The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A mild pattern for much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, light snow, or rain mixed with snow, is falling in parts of the lower Great Lakes region. Mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Recent and ongoing warmth has left snow only across the northern tier of the region; current snow depths include 3 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 2 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

Another pattern shift ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather and a few snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. In contrast, mild air is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River. Most of the Midwest—except the southern tier of the Corn Belt—remains covered by snow, helping to provide insulation for winter wheat in the lower Great Lakes region.

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.