The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Despite a stormy, June, U.S. Corn Fields doing well

Across the Corn Belt, cooler air is arriving, particularly across the upper Midwest. Heat lingers, however, across the eastern Corn Belt. Along the boundary between hot and cool air, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the lower Great Lakes region into Missouri. On June 29, three-quarters of the U.S.

More rain ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a band of scattered showers and thunderstorms—stretching from eastern Nebraska to Indiana—bisects the region. Cooler air is beginning to overspread the upper Midwest, but warm weather is promoting a rapid crop development pace across the remainder of the Corn Belt.

Water-logged fields in parts of Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, drier weather has returned to western portions of the region, where 7-day rainfall of 4 to locally more than 12 inches has resulted in major river flooding and water-logged fields. Showers and thunderstorms in the Ohio Valley are improving soil moisture for corn and soybeans.

A wide range of weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are eradicating soil moisture deficits from Iowa into central Michigan but causing local flooding. Sunny, hot weather is accelerating corn and soybean development in southern portions of the Corn Belt.

Warmer weather returns to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms dot the eastern half of the region. Elsewhere, sunny skies and increasingly warm conditions are accelerating final planting efforts and crop development.

Favorable weather across most of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, below-normal temperatures prevail. However, dry weather in the northern Corn Belt favors late-season planting efforts, while rain in the southern Corn Belt is boosting soil moisture for summer crops.

Cool, with more rain ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, generally cool, dry weather prevails, although rain is overspreading portions of the upper Midwest. Corn and soybeans benefited from late-May and early-June warmth, before the recent turn toward cooler weather.

Mild, mostly dry weather (for now) across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather is promoting winter wheat maturation, summer crop growth, and late-season planting efforts. Despite a late start to the planting season in the northern Corn Belt, crop developmental delays are relatively minor due to late-May and early-June warmth.

Severe weather to strike parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather between rain events favors soybean and late-season corn planting, although thunderstorms are starting to erupt in westernmost production areas. During the week ending June 1, producers planted at least 30% of the intended soybean acreage in Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Dry weather promotes fieldwork in parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather is promoting a rapid fieldwork pace, although chilly conditions in the lower Great Lakes region contrast with sudden warmth in the upper Midwest. On May 18, corn planting was at least 25 percentage points behind the 5-year average pace in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.