Dry conditions covered the majority of the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairie crop regions Wednesday afternoon. Exceptions were noted in the immediate Great Lakes, where snow squalls developed from northeastern Minnesota to southwestern Ohio. Temperatures were cold in all areas. Values ranged from the mid-teens in northern Minnesota and southern Manitoba to the upper 50s in south Texas.
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will again feature lake-effect snowfall in the Great Lakes area, with dry conditions elsewhere along with a moderating temperature pattern. This combination will generally favor holiday travel along with livestock and winter wheat condition.