Extreme Storms in Michigan

December 03, 2014

The study finds that incidences of the most severe downpours—storms of two inches or more in a 24 hour period--have nearly doubled over the last half century across Michigan. Big storms, leading to big floods, are occurring with increasing frequency, and the report finds. Increased levels of carbon pollution in the atmosphere have also helped cause a 128% increase in big storms in densely populated Southern Michigan.