The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Much-needed rainfall ahead by next week for the Plains & Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for some showers in the west.

More rain needed across parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, highly beneficial showers are affecting both eastern and western portions of the region.

Mild, dry weather holds across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers are confined to western-most portions of the region, including parts of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

More rain needed in much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warm weather in the upper Midwest contrasts with cool conditions across the eastern half of the region. Despite last week’s showers, additional rain is needed across the southern and eastern Corn Belt to prevent further declines in crop condition.

Cool weather across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather prevails in the lower Great Lakes region, where Monday’s high temperatures will remain largely below 70°. Elsewhere, Midwestern pastures and summer crops are benefiting from recent topsoil moisture improvements, although pockets of unfavorable dryness persist.

On the Plains, hot weather is promoting winter wheat maturation.

Recent rains wind-down across the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. A few showers linger across the eastern Corn Belt, where recent rains have benefited corn, soybeans, and winter wheat, but have not completely eradicated short-term dryness.

On the Plains, cool weather accompanies isolated showers.

Beneficial rains ahead for much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, much cooler air is arriving. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell to 40° or slightly below in parts of the far upper Midwest.

More rain ahead for parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a cold front is edging across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, producing beneficial showers and thunderstorms. In recent weeks, dryness has become a concern in much of the central and eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, hot weather lingers across southern portions of the region.

An early-season Heat Wave ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers and thunderstorms stretches southwestward from Lake Superior. Rain is benefiting emerged summer crops across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, very warm, dry weather favors soybean planting across the southern and eastern Corn Belt.

Dry weather continues, locally...

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors soybean planting and crop development, although pockets of unfavorable dryness exist.

On the Plains, during the 2-week period ending May 20, the portion of the Kansas wheat crop rated very poor to poor increased from 11 to 22%.

In the lower Mississippi Valley, drought is developing.