Extreme Rainfall Increases in San Diego: Study - NBC 7 San Diego

Extreme Rainfall Increases in San Diego: Study



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    Storms in San Diego County are happening more frequently and are bigger in size, according to a new study.

    The data was obtains by examining weather trends during a 63-year period. Between 1948 and 2011, San Diego saw a 65 percent increase in the amount of bigger storms to hit, according to the study performed by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

    California averaged a 35 percent increase of heavy downpours since 1948, and San Diego was one of counties that escalated the most. Scientists who performed the study linked the increase in storm severity to global warming and climate change.

    San Diego’s had wacky weather this year, too, when storms threatened East County yesterday. The flood warning prompted Commercial Mobile Alert System to send mass texts to people in the geographic area affected by weather.

    Pilots in San Diego also deviated around thunderstorms on Tuesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which caused flight delays at Lindbergh Field.

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