The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A series of Winter storms to take aim at the Heartland

On the Plains, bitterly cold conditions are confined to northeastern Montana and the Dakotas, where snow showers and windy conditions are increasing livestock stress. Tuesday morning’s temperatures fell below -20° in northern North Dakota. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather prevails.

An active pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a disturbance crossing the Great Lakes region is producing some light snow. Colder air trails the disturbance into the upper Midwest.

On the Plains, scattered snow showers and breezy conditions are affecting Montana and the Dakotas. Dry weather covers the remainder of the nation’s mid-section.

Snowfall down again, rainfall up this Winter

Despite the lack of snow, precipitation this winter has been running ahead of the same pace last winter, and is 1 to 2 inches above normal in many areas.  Locations from Rantoul southwest to Taylorville have had precipitation ranging from near normal up to a half inch above normal.

A powerful Winter storm takes-aim at the Northeast

Across the Corn Belt, a storm crossing the lower Great Lakes region is being absorbed by a stronger system near the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Widespread precipitation, mostly snow, is causing travel disruptions in the lower Great Lakes States.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching Western storm system. According to the latest U.S.

An active pattern ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, the latest in a series of “Alberta clippers” is producing light snow across northern and eastern portions of the region.

A parade of systems across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, the latest in a series of “Alberta clippers” is producing light snow across central and eastern portions of the region. Current snow depths include 6 inches in Rockford, Illinois, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the wake of the “clipper” system, bitterly cold, windy conditions prevail.

A moderating trend in temperatures expands on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, bitter cold weather is stressing livestock, although the coldest conditions are west and north of primary winter wheat areas.

On the Plains, warmer weather is returning to the region, with Friday’s highs expected to average 5 to 10° above normal.

Another cold waves grips the northern Plains, upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, bitter cold weather in western and northern portions of the region is stressing livestock, although the coldest conditions are west and north of primary winter wheat areas.

On the Plains, light snow is accompanying an arctic air mass over northern portions of the region, where Thursday’s highs will average 30 to 40°F below normal.

Wet, unseasonably mild weather across much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the day across the Midwest, with precipitation falling as snow in the colder northern areas.

On the Plains, a wintery mix of precipitation is spreading into northern portions of the region, with several inches of new snow expected locally in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Cold wave conditions continue in the upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, the first major cold wave of the winter of 2012-13 continues. Thursday morning’s temperatures fell below -10° in the far upper Midwest, including much of Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas, and northern Wisconsin. Cold weather is maintaining stress on livestock, although Midwestern snow depths are mostly shallow.