Unseasonable warmth on the western, southern Plains

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On the Plains, unseasonable warmth lingers in central and southern areas, with Monday daytime highs expected to approach 70° as far north as western Nebraska. Wintery weather will develop Monday evening in eastern Montana and the Dakotas. Across the Corn Belt, cool, clear weather dominates much of the Midwest, including the western Great Lakes Region,… Read more »

A shift to colder east of the Great Plains

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Over the next few days, rain and snow showers will push eastward across the Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley as low pressure redevelops over the western Great Lakes. Precipitation will return to parts of the Northeast by mid-week. Meanwhile, high pressure dropping in from the Canadian Prairies will bring colder weather to the Nation’s… Read more »

January largely seasonally cold & dry across Illinois

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January 2015 in Illinois was slightly cooler and drier than average. The statewide temperature was 25.4 degrees, 1 degree below average and the 53rd coldest on record, according to the Illinois State Water Survey. This January was not nearly as cold as last January when the average temperature was 19.3 degrees and ranked as the… Read more »

More snow for the Midwest

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Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails, except for some lingering mild conditions in the Ohio Valley. Snow from previous storms covers all but the southern tier of the Midwest, and new snow is spreading across portions of Nebraska and Iowa. Current snow depths include 12 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 9 inches in Des Moines,… Read more »

Cold pattern to continue across the Midwest

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During the next several days, a rich flow of Pacific moisture will arrive along the West Coast. Heavy precipitation will develop in northwestern California and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. During the weekend, precipitation may spread as far south as central California, followed by a return to drier weather along the Pacific Coast early next… Read more »

An active pattern for the Plains, Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Wednesday, the lingering effects of a departing coastal storm will continue to wind down across New England. However, a fast-moving disturbance will produce additional snow—albeit mostly light—in the Great Lakes and Northeastern States Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, a developing storm will result in widespread precipitation in the Southwest, starting on Friday…. Read more »

Wide-range of temperatures across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, warmth is pushing eastward, although chilly conditions linger across the middle Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Wednesday’s high temperatures could reach 70° in western Missouri. On the Plains, record-setting warmth continues to leave winter wheat devoid of a protective snow cover. On Tuesday, high temperatures in Kansas soared… Read more »

A contrast of weather across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, mild weather west of the Mississippi River contrasts with chilly conditions farther east. Snow showers are occurring in two areas: the upper Mississippi Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 4 inches in Dayton, Ohio, and 2 inches in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. On the Plains, record-setting warmth… Read more »

A much colder pattern ahead from the Plains, eastward

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A rapidly intensifying and potentially dangerous Atlantic coastal storm will produce heavy, wind-driven snow through Tuesday from the central Appalachians and northern Mid-Atlantic States into New England. Snowfall totals of a foot or more can be expected in many areas from Long Island into Maine. Meanwhile, a couple of disturbances will result in generally light… Read more »

Mild weather for the season across the Heartland

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Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails, although freezing rain is causing some travel difficulties in the upper Great Lakes region. Dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On the Plains, mild weather from Kansas northward contrasts with cool conditions and lingering clouds farther south. A few rain and snow showers are ongoing across… Read more »