Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Struck U.S. In 2020


Nation saw its 5th-warmest year on record.

It was an extraordinary year for weather and climate events in the U.S.: The nation endured an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020.

A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The nation also had its most active wildfire year on record due to very dry conditions in the West and unusually warm temperatures that gripped much of the country.

Here’s a recap of the climate and extreme weather events across the 2020, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

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