The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, an early-season snowfall has disrupted final summer crop harvest efforts. On November 15, prior to the snow’s arrival, more than one-tenth of the corn was still standing in Michigan and Wisconsin. Early Monday, snow depths included 9 inches in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and 7 inches in Albany, Wisconsin.
Across the Corn Belt, snow is developing across northern Nebraska, southern South Dakota, and western Iowa. Elsewhere, dry weather favors a limited return to late-season fieldwork, following recent rainfall.
Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms are crossing the eastern Corn Belt. Mild weather prevails throughout the region, but most late-season fieldwork is on hold due to the recent and ongoing precipitation.
Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather across the Great Lakes region favors late-season harvest efforts. However, showers are spreading across parts of the southern and western Corn Belt, with the heaviest rain currently falling from southern Minnesota to Missouri.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather stretches from the Dakotas to the Ohio Valley. In the Great Lakes region, however, cool, windy conditions persist, accompanied by rain and snow showers. In many areas, corn and soybean harvest activities were complete, or nearly so, when weather conditions began to deteriorate.
Across the Corn Belt, dry, breezy weather accompanies a warming trend. Corn and soybean harvest activities are complete or nearing completion in many Midwestern production areas.
On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails between storm systems, helping to promote winter wheat growth. Monday’s high temperatures could approach 70° as far north as South Dakota.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms in the vicinity of a cold front are pushing eastward. Dry, breezy conditions trail the front, while near-normal temperatures have replaced record-setting Midwestern warmth. Final corn and soybean harvest activities have been temporarily delayed by the recently ended rainfall.
Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather favors final harvest efforts and winter wheat development. By November 1, the U.S. corn harvest was 85% complete, compared to just 62% last year and the 5-year average of 79%.
Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather favors a return to fieldwork—including late-season corn and soybean harvesting—following last week’s rainfall. Monday’s high temperatures could approach the 80-degree mark in the southwestern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather prevails in the wake of recent rainfall, although low clouds and fog persist in some areas. Late-season harvest efforts remain on hold where the heaviest rain fell, including the Ohio Valley and portions of the upper Mississippi Valley.