The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

An active pattern in the weeks to come

Across the Corn Belt, near-normal temperatures are arriving in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Dry, breezy weather favors a limited return to fieldwork, although clouds and a few showers linger in the vicinity of the Great Lakes.

A change in weather ahead

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers and a few thunderstorms are affecting northern corn and soybean production areas. Autumn fieldwork, with the exception of upper Midwestern soybean harvesting, remains behind schedule due to late crop maturation and the lingering effects of early- to mid-October downpours.

Harvest delays remain apparent

Across the Corn Belt, cloudy, showery, chilly weather is hampering fieldwork in the lower Great Lakes region. In contrast, warm, dry weather prevails in the western Corn Belt.

Near-perfect Fall weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers associated with a cold front are slowing fieldwork in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, dry weather favors corn and soybean dry down and harvesting. Conditions for harvest are especially favorable across the upper Midwest.

Near-perfect Fall weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers associated with a cold front are slowing fieldwork in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, dry weather favors corn and soybean dry down and harvesting. Conditions for harvest are especially favorable across the upper Midwest.

Showers continue in the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather has returned to the upper Midwest. However, showery, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt, further slowing a harvest season already delayed by late corn and soybean maturation.

Rain continues in much of the southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork remains at a standstill across the southern tier of the region due to ongoing heavy rainfall. In contrast, cool, dry weather covers the northern two-thirds of the Corn Belt. Widespread frost was noted Friday morning as far south and east as Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and northwestern Illinois.

Rain returns to parts of the central, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, heavy showers are developing in southern production areas, particularly in northern Missouri and southern Illinois. In contrast, cool, dry weather covers the northern Corn Belt.

Dry weather briefly returns to the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather favors a limited return to fieldwork, although below-normal temperatures persist across northern corn and soybean production areas. On October 5, the soybean harvest was at least 20 percentage points behind the respective 5-year state averages in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, with harvest progress in those states ranging from 7 to 25%.

A wetter pattern ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather accompanies isolated showers. In areas of the upper Midwest affected by the recent freeze, producers continue to monitor immature crops.