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What (in your opinion)is the most dangerous form of weather?

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Hi Gracie

A very good question!

Heat is a leading cause of non-violent deaths:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml

But if we take a look at:

http://www.weatheranswer.com/public/WX%20DEATHS%2060%20YEARS.pdf

we can conclude that floods result in the most violent deaths but hurricanes result in the most property damage.

If you consider droughts and world wide weather then dryness may win out:

http://www.csccc.info/reports/report_23.pdf  

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