Birkel speaks to BDN about flooding in Vermont

Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor with a joint appointment in University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the recent storms and flooding in Vermont. “I didn’t think it would be this extreme. Most people were surprised. … If this particular weather system had the plume of moisture just a little farther to the east, Maine would have had more impacts. It gives us pause that a precipitation event of that magnitude could happen here,” Birkel said.