The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Unseasonably cold continues across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt. Tuesday morning’s low temperatures plunged below 10º throughout the upper Midwest, allowing still-soggy soils to begin freezing.

December-like. Period.

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers accompany a surge of cold air. Upper Midwestern temperatures fell below 20° Friday morning and will remain below 32° throughout the day. The Midwestern soybean harvest is nearing completion in many areas, but 24% of the nation’s corn had not been harvested by November 4.

A winter-like "look & feel" headed for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls are limited to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather is conducive to corn and soybean harvest activities in fields where soils are dry enough to support heavy equipment. On November 4, more than one-quarter of the soybeans remained in the field in Michigan (74% harvested) and Missouri (64% harvested).

December-like temperatures ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry, breezy weather prevails, aside from snow showers near the Great Lakes. However, wet fields continue to hamper harvest activities in some areas; the nation’s soybean harvest, 83% complete by November 4, remains the slowest since 2009, when only 61% of the crop had been harvested on that date.

An early-Winterlike feel ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a low-pressure system over the Great Lakes region is producing widespread rain showers. Rain has changed to snow in parts of the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, dry weather is returning across the southern Corn Belt, accompanied by cool, breezy conditions.

An active pattern continues across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a cold rain is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River, bringing renewed harvest delays. Fieldwork had gained momentum during the last half of October, with 34% of the U.S. soybeans and 24% of the corn harvested during the 2-week period ending October 28.

More wet weather ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a low-pressure system centered over the lower Ohio Valley is producing heavy rain and halting fieldwork from Missouri into the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, upper Midwestern field conditions are mostly favorable for corn and soybean harvesting, except in areas of lingering wetness.

A wetter pattern ahead for much of the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather favors corn and soybean harvest efforts, despite an increase in cloudiness. Although 34% of the U.S. soybean acreage was harvested during the last 2 weeks, overall progress—72% harvested by October 28—remains the slowest since 2009, when just 47% had been harvested.

Favorable fall weather temporarily resumes

Across the Corn Belt, cool, cloudy conditions prevail downwind of the Great Lakes, stretching as far south as the middle Ohio Valley. Mild, dry weather is overspreading the remainder of the Midwest, favoring previously delayed corn and soybean harvest efforts.