The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, a band of precipitation stretches from the Ozark Plateau into the Ohio Valley. The threat of flooding exists in parts of the Ohio Valley, especially where rain is combining with melting snow. The northern fringe of the precipitation shield features some snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions persist. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below 0°F in parts of the upper Midwest. Farther east, Ohio locations such as Mansfield, Youngstown, and Cleveland recently completed their coldest February on record.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions are maintaining stress on livestock, although most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop retains a protective snow cover. Friday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as the middle Mississippi Valley and fell below -20° in parts of the upper Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid weather lingers east of the Mississippi River. Early Tuesday, some of the coldest weather stretched from central Illinois into Ohio, where low temperatures ranging from -15 to 0° were common. Meanwhile, windy conditions and snow showers are developing in the upper Great Lakes region.
Across the Corn Belt, overnight temperatures have again plunged below 0°F in many locations, stretching as far south as the Ohio Valley. Most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop remains protected beneath a blanket of snow, although coverage is thin and patchy in central portions of Illinois and Indiana.
Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow showers accompany an Arctic cold front crossing the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. In the front’s wake, dangerously cold, windy weather is maintaining or increasing stress on livestock. Wednesday morning’s temperatures across the upper Midwest generally ranged from -20 to 0°.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid, windy weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Widespread snow showers accompany the surge of cold air, mainly across the eastern Corn Belt. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° throughout the upper Midwest, bringing renewed stress on livestock.
On the Plains, unseasonable warmth lingers in central and southern areas, with Monday daytime highs expected to approach 70° as far north as western Nebraska. Wintery weather will develop Monday evening in eastern Montana and the Dakotas.
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails, except for some lingering mild conditions in the Ohio Valley. Snow from previous storms covers all but the southern tier of the Midwest, and new snow is spreading across portions of Nebraska and Iowa. Current snow depths include 12 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 9 inches in Des Moines, Iowa; and 7 inches in Omaha, Nebraska.
On the Plains, a variable snow cover is providing some insulation for winter wheat across the northern half of the region. Widespread sub-zero temperatures were noted Monday morning in the Dakotas, Nebraska, and the northern tier of Kansas.