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HAIL DAMAGE COSTS in the United States have elevated significantly since 2008. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

FM Global and others identify increasing hail damage costs since 2008

BOSTON – In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the United States was hit with a weather...
A NEW STUDY said that while less powerful storms would dwindle because of a shorter snow season and warmer temperatures due to climate change, regions that currently get impacted by nor’easters will continue to be impacted./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Climate change won’t stop East Coast’s worst storms, study finds

NEW YORK - Climate change may melt away smaller snow storms but it won’t be able to hold back more powerful East Coast systems. Minor storms that drop...
A SPRING HEAT WAVE has driven up demand for natural gas. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RAMIN TALAIE

Spring scorcher has Northeast burning most gas in 4 years

NEW YORK - Blistering heat in the middle of spring is poised to volley power plants’ demand for natural gas in the United States Northeast...
A POTENTIALLY RECORD-BREAKING nor'easter is primed to slam the East Coast Friday, bringing with it snow, heavy rain and strong, possible hurricane-strength winds. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL BARRY

Nor’easter may break records, threatens billions in real estate

NEW YORK – A potentially record-breaking nor’easter is set to pummel the East Coast with wind, snow and rain Friday, putting billions of dollars...
THE UNITED STATES recorded 15 weather events costing $1 billion or more each through early October, one short of the record 16 in 2011. Above, damage in Providence caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Only once has America seen more billion-dollar weather disasters

NEW YORK - In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the...
A late-winter storm is blanketing the eastern U.S. in snow. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG

U.S. blizzard grounds flights, raises power as Trump tweets

NEW YORK - A late-winter storm is blanketing the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas...

Soaking tropical rains mean end to lovely weather for East Coast

The bill is about to arrive for last week’s run of sunshine and mild temperatures along the northern East Coast. Or, to put it another...
THE NATIONAL Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for northwestern Rhode Island and western Kent County until 7 a.m. Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/JAMIE RECTOR

East Coast storm means headaches for travelers, forecasters

BOSTON - A storm dropping rain and snow on the U.S. East Coast on the eve of Thanksgiving Day is causing headaches both for...
INCLEMENT WEATHER IS expected to affect travelers as a storm moves up the U.S. East Coast Wednesday on the eve of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Eastern snowfall threatens travel on eve of Thanksgiving holiday

BOSTON - Travel conditions will deteriorate north and west of Interstate 95 from Virginia to New England as snow from a powerful storm moves...
AN INFLUENTIAL PREDICTOR of hurricane activity has increased the number of expected named storms for the coming season, which it still expects to be lighter than average. Above was the scene in Misquamicut shortly after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Colorado State increases outlook for Atlantic storms to 10

BOSTON - Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. The forecast...

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