The weather varies, but climate change affects the frequencies with which particular weather occurs, including the frequencies of extreme weather, such as heavy storms, heat waves, and droughts. More frequent weather extremes will underlie the most serious physical and economic effects of climate change.
What is the most dangerous severe weather?
The largest number of reported injuries resulted from heat waves, winter weather, and high winds including thunderstorm winds. The most deadly weather events in the United States over the past five years include Hurricane Irma, wild fires in California, and Hurricane Harvey.
What is the most severe weather?
High winds, hail, excessive precipitation, and wildfires are forms and effects of severe weather, as are thunderstorms, downbursts, tornadoes, waterspouts, tropical cyclones, and extratropical cyclones. Regional and seasonal severe weather phenomena include blizzards (snowstorms), ice storms, and duststorms.