This section is a descending compilation of stories and reports of extreme weather, which I believe is the canary in the coal mine of climate destruction
7/13/19 – We are thankful The River has crested at 16.93 feet at the Carrollton Gauge in New Orleans at 1 p.m. Friday, and then began dropping. The river was at 16.64 feet at 6 a.m. Saturday. Expected heavy rainfall is expected to again swell the river to a maximum 17.1 feet on 7/15/19
7/12/19 – Tropical Storm Barry presents New Orleans with an unprecedented problem, according to the National Weather Service. “This is the first time we’ve had a tropical system with water levels on the river this high,” he said. The unusual confluence of factors adds up to a forecast that has the river cresting 7/19/19 at 19 feet, a level not seen since February 1950 and about 2.3 feet shy of the record set in April 1922. The system of pumps, underground pipes and canals is designed to remove only 1 inch of rainwater in the first hour of a storm and a half-inch in subsequent hours. It simply could not keep up with Wednesday’s downpour. Any system in the country would have been outpaced.
5.26.19 – The National Weather Service updated its peak flooding prediction, and said it now expects the river to reach 41 feet (12 meters) near Fort Smith on May 28th. That level would be 3 feet (0.91 meters) higher than its previous record, which was set in 1945. Laurie Driver, a spokeswoman for the Army Corps of Engineers, said the increased release of floodwater from upriver dams would affect Arkansas’ levee systems, which also haven’t been tested for as much water as is expected. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/tulsa-urged-leave-home-flooding-risks-63277309
5.26.19 Excellent Extreme Weather Daily Diary http://www.guyonclimate.com/