Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails. The northern Corn Belt’s substantial snow cover continues to erode, but a large amount of moisture remains locked into place. Ice-jam flooding remains a threat in several Midwestern river basins.
Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger across the lower Great Lakes region. Mild weather is returning to the remainder of the Midwest. A substantial snow cover persists across the northern Corn Belt, where depths of a foot or greater remain common.
Across the Corn Belt, an extensive snow cover and cold conditions are maintaining stress on livestock. Snow depths of 1 to 2 feet remain common across the northern half of the Corn Belt, where Friday morning’s low temperatures locally fell below -10 degrees.
On the Plains, a significant snow storm is underway across central portions of the region, including Kansas and eastern Colorado. The snow is providing winter wheat with much-needed moisture and insulation in advance of another Arctic blast. Tuesday morning’s temperatures fell below -20 degrees in parts of the Dakotas and eastern Montana.
Locally, quiet weather prevails for Friday, but cloudy conditions will persist along with the chance for snow flurries.
Across the Corn Belt, patches of light snow accompany a gradual warming trend. During the recent cold outbreak, Midwestern winter wheat was protected by a shallow to moderately deep snow cover.
Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling in parts of the Great Lakes region, while rain stretches from southeastern Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. In the southern and eastern Corn Belt, soft red winter wheat has lost much of its protective snow cover. Meanwhile, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest.