While extreme weather events like droughts and floods occur naturally in Texas, precipitation in the state is becoming more variable, making droughts more potent and increasing the risk of heavy rainfall and flooding, Hayhoe said.
Precipitation in Texas is not changing. It is not becoming more variable.
I lived just a few blocks away from the Brazos River in Richmond during this 1992 flood
Floods in Texas happen all the time. In 1979, they had 43 inches of rain in one day at NASA Houston. At least four times as much as this week’s “record rainfall”
During the 1935 flood, two-thirds of the county was flooded
Houston had a major flood every six years from 1836 to 1936. It has nothing to do with “climate change”
Harris County suffered through 16 major floods from 1836 to 1936, some of which crested at more than 40 feet, turning downtown Houston streets into raging rivers.
Allison: A Name We’ll Never Forget Tropical Storm Allison suddenly formed 80 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday, June 5, 2001, no one expected that, five days later, it would go on record as one of the most devastating rain events in the history of the United States. Neither historical data nor weather forecasts could adequately predict this extraordinary storm that, before leaving the area, would dump as much as 80 percent of the area’s average annual rainfall over much of Harris County,
Hayhoe is a Canuck who showed up in Texas a few years ago, thinks she is an expert on Texas climate, and thinks she is superior to real Texans. She has no clue what she is talking about.