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Nebraska, Iowa Severe Weather: Baseball-Sized Hail and Water Rescues - weather.com Kait Parker: Hail Aftermath
Perhaps the most dramatic scenes played out in Omaha, where nearby Eppley Airfield saw 5.3 inches of rain, a record for June 3 and any other day of the month, forcing the airport to close for several hours. In the city, police and firefighters rescued people from flooded homes along Ames Avenue, between 16th and 22nd Streets.
When the weather is hotter and drier, fires are more likely to ensue. Makes sense – and with climate change now taken as fact rather than scientific scaremongering, it's only logical that global warming is causing more wildfires. And now the math is in. Scientists don't like to be pushed to the wall and say that a specific conflagration was caused by global warming, let alone by man-made climate change. But as smoke spreads across the skies of California, the trend is clear. Even the governor of California says it straight: California is on the front line of climate change, Jerry Brown told ABC, predicting that 2014 would be the worst year yet for fires.