Birkel discusses June Down East rainstorm with BDN

Sean Birkel, University of Maine research assistant professor and Maine’s state climatologist, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about an intense rainstorm in early June and its relation with climate change. “Three to four inches in a few hours certainly falls in the category of an extreme event,” he said. “While this was a weather event, the overall warming climate in addition to changes in atmospheric circulation make intense storms more likely.”