The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Active, excessively moisture-laden pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry, breezy weather prevails from the Mississippi Valley westward. Sub-freezing temperatures occurred early Friday in parts of the upper Midwest, including large sections of the Dakotas. Meanwhile in the eastern Corn Belt, rain and soggy field conditions are halting fieldwork.

Showery; near-seasonal temperatures for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a Frost Advisory was in effect early Wednesday in portions of southern Michigan and northern Indiana. Elsewhere, a few rain showers are overspreading the southern Corn Belt, while warmth in the upper Midwest is allowing some opportunities for early-season planting.

Near-seasonal temps, rainfall ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers linger across Michigan. Although dry weather prevails in other areas, Midwestern fieldwork remains mostly on hold. Missouri leads the Midwest with 16% of its corn acreage planted by April 21, followed by Iowa with 4%; five-year averages on that date are 33 and 10%, respectively.

Warmer days ahead; pattern, though, to remain wet

Across the Corn Belt, rain is shifting east as a slow-moving cold front clears the region, though cool, showery weather lingers over the Ohio Valley. Drier weather behind the front will allow fields to dry and producers to resume corn and soybean planting; however, soils likely remain waterlogged in western portions of the region.

Mild; wetter pattern to continue across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, rain is spreading across the upper Midwest, maintaining soggy conditions and further delaying the start of widespread spring fieldwork. On April 14—prior to this rainfall—topsoil moisture was rated at least 50% surplus in Minnesota (64%), Illinois (56%), and Wisconsin (54%), and at least 40% surplus in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and South Dakota.

Little change; wet pattern to still cover the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger across the Great Lakes region, accompanied by a few rain showers. Mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

A brief break in an otherwise wet Midwest pattern

Across the Corn Belt, a Frost Advisory was in effect early Monday for portions of the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys, including portions of Missouri and much of southern Illinois. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm, with windy conditions lingering in the eastern Corn Belt.

Wet pattern continues across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, wind-driven snow continues across Minnesota and the Dakotas. Storm-total snowfall has reached 1 to 2 feet in some upper Midwestern locations, stressing livestock and curtailing travel. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Michigan southward into the lower Ohio Valley.

A major Spring storm to impact much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool air is settling across the upper Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, warmth lingers across the southern Corn Belt. Aside from a few snow showers in the upper Great Lakes States, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system.