New Federal Climate Forecasts Could Help Prepare for Extreme Rain
A new federal law could help the country’s roads and infrastructure to better withstand increasingly destructive storms.
According to NPR, in late December, President Biden signed a bill that would require NOAA to update its extreme rainfall records for the whole country for the first time. It also requires them to forecast how climate change could make rainfall more intense in the future. NOAA is currently doing that national analysis and plans to make it available to cities and states in 2026 and 2027.