The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

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.

Cold wave to re-intensify across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a few snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes. Otherwise, cold, dry weather prevails. Thursday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° across parts of the upper Midwest, where an extensive snow cover remains in place. Current snow depths include 3 inches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Mild weather seen on much of the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy weather prevails. Snow showers continue across the eastern Corn Belt and downwind of the Great Lakes. Snow is also developing across the westernmost Corn Belt in conjunction with an approaching warm front.

Blizzard Warnings in the upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings are in effect Monday across parts of the upper Midwest due to wind-driven snow showers and very cold conditions. The snowy, windy weather is disrupting travel and increasing livestock stress. Farther east, rain is gradually changing to snow showers in the eastern Corn Belt.

A cold pattern next week across much of the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, generally dry weather prevails. A substantial snow cover remains in place across roughly the northwestern half of the Corn Belt.

Extensive snow cover across the northern, western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow-removal efforts continue in storm-affected areas from Nebraska to Wisconsin and Michigan. Current snow depths include 13 inches in Traverse City, Michigan, and 7 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. A few light snow showers are occurring across the northern tier of the Midwest.

A much colder pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, snow is diminishing in western and northern portions of the region. Seasonably colder weather is returning to the Ohio Valley and southern Corn Belt following Tuesday’s heavy rain.