The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

A big, BIG warm-up ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, frigid, blustery weather is creating significant discomfort for humans and animals, including livestock. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell to 0° or below as far south as the lower Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys.

Dangerous cold wave for now, milder days to follow

Across the Corn Belt, cold, windy weather is firmly in place, following Monday’s rain and snow showers. Although snow covers much of the Midwest, winter grains in the southern Corn Belt do not have a protective cover.

Extreme cold, dangerously low wind chill ahead

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls in conjunction with a strong cold front are causing some travel disruptions. Although accumulating snow has largely ended across the upper Midwest, windy weather, blowing snow, and bitterly cold conditions are hampering travel and increasing livestock stress.

Periodic snows; barbaric cold, wind chill ahead

Bitterly low wind chill readings of 15 below to 30 below zero will continue through noon Friday. Wind chill values will return to below zero to around 15 below zero again overnight Friday. In addition, light snow will develop Friday afternoon and evening. Total accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible.

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.