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A Look at the Tropics – July 22nd

A look at the Tropics on this July 22nd certainly shows one basin more active than the other. In the Atlantic, it’s another day where we don’t have any active waves to monitor and we’re not expecting any development within the next 5 days. In the Pacific, there are two areas we’re watching. The area in orange indicates a large and disorganized area of rain and t-storms. With a little bit of cooperation from environmental conditions, there’s a chance this wave could organize and become…

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Drought Tracker Update – Sunday July 22nd

The update to the Drought Tracker doesn’t have any good news for us. The entire area is in at least some form of a drought. We’re seeing a severe to extreme drought across the I-44 corridor up to Lamar and as far south as Grand Lake. Even in the surrounding areas, we’re still seeing a moderate drought cover the rest of the area. We need any rain that can come our way. Thankfully, better rain chances appear to be lining up by the end of this coming week.

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Young Professionals Network Cleans Up Elk River

The Joplin Young Professionals Network traveled down to McDonald County, MO today to clean up the Elk River. The event combines the benefit of community service with all the fun of a float trip. Member Jessica Carr says, “We’re cleaning up the river. We have about 10 people coming and we’ll just float for 5 miles. And whenever we see trash we’ll pick up trash.” We kind of make a game of it. We have a scavenger hunt,” says Hayley Sirmon.” “So w…