Wide-range of temperatures across the Corn Belt

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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

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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 »

Mild weather for the season across the Heartland

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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 »

A mild pattern on the southern Plains

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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

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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 »

Temperatures moderating in the western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather and a few snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. In contrast, mild air is spreading across areas west of the Mississippi River. Most of the Midwest—except the southern tier of the Corn Belt—remains covered by snow, helping to provide insulation for winter wheat in the lower Great… Read more »

Very cold pattern continues for now

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Across the Corn Belt, cold, cloudy weather prevails. A few snow showers dot the Great Lakes States. Wednesday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0° as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, although abundant snow covers the soft red winter wheat crop in the coldest areas. On the Plains, patches of snow are… Read more »

Another cold wave grips the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, very cold weather across the upper Midwest—with Tuesday morning lows generally ranging from -20 to 0°—is maintaining stress on livestock. Chilly conditions also cover the remainder of the region. Snow covers all but the southern tier of the Corn Belt, with current snow depths standing at 6 inches in Fort Wayne,… Read more »

Wind-blown, cold wave pattern continues across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, Blizzard Warnings were in effect in portions of the far upper Midwest, including the Red River Valley. Elsewhere in the Corn Belt, frigid, breezy conditions are maintaining stress on livestock. Thursday morning’s temperatures plunged to 0° or below as far south as the Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys, threatening unprotected and… Read more »

Cold wave concerns dominate the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, Wednesday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as Iowa and northern Illinois, with even colder air continuing to arrive on gusty, northwesterly winds. Midwestern winter wheat has some protective snow cover, except in southern sections of Illinois and Indiana and parts of Missouri. However, the bitterly cold, blustery conditions… Read more »