A colder, more active pattern for the Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Thursday and Thursday night, precipitation will linger in the southern Atlantic region, with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible. Rain may mix with or change to snow in some locations overnight. Some additional precipitation may fall early next week along the Atlantic Seaboard. Meanwhile, unsettled weather will persist across the… 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 »

A colder pattern to build across the Corn Belt

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Snow will end over the Midwest as this week’s major winter storm departs across the Great Lakes, though the storm’s trailing cold front will produce heavy showers and potentially severe thunderstorms over the East Coast States before moving offshore Thursday morning. However, the front will be slow to clear the eastern Gulf Coast Region, with… 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 »

A colder pattern across the Corn Belt

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A strong winter storm currently centered over Kansas will produce blizzard conditions from the central Plains to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a foot or more of snow possible from eastern Nebraska to the northern Great Lakes. South of the storm track, warm, humid, unstable air will lead to heavy rain and potentially severe… 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 »

Major Winter storm expected across the Heartland

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February will begin with cold air engulfing the western and central U.S. following a major winter storm. Mid-week temperatures could dip below 0° as far south as the central High Plains, where fresh, deep snow should help insulate winter grains. The storm responsible for the cold outbreak will cross the central Plains Monday night and… 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 »

Winter storm potential early next week

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The latest in a series of Pacific storms will move ashore Friday across northern California and the Pacific Northwest. During the weekend, another Pacific storm will arrive farther south, crossing southern California and the Four Corners States. Five-day precipitation totals could reach 4 to 6 inches in northern California and the Pacific Northwest, while widespread… Read more »