The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A more typical December feel across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain is halting final harvest efforts in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile in the upper Midwest, precipitation has largely ended but windy weather persists, following Monday’s transition from rain to snow and concurrent arrival of sharply colder air.

A major weather pattern shift ahead

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails. The return to dry weather in the eastern Corn Belt favors a resumption of final summer crop harvest efforts, following recent showers.

Late-season warmth continues nearly nationwide

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather remains nearly ideal for late-season harvest efforts. On November 26, topsoil moisture rated surplus stood at 37% in Michigan and 35% in Ohio, down from 55% in both states the previous week.

Mild, but with a more active pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, a dry cold front is crossing the upper Midwest, bringing a wind shift and a slight temperature decline. Nevertheless, above-normal temperatures continue to promote final summer crop harvest efforts. On November 26, more than one-tenth of the corn remained in the field in Wisconsin (81% harvested), Michigan (84%), and Ohio (87%).

Mild weather to dominate the rest of November

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and above-normal temperatures favor late-season harvest efforts. Monday’s high temperatures should reach 70° or higher in parts of the western Corn Belt, including eastern Nebraska.

Mild pattern to largely persist into early December

Across the Corn Belt, sunny skies and increasing warmth are facilitating the latter stages of corn harvesting. Friday’s highs will average more than 20° above normal in western portions of the region.

Quiet pattern; temps vary across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Tuesday’s rain, although light, perpetuated wet conditions in parts of the eastern Corn Belt. In Ohio, the corn harvest was just 79% complete by November 19, twelve percentage points behind the 5-year average.

A favorable Thanksgiving Week weather pattern

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry, breezy weather favors late-season harvest efforts. However, soggy soils continue to limit fieldwork in the eastern Corn Belt, where heavy rain fell as recently as Saturday, November 18.

A quieter Heartland weather pattern next week

Across the Corn Belt, patches of light snow are confined to the upper Great Lakes region. In major Midwestern crop production areas, late-season harvest efforts are advancing as field conditions permit. On November 12, the Midwestern corn harvest ranged from 56% complete in Wisconsin to 92% complete in Missouri.