August 30, 2014

Early Morning Weather Headlines

August 29th, 2014

Corn Belt The same frontal complex that has been impacting the region over the past few days is around this morning, but it is starting to move eastward. A second front pushing into the northern plains will work as a catalyst to kick this first front in the pants to get it headed east. Between the two fronts, we still have plenty of chances for rain across the Corn Belt today through midweek next week. Total rains can easily be half to 2” additional over what we have seen already. Coverage will be around 80%. There can be some embedded thunderstorms that create some locally higher amounts, but those will be the exception rather than the rule. There will not be any “all day rains” out of these frontal passages, but we also do not have any of the next 5 days that we can call “completely dry” either. Temperatures nearly normal. {See more}…

Plains – Shower and thunderstorm action exits the central plains today as a cold front pushes east. We still can see precipitation, mainly over the eastern part of the central plains through this evening. A second front sweeps through the northern half of the plains from today through the weekend, bringing half to 1 inch rains to the Dakotas and NE, coverage at 80%. It will be difficult to get the good rains to go much farther south than I-80…


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    Ryan Martin

    Ryan graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Applied Agricultural Meteorology. Ryan has worked in the private weather sector for 18 years and is also a registered broker/branch manager for Allendale. Click on the picture above for more on Ryan and his contact info.