The Weather Front On-Line

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%).


No shortage of moisture in the days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, warmer weather prevails in advance of an approaching cold front. Mostly dry weather continues to promote Midwestern corn and soybean harvesting, although a few showers and thunderstorms are affecting the southern Corn Belt.


Plenty of precipitation to be anticipated

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors fieldwork. However, light snow is developing in parts of the upper Midwest, while rain is overspreading the southwestern Corn Belt. The soybean harvest, 77% complete nationally on October 27, is nearing completion—more than 90% finished—in Minnesota and Nebraska.


An active weather pattern this week

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather across the southern tier of the Midwest favors harvest activities and winter wheat emergence. Meanwhile, cold weather prevails from Nebraska and the Dakotas eastward to Michigan.


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