Winter-like pattern hold across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow squalls are subsiding downwind of the Great Lakes, but cold conditions persist throughout the region. Sub-zero temperatures were noted Friday morning in the upper Mississippi Valley, maintaining stress on livestock. Snow on the ground continues to hamper late-season harvest activities across the northern Corn Belt and parts of the Ohio… Read more »

Cold wave continues across much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls persist downwind of the Great Lakes. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. A snow cover continues to limit fieldwork in parts of the northern Corn Belt, but harvest activities are proceeding in other areas, despite cold conditions. On November 9, at least half of… Read more »

Early-season cold wave across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, snow showers linger across the upper Midwest and downwind of the Great Lakes. Early Wednesday morning snow depth in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is 3 inches. Late-season corn harvesting is on hold across the northern Corn Belt, but producers across the remainder of the Midwest are harvesting as conditions permit. Wednesday morning… Read more »

Quiet day of weather across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool, damp conditions will cause further harvest delays from Minnesota to Michigan. Dry weather elsewhere in the nation’s mid-section favors corn and soybean harvesting. On the Plains, light showers are traversing northern farming areas as cooler air descends upon the region. Dry weather elsewhere favors summer crop harvesting and late-season winter… Read more »

Cold wave races into the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling in the upper Great Lakes region, while rain showers stretch southward from Lower Michigan through the Ohio Valley. Sharply colder air is overspreading the entire region, with Friday morning’s low temperatures generally ranging from 15 to 25° in the upper Midwest. The adverse weather conditions, which include gusty… Read more »

A colder pattern gets underway

Across the Corn Belt, near-normal temperatures are arriving in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Dry, breezy weather favors a limited return to fieldwork, although clouds and a few showers linger in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. On the Plains, Freeze Warnings were in effect early Wednesday across portions of Kansas and eastern… Read more »

Late-season warmth for parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers and a few thunderstorms are affecting northern corn and soybean production areas. Autumn fieldwork, with the exception of upper Midwestern soybean harvesting, remains behind schedule due to late crop maturation and the lingering effects of early- to mid-October downpours. On the Plains, cooler air is arriving across Montana and… Read more »

Harvest delays apparent

Across the Corn Belt, cloudy, showery, chilly weather is hampering fieldwork in the lower Great Lakes region. In contrast, warm, dry weather prevails in the western Corn Belt. On October 19, the corn harvest ranged from 9 to 34 percentage points behind the respective 5-year state averages in the Corn Belt, while the soybean harvest… Read more »

Favorable harvest weather in many areas

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers associated with a cold front are slowing fieldwork in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, dry weather favors corn and soybean dry down and harvesting. Conditions for harvest are especially favorable across the upper Midwest. On the Plains, warm, dry weather is… Read more »

Showery in the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather has returned to the upper Midwest. However, showery, breezy weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt, further slowing a harvest season already delayed by late corn and soybean maturation. On the Plains, cool conditions linger in the wake of a departing storm. A Frost Advisory is in… Read more »