The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Cool weather impacting Corn development

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for a few showers in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Widely-scattered frost (but no freeze) was reported early Wednesday in the upper Midwest.

On September 3, corn dented was 10 to 20 percentage points behind average in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.

A fall-like feel across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers are mostly ending in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Clouds and a few showers linger, however, in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Cool, breezy weather covers much of the Midwest.

More cool Midwest weather ahead next week

Across the Corn Belt, rain associated with Tropical Depression Harvey has spread as far north as the lower Ohio Valley, but most of the Midwest is experiencing cool, dry weather. The central and eastern Corn Belt experienced a rather dry August, leaving late-maturing crops in need of both rain and warmth.

Fall-like pattern shift ahead

Across the Corn Belt, generally cool, dry weather prevails. Only 6% of the nation’s corn crop had reached full maturity by August 27, compared to the 5-year average of 10%. And, only 2% of the corn was mature in Illinois, 12 percentage points behind the average.

Much cooler weather ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, warm weather across the upper Midwest is helping to push developmentally delayed corn and soybeans toward maturity. Foggy weather lingers early Wednesday, however, in the central and eastern Corn Belt.

Texas coast braces for first Hurricane since 2005

Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails. However, a few showers are occurring in Iowa and environs, continuing a recent trend toward wetter conditions in parts of the western Corn Belt.

Rain still needed in parts of Illinois

Across the Corn Belt, cooler, drier weather has settled over the region, though a narrow band of showers extends from northern Nebraska into Wisconsin. Recent rain has improved soil moisture from western Iowa into Missouri, while moisture remains limited for filling summer crops from eastern Iowa into northern Illinois.

Comfortable late-Summer weather pattern

Across the Corn Belt, showers and locally strong thunderstorms are moving through the middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Flood Warnings and Watches were issued in Kansas and Missouri, where flash flooding is already occurring locally, and strong thunderstorms could develop later Tuesday in the Ohio Valley and Northeast.

Very pleasant late-Summer days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, much-needed rain is falling in the vicinity of southern Iowa and other previously dry western production areas. However, a Flash Flood Warning was in effect for parts of Kansas and Missouri as some of the storms produced heavy rain over relatively short periods of time.