The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Wetter days ahead by mid-month across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers linger in the Ohio Valley. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather favors autumn fieldwork in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Early Friday, freezes were noted as far south as eastern South Dakota.

Favorable fall weather pattern should continue

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather continues to favor corn and soybean maturation and harvesting, along with winter wheat planting. Freezes were noted early Wednesday in the Red River Valley—typical for this time of year.

Mild pattern to largely continue

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails in most areas, despite an increase in cloudiness. However, a few showers dot the middle Mississippi Valley. On October 4, the soybean harvest was 25 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average in Minnesota and North Dakota. In addition, more than one-quarter (26%) of Michigan’s winter wheat was planted during the week ending October 4.

Little change in weather through the weekend

Across the Corn Belt, for the second morning in a row, Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings were in effect across the upper Great Lakes region, stretching as far south as central Wisconsin. Throughout the Midwest, cool, dry weather favors summer crop maturation and harvesting, and well as winter wheat planting.

A change in weather underway across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a chilly rain is falling from Michigan to southeastern Nebraska. Showers are also spreading into the Ohio Valley, where warm, humid weather prevails. In contrast, cool, dry weather covers the far upper Midwest, where Frost and Freeze Advisories were are in effect early Tuesday in North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

A warming trend ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a warming trend, promoting corn and soybean maturation. On September 13, Illinois led the Midwest in corn development, with 61% of the crop fully mature.

Late-summer warmth promotes corn and soybean maturation.

Across the Corn Belt, late-summer warmth is promoting corn and soybean maturation. By August 30, nearly one-tenth (9%) of the U.S. corn was fully mature, with Midwestern maturity ranging from 0% in Michigan and North Dakota to 21% in Illinois. Although most of the Corn Belt is experiencing dry weather, locally heavy rain occurred Tuesday morning in east-central Illinois.

Late-Summer heat to expand across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers over western and central portions of the region are further benefiting immature corn and soybeans while easing soil moisture shortages across northeastern Iowa and environs.

A favorable weather pattern for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Tuesday morning’s temperatures fell to near 40° in parts of the far upper Midwest. Temperatures and moisture conditions remain mostly favorable for filling summer crops.

Favorable weather in most Corn Belt regions

Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Clouds and a few showers linger, however, in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Continuing a summer-long trend, temperatures remain nearly ideal for Midwestern corn and soybeans.