Governor Murphy tours storm damage in Hillsborough after Topical Storm Ida


New Yorkers Got Record Rain, and a Warning: Storms Are Packing More Punch

Because of global warming, the heaviest storms can now produce huge amounts of rainfall in a short time.

BRAD PLUMER / NEW YORK TIMES – The torrential rains on Wednesday that deluged New York and New Jersey, killing more than three dozen, carried a stark warning about climate change: As the planet gets hotter, heavy rainstorms are dumping more water than ever before, threatening to devastate unprepared cities.

Climate scientists have long predicted that global warming would make certain parts of the world wetter overall, in part because a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture …