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Seattle, a city known for rain, has received barely a drop since early June

By Jennifer Gray

After a slow start to summer in Seattle – with temperatures consistently running below normal for the month of June – a huge change happened in July and the city has been sizzling since.
“Sunday was our latest … 80-plus-degree day on record in Seattle,” Maddie Kristell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the city told CNN. The temperature reached a scorching 88 degrees.

10/18/22
                                                               

Mississippi River levels are dropping too low for barges to float

By Scott Dance Photo: Luke Sharrett, Bloomberg News

The Mississippi River is flowing at its lowest level in at least a decade, and until rain relieves a worsening drought in the region, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain water levels high enough to carry critical exports from the nation’s bread basket.

10/12/22