The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Cold and nasty across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation (snow and freezing rain) is causing travel problems in the Ohio Valley. Elsewhere, cold, dry, breezy weather prevails. Friday morning’s temperatures fell below 0° in the upper Midwest, with some readings near -20° noted in northern Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas.

A wide-range of weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a significant snow storm is disrupting travel and stressing livestock across the upper Midwest. Wednesday morning snow depths include 4 inches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and an inch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cold, windy weather accompanies the snow. In addition, some freezing rain is occurring from eastern Nebraska to Wisconsin.

Arctic air on the move

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails in advance of a strong cold front. Some light precipitation (snow, freezing rain, and rain) is affecting the Great Lakes region, where corn harvest activities are nearly complete.

A more active pattern ahead next week

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather persists, with sub-zero temperatures returning to northeastern Iowa and the Great Lakes Region.

On the Plains, dry, somewhat warmer weather dominates much of the region, aiding the final stages of cotton and sunflower harvesting. Despite the warm-up, however, temperatures fell below 0° Friday morning in the Red River Valley.

Cold weather grips the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails, while snow showers are confined to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell to 0° as far south as northern Iowa.

A stormy, pre-Holiday pattern to the east

Across the Corn Belt, a band of light snow stretches from Michigan to Iowa. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather favors late-season harvest efforts, especially where soils have frozen. However, the early-season cold spell is also increasing stress on livestock.

Sharply colder air on the move

Across the Corn Belt, sharply colder air is overspreading the upper Midwest, accompanied by snow showers. Mild weather prevails across the remainder of the region, although scattered showers are slowing final harvest efforts.

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%).