More very cold weather ahead

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Following Friday morning’s freeze, cold weather will temporarily ease its grip on Florida and the remainder of the Southeast. However, a new surge of Arctic air will engulf the northern Plains and upper Midwest on Saturday, with frigid weather subsequently returning across much of the central and eastern U.S. Modestly cooler air will arrive in… Read more »

Cold wave builds across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow showers accompany an Arctic cold front crossing the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. In the front’s wake, dangerously cold, windy weather is maintaining or increasing stress on livestock. Wednesday morning’s temperatures across the upper Midwest generally ranged from -20 to 0°. On the Plains, bitterly cold… Read more »

Cold pattern to continue across the central, eastern U.S.

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During the second half of the week, the latest surge of bitterly cold air will engulf the Midwestern and Eastern States. At the height of this cold wave, temperatures below 0° can be expected as far south as the Tennessee Valley and the Mid-Atlantic region—although most of the soft red winter wheat in the areas… Read more »

Very cold air grips the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, frigid, windy weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Widespread snow showers accompany the surge of cold air, mainly across the eastern Corn Belt. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° throughout the upper Midwest, bringing renewed stress on livestock. On the Plains, a fairly dramatic west-to-east temperature contrast… Read more »

Unseasonable warmth on the western, southern Plains

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On the Plains, unseasonable warmth lingers in central and southern areas, with Monday daytime highs expected to approach 70° as far north as western Nebraska. Wintery weather will develop Monday evening in eastern Montana and the Dakotas. Across the Corn Belt, cool, clear weather dominates much of the Midwest, including the western Great Lakes Region,… Read more »

A shift to colder east of the Great Plains

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Over the next few days, rain and snow showers will push eastward across the Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley as low pressure redevelops over the western Great Lakes. Precipitation will return to parts of the Northeast by mid-week. Meanwhile, high pressure dropping in from the Canadian Prairies will bring colder weather to the Nation’s… Read more »

January largely seasonally cold & dry across Illinois

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January 2015 in Illinois was slightly cooler and drier than average. The statewide temperature was 25.4 degrees, 1 degree below average and the 53rd coldest on record, according to the Illinois State Water Survey. This January was not nearly as cold as last January when the average temperature was 19.3 degrees and ranked as the… Read more »

More snow for the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails, except for some lingering mild conditions in the Ohio Valley. Snow from previous storms covers all but the southern tier of the Midwest, and new snow is spreading across portions of Nebraska and Iowa. Current snow depths include 12 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 9 inches in Des Moines,… Read more »

Cold pattern to continue across the Midwest

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During the next several days, a rich flow of Pacific moisture will arrive along the West Coast. Heavy precipitation will develop in northwestern California and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. During the weekend, precipitation may spread as far south as central California, followed by a return to drier weather along the Pacific Coast early next… Read more »

An active pattern for the Plains, Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Wednesday, the lingering effects of a departing coastal storm will continue to wind down across New England. However, a fast-moving disturbance will produce additional snow—albeit mostly light—in the Great Lakes and Northeastern States Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, a developing storm will result in widespread precipitation in the Southwest, starting on Friday…. Read more »