Dangerous flooding amidst a record drought? Just call it another week in California.

In 2014, precipitation over land was generally below average, while precipitation over the oceans was above average.

Overall, average global river outflow in 2014 slightly exceeded the climate normal. 

Road damage

After an extremely heavy rain in September 2013 destroyed 500 miles of roads, Colorado is redesigning some riverside roadways to be more resilient to future floods.

Rainfall totals across parts of Texas and Oklahoma were several hundred percent above normal in May 2015, leading to record-breaking flood levels on many rivers.

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A record-setting day of rain in Oklahoma City caused widespread flooding in early May 2015. How rare was the event?

AgroClimate.org is an open-source suite of tools and resources tailored to farmers and ranchers in the southeastern United States.

Laura Sagar uses climate data of the frequency and severity of heavy rain events—and how they are changing—to evaluate her county's culvert infrastructure. Understanding the region's rainfall extremes will allow the county to improve the resilience of its roadways.

What happens when years' worth of rain falls in the Atacama Desert in one day? Tremendous flash flooding. 

An extreme precipitation event in 2008 cost one Upper Midwest town more than a million dollars in infrastructure repairs. Now, other municipalities can simulate how a similar event might affect them.

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