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The Wide Range of Weather Hazards in the U.S. | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

weather view, an image with a cloudy, rainy, sunny and snowy sky Extreme temperature changes can lead to the possibility of severe weather. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a click away if you experience any damage.

Because the United States is so big, it has one of the widest ranges of climates of any country in the world. All across the country, there are a lot of different types of weather threats due to differing seasonal weather patterns from region to region.

Let’s look at what each of the main regions of the United States, including here in Texas, might anticipate as spring approaches and warm and cold air masses clash throughout the country.

Flooding and water damage occur frequently in the Pacific Northwest in the spring because of severe rainfall. It can also be challenging to deal with melting and runoff from spring snowfall in higher elevation areas.

Upper Midwest and Northeast winters are the longest and coldest in the country. It can still be very cold all the way into late spring and early summer for the entire region, from Maine to the Dakotas. There will be a lot of snow during the winters there, and as the snow melts and warm air moves through this area, there are a lot of hazards. Melting and heavy rains can cause flooding, and severe storms can bring wind storms and tornadoes.

Across the Southwest and southern West Coast, people and their properties could be in danger because of severe heat waves that often reach triple digits. Tectonic activity could also cause tsunamis in the South Pacific, including Hawaii.

In the central United States, from Iowa down to here in Texas, wildfires are also on the radar and can spread swiftly when conditions are dry and windy. Our region, as you may be fully aware of, is also susceptible to severe and highly destructive spring storms as the region also contains what is known as Tornado Alley because of its high risk of tornadoes.

Texas in particular is consistently ranked in the top 10 states affected by extreme events. In 2020, the state was hit by 11 of the nation’s billion-dollar disasters.

Thunderstorms and tornadoes are a common occurrence in the Southeast, particularly inland. The region will also possibly face early-season hurricanes in areas along the coast.

No matter where you live, it’s important to stay prepared for severe weather even if your risk is maybe a little less than a friend or relative in another state. Every region in the U.S. has its unique severe weather hazards that pose risks to everyone.

If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO for fast, expert recovery.

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