Temperatures moderating in the western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather and a few snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. In contrast, mild air is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River. Most of the Midwest—except the southern tier of the Corn Belt—remains covered by snow, helping to provide insulation for winter wheat in the lower Great… Read more »

Another pattern shift ahead from the Plains, eastward

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A brief period of mild weather will cover most of the U.S. during the weekend and early next week. Some of the most impressive warmth will occur on the High Plains, where temperatures will periodically exceed 50° as far north as Montana and occasionally top 70° in Texas. Meanwhile, dry weather can be expected during… Read more »

Very cold pattern continues for now

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Across the Corn Belt, cold, cloudy weather prevails. A few snow showers dot the Great Lakes States. Wednesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, although abundant snow covers the soft red winter wheat crop in the coldest areas. On the Plains, patches of snow are… Read more »

An extended January-thaw ahead

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During next few days, most of the U.S. will experience dry weather and a turn toward warmer conditions. Exceptions to the dry pattern will include lingering showers (through Thursday) across the lower Southeast; a few late-week snow showers from the Great Lakes into the Northeast; and several surges of moisture across the Northwest. In fact,… Read more »

Another cold wave grips the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, very cold weather across the upper Midwest—with Tuesday morning lows generally ranging from -20 to 0°—is maintaining stress on livestock. Chilly conditions also cover the remainder of the region. Snow covers all but the southern tier of the Corn Belt, with current snow depths standing at 6 inches in Fort Wayne,… Read more »

A January thaw ahead for the Heartland

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During the early- to mid-week period, a final surge of very cold air will settle across the central and eastern U.S. By week’s end, however, lingering cold weather will be limited to parts of the South and East. As the week progresses, mild air will spread from the West across the Plains and Midwest. Meanwhile,… Read more »

Cold pattern to gradually moderate

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Looking ahead, surges of frigid air will continue to arrive across the central and eastern U.S., although temperatures will moderate slightly by early next week. Snow showers and squalls will be a companion to the cold weather downwind of the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, moisture will surge northeastward from the Rio Grande Valley, starting during the… Read more »

Wind-blown, cold wave pattern continues across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings were in effect in portions of the far upper Midwest, including the Red River Valley. Elsewhere in the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions are maintaining stress on livestock. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged to 0° or below as far south as the Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys, threatening unprotected and… Read more »

Cold to gradually moderate across the Heartland

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Very cold weather will continue to dominate the central and eastern U.S. through the weekend. During the cold snap, snow showers and squalls will rage downwind of the Great Lakes. Some of the coldest weather can be expected tomorrow, when sub-zero temperatures could occur as far south as the Ozark Plateau and the Ohio Valley…. Read more »

Cold wave concerns dominate the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, Wednesday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as Iowa and northern Illinois, with even colder air continuing to arrive on gusty, northwesterly winds. Midwestern winter wheat has some protective snow cover, except in southern sections of Illinois and Indiana and parts of Missouri. However, the bitterly cold, blustery conditions… Read more »