Winter-like chill across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, very cool, mostly dry weather prevails. Friday morning’s low temperatures dipped below 20° in the northern Corn Belt, from the eastern Dakotas to parts of Michigan. On the Plains, mostly dry weather prevails. However, lingering cool weather across the eastern Plains contrasts with warm, breezy conditions on the High Plains. Despite… Read more »

A wide range of weather on the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Rain, freezing rain, and a few thunderstorms are developing across the southwestern Corn Belt, including the middle Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys. On the Plains, a low-pressure system over the Dakotas is producing scattered showers from Kansas northward. Meanwhile, warm, breezy… Read more »

Record-heat abates on the central Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather has replaced unusual warmth. Residual lowland flooding in the eastern Corn Belt, including the Ohio Valley, is slowly subsiding under favorably dry conditions. On the Plains, cooler weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. On March 16, monthly record high temperatures were tied or broken… Read more »

Local flooding in parts of the eastern, southern Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, mild weather continues to melt snow in the lower Great Lakes region. Farther south, locally heavy rain is pushing into the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys., where some lowland flooding is occurring. Meanwhile, very warm weather covers the southwestern Corn Belt. On the Plains, warm, dry weather prevails. Concerns with respect… Read more »

Unseasonably mild on much of the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mild air continues to spread eastward. Lingering snow is quickly melting across the eastern Corn Belt, resulting in muddy conditions. In addition, rain is pushing northward into the Ohio Valley. On the Plains, unusual warmth persists from Kansas northward. Tuesday’s high temperatures will exceed 70° as far north as Nebraska. Meanwhile,… Read more »

Cold wave grips much of the Corn Belt

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On the Plains, chilly conditions linger across Oklahoma and Texas. Farther north, however, mild air is spreading across the northern and central High Plains. During February, the most significant declines in winter wheat condition were noted in Montana, where the portion of the crop rated in good to excellent condition fell from 58 to 44%—in… Read more »

A wide-range of weather in the Ohio Valley

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Across the Corn Belt, a band of precipitation stretches from the Ozark Plateau into the Ohio Valley. The threat of flooding exists in parts of the Ohio Valley, especially where rain is combining with melting snow. The northern fringe of the precipitation shield features some snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Meanwhile, very cold weather is… Read more »

Mid-Winter look & feel across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions persist. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below 0°F in parts of the upper Midwest. Farther east, Ohio locations such as Mansfield, Youngstown, and Cleveland recently completed their coldest February on record. A deep snow cover exists across the eastern Corn Belt, where current snow depths include 10 inches in Indianapolis,… Read more »

Cold wave pattern covers much of the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions are maintaining stress on livestock, although most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop retains a protective snow cover. Friday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as the middle Mississippi Valley and fell below -20° in parts of the upper Midwest. On the Plains, cold weather persists. The… Read more »

Frigid weather in the eastern Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, frigid weather lingers east of the Mississippi River. Early Tuesday, some of the coldest weather stretched from central Illinois into Ohio, where low temperatures ranging from -15 to 0° were common. Meanwhile, windy conditions and snow showers are developing in the upper Great Lakes region. On the Plains, mild, breezy conditions… Read more »