Jan 15, 2024

Common storm conditions brought extreme rainfall; but is climate change at play?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – While it is unusual for Lorain County to get more than 6 inches of rain from a round of thunderstorms in a short period of time, the violent weather system that brought intense storms to Northeast Ohio on Wednesday evening is not, said Aaron Wilson, state climatologist of Ohio.

It’s common this time of year for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions to experience what some call “ridge runner” storms, that pop up on the periphery of hot, high-pressure systems, such as the one currently dominating the central part of the United States, he said.

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