The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A wet pattern, at times, across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are developing in the Great Lakes States. In contrast, warm, dry weather in the eastern Corn Belt favors pre-planting fieldwork. Planting activities are just getting underway across the region’s southern tier, where 1% of Missouri’s intended corn acreage had been planted by April 2.

No shortage of moisture across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a storm system centered over the lower Great Lakes is producing rain, snow, and gusty winds. Soil moisture supplies are favorable to even excess in most areas, though short-term dryness lingers in the upper Midwest.

On the Plains, sunny skies and moderating temperatures are promoting winter wheat development on the heels of recent soaking rainfall.

Beneficial rains to continue for the Midwest, Plains

Across the Corn Belt, a significant rainfall event is underway in the Great Lakes region. The Midwestern rain is generally benefiting winter wheat and helping to condition soils in preparation for spring planting.

A steady progression of systems for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, rain is overspreading Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. In advance of an approaching storm system, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

An active, at times wet pattern for the Corn Belt

On the Plains, cooler weather accompanies an increase in clouds and precipitation. Currently, some of the most significant and beneficial rain is developing across the High Plains. Prior to this event, topsoil moisture was rated 68% very short to short in Kansas, along with 56% in Oklahoma, 48% in Texas, and 40% in Colorado.

No shortage of rainfall in the coming days across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, rain in the vicinity of a cold front extends from Nebraska to Michigan. Some freezing rain is occurring in the upper Great Lakes region. South of the cold front, warm, dry, breezy weather prevails across much of the central and eastern Corn Belt.

Mild; frequent rains to march across the Midwest

On the Plains, a low-pressure system currently centered near the Colorado-Nebraska-Wyoming triple point is resulting in windy conditions. As a result, there is an elevated to extreme wildfire threat Thursday on the central and southern High Plains, where Thursday’s high temperatures will approach 90°.

The start of a much wetter pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather prevails due to a high-pressure system centered over the upper Great Lakes region. Freeze Warnings were in effect early Wednesday in parts of the lower Ohio Valley, where fruit trees and other temperature-sensitive crops have exhibited accelerated development due to previously warm weather.

A very wet pattern ahead for most of the Midwest

On the Plains, colder weather prevails in Montana and the Dakotas. Rain and snow showers are occurring along the leading edge of cold air, mainly in Nebraska. Very warm weather prevails on the southern Plains, where topsoil continues to diminish. On March 19, topsoil moisture was rated 74% very short to short in Kansas, along with 51% in Oklahoma and 43% in Texas.