The month of July was the sixth-hottest month on record for the state of Missouri, dating back to 1895 -- and it was the hottest month overall in the Show-Me State since the 1980 heat wave.
Pat Guinan is both the state's official climatologist and a climatology professor at the University of Missouri -- Columbia. He says there have been numerous days this month where much of the state experienced triple-digit temperatures.
Water flows from the Missouri River over levee L-550, located north of Highway 136 in Atchison County, Mo., June 19, 2011. The local sponsor reported overtopping of the levee to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the morning of June 19.
Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Carlos J. Lazo
Circuit Judge Daniel Green’s initial ruling in June stated that the $2 per-watt solar rebate was essentially a seizure of private property from St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri. But he has temporarily vacated that ruling to allow other interested parties to file briefs in the case.