NASA images reveal how bad torrential rains were in May in the United States
- NASA measured a lot of rain from space for almost two weeks in May
- Record amounts fell with more of a foot of rain reported in parts of Mid-Atlantic
- A combination of an almost stationary front and tropical humidity caused almost continuous rains for almost two weeks in parts of the United States
By Mollie Cahillane for Dailymail.com  Published: 18:50 EDT, May 22, 2018 |  Updated: 18:50 EDT, May 22, 2018
NASA calculated from space the record amount of rainfall in parts of the United States over a period of two weeks this month.
Record amounts of rain fell over the eastern United States. UU with more than one foot of rain reported in some parts of the Mid-Atlantic.
The excessive precipitation is due to the combination of an almost stationary front and tropical humidity, causing almost continuous rains in much of the South. Atlantic.
NASA calculated from space the record amount of rain in parts of the United States during a period of two weeks this month . In the photo: data collected from May 11 to 20, 2018. The largest amount of rain occurred in purple areas
Exorbitant rain caused flooding along several rivers, including the Potomac River in Washington D.C.
A woman from North Carolina died on May 19 after being caught in an avalanche due to excessive overnight rains in the state.
The data revealed anomalous precipitation from May 11 to 20, 2018.
That badysis used climatological data that were based on measurements collected by the satellite from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) from 1997 to 2015.
This year's rainfall was compared to data for the twelve-year period from 2001 to 2012.
It showed that rainfall in the Mid-Atlantic was falling at a rate of more than .59 inches (15 mm) per day above normal.
This year's rainfall was compared to data for the twelve-year period from 2001 to 2012. It showed that rainfall in the mid-Atlantic was falling at a rate greater than .59 inches (15 mm) per day above normal (blue)
HOW CAN YOU PREPARE TO FLOOD?
Floods can occur anywhere in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security says it is particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you live in an area close to water, even in regions near a stream, river, sewer, or ocean, or if you live downstream of a dam or dam.
Floods may occur during any season, but the coastal territories of the US UU they are more likely to experience it during the hurricane season.
Midwest territories are more likely to experience flooding during spring and periods of heavy summer rain.
The following are basic tips for surviving floods:
- Do not walk or drive through flooded areas.
- drive through bridges that cover floods that move quickly. Flood waters can destabilize bridges.
- Move to higher ground when a sudden flood risk is announced.
- During periods of heavy rainfall, do not camp or park near streams, streams or rivers.
The data collected during the period were aggregated to produce an estimate of the total rainfall.
The Mississippi Valley received less than normal during the same period, and much of the southwest desert received the same or less precipitation than normal.
The highest total rainfalls were observed in the Midwest and the Cordilleras, such as in areas of North Dakota, Nebraska, Southwest Oklahoma, North Texas, East Kansas and West Missouri, North Illinois and South Michigan.
However, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and southern Florida also received six or more inches of rain period.
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