The Weather Front On-Line

Record-setting warmth continues

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are mostly confined to the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, phenomenal early-season warmth continues to promote an extremely rapid pace of soft red winter wheat development.

On the Plains, record-setting warmth prevails, especially across northern and central areas. Later Friday, much of the region will experience highs above 80°.


More record-setting warmth...

Record-setting warmth will continue for the foreseeable future in many areas from the Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard.


An early summer-like pattern

The next 5 to 7 days will feature unseasonably warm temperatures as the upper flow pattern will remain out of the southwest. Afternoon high temperatures will well into the 70s for the remainder of the week.


A big warm-up spreads from the Plains to the Midwest.

Across the Corn Belt, increasingly warm, windy conditions are overspreading the region, encouraging early winter wheat growth in areas free of snow cover. Tuesday afternoon highs are expected to average more than 20°F above normal across western portions of the region.

On the Plains, dry, unseasonably warm weather prevails.


A windy, warm-up builds on the Plains

In the Corn Belt, light snow is exiting the Ohio Valley, while sunny skies are aiding storm recovery efforts across the lower Midwest. Recent well-placed rain provided some relief to severe drought areas of northwestern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

On the Plains, dry weather prevails, with unseasonable warmth expanding across the region.


Bitter cold air covers the northern Plains, upper Midwest

On the Plains, cold, dry weather prevails. Monday morning’s low temperatures remained mostly above 0°F in the northern High Plains’ winter wheat belt, but dipped below -10°F in parts of western North Dakota.

Across the Corn Belt, colder air is settling across the upper Midwest, while mild weather prevails in the Ohio Valley.


An active pattern in the days, weeks to come

Across the Corn Belt, wet snow is falling in parts of the Great Lakes region, especially in the vicinity of Lakes Michigan and Huron. Snow has ended across the western Corn Belt, while windy conditions and scattered rain showers are affecting Ohio Valley.


Much colder air on the move

During the weekend, colder air will settle across the Midwest, South, and East. Early next week, a new push of cold air will arrive across the northern Plains and upper Midwest, where some sub-zero temperatures can be expected.

During the next 5 days, a series of storms will continue to produce generally light precipitation across the North and East.


Soggy fields plague the eastern, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers and a few thunderstorms are sweeping across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, wet snow is falling in the vicinity of Lakes Superior and Michigan.


Soggy, soft soils a concern across the eastern, southern Corn Belt

From the Ohio Valley into the lower Great Lakes region, soggy soils and frequent freeze-thaw cycles remain a concern with respect to the soft red winter wheat crop.

On the Plains, more sustained heavy precipitation is still needed to eradicate record-setting drought across central and southern areas.

In the South, recent rains across the Deep South provided beneficial moisture for


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