Extreme Precipitation Blog

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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Late Spring Snow Storm Hammers Parts of Colorado

The past couple of days in Colorado have been quite dramatic in terms of the weather, with temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s earlier in the week replaced by temperatures in the low 40s, well below normal for this time of year. The dynamics of the atmosphere made...

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Ozarks Hammered with Second Major Flood in Last 18 Months

This past weekend, the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas experienced two days of near-continuous heavy thunderstorms. The sustained heavy rain over the steep hills of this region led to rapid runoff and a dramatic rise in local creeks and...

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