A colder pattern across the Corn Belt

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A strong winter storm currently centered over Kansas will produce blizzard conditions from the central Plains to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a foot or more of snow possible from eastern Nebraska to the northern Great Lakes. South of the storm track, warm, humid, unstable air will lead to heavy rain and potentially severe… Read more »

Blizzard conditions across parts of the northern, western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, heavy, wet snow is falling over the western third of the region, where Blizzard Warnings are in effect for Tuesday. In contrast, spring-like warmth is overspreading the Ohio Valley and southern Corn Belt. On the Plains, a potent winter storm is producing wind-swept snow in central and northern portions of the… Read more »

Major Winter storm expected across the Heartland

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February will begin with cold air engulfing the western and central U.S. following a major winter storm. Mid-week temperatures could dip below 0° as far south as the central High Plains, where fresh, deep snow should help insulate winter grains. The storm responsible for the cold outbreak will cross the central Plains Monday night and… Read more »

Winter Storm Warnings on much of the Great Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm. By late Monday night, however, blizzard conditions could engulf parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. On the Plains, record-setting warmth lingers across Oklahoma and Texas. In contrast, sharply colder air is surging across the central High Plains, accompanied by snow…. Read more »

Near-seasonal January weather across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, windy weather prevails in the lower Great Lakes region, accompanied by snow showers and squalls. In contrast, mild, dry air is expanding across the western Corn Belt. On the Plains, winter wheat is exposed to potential weather extremes due to ongoing warmth, although a few rain and snow showers are… Read more »

Winter storm potential early next week

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The latest in a series of Pacific storms will move ashore Friday across northern California and the Pacific Northwest. During the weekend, another Pacific storm will arrive farther south, crossing southern California and the Four Corners States. Five-day precipitation totals could reach 4 to 6 inches in northern California and the Pacific Northwest, while widespread… Read more »

A stormy pattern ahead

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Locally heavy showers will continue for the remainder of Thursday across the lower Southeast, followed by a return to dry weather. Meanwhile, three Pacific storms will arrive along the West Coast during the next 5 days, with each system moving ashore farther south than the previous one. As a result, 5-day precipitation totals could reach… Read more »

Mild weather covers the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, a cold front crossing the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region is resulting in a wind shift but little more. In the wake of the front’s passage, snow showers are confined to the Great Lakes region. On the Plains, winter wheat’s protective snow cover has been largely eliminated by… Read more »

An active pattern ahead for the Heartland

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During the next 5 days, mild weather will cover many parts of the country. The warmest weather, relative to normal, will occur across the nation’s mid-section. Cool conditions will linger, however, in parts of the eastern U.S., while colder air will overspread the West during the weekend. Widespread precipitation will precede and accompany the cold… Read more »

Milder weather on the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly cloudy but otherwise tranquil weather prevails. However, a few snow showers are occurring in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Most of the region’s remaining snow cover is confined to the upper Midwest. On the Plains, mild, dry weather continues to erode winter wheat’s protective snow cover. In fact, snow… Read more »