The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Cold wave pattern across parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, extreme cold is confined to the far upper Midwest. For example, Monday morning’s temperatures fell below -30° in parts of northern Minnesota. However, below-normal readings cover all of the Midwest, with Monday morning’s temperatures bottoming out near 0° as far south as southern Iowa and central Illinois.

Much colder air, once again, on-the-move

Across the Corn Belt, sharply colder weather (20-30° below normal) in western portions of the region contrasts with mild conditions (up to 10° above normal) in the Ohio Valley.

Wide-range of weather, temperatures in the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, unusually mild weather -- accompanied by rain showers -- covers the Ohio Valley in advance of a developing storm system. Some freezing rain is occurring from northern Illinois into southern Lower Michigan. Meanwhile, very cold weather is bringing renewed livestock stress across the far Upper Midwest (e.g.

A stormy pattern to overspread the Plains, Corn Belt

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.

An active pattern ahead by the weekend

Across the Corn Belt, mild air is overspreading areas from the Mississippi River westward, melting snow and easing livestock stress. However, chilly conditions persist across the eastern Corn Belt.

Cold, dry weather across the Corn Belt

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.

Cold and nasty across the Heartland

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.

A wide-range of weather across the Corn Belt

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.

Arctic air on the move

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.

A more active pattern ahead next week

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.