Extreme Precipitation Blog

Near-Record Flooding Unfolding Across the Tennessee Valley

Near-Record Flooding Unfolding Across the Tennessee Valley

Nationwide, the weather pattern has been "stuck" in more-or-less the same configuration for the past two weeks, with warm conditions dominating the southeast and persistent cold and wet weather across the Great Plains and Northwest. In between, a strong jet stream...

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MetStat’s New Annual Exceedance Probability Calculator

MetStat’s New Annual Exceedance Probability Calculator

We are pleased to announce a new, powerful utility on our website called the AEP Calculator which provides a means of translating precipitation depths into an equivalent Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) or Average Recurrence Interval (ARI) and vice versa. MetStat’s...

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Winter 2018-2019 Extreme Precipitation Outlook

Winter 2018-2019 Extreme Precipitation Outlook

As of this week, meteorological winter has officially begun in the Northern Hemisphere. For many in the central and eastern United States, an atypically cold and snowy November has provided a jump-start to the winter weather. As we did around this time last year, we...

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Intense Flash Flooding Strikes Red River Valley

Intense Flash Flooding Strikes Red River Valley

After a long summer of heat, the first harbingers of fall weather have begun to arrive across the southern plains: cold fronts. Several pushes of cooler air have arrived across Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas in the last two weeks, and these will only become stronger and...

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

We at MetStat are watching with bated breath as Hurricane Florence tracks westward toward the Carolinas. At this time, the most widespread impacts will be flooding from torrential rain, though areas near the coastline will experience intense and destructive winds as...

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Heavy rainfall again hits Ellicott City, MD

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

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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