When we’re in the thick of summer, we are at risk of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Hurricanes, especially ones that make landfall in a populated area, are devastating. Fortunately, hurricanes are a threat but don’t always hit annually. Tornadoes, on the other hand, do show up each year mostly in the spring to early summer.
While hurricanes are a destructive and expensive, winter snow or ice storms can also bring widespread power outages and paralyze large parts of the country for many days. Heat waves have also been known to cause deaths and issues with power outages and blackouts.
But which are worse? Summer storms or winter storms?
Where you live may influence the answer to this question. Here in the Northeast, winter is our pick. After living through the major ice storm in January 1998 in Maine, many of us at the Farmers’ Almanac realize how hard it is to live without power and heat during winter’s wrath.
Yet if you live in “tornado alley” or Florida, which as been subjected to numerous landfalls of tropical storms and hurricanes over the past 30-years, might think differently.
So cast your vote, and share your worst weather storm experience with us here.
Summer Storms: 42%
Winter Storms: 58%
(486 Total Votes)