According to climate experts, extreme rainfall is increasing because warm air holds more moisture.
Germany had five inches of rain in 24 hours, and experts say that was due to climate change.
In 1920, Germany had five inches of rain in eight minutes.
Forty-five years ago this this week was one of the deadliest floods in modern US history, when twelve inches of rain fell in just a few hours near Estes Park, Colorado.
Pakistan was also ravaged by floods.
England was having their hottest and driest summer on record.
The CIA issued a report blaming the bad weather on global cooling.
Pine Beetles were on a rampage in Oregon.
By December, Colorado was having their worst drought and ski season on record. There was no snow at Vail.
But it was snowing in Miami.
Alaska was warmer in Florida.
National Geographic described it as “The Year the Weather Went Wild.”
Jerry Brown declared a drought disaster in California.
The extreme weather was blamed on a very wavy jet stream.
Climate scientists now blame the same weather pattern on global warming.
The hottest May in the US occurred in 1934, and the coldest occurred in 1935.
During the coldest May in 1935, world record rainfall occurred in Colorado and Texas.
Colorado got nearly that much rain a few hours earlier.
This caused the worst flood in Nebraska’s history.
May precipitation in the US declines with increasing temperature.
India set a record temperature of 124 degrees and received 23 inches of rain in one day in 1935.
The warmest May in the US occurred in 1934, and that was also the year of the worst drought.
Precipitation is generally associated with cold fronts, because cold air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. Warm air is associated with drought.