The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

An extended period of heat & humidity ahead

Across the Corn Belt, showery weather persists. Currently, the heaviest rain is falling across the western Corn Belt and the Ohio Valley. Producers in several areas, mainly across the northern and western Corn Belt, are dealing with standing water and excessive soil moisture, even as soil moisture shortages persist in portions of the southwestern Corn Belt.

Heat & humidity to dominate the Heartand next week

Across the Corn Belt, showers provided abundant to locally excessive levels of moisture for corn and soybean establishment. Rain missed most drought-affected locations in the southwestern Corn Belt.

Damp, showery weather to continue

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers and thunderstorms are maintaining generally favorable growing conditions for corn and soybeans. However, pockets of drought in the southwestern Corn Belt have left soybeans rated 19% very poor to poor in Missouri, where topsoil moisture was rated 67% very short to short on June 17.

Heat to abate; wet, active pattern for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a cold front extending from Michigan to Nebraska is helping to focus widespread showers and thunderstorms. Cooler weather prevails in the upper Midwest, but high humidity levels and significantly above-normal temperatures persist in the southern and eastern Corn Belt.

Drier for now; heat, humidity build by the weekend

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are maintaining generally favorable growing conditions for summer crops. On June 10, roughly three-quarters of U.S. corn (77%) and soybeans (74%) were rated in good to excellent condition. However, unfavorable dryness persists in a few spots, including northern Missouri.

Heat, humidity to breed t-storms across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are boosting soil moisture for rapidly developing summer crops. On June 3, Missouri led the Midwest with topsoil moisture rated 39% very short to short. Currently, some of the heaviest rain is falling across the upper Midwest.

Warm weather accelerating crop development

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather covers the Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, a cold front crossing the upper Midwest is producing locally heavy showers and thunderstorms. On June 3, soybean emergence ranged from 26 to 30 percentage points ahead of the statewide 5-year averages in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

Hotter days ahead for much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather favors late-season planting efforts. However, near- to above-normal temperatures in the western Corn Belt contrast with cool conditions in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. A few pockets of Midwestern dryness persist, despite numerous rain showers in recent days.

A brief respite before hot weather gradually returns

Across the Corn Belt, outside of clouds and showers in the lower Ohio Valley, sunny skies are promoting fieldwork and summer crop emergence. Recent rainfall has been highly variable, with 2-week totals ranging from a trace to more than 6 inches. Overall, conditions are favorable, but pockets of dryness persist in the central Corn Belt.