The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Milder days, but a wetter pattern also ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a record-setting crest on the Missouri River is approaching Rulo, Nebraska, as river levels in that area continue to exceed high-water marks originally set in June 2011.

Milder, but a wetter pattern ahead on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, moderate to major flooding is occurring in several dozen upper Midwestern communities, generally stretching from southeastern South Dakota and eastern Nebraska eastward into southern Wisconsin and northern and western Illinois. Current conditions—cool, dry weather—favor allowing floodwaters to proceed downstream without further complications.

A drier, tranquil pattern in the days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, breezy, cool conditions and scattered rain and snow showers linger in the wake of a departing storm system. However, moderate to major flooding is affecting portions of the middle Missouri Valley, including numerous rivers in eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, and southeastern South Dakota. Significant flooding is also occurring in parts of the upper Mississippi Valley.

Brief warm-up accompanied by high wind potential

Across the Corn Belt, mild, showery weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Runoff across the western and central Corn Belt is increasing due to rain falling on still-frozen soils, as well as melting snow and ice, leading to considerable ponding and lowland flooding.

Spring-like temps, rain & high wind ahead

In the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a warming trend. However, rain showers are quickly approaching the southwestern Corn Belt. Snow remains on the ground in most areas along and northwest of a line from southeastern Nebraska to northern Lower Michigan. At daybreak Tuesday, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, reported a snow depth of 16 inches.

Milder days precede an early Spring-like storm

Across the Corn Belt, snow depths of 1 to 2 feet remain common across the upper Midwest, where colder-than-normal conditions persist. In fact, below-normal temperatures prevail throughout the region, although snow mostly disappeared in the southern and eastern Corn Belt during a brief, weekend warm spell.

Wide-ranging weather for the Heartland this weekend

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is falling across the Ohio Valley and environs, while cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. In fact, the Corn Belt remains locked into a winter-like weather pattern, with snow depths ranging from 1 to 2 feet or more across much of the upper Midwest.

Milder days ahead as stormy pattern resumes

Across the Corn Belt, very cold, breezy conditions persist. Wednesday morning’s low temperatures fell below 10°, except in the Ohio Valley. Water levels remain very high in the lower Ohio Valley; in fact, the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, crested late last week more than 16½ feet above flood stage—the highest level in that location since May 2011.

Moderating temperatures accompany an active pattern

Across the Corn Belt, extremely cold weather persists. Tuesday morning’s Midwestern low temperatures generally ranged from -5 to 10°, with breezy conditions continuing. Snow covers nearly the entire region, with depths ranging from an inch or two in the Ohio Valley to more than a foot in the upper Midwest.