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Weather 2011: One for the Record Books?

Created Septemeber 14, 2011 Weather 2011: One for the record books? Brendan Heberton Named Storms 100 Texas Drought and Fires Hurricane season does not end until November 30, 2011 The number of 14 Storms U.S. cities to Days over 100 Degrees break or tie a 11.3 Storms Days Between 90 and 100 Degrees record high on July 21, 2011 March - September 12 March - September 12 The number of storms that have become hurricanes so far in 2011, also the number of Major Hurricanes 2010 100 21 29 |2011 74 13th The ranking of Hurricane Irene's media coverage compared to other hurricanes since 1980 Texas Fires A 2,630 $10,000,000,000 226 Initial dámage estimates in the U.S. from Hurricane Irene Wichita, TX The record for tornadoes in a single day, April 2011 2011 Average Homes destroyed by Texas fires between April and Sept 13, 2011 Northeast Flooding Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee go back to create record flooding in Northeast 3,694,985 Susquehanna River: Wilkes-Barre, PA Acres burned to date in Texas ------- 42.66' Record Flood Stage September 8th, 2011 Previous record set in 1972 Austin, TX by Hurricane Agnes 43 Number of states that have sent Houston, TX 1,300 fire fighters to help in Texas Flood Stage 22' monthly rainfall records 36.45" were broken in $5.4 Billion the U.S. in Average Rainfall Estimated losses from Texas drought and fires through August 2011 April 2011 11.25" Rainfall YTD O Average Annual Rainfall • 2011 Rainfall Totals Through Sept. 12 Philadelphia, PA Central Park, NYC 145.8 Million Rainfall Deficit -25.2" 29.69" 48.96" 55.62" 35.11" Number of hours it would take to repay the drought losses earning minimum wage in Texas Costliest U.S. Drought Costliest U.S. Hurricane Katrina Aug. 25 - 30 2005 1988- 1989 Southeast United States $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ S$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$s$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$ Š$$$$$$$$ 355555555s 05 Billion Dollars 120 Billion Dollars Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Weather Underground, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, The Weather Channel, National Forest Service, National Public Radio

Weather 2011: One for the Record Books?

shared by hfftw on Mar 24
It is only the middle of September and already millions of Americans have had a record-breaking year when it comes to the weather. From a record-setting drought, to destructive fires, to extraordinary...


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