LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- Extreme precipitation weather, like downpours and big snowstorms, like "snowmageddon" from 2010, are happening more often, according to a report by Environment Virginia.
"In the past 60 or so years, we're 33 percent more likely to see severe precipitation. What that means is a storm that used to happen every 12 months on average is happening once every nine months on average," said Laura Kate Anderson, a field organizer of Environment Virginia. Anderson adds that such extreme weather events are also getting bigger.
"The scientific consensus is that global warming is contributing to this increase in precipitation," said Anderson.