IMERG was also used to estimate rainfall totals for the period from July 30 at 4 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. UTC) to July 31 at 6 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. UTC). Rainfall totals across central Maryland were on the order of more than 70 mm (about 3 inches, shown in brown). The white crosses denote the location of Ellicott City, Md. CREDIT
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NASA analyses Maryland storm system that caused flooding

NASA looks at historic flooding from slow-moving Maryland storms NASA analyzed rainfall data from slow-moving storms that triggered flash floods over parts of central Maryland and caused devastating flooding in historic Ellicott City, Maryland. A slow-moving line of heavy thunderstorms dumped as much as 6 to 7 inches of rain in about two hours’ time…

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El Niño made a nuisance of itself in 2015

From NOAA HEADQUARTERS Record ‘nuisance flooding’ in many US cities tied to Pacific weather pattern The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to a new NOAA report. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded trends…

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Flooding And Planning: We Don’t Need To Live Near Rivers Anymore

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Petula Clark sang, “Don’t sleep in the subway, darling. Don’t stand in the pouring rain.” More helpful advice would urge, “Don’t live in the floodplain, darling. Don’t you know it’s pouring rain?” It’s called a floodplain for a reason. The dangers of flooding mostly involve people living in dangerous places.…

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USGS puts the kibosh on ‘1000 year flood’ and ’caused by climate change’ claims over South Carolina flooding

From the “looks like a win for skeptics” department. USGS publishes new information that quashes widespread media and activist claims that the flood in South Carolina was caused by climate change; nor was it a “1000 year event” as many have called it such as USA Today: From the USGS: Flood Information website: Dr. Robert Holmes, USGS…

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Satellite image shows South Carolina’s ‘Once-in-a-Thousand-Years Flood’ was due to a ‘complex meteorological event’

From the “more facts against the Mann” department. While claims of climate change swirl about from the usual doomsayers, such as this one from Time Magazine: Climate change is making rare weather events less rare At least nine people have died in flooding across South Carolina that has left city streets submerged in water, destroyed homes…