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Jeff Masters / Bob Henson blog on Top Ten Global Weather/Climate Events of 2017

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 12/30/2017, 8:32 pm

They rank the three major hurricanes of the season as tied for number 1.

"1. Hurricane Maria
Tied for #1: Hurricane Harvey
Also tied for #1: Hurricane Irma
4.  California wildfires (October-December)
5.  Outdoor air pollution killed over 2 million people globally in 2017
6.  Sierra Leone flash flood and mudslide (August)
7.  East Africa drought (Jan-Mar)
8.  Yangtze River flooding, China
9.  Iberian wildfires (June and October)
10.  Near-record global temperature-despite no El Niño"

Also at the TWC, top 10 rank for U.S. weather stories:

"10. GOES-16: Satellite Game-Changer
9. Winter Storm Benji: December's Bizarre Southern Snow
8. Colorado's Most Expensive Hailstorm
7. Spring Flood Disaster in the Ozarks
6. Winter's Tornado Outbreaks
5. California's Epic Reversal
4. California's Firestorms
1 (tie). Hurricane Irma Devastates Virgin Islands; Pounds Florida, Southeast
1 (tie). Hurricane Maria's Crippling Strike on Puerto Rico
1 (tie). Hurricane Harvey's Record-Setting Rain, Epic Flooding, Category 4 Landfall"


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Jeff Masters / Bob Henson blog on Top Ten Global Weather/Climate Events of 2017 - Chris in Tampa, 12/30/2017, 8:32 pm

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