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|
|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||$336,747,000.00||$225,000,000.00|
|Wyoming||Park||July 18, 2004||Landslide|
|Utah||Statewide||December 25, 2003||Winter Storm, Avalanche||3||$2,382,850.00||$1,500,000.00|
|Wyoming||Campbell, Crook||Gillette||June 21, 2003||Hail||$27,005,600.00||$17,000,000.00|
|Colorado||Fort Collins, Boulder||March 17, 2003||Winter Storm||$147,737,000.00||$93,000,000.00|