The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Warmer, then wetter days to round-out September

Across the Corn Belt, warmer air continues to replace previously cool conditions, favoring corn and soybean maturation. Monday’s high temperatures will exceed 80° in many areas west of the Mississippi River.

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Across the Corn Belt, cool conditions persist. Low temperatures early Thursday morning locally dipped below 40° in the upper Midwest, where scattered frost was reported. Meanwhile, clouds and showers linger in the vicinity of the Great Lakes.

Cool weather impacting Corn development

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for a few showers in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Widely-scattered frost (but no freeze) was reported early Wednesday in the upper Midwest.

On September 3, corn dented was 10 to 20 percentage points behind average in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.

A fall-like feel across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers are mostly ending in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Clouds and a few showers linger, however, in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Cool, breezy weather covers much of the Midwest.

More cool Midwest weather ahead next week

Across the Corn Belt, rain associated with Tropical Depression Harvey has spread as far north as the lower Ohio Valley, but most of the Midwest is experiencing cool, dry weather. The central and eastern Corn Belt experienced a rather dry August, leaving late-maturing crops in need of both rain and warmth.

Fall-like pattern shift ahead

Across the Corn Belt, generally cool, dry weather prevails. Only 6% of the nation’s corn crop had reached full maturity by August 27, compared to the 5-year average of 10%. And, only 2% of the corn was mature in Illinois, 12 percentage points behind the average.

Much cooler weather ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, warm weather across the upper Midwest is helping to push developmentally delayed corn and soybeans toward maturity. Foggy weather lingers early Wednesday, however, in the central and eastern Corn Belt.

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails. However, a few showers are occurring in Iowa and environs, continuing a recent trend toward wetter conditions in parts of the western Corn Belt.

Rain still needed in parts of Illinois

Across the Corn Belt, cooler, drier weather has settled over the region, though a narrow band of showers extends from northern Nebraska into Wisconsin. Recent rain has improved soil moisture from western Iowa into Missouri, while moisture remains limited for filling summer crops from eastern Iowa into northern Illinois.