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…

NASA: El Niño driven 'stagnant upper-air pattern spread numerous storms and heavy rains [into] central Texas' no mention of 'climate change'

The climate zealots were out in force this week trying to link the rains in Texas to ‘climate change’. The press release from NASA makes no such connections, but instead…

Super soaker 'Pineapple Express' organizing for heavy rain in California this weekend – as much as 20 inches in some areas

WUWT contributor Dr. Ryan Maue writes on his Twitter feed: Can’t ask for better setup for enormous rainfall totals over NorCal & now linto Bay Area in 5+ days Looking…

The Perfect Storm: California's Record Breaking December Super-Soaker

(NASA JPL) A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. West Coast continues to experience record rainfall. The new animation…

Rainfall & Floods – Observations More Reliable Than Climate Models

New GWPF Briefing Paper –Press Release 10/10/14 London, 10 October: A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reviews the scientific literature on rainfall and floods and finds…

Burning Man Festival washed out due to 'surprise rain'

Expect hippies to be blaming this on climate change in 3…2…1 Eric Worrall writes: | The Burning Man Festival, a famous Nevada cultural festival, dedicated to sharing, art, self reliance,…

Microbes, rain, and climate

From the American Chemical Society Dust — and the microbes hitching rides on it — influences rain, climate SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2014 — Dusty air blowing across the Pacific…

Global Warming: The Incompetent Politician's Excuse?

Detroit blaming global warming instead of poor infrastructure maintenance. Story submitted by Eric Worrall The US City of Detroit is currently in the midst of a crisis – a massive…

Claim: Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases

But the paper ignores land use and land cover change From NOAA Headquarters and the “its the evil gases wot dun it and nothing else” department, comes more modeling madness via…

'Unusual weather we're having, aint it?'

The title of this post is a famous quote from the cowardly lion in the 1939 movie the Wizard of Oz. Readers may remember this film was one of the…

A trifecta of uncertainty: study finds global precipitation is increasing, decreasing, & not changing

This story from the Hockey Schtick is a verification of an analysis on WUWT from Bob Tisdale: No Consensus among Three Global Precipitation Datasets According to a paper published today in…

Model Based Extreme Rainfall Claims Not Supported By Actual Data

By Paul Homewood The Guardian, reporting on some recent research from Oxford University, comment: They say:

In the UK, it was much wetter in 1929

By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts The Met Office have now issued the precipitation stats for last month, so what do they tell us about the winter as a whole in England,…

'Pineapple Express' pattern for drought stricken California is shaping up – how long will it last?

From NASA JPL, video animation follows. Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part…

Who knew? Plants are 'heavy water' rain gauges

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre  and the Varved D2O department: The water cycle amplifies abrupt climate change The role of the hydrological cycle during abrupt temperature changes is…

California's new toilet police

Last Thursday in my local newspaper The Chico Enterprise-Record there was an editorial about saving water through bureaucracy: Editorial: Toilet police don’t want job. It was was of those “only…

USA cold weather records outnumber warm records 6 to 1

Records for the “polar vortex” outbreak show a big disparity between warm and cold records. There were 655 cold records in the past week compared to 101 warm records, a…

Forget summer in the UK and wonky Met Office predictions, atmospheric rivers and floods loom

Like this one: Image from NOAA ESRL From the Institute of Physics Atmospheric rivers set to increase UK winter flooding The prolonged heat wave that has bathed the UK in…

No Consensus among Three Global Precipitation Datasets

Global precipitation is a crucial part of our understanding of the global Water Cycle. The climate science community can’t hope predict how precipitation will change in the future without knowing…