Observing & Predicting

Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.

October 2009

  • Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    In NOAA's version of CSI, Marty Hoerling leads a group of climate and weather researchers who investigate killer climate patterns—heat waves, tornadoes, and floods—to figure out what may have triggered them.