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Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds


November 15, 2018

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Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of annual precipitation falling in 11 days. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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