Weather dictates almost every aspect of our lives. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, the places we go to, and every other thing in season. Over the years, there have been some strange or unusual weather-related events that can be considered anomalies. They include:
Hurricane Sandy of 2012
The Superstorm or Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey on the 29th of October 2012. It was the most powerful, with regards to integrated kinetic energy, and third on the most destructive Atlantic hurricane list in recorded history. Some ten hours before landfall, the energy of Sandy’s winds of tropical storm force peaked at 329 terajoules. This is the highest value for any Atlantic hurricane. Hurricane Sandy was responsible for the bulk of the $62 billion in damage and 131 deaths in the U.S.
The Freak March Heat Wave of 2012
Popularly regarded as the most abnormal heat event in U.S. and Canadian history occurred in the Upper Midwest on the 14th of March. It continued across the Great Lakes region, northeast of America, and southeastern Canada until the 22nd of March.
The Fire Tornado near Redding, California of 2018
This event is also called the Carr Fire Event. The ferocity and size of this fire tornado were unprecedented. Before this incident, there had never been a fire event that led to a fatality in the modern history of the state. Hence, this 2018 fire tornado is one of the most anomalous weather events in modern U.S. history.