The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Cool, dry weathr across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for snow showers downwind of Lake Superior. However, fieldwork delays persist in the wake of recent rainfall. Substantial corn remains to be harvested in the northern Corn Belt, with at least half of the crop still in the field by November 3 in Michigan, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

An early-Winter storm on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers are encroaching from the south and west. Nevertheless, harvest activities continue in many areas. By November 3, at least 90% of the soybeans had been harvested in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and the Dakotas.

More moisture ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors corn and late-season soybean harvest activities, despite an increase in cloudiness. A few rain showers are developing, however, mainly in parts of Iowa and Missouri.

Drier weather returns to the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather has returned, following recent rainfall. Showers linger, however, across northern Lower Michigan. Most fieldwork remains on hold across the central and eastern Corn Belt, but corn and late-season soybean harvest activities continue to advance across the upper Midwest.

Harvest delays across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather is promoting fieldwork in the upper Midwest. Elsewhere, rain is slowing corn and late-season soybean harvest activities, but replenishing soil moisture in areas still suffering from drought. Prior to the rainfall, on October 27, topsoil moisture was rated more than half very short to short in Illinois (60%), Missouri (58%), and Iowa (53%).

No shortage of moisture in the days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, warmer weather prevails in advance of an approaching cold front. Mostly dry weather continues to promote Midwestern corn and soybean harvesting, although a few showers and thunderstorms are affecting the southern Corn Belt.

Plenty of precipitation to be anticipated

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors fieldwork. However, light snow is developing in parts of the upper Midwest, while rain is overspreading the southwestern Corn Belt. The soybean harvest, 77% complete nationally on October 27, is nearing completion—more than 90% finished—in Minnesota and Nebraska.

An active weather pattern this week

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather across the southern tier of the Midwest favors harvest activities and winter wheat emergence. Meanwhile, cold weather prevails from Nebraska and the Dakotas eastward to Michigan.

Favorable harvest weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for a few snow showers downwind of the Great Lakes. Conditions are mostly favorable for corn and soybean harvesting, but lingering drought in the central and southern Corn Belt remains a concern with respect to soft red winter wheat.

Chillier weather expanding across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a strong cold front stretches from Michigan to Missouri, preceded and accompanied by a few rain showers. In the front’s wake, the coldest air of the season blankets the upper Midwest. However, season-ending freezes already occurred last week across the northwestern Corn Belt—as much as 1 to 3 weeks later than the normal first autumn freeze.