22 Jul '11, 8pm

Record Runoff into the Missouri Basin [image] #NASA

As floods along the Mississippi River began to recede, waters rose along the Missouri River. Extending across 10 U.S. states, the Missouri drains nearly one-sixth of the area of the United States. In June 2011, above Sioux City, Iowa, the Missouri River Basin experienced the highest runoff for any single month since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began keeping detailed records in 1898. Multiple factors contributed to the heavy runoff into the Missouri River Basin, the USACE explained, including heavy snowpack on the plains, near-record snowpack in the western U.S. mountains, and rainfall. This color-coded map shows rainfall anomalies for May 2011, compared to the 1998–2010 average. Below-average percentages are brown, and above-average percentages are blue. Rivers are thin blue lines. Blue dominates most of the western United States in this color-coded map, testi...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

As floods along the Mississippi River began to recede, waters rose along the Missouri River. Extending across 10 U.S. stat...

Record Runoff into the Missouri Basin: This col...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Jul '11, 10pm

As floods along the Mississippi River began to recede, waters rose along the Missouri River. Extending across 10 U.S. stat...

Flooding continues on the Missouri River in Neb...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jul '11, 8pm

In late July 2011, the Missouri River remained flooded along the eastern borders of Nebraska and Kansas, and flooding exte...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 1am

In late July 2011, the Missouri River remained flooded along the eastern borders of Nebraska and Kansas, and flooding exte...

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 3pm

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane C...

July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image] #NASA

July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 10pm

By July in a typical year, the snow that covers the slopes of the Rocky Mountains has given way to grasses and wildflowers...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 7pm

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epa.gov 22 Jul '11, 8pm

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Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

Ma-on formed over the western Pacific Ocean in early July, traveled west then north, and made a U-turn along the shore of ...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '11, 5pm

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US Pulls Record Energy During Heat Wave

environmentalleader.com 25 Jul '11, 3pm

“MISO’s real-time operations teams in Carmel, Ind., and St. Paul, Minn., continue to manage these high-loading conditions ...

Texas Drought Disaster [image] #NASA

Texas Drought Disaster [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Jul '11, 9pm

By mid-July 2011, Texas and New Mexico had completed the driest six-month period on record. Average rain between January a...