Gusty south winds and dry air will promote elevated fire danger this afternoon. The strongest winds will generally affect areas along and west of the Mississippi River. Outdoor burning is discouraged. #tnwx #arwx #mswx #mowx
There will be periodic rain & snow chances this week. Some light rain and snow will fall across northeast IA and southwest WI this morning. A trace to 1/2" of snow will be possible west of the Mississippi River on Monday morning.
America meet 85-year-old Dale Sanders ~ Since his 80th birthday, he has canoed Mississippi River from source to sea, thru-hiked Appalachian Trail, completed 340-mile nonstop paddling race & walked from Key West to southern end of the AT in Georgia
The eastern puma has been declared extinct. They were once widespread in every state east of Mississippi river, but have been decimated by humans.
Exactly how high is the Mississippi River in New Orleans? NOW: 16.2 feet above sea level -- a full 8.5 feet (!!!) above crest a year ago today With potential hurricane Barry's storm surge? 19 feet (projected), which would be highest in nearly 70 years H/T ⤵️ @NolaGraphicsGuy
The dangerous Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota would send a million barrels of tar sands oil—the dirtiest fossil fuel in the world—through the headwaters of the Mississippi River, tribal treaty lands and sacred wild rice beds. It must be stopped. #StopLine3
UPDATE: The NHC and Corps of Engineers now expect #Barry 's rains and storm surge to flood the Mississippi River at New Orleans to a crest of 20 ft. That's exactly the height of the river levees. It would be the river's highest level in New Orleans since the flood of 1927.
My thoughts are with everyone affected by record-breaking river flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, particularly hard-hit Nebraska. Nine million people in 14 states are under flood warnings that could persist for weeks.