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Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy rain showers dot the Great Lakes region, maintaining soggy conditions. Warm, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On April 5, prior to Tuesday’s rain across the northern Corn Belt, topsoil moisture was rated more than one-third surplus in Ohio …

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Across the Corn Belt, a sharp cold front extends southward through the Mississippi Valley. Snowy, windy, cold weather has engulfed the upper Midwest, while mild, dry weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt. In advance of the cold front, rain showers are developing in the middle Mississippi…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, cloudy weather lingers across the eastern half of the region. Meanwhile, a few rain showers are occurring early Wednesday in the upper Midwest, mainly across Iowa and Minnesota. In late March, topsoil moisture was rated at least one-half surplus in several states,…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool but mostly dry weather prevails. However, many fields and feedlots remain very wet, following recent storminess. In Illinois, for example, topsoil moisture was rated 56% surplus in late March. Meanwhile, final harvest efforts remain largely stalled in North Dakota,…

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Across the Corn Belt, cloudiness and a few rain showers linger across the Great Lakes region. Dry, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. The weekend storm system produced widespread Midwestern precipitation, leaving many fields and feedlots very wet and muddy. In addition, isol…

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Across the Corn Belt, temperatures range from near-normal levels in the Great Lakes region to significantly above-normal values in the Ohio Valley. The region lies between storms, but rain showers are developing mainly across the southern Corn Belt. Many Midwestern rivers are running high in…

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Across the Corn Belt, generally tranquil weather prevails between storm systems, although locally dense fog blankets the middle Mississippi Valley and environs early Wednesday. Rain ended overnight across the eastern Corn Belt as one system moves toward the Atlantic Coast, while some light p…

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- or above-normal temperatures. However, precipitation is quickly approaching the southern Corn Belt; significant rain is already falling Tuesday morning in southern Missouri. A few rain showers are also overspreading the western Corn …

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Across the Corn Belt, rain and snow showers are occurring early Monday in the lower Great Lakes region, including parts of Michigan and Ohio. Although precipitation has ended in most other areas of the Midwest, cloudy, foggy conditions linger in many locations.

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are gradually ending early Friday in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Some wet snow is falling, however, in the Great Lakes region, especially in northern Michigan. Following Thursday’s significant rain event, minor to moderate…

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Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling early Wednesday in the middle Mississippi Valley and environs. Showers are also developing in parts of the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, patches of light snow are affecting the upper Great Lakes region. Above-normal temperatures accompany the damp weather pattern.

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy, mostly dry weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. A few snow showers are occurring, however, in the upper Great Lakes region. Soil saturation remains a concern in several areas, particularly across the northern Corn Belt. Snow coverage has…

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Across the Corn Belt, a disturbance is producing some precipitation early Wednesday from the Great Lakes region southwestward into Missouri. Wet snow is falling in parts of Michigan and Wisconsin. Despite the cloudiness and precipitation, near- or above-normal temperatures prevail throughout…

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Across the Corn Belt, rain is gradually ending across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, mild, dry weather prevails. Lingering snow cover is confined to the far upper Midwest, including the Red River Valley of the North.

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Across the Corn Belt, snow showers are affecting the lower Great Lakes region. Across the remainder of the Midwest, colder air is arriving on gusty, northwesterly winds. Producers in the northwestern Corn Belt are monitoring the effects of Thursday’s high-wind event on corn and sunflowers th…

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Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails. Although most areas are experiencing dry weather, light precipitation (rain and some wet snow) is falling in northern Indiana and environs. An extensive snow cover remains on the ground from the Red River Valley of the North into the upper Great L…

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Across the Corn Belt, breezy weather accompanies cold, mostly cloudy conditions. Snow showers and squalls are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes. As spring approaches, excess soil moisture remains a concern in many parts of the Midwest. In late February, USDA/NASS reported that topsoil mo…

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Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling early Wednesday from the middle Mississippi Valley into Michigan. Cold, breezy conditions trail the storm system, with Wednesday morning’s low temperatures falling to near 0° in parts of the upper Midwest. According to USDA/NASS, the corn harvest is 61% …

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Across the Corn Belt, precipitation is falling from Nebraska to Ohio. Snow is blanketing portions of the western Corn Belt, but rain showers are affecting the Ohio Valley. As colder air arrives, more of the precipitation in the central Corn Belt is making the transition to snow. Elsewhere, g…

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Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is returning across the upper Midwest in the wake of a departing storm system. The storm, which is moving across Ontario, continues to produce some lingering snow in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Near the storm’s trailing cold front, mild, showery weathe…

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Across the Corn Belt, frigid weather prevails. Friday morning’s low temperatures fell to 0° or below as far south as central Missouri and plunged below -20° in portions of the upper Great Lakes region. Across the southern and eastern Corn Belt, a shallow snow cover is helping to provide soft…

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Across the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions across the upper Midwest are resulting in low wind chill temperatures and an increase in livestock stress. Readings below -20° were reported in eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota, while temperatures dipped below 0° as far south as nort…

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Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions prevail early Monday across the upper Midwest, where temperatures locally fell below 0°. In contrast, mild weather covers the southern and eastern Corn Belt. Some light rain is falling early Monday in the Ohio Valley, where early-Monday morning tempera…

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Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger in the wake of a departing storm system. Breezy conditions accompany the light snow. Friday morning’s minimum temperatures plunged below 0° in eastern North Dakota, leading to very low wind-chill readings and an increase in stress on livestock.

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Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation—including light snow and freezing drizzle—lingers from Illinois eastward. Meanwhile, cold, dry air has settled across snow-covered sections of the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s low temperatures locally fell to near 0°.

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Across the Corn Belt, warmth lingers in the Ohio Valley, where rain is developing. In advance of an approaching storm system, the remainder of the Midwest is experiencing cold, breezy weather. Tuesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° in the far upper Midwest.