Milder, drier across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies a slow warming trend. Fieldwork is progressing across the upper Midwest, which has been mostly dry in recent days, but planting delays persist in wetter sections of the southern and eastern Corn Belt. On the Plains, locally heavy showers are occurring in Oklahoma and Texas. In fact, rain… Read more »

Warmer, rains to return to the Great Plains

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Cool weather will gradually ease its grip across the central and eastern U.S. During the weekend, temperatures will rebound to near- or above-normal levels across the nation’s mid-section, while progressively cooler air will engulf the West. Farther east, lingering cool weather will be confined to the Atlantic Seaboard by early next week. Meanwhile, precipitation associated… Read more »

Wide-range of weather across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, cool but dry weather prevails, except for some lingering rain showers in Ohio. As a high pressure system settles across the Midwest, Frost and Freeze Advisories were in effect early Wednesday across portions of Michigan and Wisconsin. Producers in the northern Corn Belt continue to monitor emerged summer crops, especially corn,… Read more »

Warmer across the Heartland, wet on the Plains

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Below-normal temperatures will continue to dominate much of the country, although a brief, mid-to late week surge of warmth will spread from the Northwest to the nation’s mid-section in advance of a Pacific storm system. The Pacific storm will result in widespread Northwestern showers, with 5-day totals locally reaching 1 to 3 inches. During the… Read more »

Warmer days ahead for the Heartland

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Warmth will briefly overspread the northern Plains and the Northwest in advance of Pacific storminess. By week’s end, widespread showers (locally 1 to 2 inches) should ease short-term Northwestern dryness. Meanwhile, cool weather will linger for much of the week across the central and eastern U.S. Despite the cool conditions, dry weather should favor fieldwork across… Read more »

More Midwestern fieldwork delays

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather favors fieldwork across the upper Midwest. However, upper Midwestern producers also continue to monitor the effects of the May 14-15 freezes on corn and other crops. On May 15, one-sixth to one-quarter of the corn had emerged in North Dakota (22% emerged), South Dakota (17%), and Wisconsin (17%)…. Read more »

A cold Monday morning in the eastern Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, freeze warnings were in effect early today across much of Ohio, with frost reported in parts of Indiana and Michigan. Monday morning’s low temperatures in Ohio included 31° in Cincinnati and 32° in Columbus—both records for May 16. Producers in freeze-affected areas are monitoring crops such as emerged corn and headed… Read more »

A warmer pattern ahead for the Heartland

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A cool weather pattern nearly nationwide will be replaced by warm conditions in California and the Northwest. Below-normal temperatures will persist, however, in other areas of the country. Late in the week, another surge of cool air will arrive in the Far West. Widespread storminess will accompany the cool weather regime. Five-day rainfall totals could… Read more »

Severe weather possible in the mid-Mississippi Valley

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Strong-to-severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging wind gusts are forecast from eastern Kansas into the middle Mississippi Valley Friday afternoon. Additionally, a few strong-to-severe storms will be possible across southeast Virginia and eastern North Carolina into Friday afternoon. Storm Prediction Center Convective Outlooks Storm Reports & Summary Page Current Weather Watches &… Read more »

Organized rains returning to the Heartland

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A Freeze Warning is in effect for Saturday morning in the Dakotas and parts of neighboring states, including northern Nebraska, northwestern Iowa, and western Minnesota. Additional freezes can be expected on Sunday morning, mainly across the upper Midwest. By Monday morning, freezes could affect portions of the Great Lakes region, as well as the interior… Read more »