Study: Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in US

Unusually heavy December rainfall in our area over the past few days is not necessarily directly correlated to global warming, but unusually intense rainfall is exactly what computer models project in the decades ahead. That is not good news for our Central Texas area, considering we live in “flash flood alley”–one of the most flash flood prone regions of the United States. Here’s a report on the latest study related to future heavy precipitation events. WASHINGTON (AP) — Extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year — will happen nearly three times as…