Skip to Content

NOAA: Heavy rain in the US has increased, and more is coming

NOAA’s Climate blog posted a story earlier this week on the increase that has been seen in the US (and elsewhere) in heavy precipitation events. As warmer temperatures allow more moisture to evaporate into the air, it becomes “juicier” and  more likely to produce heavy rain in downpours. This trend is likely to continue in the future too, as the atmosphere warms even more. You can read more about it at https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/prepare-more-downpours-heavy-rain-has-increased-across-most-united-0.

Source: Free Images