Topic: Rio Grande River
Hurricane Isaac was only a Category 1, but its storm surge and slow pace led to inland flooding and reversed the Mississippi for 24 hours. Scientists are working to better forecast these effects.
New Mexico fires, having blazed through 61,000 acres in three days, now approach Los Alamos. Residents have evacuated and the fireproofed buildings of the National Laboratories are about to be put to their second test in 11 years.
Meteorologists continue to marvel at the megastorm that blew through the Midwest Tuesday. Several peculiar weather events combined to make the storm historic.