The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Warmer, drier days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, freeze warnings were in effect early today across much of Ohio, with frost reported in parts of Indiana and Michigan. Monday morning’s low temperatures in Ohio included 31° in Cincinnati and 32° in Columbus—both records for May 16. Producers in freeze-affected areas are monitoring crops such as emerged corn and headed winter wheat for signs of injury.

Wet pattern to continue through mid- next week

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is slowing the emergence and growth of recently planted corn and soybeans. Currently, showers are spreading across the upper Midwest in conjunction with a cold front’s passage.

More rain next week for the Midwest

In the Corn Belt, a cold front is sparking scattered showers along and east of a line from Michigan to southern Missouri, maintaining fieldwork delays. Cool, dry, breezy weather is spreading across the western Corn Belt.

For now, a wet pattern continues

Across the Corn Belt, cloudy, foggy weather is curtailing most fieldwork. In addition, heavy rain is returning to the southwestern Corn Belt, including eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, causing renewed planting delays.

Unsettled, showery weather continues

Across the Corn Belt, widespread rain is hampering fieldwork but maintaining generally favorable soil moisture reserves. During the week ending May 8, planting activities progressed rapidly in much of the upper Midwest, with at least one-quarter of the intended corn acreage sown just during the last week in Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.

An active weather pattern this week

Across the Corn Belt, dry but cool weather favors planting activities and other spring fieldwork in northern corn and soybean production areas. A Frost Advisory was in effect early Monday in parts of northern Lower Michigan. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms are overspreading the southern Corn Belt.

A wetter Corn Belt pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, warmth continues to spread across the upper Midwest, promoting an acceleration of corn and soybean planting and other spring fieldwork. Cool weather lingers, however, across the eastern Corn Belt, where Friday morning’s low temperatures dipped below 40° in some locations.

A warm-up ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures are rebounding to above-normal levels in most areas west of the Mississippi River. The warmth is promoting a return to corn planting and other fieldwork across the upper Midwest. Farther east, cool, cloudy showery conditions prevail in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region.

Plains warmth to gradually spread east

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is slowing evaporation rates and limiting a return to widespread fieldwork, following recent rainfall. In addition, rain is still falling across much of the eastern Corn Belt.