Spring Weather Concerns in Georgia | SERVPRO of East Cobb
The United States is one of the largest countries in the world, coming in second only behind Russia and Canada, though China is larger when excluding outlying U.S. territories. Seasonal weather is not uniform in a country with such a vast area under one roof, so to say. Different regions of the country encounter unique weather patterns and, as a result, varying degrees of weather threats.
As spring approaches and warm and cold air masses collide throughout the nation, let’s take a look at the many weather events to expect in some of the country’s major areas, as well as what we should be mindful of here in Georgia.
The Pacific Northwest’s spring months are prone to extreme rain, which may result in flooding and water damage to properties. Snow will continue to fall at higher elevations, and the melting runoff associated with it will create additional concerns.
Winters in the Upper Midwest and Northeast are the longest in the country, since cold weather persists throughout the season. Extreme cold and the potential of snowstorms and blizzards are likely from Maine to the Dakotas until late spring or early summer, when temperatures begin to climb.
The southern West Coast will need to prepare for excessive heat waves that could jeopardize safety, while the South Pacific, including Hawaii, will also be watching for possible tsunamis caused by tectonic activity.
Windstorms, derechos and the threat of wildfires will be a worry for the middle of the country, from Iowa to Texas. When winds are high and the seasons are dry, wildfires may quickly spread. A portion of this area is called Tornado Alley, which has a high tornado frequency.
Finally, severe weather is a possibility across the Southeast, such as here in Georgia, spanning from tornadoes and severe storms in landlocked states to dangerous spring hurricanes on the coast. Thunderstorms are prevalent in Georgia, particularly during the spring and summer months. Oftentimes, traces of tropical storms and hurricanes will make their way inland from the coast that can create significant flooding.
Extreme weather poses a significant risk to the United States, regardless of where one lives. While your risk may vary from that of a relative a few states away, being prepared is always a smart idea.
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