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Spring Brings Weather Hazards to Hawaii | SERVPRO® of Central Honolulu

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

The United States is one of the world’s biggest countries, behind only Russia and Canada in terms of total land area (though China is larger if all outlying US territories are excluded).

However, because the country contains such a large and diverse area under one roof, seasonal weather in the country is not uniform—different parts of the country experience their own varying degrees of weather threats.

Let’s take a look at the diversity of weather events each area in the country might anticipate, as well as what we should be aware of here in Hawaii for when spring arrives here and around the country.

During the spring months in the Pacific Northwest, heavy rain can cause floods and property damage. Snow will continue to fall at higher altitudes far into the spring season, and the melting and runoff connected with it will cause its own difficulties

The Upper Midwest and Northeast have the longest winters due to the frigid weather that lasts all year. From Maine to the Dakotas, extreme cold and the possibility of snowstorms and blizzards are expected until late spring or early summer, when temperatures begin to rise.

The southern West Coast will be on the lookout for extreme heat waves that could endanger lives and property, while total annual rainfall in the South Pacific, including here in Hawaii, sometimes exceeds 300 inches in some regions, and as little as 20 inches in others. Also, as consequence of tectonic activity, Hawaii will also have to be on the lookout for potential tsunamis during this time.

Windstorms, derechos and the possibility of wildfires threaten havoc throughout the heartland, from Iowa to Texas. Wildfires may spread swiftly when winds are strong and the weather is dry. As you may be aware, a portion of this area is known as Tornado Alley, due to the high frequency of tornadoes and is particularly active as cold and warm air collide with the spring season. 

Finally, extreme weather in the Southeast is a possibility, ranging from tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the landlocked regions to hazardous rip currents on the coast and even the threat of spring hurricanes. 

Residents of the United States, regardless of where they live, face the dangers of extreme weather. While yours may differ from that of a friend or family a few states away, it’s always a good idea to be prepared.

If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO for fast, expert recovery.

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