Extreme Precipitation Blog

Heavy rainfall again hits Ellicott City, MD

The springtime storm season is in full swing and we are beginning to see the catastrophic effects of heavy precipitation throughout the country. Not only is the US getting its first taste of the hurricane season, but thunderstorms were apparent throughout the...

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Late-Season Moisture Averts Return of California Drought

After several years of deep drought over much of California, last year's deluge produced some relief and recovery for the state's strained water supplies. November 2017 was much wetter than normal, at least across northern portions of California, inspiring hope that...

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The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season in Review

As the devastating 2017 hurricane season comes to a close, we review the season statistics and present our preliminary analyses of rainfall associated with each of the 5 named storms that impacted the U.S. mainland this year.

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