Extreme Rainfall

According to climate experts, extreme rainfall is increasing because warm air holds more moisture.

Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Germany had five inches of rain in 24 hours, and experts say that was due to climate change.

How climate change fueled the devastating 2021 floods in Germany and northwest Europe – Vox

In 1920, Germany had five inches of rain in eight minutes.

Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book – Christopher C. Burt – Google Books

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.

02 Aug 1976, 1 – Rapid City Journal at Newspapers.com

Pakistan was also ravaged by floods.

The Telegraph-Herald – Google News Archive Search

England was having their hottest and driest summer on record.

Schenectady Gazette – Google News Archive Search

The CIA issued a report blaming the bad weather on global cooling.

22 Jun 1976, Page 5 – The High Point Enterprise at Newspapers.com

Pine Beetles were on a rampage in Oregon.

The Milwaukee Journal – Google News Archive Search

By December, Colorado was having their worst drought and ski season on record. There was no snow at Vail.

Ocala Star-Banner – Google News Archive Search

But it was snowing in Miami.

20 Jan 1977, Page 3 – Valley News

Lakeland Ledger – Google News Archive Search

Alaska was warmer in Florida.

19 Jan 1977, Page 20 – The Town Talk at Newspapers.com

National Geographic described it as “The Year the Weather Went Wild.”

The National Geographic Archive | December 1977 | page 1

Jerry Brown declared a drought disaster in California.

Brown Warns of Drought Disaster; Says ‘Hard Choices’ Face California – The New York Times

The extreme weather was blamed on a very wavy jet stream.

25 May 1983, Page 29 – Stevens Point Journal at Newspapers.com

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.

Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book – Christopher C. Burt – Google Books

This caused the worst flood in Nebraska’s history.

03 Jun 1935, Page 11 – Muncie Evening Press at Newspapers.com

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.

08 Jun 1935 – HEAT WAVE – Trove

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.

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21 Responses to Extreme Rainfall

  1. Michael Peinsipp says:

    Tony thank you for your hard work finding factual information so that we can show others the facts about the Climate.

  2. Mark Stevens says:

    In Zhengzhou China on July 20th they said a year’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours, a whopping 25 inches. It was blamed on climate change and that such extreme events will increase in China also due to such. Oddly, they failed to mention that the rainfall amount was only about half of what fell in China in a 24 hr period in August of ’75 with death toll estimates in the hundreds of thousands. Was that climate change too? Plus the climate alarmists must have missed this article which states such weather has a decreasing trend in China during for the last 50 years:


    • arn says:

      Nothing new.

      In 2002 there were super massive floods in Germany.
      But as the AGW brainwashing hasn’t become the ultimate truth(before Nobel Prize and Oscar went to Al Gore )
      people were not busy blaming co2 but were searching for solutions to prevent such catastrophys.
      What happened in the end was that almost all plans and solutions that were promised were abandoned after the public forgot about the flood.

    • tonyheller says:

      During this month in 1931, the worst floods on record killed three million people in China.

  3. nobler says:

    The day of the Big Thompson flood, my mother was supposed to drive from Ft Collins to Estes Park. For the first time in her life (as my father put it), my mother was running ahead of schedule, so she was safe in Estes Park when the storm hit. With the phone lines out, we had no idea she was alive until my father was able to get a message through a ham radio operator.

    A dozen years after the Big Thompson flood, I went to work at hp-Loveland. My manager told me that the annual hp employee picnic was the day of the flood. The picnic broke up early, so the employees made it down before the flood struck. Had the picnic ended at its normal time, hp Loveland Division would have been wiped out that day.

    A second gen hp-ite I worked with had grown up on the west side of Loveland. She told me how she and her brother would go down to the river and watch the debris, and bodies, float by.

    Roy Spencer, in his excellent book “Climate Confusion”, Roy Spencer points out, “we tend to put weather into the context of our own, rather short lifetimes.” Kids today, including most elected officials, have no memory of such disasters. Even the relatively recent Front Range floods of 2013 are mostly forgotten and ignored.

  4. Steve Case says:

    Hey Tony the U.S. Record Rain Fall Chart


    You didn’t point out that all the dates were before 2000 and nearly 3/4 of them were before 1950

    But thanks for posting so I can file that tidbit for future use (-:

  5. Mikey0 says:

    If every person who believes in climate change were to suddenly disappear, so would climate change hysteria. The problem exists only in their minds. There seems to be an awful lot of that type of self-delusion going around these days in everything from the weather to health to gender to economics to well….just about everything. Man, I’m getting tired.

    • Vegieman says:

      The wearing down is part of the agenda. From a recent NOQ article:

      “Do NOT underestimate the willingness of those working against us to do whatever it takes to bring their nefarious agenda to bear. Do NOT overestimate the resolve of your fellow American citizens to stand up and fight against it. We need to be rallying the people now. We must be inspiring those around us to put down their Netflix and GrubHub long enough to prevent perpetual oppression from taking hold in America. It’s time to get angry. We should have gotten angry long ago.

      With all that said, we must pray. At this stage, I am not confident that we will be able to end this nonsense without direct divine intervention. But I do know this. We do not know when the end will come and we must fight for the truth whether it’s here or not. I cannot abide by those who believe it’s hopeless. We pray. We fight. We keep praying and fighting until we are no longer able to do either.”


      • arn says:

        Top Soviet Propagandist Yuri Bezmenov already said 40 years ago that only a fraction of the KGB budget(5%) is used for spying.
        The rest is used for subversion,demoralization etc.

  6. Robert L Gipson says:

    I was in Houston in ’72 when a storm dumped 14″ in one hour. You heard right.

  7. Steve says:

    Those pesky records again. History needs to be canceled and I’m sure someone is working on that.

  8. Superb work. Thank you.

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  10. Conrad Ziefle says:

    They’re are right, hot air can HOLD more moisture, but it doesn’t mean that it always does. In the desert where temperatures are generally high, the relative humidity is generally very low, like single % numbers. Rain happens when moisture ladened air is COOLED.

  11. Conrad Ziefle says:

    I was told that the Big Thompson flood was a freak event in that the storm cloud’s path brought it down the canyon at a rate of speed such that it continually added water to the same point in the flow of the stream. So it keep stacking up, kind of like a tsunami wave, as it flowed down the canyon.

  12. Theo says:

    Thank you, Tony for this debunking of the insane main stream media. People like you are indispensable to get the truth out.

  13. gregole says:

    Tony, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Lived in California from 1960 to 1995 and it was amazing to se the cycles of drought and flood and we lived in the northern foothills so got plenty of those mudslides.

    History clearly shows climate is cyclical. CO2 is a bit-player if that. There is no climate emergency from CO2. At current levels it’s about saturated – not much it can do.

  14. KevinPaul says:

    We had a heavy rain event here recently (what we used to calmly refer to as “a hundred year flood” (cyclically EXPECTED of course)) and all the climate change drama queens we’re out rain dancing taking possession of the event as undeniable evidence of impending climate disaster.

    I wonder at the tunnel vision and stupidity of these morons. The river in question has an enormous catchment and runs through a gorge 100s of feet deep. It doesn’t take much imagination to see that eons of meandering could never cut this gorge, it took thousands of flood events scouring the bed load and whipping of the helical hydra to accomplish its release into the ocean. Oh and why do men insist on building cities on the mouths of these potential torrents and then blame CO2.

  15. Roaddog says:

    “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” – Cicero

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