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South Central Mayan Express Floods

A “remarkably rare” storm of “unprecedented strength” dumped record amounts of rain in the south central US beginning Monday, March 7, and forecasters expect the deluge to continue through Saturday. Northern Louisiana has seen the worst impacts so far, with widespread 1-in-200 year rainfall with locations experiencing 1-in-1,000 year rains.

Climate double whammy slams Mississippi River

The strongest El Niño on record and a climate-changed-warmed atmosphere have combined forces to produce a massive storm that caused record-breaking floods in the Midwest during the first week of 2016.

Climate change fuels Cumbria deluge

The severity of Storm Desmond in the mountainous Cumbria region of the United Kingdom is consistent with observed regional climate change trends and projections, including increases in the heaviest rainfall events and the occurrence of persistent atmospheric rivers. It’s likely Desmond also gained strength from Atlantic sea surface temperatures that are 1.8°F (1°C) above average and global-scale warming that adds extra moisture to the air.

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