excessive precipitation

excessive precipitation

[ek′ses·iv prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən]
(meteorology)
Precipitation (generally in the form of rain) of an unusually high rate of fall; although often used qualitatively, several meteorological services have adopted quantitative limits.
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For example, major sport events in the United States such as Major League Baseball (MLB) (Bruggink and Eaton, 1996; Butler, 2002) or National Football League (NFL) games (Welki and Zlatoper, 1999) have been significantly affected by excessive precipitation and extreme temperature.
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The report said: "The winter season saw some excessive precipitation that formed a good cover to save the winter crops from below average temperatures.
Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Situations Management Department released a statement on Wednesday and said Foreign Ministry of Bosnia-Herzegovina asked for humanitarian relief from Turkey for the victims of flood caused by excessive precipitation in Bosnia.
Excessive precipitation can chill eggs and young chicks (Newton, 1998), even in arid areas (Hernandez et al., 2002b).