Timely rains in parts of the western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers over western and central portions of the region are further benefiting immature corn and soybeans while easing soil moisture shortages across northeastern Iowa and environs. On the Plains, warm, mostly dry weather favors fieldwork and summer crop maturation, though a few isolated showers are lingering across central portions… Read more »

Cool weather persists across much of the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Tuesday morning’s temperatures fell to near 40° in parts of the far upper Midwest. Temperatures and moisture conditions remain mostly favorable for filling summer crops. On the Plains, dry weather favors summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including spring wheat harvesting in Montana and the Dakotas. Late-season heat… Read more »

Favorable weather across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Clouds and a few showers linger, however, in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Continuing a summer-long trend, temperatures remain nearly ideal for Midwestern corn and soybeans. On the Plains, dry weather covers most of the region, favoring… Read more »

A largely favorable pattern across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather favors corn and soybean development. In the upper Midwest, recently ended rainfall provided a favorable boost in topsoil moisture for immature summer crops. On the Plains, scattered showers are mostly confined to Oklahoma. Elsewhere, dry weather favors fieldwork and summer crop maturation. On the northern Plains, where… Read more »

Beneficial rains for parts of the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, several thunderstorm clusters are providing generally beneficial moisture for immature corn and soybeans. However, pockets of flash flooding are occurring in the upper Midwest. On August 16, prior to the current rain event, topsoil moisture was rated 41% very short to short in North Dakota and Wisconsin. On the Plains, widespread… Read more »

Heat expands across the upper Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, hot weather is expanding into the upper Midwest, where Friday’s high temperatures will approach 95°. Meanwhile, scattered showers dot the central Corn Belt. From March 30 – August 9, Missouri had the fewest days suitable for fieldwork (55.8 of out 133 possible days). On the Plains, mostly dry weather accompanies near… Read more »

Favorable weather continues across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, warm weather is returning to the upper Midwest, accompanied by isolated showers. Elsewhere, sunny weather favors a rapid corn and soybean development pace. On the Plains, shower activity is limited to the Dakotas, where minor small grain harvest delays are occurring. Elsewhere, warm, dry weather is promoting crop growth but boosting… Read more »

Pleasant weather across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and moderate temperatures favor a rapid pace of corn and soybean development. Topsoil moisture is less than 20% surplus in all Midwestern States except Missouri (32% surplus on August 9). On the Plains, monsoon-related showers are spilling across northern Texas, western Oklahoma, and environs. Hot, dry weather prevails on… Read more »

A favorable temperature pattern across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers extend southward from the Great Lakes region. Currently, some of the heaviest rain is falling across southern Missouri, where some flash flooding is occurring. Midwestern temperatures remain highly favorable for corn and soybeans. On the Plains, showers and thunderstorms draped across southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma mark the boundary… Read more »

Favorable weather continues across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather is promoting a rapid crop development pace. In addition, current conditions are helping to ease the effects of lingering wetness across the southern and eastern Corn Belt. On the Plains, warm, dry weather prevails, aside from scattered showers in western Oklahoma and neighboring areas. Overall conditions remain mostly… Read more »