Heat expands across the upper Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, hot weather is expanding into the upper Midwest, where Friday’s high temperatures will approach 95°. Meanwhile, scattered showers dot the central Corn Belt. From March 30 – August 9, Missouri had the fewest days suitable for fieldwork (55.8 of out 133 possible days). On the Plains, mostly dry weather accompanies near… Read more »

A wetter pattern from the Plains, eastward

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During the weekend, a monsoon-related moisture surge will begin to interact with a cold front crossing the northern U.S., resulting in showers and thunderstorms from the southern Rockies into the upper Midwest. Locally heavy rain will persist into early next week across the upper Midwest and neighboring regions. As a result, 5-day rainfall totals could… Read more »

Favorable weather continues across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, warm weather is returning to the upper Midwest, accompanied by isolated showers. Elsewhere, sunny weather favors a rapid corn and soybean development pace. On the Plains, shower activity is limited to the Dakotas, where minor small grain harvest delays are occurring. Elsewhere, warm, dry weather is promoting crop growth but boosting… Read more »

A wetter pattern for the eastern-half of the Nation

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For the remainder of the week, shower activity will be mostly limited to the Great Lakes region and the lower Southeast. During the weekend, rainfall will increase in coverage along and near the Gulf Coast and in the southern Atlantic States. Meanwhile, the latest surge of monsoon-related moisture will spread from the southern Rockies across… Read more »

Warm, largely dry pattern for the Heartland

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A cold front pushing into the South will continue provided limited relief from hot, dry conditions. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches across the lower Southeast, with the highest amounts expected in Florida. However, unfavorably dry weather will persist in the south-central U.S., including the western Gulf Coast region. Meanwhile, cooler air… Read more »

Pleasant weather across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and moderate temperatures favor a rapid pace of corn and soybean development. Topsoil moisture is less than 20% surplus in all Midwestern States except Missouri (32% surplus on August 9). On the Plains, monsoon-related showers are spilling across northern Texas, western Oklahoma, and environs. Hot, dry weather prevails on… Read more »

A seasonal pattern for the Heartland

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Early in the week, torrid weather will persist from Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. However, slightly cooler air will arrive across the South as the week progresses. Meanwhile, heat will build eastward across the nation’s northern tier, reaching the upper Great Lakes States by mid-week. By week’s end, near- to above-normal temperatures will dominate… Read more »

A favorable temperature pattern across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers extend southward from the Great Lakes region. Currently, some of the heaviest rain is falling across southern Missouri, where some flash flooding is occurring. Midwestern temperatures remain highly favorable for corn and soybeans. On the Plains, showers and thunderstorms draped across southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma mark the boundary… Read more »

Favorable weather continues across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather is promoting a rapid crop development pace. In addition, current conditions are helping to ease the effects of lingering wetness across the southern and eastern Corn Belt. On the Plains, warm, dry weather prevails, aside from scattered showers in western Oklahoma and neighboring areas. Overall conditions remain mostly… Read more »

Cooler days ahead for much of the Corn Belt

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During the next 5-days, heavy showers (locally 1 to 3 inches) can be expected in parts of the Southwest and lower Southeast. Much higher totals (possibly 6 inches or more) may occur in portions of Florida. Some of the Southwestern showers will spill onto the southern Plains, primarily across western Oklahoma and the panhandle of… Read more »