The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, rain is overspreading the southern tier of the region, with the heaviest precipitation falling across Missouri and southern Illinois. Soggy fields are impeding late-season fieldwork, especially with regard to late-season corn harvest efforts in the eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- to below-normal temperatures, although snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. Late-planted winter wheat is struggling to germinate in the eastern Corn Belt, where crop emergence on November 30 had reached 89% in Michigan and 93% in Indiana and Ohio.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- to below-normal temperatures. A few patches of freezing rain dot the lower Great Lakes region, particularly across Ohio. On November 30, the corn harvest was 93% complete in Ohio, along with 78% in Wisconsin and 77% in Michigan.
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather has returned. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in the upper Midwest, increasing livestock stress. Farther south, a cold rain is falling in the Ohio Valley, while wintry precipitation (sleet and freezing rain) is causing some travel disruptions from the Ozark Plateau into southern Illinois.
On the Plains, a wintery mix of precipitation lingers across Montana and North Dakota, stressing livestock and sustaining disruptions in transportation. Warm, mostly dry weather in central and southern agricultural areas favors late-autumn fieldwork, including the final stages of sorghum and cotton harvesting.
Across the Corn Belt, a weak disturbance is bringing snow to portions of Minnesota and Iowa, with a forecast for blowing snow and dangerous wind chills later Wednesday evening. Cloudy, mostly dry weather is expected elsewhere in the Midwest, with daytime highs staying below freezing in the upper Mississippi Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, snow squalls are subsiding downwind of the Great Lakes, but cold conditions persist throughout the region. Sub-zero temperatures were noted Friday morning in the upper Mississippi Valley, maintaining stress on livestock. Snow on the ground continues to hamper late-season harvest activities across the northern Corn Belt and parts of the Ohio Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls persist downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. A snow cover continues to limit fieldwork in parts of the northern Corn Belt, but harvest activities are proceeding in other areas, despite cold conditions.
Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger across the upper Midwest and downwind of the Great Lakes. Early Wednesday morning snow depth in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is 3 inches. Late-season corn harvesting is on hold across the northern Corn Belt, but producers across the remainder of the Midwest are harvesting as conditions permit.