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Tag Results - HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING

Rainfall Records of 2018

Rainfall Records of 2018

Dec 12, 2018

2018 was another year of weather extremes, as record rainfall fell over much of the East and Midwest — a damaging trend that is getting worse with climate change.

The Power of Trees

The Power of Trees

Oct 24, 2018

Trees do more than showcase beautiful colors — they also improve air and water quality, minimize flood risks, and reduce our carbon footprint.

Rising Tides

Rising Tides

Oct 4, 2018

Tidal flooding on the U.S. coast is getting more common, and the number of days with flooding will substantially increase in the coming decades. As the highest astronomical tides of the year approach, the coming weeks will bring a glimpse into a more regularly flooded future for much of the U.S.

Summer of Extremes

Summer of Extremes

Aug 29, 2018

From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Apr 11, 2018

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

Feb 28, 2018

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Dec 13, 2017

The phenomenal rain from Hurricane Harvey, which totaled more than 51 inches in parts of southeastern Texas, was made 15 percent heavier and three times more likely because of climate change.

Increasing Climate Extremes

Increasing Climate Extremes

Sep 13, 2017

From back-to-back landfalling hurricanes in the East to drought and fires in the West, this has been a summer of climate extremes.

WMO South Asia Monsoon Outlook

WMO South Asia Monsoon Outlook

Apr 26, 2016

From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia and accounts for 75-90 percent of the rainfall in most parts of the region.

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Nov 18, 2015

Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.

Climate Week 2015

Climate Week 2015

Sep 21, 2015

Climate Week 2015 aims to bring together an international group of leaders to discuss and promote a global movement in energy, technology, and business towards a more sustainable world. Events will be held throughout the week in NYC and online.

When It Rains It Pours: Animation

When It Rains It Pours: Animation

May 27, 2015

Our extensive heavy rainfall interactive, When It Rains It Pours, has been released.

When It Rains, It Pours!

When It Rains, It Pours!

May 20, 2015

The analysis indicates heavy precipitation events are increasing nationwide, most dramatically in the Northeast. This is consistent with last year’s National Climate Assessment.

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Mar 11, 2015

Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.

Climate Week 2014

Climate Week 2014

Sep 22, 2014

For this week’s Climate Matters, we're stepping back from our usual analysis of weather and climate trends for an overall, big-picture look at how we really know that climate change is happening.

Wettest & Driest Cities

Wettest & Driest Cities

Apr 9, 2014

Extreme downpours are also on the rise across the continental U.S. comapred to the 1950s, even in areas that are getting drier like the Southwest.

Historic Boulder Rain in a Climate Context

Historic Boulder Rain in a Climate Context

Sep 16, 2013

As of today, Boulder surpassed it's annual rainfall record of 29.95" from 1995 - now at 30.12" and counting.

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Jun 12, 2013

Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.