MORE FREAKISH, EXTREME WEATHER: Massive 2019 Midwestern Flooding


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 03 June 2019

 

HISTORIC, FREAKISH, EXTREME WEATHER

Massive Midwestern Flooding

KEY POINT
The Whole US is Wettest Ever
"The continental United States recently finished its wettest twelve months in 124 years of modern recordkeeping."

NOAA

River Flood Outlook

All Flood Hazard Warnings Page

3-7 Day Flood Hazards Page

 

Corporate Press
UPDATE

The Wettest, Wildest Planting Season U.S. Farmers Can Remember,
Bloomberg, June 3, 2019.

Corporate Press
Flooding continues to pose threat to communities along Mississippi, Arkansas rivers,
GMA, Yahoo, May 31, 2019.

Corporate Press
‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow,
NYT, May 31, 2019.

 

NASA

Floods in the Arkansas River Watershed,
NASA Earth Observatory, May 29, 2019.

Main Points

Big Water on Big Rivers
"Across the continental United States, river gauges at 404 locations were above flood stage on May 29, with the vast majority along the Missouri, Mississippi, and Arkansas rivers and their tributaries."

Underwater Okies
"Every county in Oklahoma was in a state of emergency, and evacuations were ordered or recommended in several communities in Arkansas."

KEY
Wet Weather Record

Another Extreme Changing Weather Event…
"The continental United States recently finished its soggiest 12 months in 124 years of modern recordkeeping. There have been many reasons for the wet weather, but the 2018-19 record fits with observed long-term increases in overall precipitation and in heavy rainfall events."

SATURATED
Groundwater Percentile Map for May 27, 2019

Groundwater Percentile Map for May 27, 2019, NASA, JPL, GRACE.
Blue areas have more abundant groundwater than usual for the time of year, and orange and red areas have less. GRACE: More, & Big Map.

 

Earlier

Record-Setting Precipitation Leaves U.S. Soils Soggy,
NASA Earth Observatory, May 27, 2019.

 

Earlier Flooding & Warning

March 27
2019 Spring Outlook: Major Flooding Risks Continuing across USA

 

NASA

GRACE
"NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, which detect small changes in the Earth's gravity field caused by the redistribution of water on and beneath the land surface."

SMAP
Soil Moisture Active Passive
"An orbiting observatory that measures the amount of water in the top 5 cm (2 inches) of soil everywhere on Earth’s surface..."

 

 

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Originally Published
2019-05-31 12:30:50

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