The Weather Front On-Line

More summer-like weather across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are confined to the upper Midwest region. Across the heart of the Midwest, warm, dry weather favors soybean and final corn planting efforts, as well as rapid development of summer crops and soft red winter wheat.


Dry, warmer conditions throughout much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry, warmer conditions favor soybean and late-season corn planting. Emerged summer crops continue to benefit from soil moisture improvements associated with early-May rainfall.

On the Plains, warm, dry weather across the northern half of the region favors rapid development of winter and spring wheat.


Summer crops benefitting from recent rains

Across the Corn Belt, planting operations, which had been slowed by early-May rainfall, are underway again in some areas.


Mild, dry weather continues in the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, although warmer air is beginning to overspread the upper Midwest. Planting operations, which had been slowed by early-May rainfall, are underway again in some areas.


A drier pattern ahead for the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cooler weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. A few showers linger across the eastern Corn Belt, including parts of Ohio.


Benefical rains across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously rapid pace of fieldwork. Although recent rainfall has caused pockets of lowland flooding in several areas, including southeastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota, precipitation remains generally beneficial for emerging summer crops.


Accelerated Winter Wheat development across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously torrid planting pace, but providing beneficial moisture for emerging summer crops. Midwestern warmth is promoting rapid development of winter wheat and emerged corn.


Beneficial rains for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers stretches from Michigan to Missouri. The rain is slowing summer crop planting efforts but boosting moisture reserves for pastures, winter grains, and emerging corn.

On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms from Kansas to Texas are benefiting pastures, winter wheat, and emerged summer crops.


An active pattern throughout the Heartland

A complex, wavy frontal boundary currently stretching from the northern Rockies into the Southeast will separate warmth on the central and southern Plains from unseasonably cold weather north of the front.


More frost & freeze potential for the Great Lakes region

Across the Corn Belt, some fruit crops in the lower Great Lakes region’s fruit belt have been harmed by a series of late-March and April freezes, following an extended period of unprecedented March warmth.

On the Plains, there’s been a rapid pace of fieldwork and crop development of late.


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