Woods Placky Talks Heavy Rain with Sam Champion

Program Summary

Heavy rains are in the news as Texas floods. Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central's chief meterologist, gave a breakdown of the recent records set in the Southern Plains and the connection to climate change on Thursday morning in an interview with The Weather Channel's Sam Champion. In true weather-geek fashion, Woods Placky invoked the Clausius Clapeyron equation — an equation that lays out how much more water the atmosphere can hold as it warms — and also highlighted Climate Central's When It Rains It Pours interactive, which shows rising heavy rain trends across the U.S.