The Weather Front On-Line
On the Plains, mild, breezy weather prevails. The region’s winter wheat production areas remain devoid of snow, and the crop has begun to lose winter hardiness due to ongoing warmth. In addition, short-term dryness has become a concern across portions of the southern Plains.
Across the Corn Belt, bitterly cold air is surging into the upper Midwest, preceded by widespread snow showers. The cold, breezy, snowy Midwestern weather is increasing livestock stress.
Across the Corn Belt, a few snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes. Otherwise, cold, dry weather prevails. Thursday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° across parts of the upper Midwest, where an extensive snow cover remains in place. Current snow depths include 3 inches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin.
Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy weather prevails. Snow showers continue across the eastern Corn Belt and downwind of the Great Lakes. Snow is also developing across the westernmost Corn Belt in conjunction with an approaching warm front.
Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings are in effect Monday across parts of the upper Midwest due to wind-driven snow showers and very cold conditions. The snowy, windy weather is disrupting travel and increasing livestock stress. Farther east, rain is gradually changing to snow showers in the eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, generally dry weather prevails. A substantial snow cover remains in place across roughly the northwestern half of the Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, snow-removal efforts continue in storm-affected areas from Nebraska to Wisconsin and Michigan. Current snow depths include 13 inches in Traverse City, Michigan, and 7 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. A few light snow showers are occurring across the northern tier of the Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, heavy, wet snow is falling over the northwestern third of the region, where Blizzard Warnings are in effect for Tuesday. In contrast, spring-like warmth is overspreading the Ohio Valley and southern Corn Belt.