Corn Belt, a substantial snow cover is providing winter wheat with insulation, but cold, breezy conditions are making conditions difficult for winter-weary producers and livestock. Current snow depths include 25 inches in Traverse City, Michigan, and 10 inches in both Kansas City, Missouri, and Rockford, Illinois.

Bitter cold tightens its grip

Across the Corn Belt, Wind Chill advisories remain in effect in many areas due to the combination of bitter cold and gusty winds. Midwestern winter wheat remains insulated by snow, but conditions are harsh for livestock. Subzero temperatures were noted Thursday morning as far south as the mid-Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys.

An active pattern throughout the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow is overspreading the mid-Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys. Very cold conditions cover the remainder of the Midwest, maintaining stress on livestock. Tuesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° in much of the upper Midwest.