Across the Corn Belt, cloudy, breezy weather prevails. Snow showers linger east of the Mississippi River. Deep snow remains on the ground in the upper Midwest, including much of Nebraska, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, as well as parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, has had a continuous snow cover since November 29, with a peak depth of 16 inches earlier this month.
On the Plains, a protective snow cover is insulating winter wheat (and boosting topsoil moisture) across roughly the northern half of the region, except in parts of Montana.