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Sunny and dry today with highs temperatures approaching 70 degrees. Gusty south winds will develop today, especially along and west of the Mississippi River. #tnwx  #arwx  #mswx  #mowx 

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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 

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On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The U.S. paid France less than 3 cents an acre for 828,000 square miles of territory stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rockies and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. @WSJ 

The car was last seen in 2006 in Muscoda when it was reported stolen. It was pulled from the Mississippi River last week.

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.

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She spelled MississippiM-i-crooked letter crooked letter i crooked letter crooked letter i humpback humpback i She said come go with me I was young and ... I would go anywhere with her I went fell in love Now we live on the river and happy as can be

In a speck-on-the-map town along the Mississippi River today, I randomly bumped into one of my best friends. She lives in Iowa City, I live in Madison. We were both drawn to the same pretty place on a nice-ish day. In the midst of this crap, life still offers up its little gifts.

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

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The eastern puma has been declared extinct. They were once widespread in every state east of Mississippi river, but have been decimated by humans.

Bald Eagle majestically floats down the crystal-clear Mississippi River in Elsah, Illinois on a piece of ice.

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.

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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.

In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till walked into a Mississippi store to buy candy. After being accused of whistling at the white woman behind the counter, he was kidnapped, lynched and dumped into a river.

Bald Eagle majestically floats down the crystal-clear Mississippi River in Elsah, Illinois on a piece of ice.

Hitchin' a Ride: Illinois man's video captures a bald eagle floating down the Mississippi River upon a chunk of ice.

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