Was climate change at play in Labor Day rainstorm? This Week in the CLE

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Labor Day rainstorm was one of Cleveland’s wettest days on record. Is climate change at play?We’re talking about flooding on This Week in the CLE.Listen online here.Editor Chris Quinn hosts our daily half-hour coronavirus news podcast, with crime editor Kris Wernowsky and me, answering all sorts of questions from the news.You’ve been sending Chris lots of thoughts and suggestions on our from-the-newsroom account, in which he shares once or twice a day what we’re thinking about at cleveland.com. You can sign up for free by sending a text to 216-868-4802.And you’ve been offering all sorts of great perspective in our coronavirus alert account, which has 13,000-plus subscribers. You can sign up for free by texting 216-279-7784.Here are the questions we’re answering today:What happened to Northeast Ohio being officially classified as abnormally dry in the national drought scale? First we have plague. Now biblical floods? In August we went 16 out of 18 days without rain. But while we were about .3 inches behind average for September at the start of Labor Day, we are now way over. Some communities saw 4 inches by 1:30 p. …

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