winter storm News

Snow Closes California Highways, Yields Tornado

A winter storm brought driving rain to parts of California and even a rare tornado, but the severity of snowfall in much of the state caught drivers by surprise and left hundreds stranded on mountain highways. A late barrage of …

No Insurance Implication for Weather Channel’s Decision to Name Winter Storms

The Weather Channel’s decision this winter season to start naming severe winter storms in the U.S. — such as bestowing the name “Nemo” for the massive Feb. 8-9 winter storm — most likely will not have any implication for “named-storm …

Insurers Not Seeing Large Number of Claims From Snowstorm So Far

A fierce winter storm brought deep snow and high gusting winds to the Northeast last weekend, but a number of insurers are saying that so far, they are not seeing a large number of claims. State Farm said Tuesday the …

Lots of Snow but Not Many Power Failures in New Jersey

New Jersey residents with fresh memories of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation and disruptions woke up last Saturday morning to a blanket of snow from a storm that carried dire predictions but, in comparison, did not appear to be all that bad. …

AIR Worldwide: Some Mitigating Factors Helped to Limit Snowstorm’s Damage

A massive February 8-9 winter storm brought deep snow and high gusting winds to Northeast and New England states, but so far, “several mitigating factors” have helped to limit the overall damage, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.”Several mitigating …

Northeast Trying to Get Back on Track After Snowstorm

Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Municipal workers from …

So. Cal Storm Leaves Behind Heavy Rain, 1 Death

A winter storm is heading out of Southern California after dumping an inch or more of rain in some areas and contributing to at least one traffic death. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will linger through part …

Insured Losses from Recent U.S. Storm Could Top $1 Billion

Insurers stand to pay between $790 million and $1.4 billion for insured losses to residential, commercial and industrial properties and to automobiles stemming from the winter storm that struck the U.S. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. Catastrophe modeling firm …