The Weather Front On-Line

Water-logged fields in the parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, unusually cool weather in the upper Midwest contrasts with lingering warmth farther east. Fieldwork remains at a virtual standstill in the western Corn Belt due to waterlogged fields and ongoing rain, while showers are slowing a previously rapid planting pace in the eastern Corn Belt.


Very wet soils in parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, most areas are experiencing a temporary reprieve from heavy rain. However, showers are affecting some of the western corn and soybean production areas. Any fieldwork that is taking place is occurring in the eastern Corn Belt, where soils are somewhat drier and very warm weather prevails.


Recurring rains to the west idle fieldwork

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are maintaining a slow pace of fieldwork. Conditions are a little more conducive to corn and soybean planting in the Ohio Valley, where warm weather prevails and showers are more isolated. Currently, the heaviest rain is falling across the Mississippi Valley and spreading into the lower Great Lakes region.


Recurring rains to the west idle fieldwork

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are maintaining a slow pace of fieldwork. Conditions are a little more conducive to corn and soybean planting in the Ohio Valley, where warm weather prevails and showers are more isolated. Currently, the heaviest rain is falling across the Mississippi Valley and spreading into the lower Great Lakes region.


A slow return to fieldwork across the Midwest

On the Plains, a chilly rain is falling across the central one-third of Montana, while strong thunderstorms are pounding south-central Texas in the vicinity of the Rio Grande. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather prevails, except for a return to above-normal temperatures on the central High Plains. Across the northern Plains, many fields remain too wet to resume summer crop planting operations.


Planting, fieldwork slows across much of the Corn Belt

On the Plains, recovery efforts continue in the wake of the tragic tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Thunderstorms have re-developed across portions of the southern Plains, including tornado-ravaged areas south of Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, very cool weather prevails across the northern and central Plains. Fieldwork remains at a standstill in the Dakotas, where rain showers persist.


Windy, warmer weather overspreads the Midwest

On the Plains, very warm weather continues to promote an acceleration of fieldwork and crop development. Warmth is especially notable on the central Plains, where Tuesday’s high temperatures will again approach or reach 95°. Precipitation (showers and thunderstorms) are mostly confined to the Red River Valley.


A big warm-up to get underway

On the Plains, much warmer weather accompanies scattered rain showers in the Dakotas. Elsewhere, very warm, dry weather prevails. High temperatures above 90° will be common later Monday throughout the region, even as far north as the Dakotas.


Limited fieldwork opportunities across the Corn Belt

On the Plains, dry weather is promoting fieldwork. However, mild weather across the northern High Plains contrasts with chilly conditions across the remainder of the nation’s mid-section. Freezes were noted Monday morning as far south as eastern Colorado and northwestern Kansas.


A contrast in seasons across the Heartland

On the Plains, a band of precipitation stretches from southeastern Nebraska to northern Texas. The northwestern edge of the precipitation shield is falling as snow. The southern High Plains were spared from a significant freeze Thursday morning, but strong northerly winds are resulting in some blowing dust.


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