Coldest air of the season ahead across much of the Corn Belt

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Some of the coldest air of the season will arrive across the upper Midwest on Friday and surge across the Corn Belt and Northeast by Saturday. On Saturday morning, temperatures below -20° can be expected in parts of the upper Midwest. The following day, temperatures could fall to near 0° as far south as the… Read more »

Cold wave pattern continues over much of the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, a few snow showers linger downwind of the Great Lakes. Otherwise, cold, dry weather prevails. Thursday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° across parts of the upper Midwest, where an extensive snow cover remains in place. Current snow depths include 3 inches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin. On the Plains,… Read more »

Milder days ahead for much of the Heartland

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During the next several days, a mostly quiet weather pattern will feature a ridge of high pressure across the western U.S. and a trough of low pressure across the East. As a result, warm, mostly dry weather will cover areas from the Pacific Coast to the High Plains, while cold, breezy conditions will dominate the… Read more »

Mild weather seen on much of the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy weather prevails. Snow showers continue across the eastern Corn Belt and downwind of the Great Lakes. Snow is also developing across the westernmost Corn Belt in conjunction with an approaching warm front. On the Plains, mild air is expanding eastward. For the second day in a row, Wednesday’s high… Read more »

More cold weather for the Corn Belt

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During the next several days, a stable ridge of high pressure dominating the western half of the U.S. will lead to warm, dry conditions from the Pacific Coast to the Plains. Temperatures above 80° can be expected at times from southern California to parts of western and southern Texas. Temperatures will top the 60-degree mark… Read more »

Blizzard Warnings in the upper Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings are in effect Monday across parts of the upper Midwest due to wind-driven snow showers and very cold conditions. The snowy, windy weather is disrupting travel and increasing livestock stress. Farther east, rain is gradually changing to snow showers in the eastern Corn Belt. On the Plains, mostly dry… Read more »

A quiet days worth of weather

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Across the Corn Belt, generally dry weather prevails. A substantial snow cover remains in place across roughly the northwestern half of the Corn Belt. On the Plains, snow showers are occurring in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Meanwhile, winter wheat’s protective snow cover has eroded across the northern Plains, where a high-wind event is underway. Despite… Read more »

Temperatures to vary across the Heartland

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For the remainder of Friday, significant snow can be expected in coastal New England, while precipitation will end elsewhere along the Atlantic Seaboard. During the next 5 days, generally dry weather will prevail from California to the central and southern Plains and much of the Southeast. Meanwhile, showers will linger across the Northwest into Saturday,… Read more »

Extensive snow cover across the northern, western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, snow-removal efforts continue in storm-affected areas from Nebraska to Wisconsin and Michigan. Current snow depths include 13 inches in Traverse City, Michigan, and 7 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. A few light snow showers are occurring across the northern tier of the Midwest. On the Plains, mild, breezy weather is returning… Read more »