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The Rain That’s Saving the West Is Drowning the South | WIRED

THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI River watershed is awash with rainwater. Houses flooded, roads washed away, and peoples’ lives in soggy ruin. The only logical thing to do is blame California.

Seriously. Sort of. The weather system that parked near the Lower Mississippi watershed arrived after a California drive-by. But the Golden State’s massive massifs squeezed most of the moisture out of the system. It would have been fine if it hadn’t straddled Mexico for an extended bout and replenished its moisture from the humid waters on either side of the isthmian nation.

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Don’t Blame All These Rains and Floods on El Niño | WIRED

HEY, 2016: PACE yourself, huh? It’s raining in Los Angeles, freezing in Florida, tornado-ing in Texas. And then there’s the floods: houses in Illinois and Missouri up to their roofs in muddy Missouri River water. El Niño is finally here.

Or is it? Or wasn’t it already? No and yes, and yes and no. Scientists have had a pretty good idea since September that El Niño was going to be a monster (they even nicknamed it “Godzilla”). They knew what that meant in general—wet Southwest, warm Northeast. But picking out El Niño’s effect on any particular event is tricky.

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May 22, 2011 Timelapse Tornado Chase

This is time lapsed footage of an entire storm chase through north central South Dakota on May 22, 2010. The video starts with the storm still in the towering cumulus stage and ends with the storm gusting out as an outflow dominant high precipitation supercell, with several tornadoes including a violent wedge in between. – Skip Talbot

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe ‘stealing Iran’s rain’ | Telegraph

Moments after the Iranian president made the startling claim at the inauguration of a dam in a central province, it started to rain.

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