Rainfall in which the rate of fall is greater than certain adopted limits, chosen with regard to the normal precipitation (excluding snow) of a given place or area. Within the United States, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), it is defined, for states along the southern Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast, as rainfall in which the depth of precipitation is 0.90 inch at the end of 30 minutes and 1.50 inches at the end of one hour, and for the rest of the country as rainfall in which the depth of precipitation at the end of each of the same periods is 0.50 and 0.80 inch, respectively.
Meaning of RAINFALL, EXCESSIVE in English
Environmental engineering English vocabulary. Английский словарь экологического инжиниринга. 2012