Variability and Transitions in Precipitation Extremes in the Midwest
The Midwest region regularly experiences precipitation extremes, both flood and drought. However, these extremes and their corresponding impacts are typically studied and communicated independently, without consideration of the compound impacts due to a rapid transition from one extreme to the other.
This fact sheet summarizes NIDIS-supported research led by the University of Illinois is to improve our understanding of rapid transitions between precipitation extremes in the Midwest, their causes, and the future risk they pose to the region. The causes and future risk will be highlighted in future summaries.