WTF !! MEXICO CITY UNDER WATER !! RAINING FOR THE LAST 45 HOURS !!
Mexico City breaks record rainfall in February
Felipe Arreguin, deputy director of Conagua, said that with 96 inches of rain yesterday broke the record of 41 millimeters, achieved in 1982. Photo: Oscar Mireles
Conagua said yesterday broke the record by registering 96 mm of precipitation
Mexico City (04 February 2010) .- With the rains of the last 45 hours, broke the historic milestone of rainfall for February in Mexico City, said the National Water Commission.
At 18:00 am on Tuesday, the owner of Conagua, José Luis Luege, the National Weather Service issued an alert with the forecast that in the Country and the Valley of Mexico and unusual rains were coming, at 20:00 , began the precipitation, which initially was intermittent, and since dawn on Wednesday has been continuously.
"Yesterday we broke the record for a February day, which was 41 mm in 1982, but on Wednesday doubled to 96 millimeters," said the deputy director of Conagua, Felipe Arreguin.
Yesterday, Michoacán was the entity produces the highest rainfall with 144 mm, followed by Guerrero to 132 mm.
These volumes both increased the level of dams Cutzamala System, located in the boundaries of both entities with the State of Mexico, however, the increase is not enough to overcome the water crisis this year, he added.
These rains are due to the phenomenon of "El Niño" was accentuated over the Pacific Ocean, formed steam and generated a jet stream with moisture entering a country, a number of factors accelerated by the driver of climate change, said Arreguin.
The National Weather Service specialist, Valentina Davydova, said that rain will fall on Friday and leave the weekend, but again another episode of precipitation from 15 and 16 February with less intensity