Brazil’s Rainfall Remains Healthy: Susceptible to Natural Climatic Events, Not Anthropogenic Global Warming

by Vijay Jayaraj Brazil has been in the midst of controversy for not acting on climate change. Greta Thunberg and other children have named Brazil as one of the five…

Rainfall Trends in India Show No Climate Fatigue

by Vijay Jayaraj Climate is particularly important to farmers in agrarian countries. Drought could mean the difference between life and death. India, for example, is predominantly agrarian. Of the country’s…

Something’s Rotten in D.C., and It Isn’t Those Rain Totals

Reposted from Awesome Weather Facts Blog By Chris Martz | July 9, 2019 It seems as if every day, there’s someone linking ordinary and not-so-ordinary weather events to the “climate…

If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing, Why Aren’t Floods?

From a paper by the same title published in AGU’s journal “Water Resources Resarch” and also “Commentaries on Hydrology and Earth Surface” h/t to CTM It is now well established…

New intensity scale ranks California’s ‘atmospheric river’ storm events just like hurricanes

Remember the series of reservoir filling and snowpack building winter storms California experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore, just…

The recent "atmospheric river" that soaked California, as seen in a forecast

An unusual April storm system brought heavy rains to northern California during the beginning of the month. The soaking rains caused localized flooding and even melted some higher elevation snow,…

Blaming AGW for rainfall records in China, while giving El Niño caveats

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “we think but we aren’t sure, but let’s blame AGW anyway” department. Scientists find culprits for extreme rainfall over…

Texas A&M Expert: Rainfall From Harvey Shattered Every Record

By Keith Randall, Texas A&M Marketing and Communications Hurricane Harvey was billed as a once-in-every-500-year event, and it more than lived up to its billing. It produced rainfall amounts that…

Harvey sets another all-time rainfall record for continental U.S.

Yesterday, we carried a story from the Texas State Climatologist on a new 3-day rainfall record being set in Houston. Today, another record fell. Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) announced…

Texas state climatologist: 'Texas just broke all-time contiguous U.S. rainfall record'

By Dr. John Neilsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist who writes in via email – Based on my not-fully-vetted record compilation, Harris County Flood Control District gauge #110 just broke the all-time record…