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El Niño Made a Nuisance of Itself in 2015—Caused Tidal Flooding in Many U.S. Cities

8 June 2016, 5:17 pm

nuisance flooding along the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria, Virginia

A new report, 2015 State of U.S. Nuisance Tidal Flooding, highlights nuisance flooding during the 2015 meteorological year and compares it to the outlook at 28 NOAA tide stations around the United States, which have collected data for more than 50 years. It also provides a new outlook for the 2016 meteorological year, taking into account the La Niña conditions anticipated to develop in the coming months. La Niña typically has less effect on tidal flood frequencies compared to El Niño, however the nuisance flooding trend is still increasing.

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Original article: El Niño Made a Nuisance of Itself in 2015—Caused Tidal Flooding in Many U.S. Cities