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2022 Severe weather in review

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has published their annual overview of last year’s severe weather across the country at https://www.spc.noaa.gov/media/year-in-review/. You can see maps that describe where the tornadoes occurred in 2022, where lightning struck, where the most watches occurred, and other facts about last year’s severe weather that you might…
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Lightning climatology for 2022

If you are interested in learning about where lightning occurs most often, you will enjoy reading Vaisala’s annual report of lightning statistics based on their National Lightning Detection Network. You can access it at https://www.xweather.com/annual-lightning-report. It shows the areas with highest lightning density by state and how it compares to…
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World’s insurance bill this year 42% higher than 10-year average

Aarohi Sheth of Currently newsletter reported that “The world’s insurance bill from extreme weather events and climate disasters this year is $115 billion — 42 percent higher than the 10-year average of $81 billion, according to Swiss Re, a Zurich-based reinsurance giant.“ The story also noted that the firm estimates that…
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