The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

High-impact system slated for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, extremely cold conditions persist—especially across the northern half of the region. Friday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0°0 as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Readings below -20° were noted in the upper Great Lakes region.

Deep, cold wave pattern covers much of the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions persist. Extreme cold blankets the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s temperatures ranged from 0 to -30°. In Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul marked its 46th day this cold season with sub-zero temperatures—the most in any winter since 1978-79.

Very cold weather dominates the Corn Belt

On the Plains, a little bit of light snow is expanding eastward from near the Montana-Wyoming border, but dry weather covers the remainder of the nation’s mid-section. Below-normal temperatures prevail throughout the region, but bitterly cold conditions—with sub-zero temperatures—are confined to the northern half of the Plains.

A cold pattern to resume in many areas of the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, snowy, windy conditions linger across the upper Midwest in the wake of a departing storm. More than 7 inches of snow fell on Thursday in Mason City, Iowa. Meanwhile, recovery efforts are underway in areas of the lower Midwest hit by yesterday’s severe weather outbreak.

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