The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Very limited fieldwork across the Corn Belt...

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. A limited amount of fieldwork is underway; for example, 6% of Iowa’s oat crop was planted by April 3, compared to 25% at the same time last year.

An active pattern across the Heartland...

Across the Corn Belt, showers and locally severe thunderstorms precede and accompany the passage of a strong cold front. The heaviest rain is falling from Ohio into southeastern Missouri. Windy, colder conditions trail the cold front across the western Corn Belt. 

A wetter pattern ahead...

Across the Corn Belt, light precipitation (rain and snow) is falling in parts of the upper Mississippi Valley. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest.

Warmer weather to the west...

Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather continues. Wet conditions have limited spring planting preparations in the southern Corn Belt, while lowland flooding is affecting parts of the upper Midwest.

Still cool across the Midwest...

Across the Corn Belt, cold, mostly dry weather prevails, except for a few snow showers in the Ohio and middle Missouri Valleys. In the upper Midwest, cold weather has reduced runoff into swollen creeks and river.

More cold weather across the Corn Belt...

Across the Corn Belt, cold, mostly dry weather prevails. A few snow showers dot the central Corn Belt, while lowland flooding persists across portions of the western Corn Belt.

A chilly, damp pattern continues...

Across the Corn Belt, some light snow is overspreading westernmost areas. Meanwhile, flooding continues in parts of the western Corn Belt. For example, the James River at Mitchell, South Dakota, crested 8.14 feet above flood stage on March 26—just 0.19 foot (2.28 inches) below the April 2001 high-water mark.

A cold, damp pattern continues...

Across the Corn Belt, widespread precipitation (rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow) covers Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Significant flooding is underway in parts of the western Corn Belt, although recent cold weather has curbed runoff into swollen creeks and rivers.

Cold & somewhat unsettled across the Heartland...

Across the Corn Belt, lowland flooding is underway in the upper Midwest, with the highest water levels currently affecting eastern South Dakota and portions of southern Minnesota. However, cold weather is temporarily minimizing additional runoff into swollen creeks and rivers.

A cold pattern ahead...

Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling across northern areas. Meanwhile, scattered rain showers dot the eastern Corn Belt. Chilly weather prevails, except for lingering warmth in the Ohio Valley.