During the month of February, temperatures across the Land of Lincoln continued to be below normal while precipitation was above normal throughout the state. Much of the state was hit with heavy snow early in the month with total snowfall for the month ranging from less than 6 inches to more than 24 inches.
Across the Corn Belt, cold air is overspreading the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, snow is falling across much of the lower Great Lakes region, while rain showers linger in the Ohio Valley.
A large swath of the country is at risk of moderate to major flooding this spring, from northeastern Montana through western Wisconsin, following the Mississippi River south to St. Louis, National Weather Service flood experts are forecasting. The agency released a spring flood outlook for this region.
Showers & isolated thunderstorms will spread across the area Sunday, with the best chance for rain setting up north of I-70. Temperatures will be on the mild-side, with readings 50s.
Meanwhile, ice-jam flooding remains a threat in a few Midwestern river basins.
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest, but mild, breezy conditions continue to melt remaining snow elsewhere. Ice-jam flooding remains a threat in a few Midwestern river basins.
Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails. The northern Corn Belt’s substantial snow cover continues to erode, but a large amount of moisture remains locked into place. Ice-jam flooding remains a threat in several Midwestern river basins.
Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger across the lower Great Lakes region. Mild weather is returning to the remainder of the Midwest. A substantial snow cover persists across the northern Corn Belt, where depths of a foot or greater remain common.
Across the Corn Belt, an extensive snow cover and cold conditions are maintaining stress on livestock. Snow depths of 1 to 2 feet remain common across the northern half of the Corn Belt, where Friday morning’s low temperatures locally fell below -10 degrees.