A drier pattern ahead for parts of the Corn Belt

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During the next several days, a series of disturbances crossing Canada will maintain showery conditions in the northern U.S. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches in the Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, unsettled weather will also continue across the Southwest and lower Southeast, with 1- to 2-inch totals possible in Florida and Arizona…. Read more »

Rains return to parts of the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, a large convective complex was producing heavy rain in Iowa and parts of neighboring states. The rain is falling mainly northwest of the wettest Midwestern areas, which stretch from Missouri to Ohio. On the Plains, showers are mostly confined to North Dakota. Cool conditions in Montana contrast with hot weather on… Read more »

Severe weather potential shifts into the upper Ohio Valley

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Across the Corn Belt, rain lingers across southernmost areas, including parts of Missouri and southern Illinois. Elsewhere, dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. On July 5, corn was rated more than 80% good to excellent in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, but less than 50% good to excellent in Indiana and Ohio. On the Plains,… Read more »

Heat, humidity & storms to continue across the Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Tuesday, the threat of severe thunderstorms will shift into areas from the middle Ohio Valley to the Carolinas. Meanwhile, cool, dry air will temporarily overspread the Midwest. By week’s end, however, heat and humidity will return to the Corn Belt, accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms. Farther south, hot, dry weather… Read more »

A warm, still somewhat wet pattern for the Heartland

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Through the weekend, lingering, locally heavy showers will maintain abundant levels of moisture for corn and soybeans in key production areas of the middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Additional flooding of low-lying farmland is possible as 3-day rainfall totals approach 2 inches. Rain is also expected to intensify over the next few days over the… Read more »

Drier weather, moderating temperatures across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, rain lingers across southernmost areas, including parts of Missouri and southern Illinois. Elsewhere, dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. On July 5, corn was rated more than 80% good to excellent in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, but less than 50% good to excellent in Indiana and Ohio. On the Plains,… Read more »

Weather Hazards Outlook, July 4 – 15, 2015

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Here is a look at some of the potential or ongoing weather hazards and headlines ahead in the days to come: Much above-normal temperatures for parts of the Northwest, Sat-Wed, Jul 4-8. Heavy rain for parts of eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the Tennessee River Valley, Sat, Jul 4. Heavy rain extending from parts of the… Read more »

Heavy rains across the southwestern Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are returning from the Mississippi Valley westward, with the heaviest rain currently affecting Missouri. On June 28, Missouri’s topsoil moisture was rated 60% surplus, while planting for both soybeans and sorghum was just 62% complete. On the Plains, cool weather in the Dakotas accompanies a few showers. Across… Read more »

Heavy rains on the move

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During the next several days, the focus for heavy rain will shift into areas from the mid-South to the southern Mid-Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 5 inches or more from Arkansas and southern Missouri eastward into parts of North Carolina and Virginia. In contrast, cool but favorably dry weather will overspread… Read more »

Surplus soil moisture in most of the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, showery weather continues to plague central and eastern portions of the region. On June 28, topsoil moisture was rated at least half surplus in Indiana (66%), Illinois (63%), Ohio (61%), and Missouri (60%). In Missouri, 62% of the soybeans had been planted by June 28, compared to the 5-year average of… Read more »