The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A late Summer feel across the Midwest

On the Plains, sunny skies are promoting winter wheat planting and summer crop harvesting.

Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy rain is renewing flooding concerns in portions of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, warm, sunny weather is promoting fieldwork in the eastern Corn Belt.

A more active pattern ahead for the Midwest

On the Plains, Tuesday morning’s showers and thunderstorms stretch from Nebraska to the Red River Valley, slowing fieldwork but benefiting recently planted winter wheat. Across parts of Montana’s High Plains, rain has mixed with or changed to wet snow.

Drier weather briefly settles into the Midwest

On the Plains, cool air is overspreading Montana, accompanied by rain showers. Across much of the remainder of the nation’s mid-section, warm, dry weather is promoting summer crop maturation and harvesting, as well as winter wheat planting, emergence, and establishment.

Unsettled weather holds across the Midwest

On the Plains, cool weather prevails across the southern half of the region. Meanwhile, warmth is further expanding across the northern Plains. Dry weather throughout the nation’s mid-section is promoting fieldwork, including summer crop harvesting and winter wheat planting.

A feel of Autumn across the eastern Corn Belt

On the Plains, dry weather favors fieldwork, including summer crop harvesting and winter wheat planting. Warm weather has returned to the High Plains, promoting winter wheat germination.

Cool, favorably dry weather prevails across the Midwest

On the Plains, clouds and isolated showers linger across Texas. Farther north, warm, dry weather is ideal for fieldwork, including summer crop harvesting and winter wheat planting. Late-season warmth is also hastening summer crop maturation and promoting winter wheat emergence. On Sep.

Excessive rains in the upper Mississippi Valley

Across the Corn Belt, significant lowland flooding continues in parts of northeastern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota, and southwestern Wisconsin, where recent rainfall has totaled 6 to 10 inches or more in numerous communities. Currently, locally heavy showers persist in portions of Iowa and environs.

Summer heat lingers on the cusp of Fall

On the Plains, cool, showery weather is confined to areas along and near the Canadian border, from Montana into North Dakota. Farther south, warm, dry weather continues to promote summer crop maturation and harvesting, along with winter wheat planting.

Very warm, dry weather promoting crop maturity

Across the Corn Belt, very warm, mostly dry weather is promoting corn and soybean maturation and helping to dry out soggy fields. On September 18, more than half (53%) of the U.S. corn crop was fully mature, compared to the 5-year average of 48%. Nearly half (46%) of U.S. soybeans were dropping leaves, versus 43% on average.

Wet weather to return to much of the Midwest

On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms are slowing fieldwork but benefiting newly-planted winter wheat from the Dakotas southward to northern and western Texas. Meanwhile, warm, dry air is spreading across the northern High Plains.