Across the Corn Belt, cold, mostly cloudy weather
lingers. Substantial snow covers roughly the northern half of the Midwest,
putting late-season corn and soybean harvesting on an indefinite hold. Monday early-morning
snow depths include 6 inches in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and 3 inches
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, most fields in the southern Corn Belt
are too wet to support fieldwork activities, following recent heavy rain.
On the Plains, snow covers roughly the northern half
of the region in the wake of back-to-back storms.