Many areas of the Ozarks had nearly 36 hours of continuous rain. There are widespread reports of 4-10 inches of rain across the Ozarks. These are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE RAINFALL TOTALS. The rainfall total of nearly 4 inches at Springfield-Branson National Airport is a RECORD DAILY AMOUNT for the month of March. This has the potential for being the wettest March on record as well. RECORD or near-record crests are expected on numerous rivers including the James River, the Jacks Fork River, and the Current River.
With nearly 10 inches already accumulated around Southeast Missouri, "this is going to go down into the record books." The series of storms battering Southeast Missouri is UNUSUAL. "It seems like every Tuesday since February, we have had a disaster on our hands. We just cringe, at the Weather Service. We've had ice storms, terrible Tuesdays and this flooding has just been horrendous."
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...