3. Extreme Weather—Disasters, Records, Floods, Heat, Cold, and Blizzards

  1. Steven L. Horstmeyer

Published Online: 26 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015216.ch3

The Weather Almanac: A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and its Key Cities, Twelfth Edition

The Weather Almanac: A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and its Key Cities, Twelfth Edition

How to Cite

Horstmeyer, S. L. (2011) Extreme Weather—Disasters, Records, Floods, Heat, Cold, and Blizzards, in The Weather Almanac: A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and its Key Cities, Twelfth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015216.ch3

Author Information

  1. Cincinnati, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470413258

Online ISBN: 9781118015216

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Keywords:

  • extreme weather, disasters, floods, blizzards;
  • weather disaster cost, the US;
  • US Billion Dollar Weather Disasters, 1980–2008

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cost of US Weather Disasters

  • Billion Dollar Disasters in the United States

  • Tables of Record-Setting Weather: Tables 3.5–3.9

  • Miscellaneous Weather Records and Extremes

  • Floods

  • Heat Waves

  • Cold Waves

  • Drought

  • Winter Storms

  • The Cost of Extreme Weather to the United States