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.
Note: The High-Impact Events Database is currently being updated with more features. Stay tuned.
|State||County||City||Date||Event Type||Deaths||CPI-Adjusted Damage||Unadjusted Damage||Summary||Links|
|Colorado||Pueblo||Pueblo||May 07, 2007||Dam Failure, Flood|
|Colorado||Prowers, Kiowa||Holly||March 28, 2007||Tornado||2||$4,659,204||$4,010,000|
|Colorado||December 20, 2006||Winter Storm|
|Colorado||La Plata||October 06, 2006||Dam Failure, Flood|
|Wyoming||Crook||Carlile||July 14, 2006||Wildfire|
|Wyoming||Natrona||July 14, 2006||Wildfire|
|Utah||Wayne||Hanksville||January 01, 2006||Flood|
|Wyoming||Campbell||Wright||August 12, 2005||Tornado||2|
|Utah||Kane, Washington||January 08, 2005||Flood||1||$277,509,056||$225,000,000|
|Wyoming||Park||July 18, 2004||Landslide|