The North American Monsoon hit the southwestern United States this past week, bringing a modicum of drought relief, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and eastern California saw some relief, as did central Montana.
Meanwhile, in the Heartland, localized heavy rains brought spotty improvement and record disastrous flooding in St. Louis, where a record 8 to 11 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. West central Missouri missed the worst of the storm and benefitted from nearly 2 inches of rain.
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