The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Storm potential across the Heartland later this week

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails, except for a few areas of snow west of the Mississippi River and some lingering rain in the lower Great Lakes region.

Showers to spread across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a warming trend. Friday’s high temperatures will approach 60° in the southern Corn Belt. Some snow remains on the ground, however, in the upper Midwest; current snow depths include 6 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and an inch in Madison, Wisconsin.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails, despite an increase in cloudiness.

Mild, dry weather continues across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails, except for some lingering cold conditions across the snow-covered far upper Midwest. Current snow depths include 6 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and 2 inches in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

On the Plains, cold weather is generally confined to the Dakotas.

Snow cover, cold air cover the northern Plains, upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a few wind-blown snow showers linger across the upper Midwest in the wake of a departing storm. Current snow depths include 9 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and 2 inches in both Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Madison, Wisconsin. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below -10° in portions of the far upper Midwest.

Mild weather for December continues across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, unusually mild weather prevails. Rain is disrupting off-season fieldwork in parts of the southern and eastern Corn Belt. Some of the heaviest rain is falling in the Ohio Valley.

On the Plains, some light snow is developing across the Dakotas.

Unseasonably mild start to the week across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching cold front. Monday’s high temperatures will exceed 70° in the southern Corn Belt, promoting off-season fieldwork.

On the Plains, a cold front stretching from the eastern Dakotas to western Texas is producing gusty winds.

Milder weather builds across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger in the Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, mild, dry weather favors final harvest efforts and off-season fieldwork activities.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather is maintaining significant stress on pastures, rangeland, and winter wheat.

A warming trend across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a slow warming trend. Still, Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell below 25° throughout the Corn Belt, with a few readings near 10°F in the upper Midwest. There are still a few fields left to harvest in the eastern Corn Belt; by November 25, the corn harvest was 97% complete (versus the 5-year average of 89%) in Michigan and 95% complete (vs.

Chilly, dry weather across much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is ending across the Ohio Valley. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest, where producers have largely completed harvest activities.

On the Plains, bitterly cold weather lingers along the Canadian border. Farther south, however, warmth is quickly returning to the central High Plains.

Very dry soils dominate the central Plains

Across the Corn Belt, snow squalls cover the upper Great Lakes region, while rain showers are exiting eastern portions of the region. Much of the western Corn Belt remains mired in drought. On November 18, for example, topsoil moisture was rated 95% very short to short in Nebraska and 66% in Iowa.