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Spring Comes Along With a Variety of Extreme Weather

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Extreme temperature changes can lead to the possibility of severe weather. SERVPRO of Pascagoula is a click away if you experience any damage

The United States is one of the largest nations in the world. Our size is second only to Russia and Canada, although China is also larger if you don’t count all outlying U.S. territories.

In an area this big weather is anything but a monolith—different parts of the country experience vastly different weather patterns and that means a variety of weather threats over the time span of a year.

As spring approaches and warm air becomes more common across our states, let’s look at the weather patterns different geographic locations can experience, and specifically what we can anticipate here on the Mississippi Coast.

Far from our coast, the southern West Coast warms up much faster and to a much higher extreme than we experience. Residents on this side of our nation will have to look out for excessive heat waves that can endanger lives and safety. The South Pacific area, including Hawaii, will be on alert for possible tsunamis caused by earthquakes.

The middle of the country from Iowa to Texas can expect windstorms, derechos and the risk of wildfires, which are easily spread when winds are high and seasons are dry. While we don’t often have fire concerns around our coastal towns, we certainly can relate to why much of the middle states are called Tornado Alley, with such a high concentration of tornadoes occurring.

Much like our neighbors in the middle of the country, here in our Southern region we can anticipate severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Our warm springs and coastal location also mean that we are threatened with early season hurricanes, while our neighbors have to watch for strong riptides.

Those in the Pacific Northwest region are prone to heavy rain over the spring months, which can cause flooding and water damage issues. Higher elevations stay colder and are often still dealing with snow. The melting and runoff from that can cause even more problems for residents in this area.

The Upper Midwest and Northeast regions experience very different weather than we are accustomed to on the Coast during spring. Winter’s chill hangs on longer there than any other area in the United States, with the weather often not warming until summer. Residents from Maine to the Dakotas can expect dangerously cold temperatures and the possibility of snowstorms and blizzards.

Most days our weather on the Coast is the ideal mix of warm and sunny, but we are no strangers to severe weather as well. While the dangers vary across our nation, no matter where you live, it pays 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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