Extreme Precipitation Blog

40th Anniversary of the Big Thompson Flood

An afternoon thunderstorm situated in just the right place can spark a chain of events that can completely change a community and how it learns to respond to a flooding disaster. Such was the case the evening of July 31st above the Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado, 60...

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Stunning Microburst in Phoenix

Phoenix, along with much of the rest of the country, has been battling with excessive heat for most of the summer. In the southwest this dry heat, combined with their summer monsoonal rainfalls, can create a virulent effect in the atmosphere that accompanies the rain,...

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Deadly West Virginia Floods

The last weekend in June, a series of large thunderstorms produced historically heavy rainfall across much of West Virginia, ultimately resulting in the loss of 23 lives. The mountainous, complex landscape of West Virginia makes flooding an especially dangerous...

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Extreme Rainfall in Texas and Oklahoma

More heavy rain fell in the south plains last weekend, continuing a rather long cycle of flooding and dangerous storms across the southern plains over the past couple of months (take a look at our previous MetStorm analyses for April storms in Texas, as well as this...

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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Bonnie

Bonnie faced a tough environment for organized storm formation as she crept towards the Carolina coasts, with strong southerly wind shear and dry coastal air constantly trying to rip the storm apart. By the time Bonnie made landfall she was, in fact, a tropical...

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SkyWise® MetStorm®

Through joint collaboration between Weather Decisions Technologies® and MetStat®, we are proud to announce the availability of SkyWise® MetStorm®. This product is the result of the innovation from the thought-leaders at Weather Decisions Technologies® and MetStat® to...

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Texarkana Flood April 29th – 30th, 2016

On the heals of several other heavy rainfall events throughout Texas and other areas of the southeast, the region comprising northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas saw a major precipitation event that brought widespread flooding, tornadoes, property damage, and even...

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Houston Storm of April 2016

A slow moving frontal system resulted in heavy rains and catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana last week. A north-south oriented front stalled over central Texas, continuously siphoning warm moist gulf air northwestward to the Gulf coast states. This moist air...

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1000-year Rains in South Carolina, October 2015

Here at MetStat, we are continuously monitoring the situation as Hurricane Joaquin continues on its path northward. As the impacts from the precipitation of this event unfold we will be regularly updating our blog, facebook, and twitter pages with the latest...

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