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View Diary: Hello New Climate: Extreme Rain and Snow Happening More Often in the U.S. (48 comments)

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  •  May 2012 (10+ / 0-)

    We had "normal" rainfall for the month. Interestingly, it nearly all fell in one flooding 3.5 to 4" rain event on May 6 that dumped within a period of 2 hours. By the end of the month, things were drying out significantly, and I did not mow the lawn for a period beginning exactly 3 weeks after that May 6 rain event, all the way until July 29. The rainfall on that one date gave the month "normal" rainfall, however the extreme dry spell began the day after that rainfall. There was no real significant rainfall event (0.5 inch or greater) after that until July 18.

    Precipitation is increasingly heavier, more scattered in nature, and less evenly distributed across time and seasons than historically.  

    Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

    by NoMoreLies on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 08:40:42 PM PDT

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