The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A very warm pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Frost was noted Wednesday morning in mostly non-agricultural sections of Upper Michigan, northern Wisconsin, and northeastern Minnesota.

Dry & cool for now

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Tuesday morning’s low temperatures fell to near 40° in parts of the upper Midwest. The dry weather favors late-season planting.

A big warm-up ahead by week's end

Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather is arriving across the upper Midwest, accompanied by isolated showers. Across the remainder of the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather favors crop growth and late-season planting efforts

Drier weather resumes across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, warm, humid weather and a few rain showers linger across the Ohio Valley. Elsewhere in the Midwest, dry weather generally favors late-season corn and soybean planting efforts.

Warm, largely dry weather in the eastern Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry weather in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region is promoting corn and soybean planting activities that until recently had been delayed. Meanwhile in the western Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are disrupting late-season planting efforts.

An early Summer-like look and feel

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are slowing late-season planting efforts across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile in the eastern Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry conditions are conducive to spring fieldwork operations that until recently have been frequently delayed.

Rains increasing across parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork continues at a rapid pace in most eastern crop production areas, although a few showers have developed in the lower Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, widespread showers and thunderstorms west of the Mississippi River are disrupting late-season planting activities.

Scattered showers in the western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are slowing fieldwork mainly along and west of a line from Wisconsin to Missouri. Fieldwork continues to progress at a rapid pace in the eastern Corn Belt. During the week ending May 22, Michigan planted nearly one-third (31%) of its intended corn acreage—reaching 65% planted overall.

Rain & storms returning to the Plains

On the Plains, showers and thunderstorms are maintaining a stormy weather pattern that developed during the weekend. Over time, rainfall has gradually shifted eastward from the High Plains. The wet weather is slowing fieldwork but maintaining generally favorable soil moisture for winter wheat and spring-sown crops.