“When a storm moves slower, it lingers longer over the same location,” said Kimberly Wood of MSU. “A rain rate of, say, an inch an hour — that’s not so bad if the rain only lasts 30 minutes. But if it lasts for half a day, that adds up quickly.”
“So when you get these storms, be they hurricanes or summer storms, they have the potential to hold more water in them — and that water has to go somewhere.” From and me
“When a storm moves slower, it lingers longer over the same location,” said Kimberly Wood of MSU. “A rain rate of, say, an inch an hour — that’s not so bad if the rain only lasts 30 minutes. But if it lasts for half a day, that adds up quickly.”