The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, although warmer air is beginning to overspread the upper Midwest. Planting operations, which had been slowed by early-May rainfall, are underway again in some areas.
Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously rapid pace of fieldwork. Although recent rainfall has caused pockets of lowland flooding in several areas, including southeastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota, precipitation remains generally beneficial for emerging summer crops.
Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers and thunderstorms are slowing a previously torrid planting pace, but providing beneficial moisture for emerging summer crops. Midwestern warmth is promoting rapid development of winter wheat and emerged corn.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers stretches from Michigan to Missouri. The rain is slowing summer crop planting efforts but boosting moisture reserves for pastures, winter grains, and emerging corn.
On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms from Kansas to Texas are benefiting pastures, winter wheat, and emerged summer crops.
A complex, wavy frontal boundary currently stretching from the northern Rockies into the Southeast will separate warmth on the central and southern Plains from unseasonably cold weather north of the front.
Across the Corn Belt, some fruit crops in the lower Great Lakes region’s fruit belt have been harmed by a series of late-March and April freezes, following an extended period of unprecedented March warmth.
On the Plains, there’s been a rapid pace of fieldwork and crop development of late.
Milder weather is ahead the next two days, along with several outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over the next 18 to 24 hours.
Most of the state experienced cool temperatures and sporadic rainfall last week.
Field work continued at a steady pace. Frost conditions continued in parts of the state with wheat, hay, and emerged corn showing signs of damage.