An active pattern for the Plains, Corn Belt

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 »

Wide-range of temperatures across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, warmth is pushing eastward, although chilly conditions linger across the middle Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Wednesday’s high temperatures could reach 70° in western Missouri. On the Plains, record-setting warmth continues to leave winter wheat devoid of a protective snow cover. On Tuesday, high temperatures in Kansas soared… Read more »

A contrast of weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather west of the Mississippi River contrasts with chilly conditions farther east. Snow showers are occurring in two areas: the upper Mississippi Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 4 inches in Dayton, Ohio, and 2 inches in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. On the Plains, record-setting warmth… Read more »

A much colder pattern ahead from the Plains, eastward

A rapidly intensifying and potentially dangerous Atlantic coastal storm will produce heavy, wind-driven snow through Tuesday from the central Appalachians and northern Mid-Atlantic States into New England. Snowfall totals of a foot or more can be expected in many areas from Long Island into Maine. Meanwhile, a couple of disturbances will result in generally light… Read more »

Mild weather for the season across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails, although freezing rain is causing some travel difficulties in the upper Great Lakes region. Dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On the Plains, mild weather from Kansas northward contrasts with cool conditions and lingering clouds farther south. A few rain and snow showers are ongoing across… Read more »

An active pattern resumes across the eastern Corn Belt

A storm system near the central Gulf Coast will drift northeastward, reaching the Mid-Atlantic Coast on Saturday. Wintry precipitation (snow and freezing rain) may cause travel disruptions from western North Carolina to coastal New England, while rainfall could reach 1 to 3 inches along the Atlantic Seaboard. By early next week, a new storm will… Read more »

A mild pattern to dominate much of the Plains

For the remainder of Wednesday, a developing Southwestern storm will result in significant snowfall accumulations (locally more than a foot) in southern portions of the Rockies and High Plains. The snow will linger through Thursday across portions of Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern and western Texas. Farther east, storm total rainfall (through Friday) could reach… Read more »

A mild pattern on the southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, a band of mostly light snow is causing minor travel disruptions from the upper Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather covers the southern Corn Belt. On the Plains, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma… Read more »

Snow cover now depleted in parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, light snow, or rain mixed with snow, is falling in parts of the lower Great Lakes region. Mild, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Recent and ongoing warmth has left snow only across the northern tier of the region; current snow depths include 3 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan,… Read more »

More seasonal temperatures ahead for the Heartland

During the next several days, a generally quiet weather pattern will prevail across much of the country.  Exceptions will include a band of light snow on January through Wednesday, stretching from the northern Plains into the northern Mid-Atlantic States; heavy snow across southern portions of the Rockies and High Plains, mainly on Wednesday; and late-week… Read more »