The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers accompany a continuation of near- to below-normal temperatures. Patchy Midwestern dryness developed during July, but overall crop stress has been minimal due to a lack of heat and the ability of corn and soybeans to tap into soil moisture reserves that accumulated during a very wet June.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and near- to below-normal temperatures remain mostly favorable for corn and soybeans. However, pockets of short-term dryness are becoming a concern in some areas, mainly across the western and southern Corn Belt. On July 27, topsoil moisture was rated 41% very short to short in Nebraska and 39% very short to short in Missouri.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather continues to benefit reproductive to filling corn and soybeans. However, patchy dryness has developed across the Midwest during July, following near-record to record-setting June wetness.
Across the Corn Belt, despite a recent drying trend, conditions remain mostly favorable for corn and soybeans. Specifically, many crops continue to thrive due to below-normal temperatures and adequate soil moisture.
Across the Corn Belt, a return to hot weather in the middle Missouri Valley contrasts with cool conditions farther east. Showers and thunderstorms in the vicinity of a warm front are spreading across the western Corn Belt. Conditions overall remain mostly favorable for corn and soybeans, despite some short-term drying.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather has returned in the wake of a cold front’s passage. The front, which is moving into the Ohio Valley, is producing scattered showers and thunderstorms in the eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is returning to the upper Midwest, following a brief period of beneficial warmth. Meanwhile, very warm weather continues across the southern and eastern Corn Belt in advance of a cold front, which is producing widely scattered showers.
Across the Corn Belt, humid weather accompanies near- to above-normal temperatures. As a result, Heat Advisories are in effect Monday in the western Corn Belt, where temperatures will approach 95°. Isolated thunderstorms are confined to the far upper Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and near- to below-normal temperatures are promoting soft red winter wheat harvesting and maintaining nearly ideal conditions for reproductive summer crops. Corn and soybean developmental delays are mostly restricted to northern production areas.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather continues to provide nearly ideal conditions for reproductive summer crops. However, delayed crop development remains a concern in some northern corn and soybean production areas. Wednesday’s low temperatures fell below 50° in a broad area covering much of the northern and western Corn Belt.