Aug 13, 2014

America Is Under Water, Literally

Islip, NY
USA
by
Slate
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Slate
NY rain. Image: Pixabay
NY rain. Image: Pixabay

It’s been a very, very wet week in America...The impressive Northeast rainfall totals were produced by an atmospheric process known as “training” (as in, choo-choo). Individual storm cells line up like a row of box cars, hitting the same areas over and over and over again. Training isn’t uncommon during times when slow-moving tropical flow is present, but usually it lasts only a few hours. In the case of these rainstorms, the train kept coming for the better part of a day.