The Weather Front On-Line

A wide-range of weather, temperatures on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, bitterly cold conditions are maintaining stress on livestock in the upper Midwest. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° in parts of Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Cold, breezy conditions cover the remainder of the Midwest, and snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes.

On the Plains, mostly dry weather prevails.


Unseasonably cold weather grips the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, precipitation has subsided across the upper Midwest, although windy weather continues to cause some blowing and drifting of snow. Snow showers persist, however, downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

On the Plains, warmth lingers across the southern half of Texas, where planting is well underway.


Spring slow to arrive across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is blanketing the upper Mississippi Valley, while rain is falling in the Ohio Valley. Areas in between are receiving patchy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Spring has been slow to arrive in the Midwest; current snow depths include 8 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 5 inches in Madison, Wisconsin.


A cold pattern to expand across much of the Nation

Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation (mostly snow and freezing rain) is spreading across the upper Midwest, including North Dakota and Minnesota. In stark contrast, warmth is arriving in the southwestern Corn Belt, including central and southern Missouri, where Friday’s high temperatures will range from 70 to 80°.


Precipitation winds-down across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, warmth lingers across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, accompanied by widespread rain showers. Colder weather is returning to the remainder of the Midwest. Some light snow is falling from Iowa into Wisconsin.


A late-season snow cover prevails across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Much of the region remains covered by snow. Early Friday, snow depths include 13 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 11 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and 4 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On the Plains, cold weather is confined to the northern tier of the region, where a deep snow cover exists.


Mild weather on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather covers the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s low temperatures dipped to 0° or below as far south as northeastern Iowa. Dry weather and below-normal temperatures cover the remainder of the Midwest, except for some snow showers in the lower Great Lakes region.

On the Plains, a few snow showers are spreading across Montana.


Another late-season Winter storm for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, snow is spreading eastward from the middle and upper Mississippi Valley, while rain showers are affecting the Ohio Valley. Winter storm warnings are in effect in a broad area from Minnesota to Ohio.


Some planting underway in the Deep South

A thick blanket of snow remains in place across much of the northern and western Corn Belt, with depths at 10 inches in Kansas City, Missouri; 9 inches in Des Moines, Iowa; and 7 inches in Rockford, Illinois.

Snow remains on the ground across portions of the central and southern Plains, with depths at 6 inches in Wichita, Kansas, and 3 inches in Omaha, Nebraska, and Enid, Oklahoma.


A thick snow cover across the northern, western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, wind-blown snow showers persist across roughly the eastern half of the region.


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