Ah the alarmists are out in full force today over a rainstorm. The Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix reported 2.96 inches of rain before 8:30 a.m. local time, beating the old record of 2.91 inches on Sept. 4, 1939. Parts of Interstate 10 were flooded, with the morning rush hour just beginning. Schools closed for the day, and police asked people to stay off the roads. At least 13,000 homes and businesses lost power.
From the NWS Phoenix:
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) September 8, 2014
But, there is just no climatic trend as Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. observes:
The USNCA he refers to is the National Climate Assessment report from NOAA/NCDC.