• A friendly and periodic reminder of the rules we use for fostering high SNR and quality conversation and interaction at Stormtrack: Forum rules

    P.S. - Nothing specific happened to prompt this message! No one is in trouble, there are no flame wars in effect, nor any inappropriate conversation ongoing. This is being posted sitewide as a casual refresher.

It's been a costly start to the year for weather disasters

Steve Miller

Owner Emeritus
Staff member
Supporter
If the first three months of the year are any indication, 2017 is already shaping up as a disastrous and costly one for weather in the U.S.

Five separate weather disasters in the U.S. each caused at least $1 billion in damage through March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report released Thursday.

That's the highest tally on record for so early in the year and twice the average of 2.4 disasters, said NOAA, which has data going back to 1980.
C8vhpraW0AEbvIL.jpg

Full article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/06/weather-disasters/100121356
 
Back
Top