Tornado, Wind and Hail Risk Patterns in North America
As part of the Emerging Risk research program, severe weather research analyzed the evolving severe storm risk patterns in North America due to climate change.
The research scope included:
- quantifying the new normal for tornadoes, hail, and thunderstorm winds
- understanding the shifting patterns of risk related to severe storms across North America
- determining whether such perils exhibit different frequency or severity than in the past
- developing a methodology to delineate highly localized variation in the United States and Canada for wind and hail risk
For example, the analysis delivered high resolution risk profiles at the U.S. ZIP code level and Canadian Forward Sortation Area (FSA) postal code level.