The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

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.

Very cold pattern to continue across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings were in effect in portions of the far upper Midwest, including the Red River Valley. Elsewhere in the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions are maintaining stress on livestock.

Cold wave concerns dominate the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, Wednesday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as Iowa and northern Illinois, with even colder air continuing to arrive on gusty, northwesterly winds. Midwestern winter wheat has some protective snow cover, except in southern sections of Illinois and Indiana and parts of Missouri.

Cold wave tightening its grip across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is gradually ending but lingers across the lower Midwest and downwind of the Great Lakes. Current snow depths include 6 inches in Peru, Indiana, and Des Moines, Iowa. In the snow’s wake, bitterly cold, breezy conditions are maintaining stress on livestock and causing rural travel disruptions.

Cold wave to intensify behind systematic snowfall

Across the Corn Belt, an extensive snow cover is in place, except across the Ohio Valley. However, temperatures (mostly above 10°) in the Ohio Valley are not low enough to threaten unprotected soft red winter wheat. Elsewhere, sub-zero temperatures and breezy conditions are stressing livestock in the upper Midwest, while snow squalls are developing downwind of the Great Lakes.

A very cold pattern ahead across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather lingers across the upper Midwest, accompanied by a few snow flurries. Dry weather and seasonable temperatures cover the remainder of the region.

A very cold pattern covers much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions are maintaining stress on livestock, particularly across the upper Midwest. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell below -10° in much of the westernmost Corn Belt, accompanied by gusty winds. Across the lower Midwest, temperatures were not low enough to threaten winter wheat.

Sharply colder air on the move into the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, breezy, sharply colder conditions across the upper Midwest are increasing livestock stress. Temperatures fell below 0° in parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and northern Wisconsin. Light snow accompanies the surge of frigid air, mainly across South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

A changable weather pattern in the coming days

Across the Corn Belt, a band of rain stretches from Michigan to southeastern Missouri, while some wet snow is falling farther west—primarily in Iowa and northwestern Missouri. An inch of new snow covers the ground Thursday morning in Des Moines, Iowa. Any late-season fieldwork remains on hold due to mild, muddy conditions.