The Weather Front On-Line
On the Plains, a variable snow cover is providing some insulation for winter wheat across the northern half of the region. Widespread sub-zero temperatures were noted Monday morning in the Dakotas, Nebraska, and the northern tier of Kansas.
Across the Corn Belt, warmth is pushing eastward, although chilly conditions linger across the middle Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Wednesday’s high temperatures could reach 70° in western Missouri.
Across the Corn Belt, mild weather west of the Mississippi River contrasts with chilly conditions farther east. Snow showers are occurring in two areas: the upper Mississippi Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 4 inches in Dayton, Ohio, and 2 inches in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of mostly light snow is causing minor travel disruptions from the upper Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather covers the southern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, light snow, or rain mixed with snow, is falling in parts of the lower Great Lakes region. Mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Recent and ongoing warmth has left snow only across the northern tier of the region; current snow depths include 3 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 2 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather and a few snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. In contrast, mild air is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River. Most of the Midwest—except the southern tier of the Corn Belt—remains covered by snow, helping to provide insulation for winter wheat in the lower Great Lakes region.
Across the Corn Belt, cold, cloudy weather prevails. A few snow showers dot the Great Lakes States. Wednesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, although abundant snow covers the soft red winter wheat crop in the coldest areas.
Across the Corn Belt, very cold weather across the upper Midwest—with Tuesday morning lows generally ranging from -20 to 0°—is maintaining stress on livestock. Chilly conditions also cover the remainder of the region.
Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings were in effect in portions of the far upper Midwest, including the Red River Valley. Elsewhere in the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions are maintaining stress on livestock.