Beneficial moisture ahead for the central, southern Plains

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For the remainder of Friday, locally heavy showers will maintain the threat of flooding from the Mississippi Delta into the Ohio Valley, where additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches can be expected. During the weekend, the focus for significant precipitation will shift into the Northwest, where totals could reach 1 to 3 inches… Read more »

Local flooding in parts of the eastern, southern Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, mild weather continues to melt snow in the lower Great Lakes region. Farther south, locally heavy rain is pushing into the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys., where some lowland flooding is occurring. Meanwhile, very warm weather covers the southwestern Corn Belt. On the Plains, warm, dry weather prevails. Concerns with respect… Read more »

Unseasonably mild on much of the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mild air continues to spread eastward. Lingering snow is quickly melting across the eastern Corn Belt, resulting in muddy conditions. In addition, rain is pushing northward into the Ohio Valley. On the Plains, unusual warmth persists from Kansas northward. Tuesday’s high temperatures will exceed 70° as far north as Nebraska. Meanwhile,… Read more »

A mild pattern on the Plains to continue

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During the next several days, flood concerns will continue from the central Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio Valley. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, in a broad area centered across the interior Southeast. Some of the flood-prone areas, including the Tennessee Valley, already experienced varying degrees of… Read more »

A milder pattern ahead for the Heartland

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Areas of the South and East affected by the recent snow storm will continue to dig out Friday under mostly sunny but cold conditions. In fact, dry weather will prevail nearly nationwide during the next few days, except for some snow showers in the Great Lakes and Northeastern States and some rain showers in the… Read more »

Cold wave grips much of the Corn Belt

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On the Plains, chilly conditions linger across Oklahoma and Texas. Farther north, however, mild air is spreading across the northern and central High Plains. During February, the most significant declines in winter wheat condition were noted in Montana, where the portion of the crop rated in good to excellent condition fell from 58 to 44%—in… Read more »

A thaw ahead for much of the Heartland

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During the next two days, a winter-weather event will unfold across the South, East, and lower Midwest.  Additional precipitation totals could reach 1 to 2 inches or more from northeastern Texas into the Mid-Atlantic region. Furthermore, a significant winter weather event will feature heavy snow and sleet form the Ozark Plateau into the Mid-Atlantic States…. Read more »

A wide-range of weather in the Ohio Valley

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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. Meanwhile, very cold weather is… Read more »

A gradual pattern shift ahead for the Heartland

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A final push of bitterly cold air will arrive on the northern Plains by Tuesday and expand into the southern and eastern U.S. by week’s end. On March 5-6, sub-zero temperatures can be expected in the Midwest along and north of a line from Iowa to Ohio. In contrast, late-week warmth will overspread areas from… Read more »

Mid-Winter look & feel across the Corn Belt

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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. A deep snow cover exists across the eastern Corn Belt, where current snow depths include 10 inches in Indianapolis,… Read more »