"Wet Makes Wet" and other thoughts
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler discusses the rainy weather pattern
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It is not unusual for any location in the Dakotas or Minnesota to get a little snow in October, but big October snows are far more likely out west.
During the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — one of the most active on record — climate change boosted hourly rainfall rates in hurricane-force storms by 8%-11%, according to an April 2022 study in the journal Nature Communications.
The powerful storm created an inland storm surge that killed an estimated 1800 people in Florida.