NASA’s Earth observation Aqua satellite spotted the wildfires burning throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana states on August 23. One of the most important blazes was reported in the Okanogan Complex, in Washington State.
Two NASA satellites have recently captured images of the Tropical Storm Chantal over the Atlantic Ocean revealing heavy rainfall and powerful thunderstorms. On July 8, NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw the heaviest rainfall of Tropical Storm happening at a rate of over 115.5 mm (~4.5 inches) per hour near the center of Chantal.
A combination of record snowmelt and heavy rain has raised water levels along the Missouri River and its tributaries in the northern Rocky Mountains and Plains. Flooding is affecting parts of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, USA Today reported, and was forecast to continue through at least late June.