The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Excessively wet pattern for parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warmth lingers across southernmost corn and soybean production areas, including the lower Ohio Valley. Cool air covers the remainder of the Corn Belt, while widespread showers are halting harvest activities in the upper Mississippi Valley and the upper Great Lakes region. Some wet snow is falling in northern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

Very wet pattern ahead for much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork disruptions continue across the upper Midwest, where showers and thunderstorms precede a cold front. Meanwhile, producers across the southern and eastern Corn Belt are harvesting corn and soybeans, as field conditions permit, amid pockets of lingering wetness in the Ohio Valley and environs.

Unseasonal warmth to accompany wetter days

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather generally favors corn and soybean maturation and harvesting. However, warm weather in the southern Corn Belt contrasts with cool conditions in the Great Lakes region and the upper Midwest. The cool weather is slowing evaporation rates and limiting fieldwork in areas that received heavy September rainfall.

Mild to warm, but wet days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, late-season warmth in the Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys is promoting corn and soybean maturation and harvesting. In contrast, cool, rainy weather is affecting portions of the northern Corn Belt, causing renewed fieldwork delays.

A mild, wet start to October for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is slowing evaporation rates, delaying a return to full-scale harvest operations despite unusually early corn and soybean maturation. In fact, lowland flooding persists in parts of the upper Midwest, particularly in Iowa and portions of neighboring states.

Warmer, wetter days to return to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a cold front stretching from the lower Great Lakes region into the Ohio Valley is producing scattered showers. Cool, breezy weather prevails across the remainder of the Midwest, as some producers continue to await enough field drying to be able to resume harvest activities.

A change weather for the Corn Belt & Plains

Across the Corn Belt, sharply cooler air, along with rain, is arriving across the upper Midwest. Wet conditions continue to hamper upper Midwestern fieldwork; on September 23, topsoil moisture was rated 25% surplus in Iowa and 21% surplus in Minnesota.

A changing pattern for much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, rain is maintaining the threat of flooding in the Ohio Valley, but dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. The dry weather is especially beneficial in the upper Midwest, where last week’s heavy rain induced lowland flooding and halted early-season harvest efforts.

A change in weather well-underway

Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather prevails. Significant lowland flooding persists in parts of the upper Midwest, particularly in northwestern Iowa and environs, following recent downpours.