The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Warmer, wetter days ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, patches of freezing rain are causing local travel issues in the far upper Midwest, including parts of the eastern Dakotas. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather prevails, with many northern and eastern Corn Belt locations reporting a shallow snow cover.

A warm, wet Midwest Corn Belt pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, light precipitation—mostly snow—is falling across the lower Midwest. Indianapolis, Indiana, received an inch of new snow overnight. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt. At the end of February, winter wheat rated in good to excellent condition ranged from 51% in Missouri to 72% in Ohio.

The look of Winter across the southern Great Lakes region

Across the Corn Belt, a band of snow stretches from the upper Mississippi Valley into Lower Michigan. At daybreak Tuesday, snow depths include 2 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an inch in Madison, Wisconsin. Farther south, showers and a few thunderstorms are developing across the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys.

Warm-up underway to the west

Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather and snow showers linger across the southeastern half of the region. Grand Rapids, Michigan, is reporting a current snow depth of 7 inches. In contrast, mild air is overspreading the western Corn Belt.

Departing winter storm still impacting parts of the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snowy, breezy conditions linger across the lower Great Lakes region, where some travel disruptions persist. The remainder of the Midwest is experiencing dry, breezy weather.

Winter storm to sweep parts of the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. A few patches of light snow are occurring in the upper Midwest, while dense fog plagues portions of the central Corn Belt.

A suddenly active weather pattern across the southern and eastern U.S.

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails. Recent warmth has melted all of the Midwestern snow, except in a few northern locations.

On the Plains, winter wheat production areas remain devoid of snow cover, following a February warm spell. Temperatures have fallen slightly from last week’s record-setting levels, but remain above normal in all areas but the southern Plains.

Spring-like weather across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather has replaced previously cool conditions. Friday’s high temperatures should range from 65 to 75° in the middle Mississippi Valley.

Big-warm underway on much of the Plains

On the Plains, mild, breezy weather prevails. The region’s winter wheat production areas remain devoid of snow, and the crop has begun to lose winter hardiness due to ongoing warmth. In addition, short-term dryness has become a concern across portions of the southern Plains.

Cold, then snow this weekend across much of the MIdwest

Across the Corn Belt, bitterly cold air is surging into the upper Midwest, preceded by widespread snow showers. The cold, breezy, snowy Midwestern weather is increasing livestock stress.