The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger across the Great Lakes region, where final summer crop harvest efforts are again on hold. By December 14, Wisconsin’s corn harvest was 91% complete — although approximately one-fifth of the crop remained in the field in the north-central and northeastern part of the state.
Across the Corn Belt, rain showers stretch from near the Iowa-Minnesota-South Dakota triple point into the middle Mississippi Valley. Mild weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt, in advance of the rain’s arrival, but wintry precipitation—including freezing rain—is developing across parts of the far upper Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather prevails, although mostly cloudy conditions and damp fields are hampering corn harvest efforts in the Great Lakes region.
Across the Corn Belt, rain is overspreading the southern tier of the region, with the heaviest precipitation falling across Missouri and southern Illinois. Soggy fields are impeding late-season fieldwork, especially with regard to late-season corn harvest efforts in the eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- to below-normal temperatures, although snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. Late-planted winter wheat is struggling to germinate in the eastern Corn Belt, where crop emergence on November 30 had reached 89% in Michigan and 93% in Indiana and Ohio.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- to below-normal temperatures. A few patches of freezing rain dot the lower Great Lakes region, particularly across Ohio. On November 30, the corn harvest was 93% complete in Ohio, along with 78% in Wisconsin and 77% in Michigan.
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather has returned. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in the upper Midwest, increasing livestock stress. Farther south, a cold rain is falling in the Ohio Valley, while wintry precipitation (sleet and freezing rain) is causing some travel disruptions from the Ozark Plateau into southern Illinois.
On the Plains, a wintery mix of precipitation lingers across Montana and North Dakota, stressing livestock and sustaining disruptions in transportation. Warm, mostly dry weather in central and southern agricultural areas favors late-autumn fieldwork, including the final stages of sorghum and cotton harvesting.
Across the Corn Belt, a weak disturbance is bringing snow to portions of Minnesota and Iowa, with a forecast for blowing snow and dangerous wind chills later Wednesday evening. Cloudy, mostly dry weather is expected elsewhere in the Midwest, with daytime highs staying below freezing in the upper Mississippi Valley.