The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A mild early-December pattern for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger in a broad area centered on the upper Mississippi Valley. Current snow depths include 4 inches in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and an inch in Omaha, Nebraska, and Rockford, Illinois. Meanwhile, some low clouds and fog linger across the eastern Corn Belt, following recent rainfall.

Snow blankets parts of the upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, snow lingers across the upper Midwest, where current depths include 4 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and 3 inches in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Some of the heaviest snow, locally 8 inches or more, has fallen across eastern South Dakota and environs. Meanwhile, mild, rainy weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt.

A wide-range of weather across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a cold front is producing locally heavy rain from Missouri into the Great Lakes, increasing soil moisture for winter grains. Behind the front, precipitation is briefly changing to freezing rain and snow.

A new storm system develops on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. The snow that fell in parts of the Midwest on November 20-21 continues to melt, providing moisture for winter grains.

An active pattern across the Heartland for Thanksgiving

Across the Corn Belt, an early-season snowfall has disrupted final summer crop harvest efforts. On November 15, prior to the snow’s arrival, more than one-tenth of the corn was still standing in Michigan and Wisconsin. Early Monday, snow depths included 9 inches in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and 7 inches in Albany, Wisconsin.

Snow develops in parts of the western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is developing across northern Nebraska, southern South Dakota, and western Iowa. Elsewhere, dry weather favors a limited return to late-season fieldwork, following recent rainfall.

Wind-blown & wet across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms are crossing the eastern Corn Belt. Mild weather prevails throughout the region, but most late-season fieldwork is on hold due to the recent and ongoing precipitation.

A very wet and unsettled week

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather across the Great Lakes region favors late-season harvest efforts. However, showers are spreading across parts of the southern and western Corn Belt, with the heaviest rain currently falling from southern Minnesota to Missouri.

A wet & active pattern ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather stretches from the Dakotas to the Ohio Valley. In the Great Lakes region, however, cool, windy conditions persist, accompanied by rain and snow showers. In many areas, corn and soybean harvest activities were complete, or nearly so, when weather conditions began to deteriorate.

An active weather pattern ahead at mid-week

Across the Corn Belt, dry, breezy weather accompanies a warming trend. Corn and soybean harvest activities are complete or nearing completion in many Midwestern production areas.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails between storm systems, helping to promote winter wheat growth. Monday’s high temperatures could approach 70° as far north as South Dakota.