Melting Snow Causes Flooding in Connecticut

As the Hartford Courant just reported, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Hartford caused by the rising of the Connecticut River due to the melting of snow in other states. This latest warning reflects the broader trend of increasing precipitation in the Northeast. Between 1958 and 2010, the Northeast experienced a 70% precipitation increase, which was the largest increase in extreme precipitation of any U.S. region during that period. It is essential to anticipate and address these changing conditions now to ensure that Hartford develops the resiliency to mitigate such threats. Climate action planning is a tremendous step in the right direction.