There are a few things I find interesting about this article. One is the conclusion that the regional probability of a 3-day extreme precipitation event has increased by a factor of 1.4 due to anthropogenic climate change. I don’t know how robust this estimate is but it is a pretty big number. The number would be different for different regions but is of a magnitude that would eat up the safety margin in flood defenses anywhere. The other thing I find interesting is how timely, searchable, discoverable, and accessible data is changing the conversation around extreme events. It used to be that you would have to wait many years for the analysis needed to put an event like this in perspective. Increasingly, there is an expectation of meaningful analysis in near-real-time. Are the data you are producing fit for this purpose?

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