Six U.S. billion-dollar severe weather disasters so far in 2016

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Published on: May 10, 2016

Weather Underground / Bob Henson, Jeff Masters / 09 May 2016

2-awesomeThese events brought the tally of billion-dollar severe weather disasters so far in the U.S. to six. This ties 2016 with 2013 for the third-most billion-dollar severe weather disasters in one year. The record is nine billion-dollar severe weather disasters in 2011, with 2012 in second place with seven, according to NOAA/NCEI. There was also a $2 billion dollar winter storm in the Eastern U.S. in January, bringing the total number of U.S. billion dollar weather disasters so far in 2016 to seven:



  1. Winter Weather, Eastern U.S., 1/21 – 1/24, $2.0 billion, 58 killed

  2. Severe Weather, Plains-Southeast U.S., 4/10 – 4/13, $2.75 billion, 1 killed

  3. Severe Weather, Rockies-Plains-Southeast-Midwest U.S., 3/22 – 3/25, $1.75 billion, 0 killed

  4. Severe Weather, Plains-Midwest-Southeast-Northeast U.S., 3/4 – 3/12, $1.25 billion, 6 killed

  5. Severe Weather, Plains-Midwest-Southeast-Northeast U.S., 2/22 – 2/25, $1.2 billion, 10 killed
  6. Severe Weather, Plains-Rockies U.S., 4/15 – 4/19, $1 billion, 9 killed

  7. Severe Weather, U.S., 3/17 – 3/18, $1.0 billion, 0 killed

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