The Weather Front On-Line

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.


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.


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