The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Active Winter Weather Pattern the Next Several Days

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras.

Snowfall Totals From Saturday, January 12, 2019

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT:

INCHES CITY COUNTY TIME
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16.00 5 W JACKSONVILLE MORGAN 0820 AM
15.50 SOUTH JACKSONVIL MORGAN 0800 AM
15.00 JACKSONVILLE MORGAN 0700 AM
14.60 3 SE BLUFF SPRIN CASS 0700 AM
14.50 5 NNE ARENZVILLE CASS 0700 AM

Heavy Snow Across Central Illinois Today

...Heavy Snow Across Central Illinois Today...

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches.

* WHERE...Portions of east-central Illinois.

* WHEN...until 6 AM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

No "White Christmas" ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather covers the upper Midwest, although muddy conditions are locally hampering final corn and soybean harvest efforts. Meanwhile, a chilly rain—mixed with wet snow in a few spots—lingers across portions of the eastern Corn Belt.

A mild December pattern continues

Across the Corn Belt, any remaining snow cover has been significantly reduced by mild weather. Early Wednesday, snow depths include 2 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and an inch in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The December mild spell has left muddy conditions in some fields and feedlots that had been previously frozen.

A mild and rather wet Midwest pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. However, warmer-than-normal weather in the upper Midwest has begun to thaw fields that had previously frozen, limiting any late-season harvest efforts.

Milder pattern taking hold of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rain stretches from Michigan to Missouri. A few pockets of freezing rain are occurring in Michigan. Most Midwestern producers have completed corn and soybean harvest activities in recent weeks, although some fieldwork will need to wait until soils dry out or firmly freeze.

Tranquil weather for now, milder days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather continues, although a patchy, mostly shallow Midwestern snow cover exists. As fields continue to freeze more firmly, corn and soybean harvest efforts are nearing completion. Temperatures in most Midwestern locations dipped below 20° early Monday.

Milder weather ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, mostly dry weather prevails. Friday morning’s minimum temperatures dipped below 10° as far south as central Illinois and plunged below 0° in parts of the upper Midwest. In areas where soils have sufficiently frozen, producers are making slow progress on late-season corn and soybean harvesting.