Weather extremes were plentiful in April. A new report from NOAA says FIVE weather events caused a billion dollars or more in damage.

Insurance premiums are a mess, and they are about to get worse. I have to be honest: As a business, when this occurs, you must adjust your playbook.

April 2024 brought a wave of noteworthy storms across the United States, from record breaking temperatures to severe weather occurrences.

Above-average temperatures swept the United States in April. Specific states like Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania charted record warmth or wetness. This trend underscores the ongoing impact of weather extremes on local, national, and global levels.

Tornado outbreaks and flood emergencies rattled various regions, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. From Nebraska to Oklahoma and beyond, communities are still dealing with the aftermath of severe storms and their devastating consequences.

Drought conditions shifted across various parts of the country, with improvements seen in some regions but persistent challenges in others. Monitoring these changes is crucial for managing water resources and agricultural stability.

Five separate billion-dollar weather disasters were confirmed during the month, highlighting the immense financial toll of extreme weather events on infrastructure, agriculture, and communities.

Montana experienced below average snowpack levels, raising concerns about water supply and future streamflow predictions. These challenges underscore the interconnectedness of climate, water resources, and environmental sustainability.

April 2024 reminded me of the complex and impactful nature of our atmospheric system. From temperature extremes to severe weather events and drought, the month’s climate patterns offer insights into the ongoing effects of shifting weather patterns on our environment. There is an informative conference call coming up later this week. I will keep you updated.