U.S. 2020 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

It was an extraordinary year for weather and climate events in the U.S., to say the least:

— The nation endured an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020. 

— A record number of named tropical storms (30) formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall.

— The U.S. also had its most active wildfire year on record due to very dry conditions in the West and unusually warm temperatures that gripped much of the country.

→ Get the highlights from NOAA’s 2020 year-end climate report for the U.S.

via @NOAA Centers for Environmental Information