A cold pattern for the Corn Belt

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A storm system affecting the Great Lakes region will continue to drift eastward, reaching eastern Canada by Thursday. A trailing cold front will become the focus for showers and thunderstorms, with precipitation reaching the Atlantic Seaboard by Friday. Storm-total rainfall could reach 1 to 2 inches from the mid-South into the Northeast, with a few… 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 »

An active pattern for the Heartland

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A storm system currently over the north-central U.S. will drift eastward, reaching eastern Canada after mid-week. The storm will be responsible for some accumulating snow from the upper Midwest into the Northeast; possible severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday across the southeastern Plains, mid-South, and lower Midwest; and rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches from… 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 »

More moisture ahead for the southern U.S.

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Cooler air will temporarily overspread the Plains and Midwest through mid-week before settling across the South and East. Meanwhile, record-setting warmth will persist across the West before returning to portions of the nation’s mid-section after mid-week. Elsewhere, widespread showers will develop later Tuesday across the south-central U.S. By Thursday, precipitation will stretch across much of… Read more »

Beneficial moisture ahead for the central, southern Plains

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For the remainder of Friday, locally heavy showers will maintain the threat of flooding from the Mississippi Delta into the Ohio Valley, where additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches can be expected. During the weekend, the focus for significant precipitation will shift into the Northwest, where totals could reach 1 to 3 inches… 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 »

Climate Corporation using farmer feedback

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  The Climate Corporation, a company that examines weather data to provide insurance to farmers, has focused on two product areas to improve and enhance in 2015, based on feedback from farmers. Evin Levey, director of product at Climate Corporation, tells Brownfield they have broadened the capabilities of the Nitrogen Advisor.  Instead of only looking… 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 »

A mild pattern on the Plains to continue

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During the next several days, flood concerns will continue from the central Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio Valley. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, in a broad area centered across the interior Southeast. Some of the flood-prone areas, including the Tennessee Valley, already experienced varying degrees of… Read more »