Breaking Earth News
For much of the afternoon and early evening Thursday the lakefront city of Cleveland looked much more like a lake. A strong isolated thunderstorm formed over the downtown area and brought down with it torrential rains the likes of which many lifelong Clevelanders said THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. The numbers would seem to back up those feelings. The National Weather Service estimates that as much as 3-6 inches of rain fell between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. either in or or near the city of Cleveland.
STORM SUBMERGES DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
FLOOD WATERS OVERWHELM CLEVELAND
Heavy Rains Elsewhere
IOWA -USA: Rainfall was UNUSUAL during the month of July - especially in terms of where it fell. Parts of northeastern and eastern Iowa had heavy flooding in July. The Clinton County town of DeWitt received over a foot of rain for the month. It was the opposite situation on the opposite side of Iowa. Some areas of western Iowa, like Sioux Center and Hawarden, had no rain at all for the month, a RECORD LOW AMOUNT and VERY UNUSUAL, as records have been kept in those areas for about 100 years. The highest official temperature during the month was 98-degrees, recorded several times in Sioux City and in a few other locations, but nowhere in Iowa had 100-degrees, which is UNUSUAL.
TEXAS -USA:Nacogdoches received more than 9 inches of rainfall last month, approximately three times the normal amount of rainfall for July. July's heavy rainfall of 9.49 inches resulted from a number of ODD low-pressure centers that developed in Texas and remained almost stationary for long periods of time. The local average total for July is 3.03 inches. A number of stationary fronts also contributed to the increase. "Rivers in many areas of the state have flooded during the month and remain over their banks, posing problems for people, structures and animals in low or flood-prone locations." "Some farmers have experienced higher than normal occurrences of fungus in their fruit crops, particularly tomatoes."
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...