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2010-04-06 13:30:00

A new study has found that the Northeast is seeing more frequent "extreme precipitation events" in line with global warming predictions, including storms like the recent ones that have brought floodwaters to neighborhoods and businesses across New England. The study does not link last week's devastating floods to its research, however it looked at 60 years' worth of National Weather Service rainfall records in nine Northeastern states and discovered that storms that produce an inch or more...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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