Catastrophic weather events are an unfortunate and persistent part of life. In fact, if it feels like these catastrophic events are happening more frequently than ever before, the data confirms that to be the case. Findings from a new study in the journal Nature demonstrate that more “extreme rain” events can be expected in the near future, bringing higher risks of flash flooding resulting in millions of dollars in damage. (More extreme precipitation in the world’s dry and wet regions,” Nature, published online Mar. 7, 2016).

How can we expect what’s unexpected?

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