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.
Devastating floods across Malaysia and Thailand in late December and mid-January bear the hallmarks of an enhanced MJO climate pattern superimposed on the seasonal monsoon.
During the second half of December and the beginning of January, places from Sri Lanka to northwest Australia experienced exceptionally heavy rains, flash floods, and landslides.