Climate Central

Published date May 27, 2015

Across US, Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

  • Analyzes 65 years of rainfall records at thousands of stations nationwide found that 40 of the lower 48 states have seen an overall increase in heavy downpours since 1950
  • Finds the biggest increases are in the Northeast and Midwest, which in the past decade, have seen 31 and 16 percent more heavy downpours compared to the 1950s