The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Massive Winter storm ahead for the eastern, southeastern U.S.

Across the Corn Belt, cold, mostly dry weather continues. A patchy snow cover exists in the lower Midwest, while a more substantial cover is in place across the upper Midwest.

On the Plains, mostly cloudy, cold weather prevails. Patches of light precipitation, mostly snow and freezing drizzle, are causing some difficulties with travel.

Stormy, Winter pattern lurks to the east

Across the Corn Belt, snow disruptive to travel but beneficial for winter wheat is primarily confined to the Ohio Valley, although a few snow showers and flurries are occurring in the Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 2 inches in Indianapolis, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri.

Another pattern shift ahead for the Heartland

On the Plains, some light snow is falling across Nebraska and the eastern Dakotas. In contrast, mild weather is returning to the southernmost Plains, as well as much of Montana. Across the northern half of the region, a variable, generally shallow snow cover continues to provide winter wheat with varying degrees of insulation.

Cold weather lingers in the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures are rebounding to above-normal levels across the upper Midwest, although most locations retain a shallow to moderately deep snow cover. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is reporting a current snow depth of 4 inches. Meanwhile, cold weather lingers across the eastern Corn Belt, where Tuesday morning’s low temperatures generally ranged from 0 to 15°.

A more typical Winter feel

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes. A mostly shallow snow cover exists across roughly the northwestern half of the Corn Belt; current depths include 3 inches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Rockford, Illinois.

An active pattern continues across the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, a chilly rain is falling across parts of the upper Midwest, adding to record-setting December precipitation totals in portions of Iowa and environs. Meanwhile, record-setting warmth covers much of the southern and eastern Corn Belt, accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms.

A very active weather pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, showers are limited to eastern areas, including Ohio. Above-normal temperatures prevail throughout the region, and snow cover—mostly patchy and shallow—is confined to the upper Midwest.

A more typical spell of December weather

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is falling across the upper Great Lakes region. Across the remainder of the Midwest, cool, dry, breezy weather represents a significant change from earlier warmth and wetness. In fact, lowland flooding persists in parts of the western Corn Belt, particularly in Iowa and Missouri.

A more seasonal feel throughout the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry, mostly cloudy weather prevails. Snow cover is limited to the northwestern Corn Belt, while the remainder of the Midwest has bare ground. Lowland flooding continues along several river basins in the western Corn Belt, primarily in Missouri, Iowa, and southern Wisconsin.

An active pattern continues for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling in the far upper Midwest, including the eastern Dakotas and northern Minnesota. Meanwhile, rain showers stretch from Wisconsin to southeastern Missouri. In advance of the shower activity, unusual warmth continues across the eastern Corn Belt.