The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, mild weather is overspreading western areas. Cold conditions linger, however, east of the Mississippi River, where snow depths associated with the recently ended, late-winter storm include 6 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and 3 inches in Chicago, Illinois.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are sweeping across the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, a significant, late-season snow storm is affecting the lower Great Lakes States. Wednesday early-morning snow depths associated with the ongoing storm include 5 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and 3 inches in Chicago, Illinois.
Across the Corn Belt, some light precipitation (rain and snow) is overspreading the upper Midwest. Elsewhere, warm weather across the southern Corn Belt contrasts with a lingering chill in the Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 13 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Across the Corn Belt, temperatures remain at near- or below-normal levels, despite a warming trend in recent days. A cold front is crossing the upper Midwest—accompanied by snow showers—bringing a return to cold, breezy weather. More than a foot of snow remains on the ground in parts of the northern Corn Belt, with 16 inches reported Friday morning in Minneapolis-St.
Across the Corn Belt, extremely cold conditions persist—especially across the northern half of the region. Friday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0°0 as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Readings below -20° were noted in the upper Great Lakes region.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions persist. Extreme cold blankets the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s temperatures ranged from 0 to -30°. In Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul marked its 46th day this cold season with sub-zero temperatures—the most in any winter since 1978-79.
On the Plains, a little bit of light snow is expanding eastward from near the Montana-Wyoming border, but dry weather covers the remainder of the nation’s mid-section. Below-normal temperatures prevail throughout the region, but bitterly cold conditions—with sub-zero temperatures—are confined to the northern half of the Plains.
Across the Corn Belt, snowy, windy conditions linger across the upper Midwest in the wake of a departing storm. More than 7 inches of snow fell on Thursday in Mason City, Iowa. Meanwhile, recovery efforts are underway in areas of the lower Midwest hit by yesterday’s severe weather outbreak.