Heavy Downpours Increasing

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Aug 6, 2014

heavy downpours

A warmer atmosphere is able to hold more moisture. So, when it comes down, it’s coming down heavier – even in areas that are drying, overall. With so much heavy rain being reported around the country this past week, and the heavy rain forecast to come later this week, we thought it was a good time to revisit the heavy precipitation graphic that was generated from the National Climate Assessment release in April.

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