High-Impact Weather and Climate Events
High-impact events cause the majority of societal costs related to weather and climate. They provoke societal responses that can either enhance or detract from long-term adaptation to climate risk. In 2015, WWA began a new research focus on extremes that is designed to place high-impact events in the context of historical climate variability and projected climate change, assess how the risk of these events varies over time and space, and examine how high-impact events interact with place-based vulnerability.
The first activities in this new research theme have been to build a database of 160+ historical high-impact weather and climate events in the three-state region, and to generate a complementary set of regional event maps showing how risk varies seasonally across the region for different types of weather and climate events.
All CPI-Adjusted Damage costs are 2022 values, calculated from: https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/. CPI-Adjusted Damage costs are unavailable before the year 1913.
Note: The High-Impact Events Database is currently being updated with more features. Stay tuned.
|State||County||City||Date||Event Type||Deaths||CPI Adjusted||Unadjusted||Summary||Links|
|Utah||Juab, Sanpete, Utah||September 06, 2018||Wildfire||$5,470,940.00||$4,700,000.00|
|Colorado||Teller, El Paso||Colorado Springs||August 06, 2018||Hail||$201,377,000.00||$173,000,000.00|
|Colorado||Costilla, Huerfano||Fort Garland, La Veta||June 27, 2018||Wildfire||$40,741,000.00||$35,000,000.00|
|Colorado||Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Weld, Morgan||Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Northglenn, Brighton, Fort Morgan||June 18, 2018||Hail||$2,400,000,000.00|
|Colorado||El Paso||Colorado Springs, Fountain||June 13, 2018||Hail||$196,721,000.00||$169,000,000.00|
|Colorado||Montezuma, La Plata||Dolores, Durango||June 01, 2018||Wildfire||$44,815,100.00||$38,500,000.00|
|Colorado, Utah||January 01, 2018||Drought|
|Wyoming||Natrona, Converse, Albany, Carbon, Laramie, Platte||May 17, 2017||Winter Storm|
|Colorado||Denver, Jefferson||Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden||May 08, 2017||Hail||$3,900,000,000.00||$2,500,000,000.00|
|Wyoming||Platte, Goshen, Albany, Carbon, Laramie||Wheatland, Torrington||February 22, 2017||Winter Storm|