An active pattern across the Heartland
On the Plains, stormy weather continues in the wake of Tuesday night’s severe thunderstorms, which stretched from western Texas into southern Nebraska. In areas affected by tornadoes or high winds, recovery efforts are underway as conditions permit. Meanwhile, sharply cooler air is arriving across the northern Plains, slowing the emergence and growth of recently planted summer crops.
Across the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather in the lower Midwest favors planting (or replanting) activities, as conditions permit. In the western Corn Belt, however, showers and thunderstorms are ending a period of open weather that featured a torrid corn and soybean planting pace. Local areas from southeastern Nebraska into northwestern Wisconsin are cleaning up from Tuesday night’s severe weather, which included several tornadoes.
In the South, warm, dry weather remains ideal for crop development, except in areas experiencing drought.
In the West, unusually cool weather prevails. In addition, snow is falling across portions of the interior Northwest, and a winter storm warning is in effect in the northern Rockies for elevations above 4,000 feet. Meanwhile, dry, breezy weather prevails in the Southwest, resulting in an elevated risk of wildfires.
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