The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, recent rain improved soil moisture and easing drought in western crop areas, while another spell of dry, warm weather in the Ohio Valley promoted fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.
On the Plains, recent showers benefitted Montana’s winter wheat.In the South, severe drought continues to adversely impact winter grains, pastures, and summer crops across por
The pace of field work increased last week throughout most of the state. Many farmers, however, had delayed planting until after a good rain to improve soil moisture. Frost conditions were reported in parts of the state, but the damage on wheat and emerged corn was mostly mild.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are developing in western portions of the region, providing beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting. Across the remainder of the Midwest, sunny skies are promoting fieldwork and early summer crop establishment.
On the Plains, showers linger in parts of Montana, while the rest of the region is dry and mostly warmer than normal.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of showers and thunderstorms stretches across western portions of the region from North Dakota to Missouri. The rain is providing highly beneficial moisture in preparation for summer crop planting.
Across the Corn Belt, Freeze Warnings were in effect again Monday morning. A high-pressure system currently centered over Illinois and Indiana has resulted in clear, cool, near calm conditions across much of the Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, cool air is surging across the upper Midwest, where this Monday morning’s temperatures dipped below 32°. Mild weather prevails across the remainder of the region, while isolated showers are confined to parts of Indiana and Ohio.
On the Plains, cold air is settled across Montana and the Dakotas, where Monday morning’s temperatures locally fell below 20°.
Across the Corn Belt, a few showers and thunderstorms are crossing the Great Lakes States. Elsewhere in the Midwest, very warm weather is promoting rapid winter wheat development and early-season corn planting.
On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms cover the southern half of the region. A few of the thunderstorms are producing gusty winds and large hail.
Across the Corn Belt, frost and freeze advisories were in effect Friday morning across portions of the Great Lakes region, where producers continue to monitor early-blooming fruit crops for signs of injury in the wake of the March 26-27 and current cool snaps.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather has returned to the Great Lakes region, where frost and freeze advisories were in effect Thursday morning. Freezes were mostly confined to Wisconsin and Michigan, where late-March freezes are common. However, the cool weather follows an extended period of record-setting warmth.