The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Widespread rains ahead for the Corn Belt...

Rain and snow will diminish over the Intermountain West and Pacific Coast States as a large storm drifts shifts eastward. The storm is expected to stall over the central High Plains, producing heavy snow in the central Rockies, while rain and thunderstorms break- out over the Plains and Corn Belt.

Mild, dry weather continues across most of the Midwest...

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry, mild weather favors planting and early crop emergence. Dryness, however, is becoming an increasing concern over the Upper Midwest and eastern Ohio Valley, where soil moisture is limited for crop establishment.

Meteorite sightings in the Midwest...

Beginning around 10:25 pm Wednesday evening, April 14, numerous reports were received of a bright object falling from the sky somewhere in Central Illinois. However, as close as the object appeared, the object was much further away than it appeared.

Summer-like temperatures...

Summer-like temperatures prevailed across central Illinois for much of the first half of April.  Temperatures averaged 10-15 degrees above normal through April 15th with many days seeing highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s.  These readings were more typical of mid-June!

Summer-like...

Across the Corn Belt, recent dry and unusually warm weather continues to favor fieldwork, including early-season corn planting.

Spring fieldwork accelerates across Illinois

Last week saw a great deal of equipment preparation along with soil tillage and some planting across the state of Illinois, with an acceleration of work last weekend.

Many producers are busy applying fertilizer and spraying wheat. Other activities included hauling grain to market, repairing and installing drainage tile and taking care of livestock.

Warmer, drier...

Warm and dry conditions will be the rule much of this this week.

High pressure over the Great Lakes, extending into the Midwest, will gradually move off to the east, allowing winds over the region to become southerly, allowing warm air to flow into the area.

Cooler, for now...

Colder air continues to settle across the nation’s mid-section in the wake of a departing storm.

A Freeze Warning is in effect for Thursday morning across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon & evening...

A cold front will push southeastward Wednesday.  This set-up will help to generate the next outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms, with some possibly locally heavy or severe.