New York Breaks City’s Rainfall Record

“New York broke an all-time record for a one-day rainfall Sunday as up to 8 inches of water soaked the city, snarling trains and flooding roadways,” the “most since the National Weather Service began keeping records 116 years ago.” “This is what you would expect in a major hurricane,” said Steve Wistar, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather. Flood watches have been issued throughout the Northeast. The relentless rise in global warming pollution means that the atmosphere now holds about four percent more water vapor than it used to, leading to torrential downpours becoming the norm.

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