The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

New snows break-out across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails, except for some lingering mild conditions in the Ohio Valley. Snow from previous storms covers all but the southern tier of the Midwest, and new snow is spreading across portions of Nebraska and Iowa. Current snow depths include 12 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 9 inches in Des Moines, Iowa; and 7 inches in Omaha, Nebraska.

Weekend blizzard exits the Midwest

On the Plains, a variable snow cover is providing some insulation for winter wheat across the northern half of the region. Widespread sub-zero temperatures were noted Monday morning in the Dakotas, Nebraska, and the northern tier of Kansas.

A wide-range of temperatures across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, warmth is pushing eastward, although chilly conditions linger across the middle Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Wednesday’s high temperatures could reach 70° in western Missouri.

A contrast of temperatures across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather west of the Mississippi River contrasts with chilly conditions farther east. Snow showers are occurring in two areas: the upper Mississippi Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 4 inches in Dayton, Ohio, and 2 inches in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Colder days are ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails, although freezing rain is causing some travel difficulties in the upper Great Lakes region. Dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

Beneficial moisture for parts of the Southwest U.S.

Across the Corn Belt, a band of mostly light snow is causing minor travel disruptions from the upper Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather covers the southern Corn Belt.

A mild pattern for much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, light snow, or rain mixed with snow, is falling in parts of the lower Great Lakes region. Mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Recent and ongoing warmth has left snow only across the northern tier of the region; current snow depths include 3 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 2 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

Another pattern shift ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather and a few snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. In contrast, mild air is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River. Most of the Midwest—except the southern tier of the Corn Belt—remains covered by snow, helping to provide insulation for winter wheat in the lower Great Lakes region.

A January thaw ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cold, cloudy weather prevails. A few snow showers dot the Great Lakes States. Wednesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, although abundant snow covers the soft red winter wheat crop in the coldest areas.

Very cold weather dominates...for now

Across the Corn Belt, very cold weather across the upper Midwest—with Tuesday morning lows generally ranging from -20 to 0°—is maintaining stress on livestock. Chilly conditions also cover the remainder of the region.