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2019 Year-End Rainfall

2019 Year-End Rainfall

Dec 11, 2019

As we close out 2019, we take a look at the year’s biggest story—record rain.

It’s been a very rainy 2019

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It’s been a very rainy 2019

Dec 11, 2019

This year, many cities across the country experienced record breaking precipitation. With just 3 weeks until the end of the year, 2019 is on track to be the wettest year recorded in the United States.

To Control Stormwater, Plant a Tree

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To Control Stormwater, Plant a Tree

Oct 23, 2019

Trees can help prevent flooding from stormwater runoff, an important benefit as climate change increases the risk of heavy precipitation and extreme downpours.

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.

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016

Climate change is affecting the elements driving fall colors: temperature, precipitation, and through migration of species — sunlight.

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.

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Jun 12, 2013

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