The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest, ending a brief respite. Sub-zero temperatures were mostly confined to the nation's northern tier, including North Dakota and northern Minnesota.
Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy weather persists. Snow blankets much of the region, but coverage is patchy from the middle Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 5 inches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and 4 inches in Rockford, Illinois, and Dayton, Ohio.
Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation (snow and freezing rain) is causing travel problems in the Ohio Valley. Elsewhere, cold, dry, breezy weather prevails. Friday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in the upper Midwest, with some readings near -20° noted in northern Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas.
Across the Corn Belt, a significant snow storm is disrupting travel and stressing livestock across the upper Midwest. Wednesday morning snow depths include 4 inches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and an inch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cold, windy weather accompanies the snow. In addition, some freezing rain is occurring from eastern Nebraska to Wisconsin.
Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails in advance of a strong cold front. Some light precipitation (snow, freezing rain, and rain) is affecting the Great Lakes region, where corn harvest activities are nearly complete.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather persists, with sub-zero temperatures returning to northeastern Iowa and the Great Lakes Region.
On the Plains, dry, somewhat warmer weather dominates much of the region, aiding the final stages of cotton and sunflower harvesting. Despite the warm-up, however, temperatures fell below 0° Friday morning in the Red River Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of light snow stretches from Michigan to Iowa. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather favors late-season harvest efforts, especially where soils have frozen. However, the early-season cold spell is also increasing stress on livestock.
Across the Corn Belt, sharply colder air is overspreading the upper Midwest, accompanied by snow showers. Mild weather prevails across the remainder of the region, although scattered showers are slowing final harvest efforts.