Worsening Dryness May Lead to Rapid-Onset Drought Conditions
Weather conditions have been dry the past four to six weeks in parts of Illinois. Forecasts for the next 7 to 10 days show very dry weather and above normal temperatures, which will likely worsen already dry conditions in the state.
May Weather Update: Dry Conditions, El Niño, & More
Matt Reardon recaps one of the driest Aprils on record while looking ahead to May's forecast and the outlook for El Niño.
How Frost Affected Soybeans Throughout Illinois
Stephanie Porter, Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, gives an update from two soybean fields in Illinois that were affected by frost and cold temperatures in April. She provides observations made and how planting dates and seed depth mattered in these situations.
April Weather Update: Soil & Storms
Matt Reardon recaps the recent severe weather outbreak and previews the forecast outlook for the spring and summer growing season.
March Weather Update: In Like a Lion…
March is a transitional month for us in Illinois when we leave meteorological winter and enter the spring season. The active winter jet stream, which remains strong through February and March, contributes to increased storminess across the state.