A fire hose of moisture pointed directly at the Gulf Coast led to up to two feet of rain in Louisiana in less than a week.
Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston was one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere on Earth since modern records began in the 1970s.
Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.
Torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides in southern California were the result of the itinerate journey of an upper-level low pressure system.
Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.
Dangerous flooding amidst a record drought? Just call it another week in California.
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.
A record-setting day of rain in Oklahoma City caused widespread flooding in early May 2015. How rare was the event?
A weak high, a cut-off low, and rapid ocean warming conspired to dump torrential rains in Chile's Atacama Desert in late March 2015.
What happens when years' worth of rain falls in the Atacama Desert in one day? Tremendous flash flooding.