Wide-ranging weather across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, Frost Advisories or Freeze Warnings were in effect in many areas from North Dakota to Michigan. However, Wednesday morning’s freeze was limited to northernmost corn and soybean production areas, where little, if any, summer crop emergence has occurred. Very cool weather is slowing crop development throughout the Midwest, while a chilly… Read more »

A wet pattern for much of the Nation

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During the next several days, a parade of storms will continue to emerge from the West. As a result, 5-day precipitation totals could reach 1 to 2 inches from Oregon and northern California across the Intermountain West. Meanwhile, totals of 2 to 5 inches or more can be expected across the central and southern Plains… Read more »

Frost, freeze parts of the Dakotas, upper Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, light freezes were noted Tuesday morning in parts of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, possibly burning back some new corn growth. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Minnesota’s corn had emerged by May 17. Farther east, cool, dry weather favors a gradual return to fieldwork in the central and eastern Corn Belt. On the… Read more »

Excessive rains ahead for the Nation’s mid-section

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During the next several days, a frenetic weather pattern will continue to ease or eliminate drought across the nation’s mid-section. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 6 inches or more across the southern half of the Plains. Totals of 1 to 2 inches can be expected in a much broader area, stretching westward to… Read more »

An active pattern ahead; severe t-storms to snow

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An active weather pattern will continue in many areas of the U.S., although cooler, drier air will overspread the Plains and Midwest early next week. Severe thunderstorms will remain a threat through the weekend in the nation’s mid-section. Five-day precipitation totals could reach 1 to 3 inches from the northern Intermountain West into the far… Read more »

Clusters of showers & t-storms expand across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry weather prevails between storms. However, showers linger across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region in conjunction with a departing system, while rain is returning to parts of Nebraska in advance of an approaching storm. On the Plains, flooding and heavy rain showers continue to plague… Read more »

A wetter pattern to continue in parts of the Heartland

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During the next several days, an extremely active weather pattern across the nation’s mid-section will feature heavy rain and locally severe thunderstorms. Although thunderstorms will occur each day, the greatest threat of severe weather will occur across the Plains and western Corn Belt on May 15-16. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches… Read more »

More rain on the southern Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, frost advisories were in effect early Wednesday across much of Wisconsin, where 9% of the corn had emerged by May 10 and Wednesday morning’s temperatures locally fell below 32°. Elsewhere in the Midwest, cool, dry weather favors fieldwork but is slowing summer crop emergence and development. On the Plains, the latest… Read more »

Warm, wet pattern to continue across the Heartland

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Generally cool conditions will dominate the nation during the next few days, although warmth will return across much of the central and eastern U.S. toward week’s end. Frost could be a threat into Tuesday morning across portions of the central Plains. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms will gradually weaken while sweeping into the eastern U.S. However,… Read more »

Weekend storminess shifts eastward

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Across the Corn Belt, lingering warmth in the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes region contrasts with sharply cooler conditions west of the Mississippi River. In recent days, conditions for planting have been nearly ideal in the eastern Corn Belt. Currently, a band of showers stretches from Wisconsin to southeastern Missouri. On the Plains, very… Read more »