13th August - Today's News: Record Rainfall in NE US

And Las Vegas residents pray for snow after drought - though presumably not falling until winter!

And extreme weather becoming more common, study says (this is the tabloid news story based a report on 'trapped atmospheric waves' posted in yesterdays blog).  Having run this news blog for five years now, I do get the impression that maybe weather events are becoming a little more extreme and a little more common, though I don't consider the time period long enough to determine any firm conclusions, let alone what, if anything, might be attributed as a cause.


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