The Weather Front On-Line

Quiet weather resumes across the Midwest

On the Plains, mild, dry weather is promoting late-season winter wheat growth. In addition, harvest activities continue for crops such as cotton, sorghum, and sunflowers.


Abundant moisture ahead for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild air is replacing the coldest air of the season. Dry weather favors fieldwork, including late-season corn harvesting.


A milder, but wetter spell of weather ahead

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather is returning to the upper Midwest, but cold conditions linger elsewhere. By November 10, more than one-third of the corn remained in the field in North Dakota (64% harvested), Michigan (62%), and Wisconsin (62%).


Milder, but wetter in the days to come

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather is returning to the upper Midwest, but cold conditions linger elsewhere. By November 10, more than one-third of the corn remained in the field in North Dakota (64% harvested), Michigan (62%), and Wisconsin (62%).


Dry weather continues across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a warming trend. However, some fields remain too wet—in the wake of recent rainfall—for harvest and planting activities to resume. On November 3, Midwestern winter wheat planting ranged from 64% complete in Missouri to 97% complete in Michigan and Ohio.


Cool, dry weathr across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for snow showers downwind of Lake Superior. However, fieldwork delays persist in the wake of recent rainfall. Substantial corn remains to be harvested in the northern Corn Belt, with at least half of the crop still in the field by November 3 in Michigan, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.


An early-Winter storm on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers are encroaching from the south and west. Nevertheless, harvest activities continue in many areas. By November 3, at least 90% of the soybeans had been harvested in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and the Dakotas.


More moisture ahead for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors corn and late-season soybean harvest activities, despite an increase in cloudiness. A few rain showers are developing, however, mainly in parts of Iowa and Missouri.


Drier weather returns to the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather has returned, following recent rainfall. Showers linger, however, across northern Lower Michigan. Most fieldwork remains on hold across the central and eastern Corn Belt, but corn and late-season soybean harvest activities continue to advance across the upper Midwest.


Harvest delays across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather is promoting fieldwork in the upper Midwest. Elsewhere, rain is slowing corn and late-season soybean harvest activities, but replenishing soil moisture in areas still suffering from drought. Prior to the rainfall, on October 27, topsoil moisture was rated more than half very short to short in Illinois (60%), Missouri (58%), and Iowa (53%).


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