The Weather Front On-Line

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


Wet grounds an issue in the eastern, southern Corn Belt

Across the 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 b


Mild weather continues throughout the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mild, unfavorably dry conditions continue across the upper Midwest. In contrast, the latest round of precipitation—light rain—is falling in the eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, dry weather prevails.


Impacts of Drought felt on the southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry conditions prevail across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, light snow is falling across much of the eastern Corn Belt, with some rain mixed in across the Ohio Valley.

On the Plains, isolated snow showers are confined to the northern tier of the region. Elsewhere, generally mild, dry weather has returned in the wake of recent, beneficial precipitation.


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