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2017 = Expensive Year for Weather Disasters

2017 Likely Ranks in Top 3 For Most Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters in the U.S. During a Single Year

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Why Is This Hurricane Season So Bad?

From the weather team at the WashPost.: Harvey. Irma. Maria. Why is this hurricane season so bad?

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Call for Better Hurricane Prediction

From the WashPost: Hurricanes are menacing our economy. We have to invest in better prediction. To protect our communities and our nation’s economy, we must make smart investments that will advance our forecasts. This would provide actionable intelligence for officials … Continue reading

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Growing Threat – Extreme Space Weather

Extreme space weather hazardous to U.S. economy, national security While major geomagnetic storms are rare, with only a few recorded per century, there is significant potential for large-scale impacts when they do occur. Extreme space weather can be viewed as … Continue reading

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Six Billion Dollar Weather Disasters in U.S. in 2017.

According to the Weather Channel, although we are just starting the 5th month of this calendar year, the U.S. already has experienced its 6th billion dollar weather-related disaster. See: The U.S. Likely Just Experienced Its Sixth Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster of … Continue reading

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Disasters in First Quarter of 2017 Set Record

U.S. disasters in first 3 months of 2017 cost record $5B.  Given these facts, is this the right time to endure major cutbacks in federal funding regarding EPA, NOAA, FEMA and other agencies?

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Cost of Weather Disasters in 2016

Here are two articles re a new report from NOAA: From Bloomberg News: Climate Disasters Cost U.S. $46 Billion as Flooding Leads List. Excerpt: Climate-based disasters caused $46 billion in damage and killed at least 138 in the 48 contiguous … Continue reading

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