An unprecedented 22.43 inches of rain was recorded at Pinkham Notch, NH, on 14 days in mid-March 1936, releasing more than 30 inches of rainfall and melted snow into frozen catchments and ice-laden rivers. To this day, the “Great Flood of 1936” is the flood of record at many locations across New England. Meteorologist Jason Cordeira  will review many of the meteorological aspects of the flood, its impact on society, and comparisons to recent floods in central New Hampshire on the Baker and Pemigewasset Rivers.