The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Drought concerns rising on the southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is overspreading the far upper Midwest in conjunction with an approaching storm. In contrast, the southern Corn Belt is experiencing a brief period of mild weather.

Drought still a concern on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, lingering cold is mostly limited to the Great Lakes region, where an extensive snow cover persists. Generally dry weather accompanies the milder conditions.

Cold weather lingers in the eastern Corn Belt

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.

Chilly days to still dominate much of the Midwest

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.

An active pattern returns to the Heartland

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.

Snow cover still dominates much of the Corn Belt

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.

High-impact system slated for the Heartland

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.

Deep, cold wave pattern covers much of the Nation

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.

Very cold weather dominates the Corn Belt

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.

A cold pattern to resume in many areas of the Nation

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.