The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A welcome thaw well underway...

A big warm-up on the Plains heading east...

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.

A thaw develops across the Midwest...

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. 

Cold beginning to moderate across the Heartland...

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.

More cold & more snow...

On the Plains, a significant snow storm is underway across central portions of the region, including Kansas and eastern Colorado. The snow is providing winter wheat with much-needed moisture and insulation in advance of another Arctic blast. Tuesday morning’s temperatures fell below -20 degrees in parts of the Dakotas and eastern Montana.

Cold wave weather dominates the Heartland...

Powerful winter storm to sweep the Midwest...

A quiet, mid-Winter pattern...

Locally, quiet weather prevails for Friday, but cloudy conditions will persist along with the chance for snow flurries.

Cold weather moderates...

Across the Corn Belt, patches of light snow accompany a gradual warming trend. During the recent cold outbreak, Midwestern winter wheat was protected by a shallow to moderately deep snow cover. 

Cold, active pattern to continue...

Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling in parts of the Great Lakes region, while rain stretches from southeastern Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. In the southern and eastern Corn Belt, soft red winter wheat has lost much of its protective snow cover. Meanwhile, cold weather is returning to the upper Midwest.