CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: A "1,000 year rain event" huh? That means it happened before and the previous event can't be blamed on human caused global warming.... But wait a minute, that means the previous event occurred in the year 1015, LONG before recorded history(sarcasm).... Those silly climate alarmists, making up new terms to fit their agenda.... Mother Nature is Mother Nature, she does what she wants and we have absolutely no control over her.
The storm that slammed into the high desert and mountains of Southern California this week was one for the record books.
Intense rain sent massive mudflows onto highways, picking up cars and pushing them into one another. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in mud up to 20 feet deep; in some cases, motorists were stranded overnight.
In one spot in the Antelope Valley, the storm dumped 1.81 inches of rain in 30 minutes on Thursday, in what the National Weather Service described as a 1,000-year rain event.
"It's absolutely incredible," said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.