13th August - Today's News: Record Rainfall in NE US
Baltimore-Washington D.C. area flooded by record rainfall after record rainfall in the Detroit area where woman, 100, drowned in Detroit basement during floods
And Las Vegas residents pray for snow after drought - though presumably not falling until winter!
Where has summer gone? To SE Europe .... Greece swelters through 41 degree heat whilst heatwave over Bulgaria to last until week's end
Heavy rain floods Tainan, Kaohsiung in Taiwan
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.