Claim: California’s Rainy Season Starting Nearly A Month Later Than It Did 60 Years Ago

The new study in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters, which publishes high-impact, short-format reports with immediate implications spanning all Earth and space sciences, is the first to quantify just how…

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…

What “permanent drought”? New all-time rainfall record set for California

From the California Dept. of Water Resources Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record Atmospheric Rivers Pushed Total to 89.7 Inches since October 1 SACRAMENTO – Never in nearly a…

Watch the 'super-soaker' pineapple express storm hitting California

NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California – video follows From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER NASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and…

Storm: 10 trillion gallons over next 7 days for CA #LakeOroville watershed to get massive amounts of rain

Last week, I said that up to a foot of rain could be seen in the Lake Oroville watershed due to a series of “supersoaker storms” coming through. Now, the…

Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden “atmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the…

Who'll Stop The Rain?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I haven’t posted here at WUWT in a bit. I’ve been preoccupied writing for my own blog, Skating Under The Ice.  It’s a work in…

How bacteria make it rain

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 — The oceans are covered with a thin film of organic matter and bacteria, many of which launch out of the water…

Study reveals how particles that seed clouds in the Amazon are produced

GOAmazon researchers describe in Nature the role of clouds as transporters of particles between the ground and the upper atmosphere. New knowledge will enhance climate models A study published in…

Global Precipitation Measurement mission tallies up huge rainfall totals for hurricane #Matthew

A NASA rainfall analysis estimated the amount of rainfall generated by Hurricane Matthew when it moved over the Carolinas. Hurricane Matthew dropped a lot of rain, caused flooding and deaths…

Monsoon intensity in India enhanced by heat captured by desert dust from the Middle East

From the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN comes this interesting study. Like dust from the Sahara enhances tropical storm formation near the Cape Verde Islands, so does dust from the Middle…

Study claims: Phase of the moon affects amount of rainfall

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON When the moon is high in the sky, it creates bulges in the planet’s atmosphere that creates imperceptible changes in the amount of rain that…

California's train of super-soaker storms analysed – more on the way

Extreme rain events fueled by the current strong El Nino have started to affect California. NASA estimated rainfall over a period of 7 days while NASA/NOAA’s GOES Project created a…

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…

A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US

From NASA Goddard: The United States has seen a tale of two extremes this year, with drenching rains in the eastern half of the country and persistent drought in the…