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Monday, 23 June 2014 17:58

Summer is Here and Its Likely Weather Will Be Severe

Written by  Jeremy Duensing & Jeff Johnson

If we can glean anything from this past winter and spring, it’s that weather is becoming extremely volatile and more severe. Not only that, but regions are experiencing weather they’ve rarely ever had to worry about, such as the ice storms that hit Georgia last winter. Officials called it “the worst winter storm in over a decade.” Tens of thousands were without power for more than a week, and public officials had to call on other states for help to restore all outages. Now, severe storm season is actually here, but it seems as if it began more than six months ago. The warm weather that comes with summer can dramatically affect regions across the U.S. Due to the increased moisture in the air, areas are more susceptible to heavy rains and severe storms that can impact a large area very quickly. This also increases the threat of localized flooding. It