Pockets of intense rainfall occurring over a short period of time amid a larger movement toward drought is a signature of a changing climate.
For more information, see —
Excessive rainfall–the new normal
Connections with a changing climate: drought, intense rainfall, and flooding
Extreme rainfall will continue
Large, intense thunderstorms will happen more frequently
Extreme weather and climate change: the connections and impacts (from Science Bibliographies Online)
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