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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...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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