A quiet days worth of weather

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Across the Corn Belt, generally dry weather prevails. A substantial snow cover remains in place across roughly the northwestern half of the Corn Belt. On the Plains, snow showers are occurring in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Meanwhile, winter wheat’s protective snow cover has eroded across the northern Plains, where a high-wind event is underway. Despite… Read more »

Extensive snow cover across the northern, western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, snow-removal efforts continue in storm-affected areas from Nebraska to Wisconsin and Michigan. Current snow depths include 13 inches in Traverse City, Michigan, and 7 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. A few light snow showers are occurring across the northern tier of the Midwest. On the Plains, mild, breezy weather is returning… Read more »

Storm recovery underway across the Great Plains, upper Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, snow is diminishing in western and northern portions of the region. Seasonably colder weather is returning to the Ohio Valley and southern Corn Belt following Tuesday’s heavy rain. On the Plains, storm recovery efforts are underway in central portions of the region following Tuesday’s heavy snow, though the snowpack is protecting… Read more »

January in Illinois Presented Wild Temperature Swings

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Illinois temperatures in January showed some very large swings in which the highs and lows tended to cancel each other out, with a monthly temperature of 26.7 degrees, or just 0.3 degrees above average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois. The first nine days of the month… Read more »

Blizzard conditions across parts of the northern, western Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, heavy, wet snow is falling over the western third of the region, where Blizzard Warnings are in effect for Tuesday. In contrast, spring-like warmth is overspreading the Ohio Valley and southern Corn Belt. On the Plains, a potent winter storm is producing wind-swept snow in central and northern portions of the… Read more »

Winter Storm Warnings on much of the Great Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm. By late Monday night, however, blizzard conditions could engulf parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. On the Plains, record-setting warmth lingers across Oklahoma and Texas. In contrast, sharply colder air is surging across the central High Plains, accompanied by snow…. Read more »

Near-seasonal January weather across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, windy weather prevails in the lower Great Lakes region, accompanied by snow showers and squalls. In contrast, mild, dry air is expanding across the western Corn Belt. On the Plains, winter wheat is exposed to potential weather extremes due to ongoing warmth, although a few rain and snow showers are… Read more »

Mild weather covers the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, a cold front crossing the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region is resulting in a wind shift but little more. In the wake of the front’s passage, snow showers are confined to the Great Lakes region. On the Plains, winter wheat’s protective snow cover has been largely eliminated by… Read more »

Milder weather on the Plains

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly cloudy but otherwise tranquil weather prevails. However, a few snow showers are occurring in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Most of the region’s remaining snow cover is confined to the upper Midwest. On the Plains, mild, dry weather continues to erode winter wheat’s protective snow cover. In fact, snow… Read more »

A quiet pattern across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, snow has spread as far north as the lower Ohio Valley. Cool but mostly dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. Most of the Corn Belt has a patchy, shallow snow cover, but more substantial depths exist across the upper Midwest. On the Plains, mild weather in Montana is eroding… Read more »