The Range of Severe Weather in the U.S. | SERVPRO of South Atlanta
The United States is one of the world’s biggest countries. That being said, in a country of this size, seasonal weather is highly varied throughout such a large area—different sections of the nation encounter a range of weather patterns, resulting in a variety of weather threats.
As spring approaches and warm and cold air masses meet throughout the country, let’s examine the different weather patterns that may be predicted nationwide, as well as what we can expect here in Georgia.
In the spring, the Pacific Northwest is prone to heavy rain, which may result in floods and water damage. At higher altitudes, snow will continue to build, and its melting and runoff will cause issues of its own.
The chill of winter lasts the longest in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, where frigid conditions will linger throughout the season. Residents from Maine to the Dakotas should brace themselves for very low temperatures and the prospect of snow and cold weather, even into the spring season.
The Southwest, in particular, will need to be alert for extreme heat waves that might damage lives and property.
Windstorms, derechos and the threat of wildfires, which spread easily in strong winds and dry seasons, will be a hazard for the central United States, from Iowa to Texas. Tornado Alley is a section of this region that is prone to severe storms and tornadoes.
Finally, the Southeast, including here in Atlanta, may see a range of severe weather. Thunderstorms are widespread in Georgia, especially during the spring and summer, and often produce heavy rains that can result in serious flooding for landlocked regions. Then you also have to consider the threat of dangerous rip currents and early-season hurricanes along the coast later in the spring.
* Extreme weather is a real threat across the United States, regardless of where you live. While yours may differ from a friend who lives a few states away, it is always wise to be prepared. If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO of South Atlanta at (404) 505-1760 for fast, expert recovery or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com for more information on storm damage restoration and cleanup services.