2011 In The Weather World

2011 has been an interesting year in the weather world. As 2011 winds down, it is time to look back at the top weather events.

Top 10 Worldwide Weather Events
1.) Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown
2.) East African Drought and Famine
3.) Thailand Floods
4.) Brazilian Floods
5.) Philippine Floods From Tropical Storm Washi
6.) April 25-28, 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak
7.) Joplin Tornado
8.) Record Drought and Wildfire in the South Plains Centered In Texas
9.) Hurricane Irene
10.) Central American Floods

Top 10 American Weather Events
1.) April 25-28, 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak
2.) Joplin Tornado
3.) Record Drought and Wildfire in the South Plains Centered In Texas
4.) Hurricane Irene
5.) Record Spring Floods Of The Mississippi River
6.) Summer Missouri River Flood
7.) Halloween Blizzard
8.) Tropical Storm Lee
9.) Groundhog Day Blizzard
10.) Summer Heatwaves

The decision was based on death toll, damage figure, and impact on the world. Talk about a really eventful years. It was a hard decision to make. The deadliest disaster of the year was not an earthquake, flood, or tropical cyclone, it was drought. It comes to show that the most boring weather event, droughts, are the deadliest, costliest, and have the most impact on the economy. The same problem that is plaguing Texas. Hope for a quieter 2012 in the weather world.

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