The Weather Front On-Line

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.


Milder, but wetter

Milder weather is ahead the next two days, along with several outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over the next 18 to 24 hours.

Most of the state experienced cool temperatures and sporadic rainfall last week.

Field work continued at a steady pace. Frost conditions continued in parts of the state with wheat, hay, and emerged corn showing signs of damage.


A wide-range of temperatures across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, scattered frost was noted this morning, although little or no corn had emerged in the freeze-affected areas.


Beneficial moisture of late in parts of the western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, recent rain improved soil moisture and easing drought in western crop areas, while another spell of dry, warm weather in the Ohio Valley promoted fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.

On the Plains, recent showers benefitted Montana’s winter wheat.In the South, severe drought continues to adversely impact winter grains, pastures, and summer crops across por


Another change in weather ahead

The pace of field work increased last week throughout most of the state. Many farmers, however, had delayed planting until after a good rain to improve soil moisture. Frost conditions were reported in parts of the state, but the damage on wheat and emerged corn was mostly mild.


Dry weather, seasonal temperatures return to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are developing in western portions of the region, providing beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting. Across the remainder of the Midwest, sunny skies are promoting fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.

On the Plains, showers linger in parts of Montana, while the rest of the region is dry and mostly warmer than normal.


A active weather pattern in the days to come

Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers and thunderstorms stretches across western portions of the region from North Dakota to Missouri. The rain is providing highly beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting.


A wet and active pattern ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, Freeze Warnings were in effect again Monday morning. A high-pressure system currently centered over Illinois and Indiana has resulted in clear, cool, near calm conditions across much of the Midwest.


Colder air on the move

Across the Corn Belt, cool air is surging across the upper Midwest, where this Monday morning’s temperatures dipped below 32°. Mild weather prevails across the remainder of the region, while isolated showers are confined to parts of Indiana and Ohio.

On the Plains, cold air is settled across Montana and the Dakotas, where Monday morning’s temperatures locally fell below 20°.


Mild weather allows early-season corn planting

Across the Corn Belt, a few showers and thunderstorms are crossing the Great Lakes States. Elsewhere in the Midwest, very warm weather is promoting rapid winter wheat development and early-season corn planting.

On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms cover the southern half of the region. A few of the thunderstorms are producing gusty winds and large hail.


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