The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A wet & active pattern ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather stretches from the Dakotas to the Ohio Valley. In the Great Lakes region, however, cool, windy conditions persist, accompanied by rain and snow showers. In many areas, corn and soybean harvest activities were complete, or nearly so, when weather conditions began to deteriorate.

An active weather pattern ahead at mid-week

Across the Corn Belt, dry, breezy weather accompanies a warming trend. Corn and soybean harvest activities are complete or nearing completion in many Midwestern production areas.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails between storm systems, helping to promote winter wheat growth. Monday’s high temperatures could approach 70° as far north as South Dakota.

An active pattern ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms in the vicinity of a cold front are pushing eastward. Dry, breezy conditions trail the front, while near-normal temperatures have replaced record-setting Midwestern warmth. Final corn and soybean harvest activities have been temporarily delayed by the recently ended rainfall.

An overall mild pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather favors final harvest efforts and winter wheat development. By November 1, the U.S. corn harvest was 85% complete, compared to just 62% last year and the 5-year average of 79%.

Mild, dry weather returns to the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather favors a return to fieldwork—including late-season corn and soybean harvesting—following last week’s rainfall. Monday’s high temperatures could approach the 80-degree mark in the southwestern Corn Belt.

A wet & mild pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather prevails in the wake of recent rainfall, although low clouds and fog persist in some areas. Late-season harvest efforts remain on hold where the heaviest rain fell, including the Ohio Valley and portions of the upper Mississippi Valley.

An active weather pattern ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, late-season harvest activities are on hold, as rain continues to push northeastward. Currently, the heaviest rain is falling in the Great Lakes region, accompanied by gusty winds. Dry weather has returned to the southwestern Corn Belt, following Tuesday’s rainfall, which aided recently planted winter wheat.

Excessive moisture ahead on the far southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, showers are moving into areas from the Mississippi Valley westward, slowing late-season harvesting. Fieldwork, including winter wheat planting, continues at a rapid pace in the eastern Corn Belt.

Generally favorable harvest weather continues

Across the Corn Belt, late-season warmth and dry conditions continue to promote a rapid fieldwork pace. More than two-thirds (70%) of the U.S. soybeans were harvested during the 4-week period ending October 18, compared to the 5-year average of 61%. Dry weather also favors Midwestern winter wheat planting, although many fields will soon need rain to ensure even emergence.

Near ideal harvest weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, the return of warm weather is maintaining a rapid corn and soybean harvest pace. On October 18, the corn harvest was at least 10 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. Similarly, winter wheat planting was more than 10 percentage points ahead of the respective state 5-year averages in Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio.