Monthly Archives: June 2011

Missouri River Flooding – June 2011

The Mississippi River grabbed headlines earlier this year for flooding higher than normal in parts of Iowa and Missouri and breaking records in Mississippi and Louisiana, but now it’s the Missouri River’s turn. The New York Times has an article … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Flooding 2011 – June Update

The 2011 flooding season continues. The Missouri River is making the headlines now, although thanks to a lot of recent rain the Mississippi has hit a new high for the year near St. Louis in Winfield (Lock & Dam 25, … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2011 – June Update

When we last left the polar ice cap, it was entering into the summer melt season with less ice than in 2010 but it was quickly closing the gap. For a couple weeks it nearly equalled last year’s levels (red … Continue reading

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St. Louis Earthquake – June 2011

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. That big blue square marks a 4.2 earthquake on the USGS website, 51 miles southwest of St. Louis, or 14 miles from Sullivan. The quake occurred at 3:10 AM local time, but … Continue reading

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Does Massachusetts Ever Get Tornadoes?

We’ve had a pretty active 2011 tornado season in the United States so far, but I wasn’t expecting the next headline to come from Massachusetts, where tornadoes ripped through Springfield and the surrounding area, killing at least 4 and damaging … Continue reading

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