This section introduces a number of atmospheric hazards: blizzards, climate change, drought, extreme cold, fog, frost, hailstorms, heat waves, hurricanes, ice fogs, ice storms and freezing rain, lake effect storms, lightning and thunderstorms, microbursts, sea storms and storm surges, seiche, snow storms, tornadoes and waterspouts and windstorm. As you will see when completing the risk assessment, all are caused by nature but a few are also caused by people (human-caused). Resources are available to assist you in completing this assessment in the Risk Assessment Resources section. The following hazards are weather related. Don't confuse your community's ability to cope with the hazard (e.g., a blizzard) with the likelihood of it occurring. For example, you may experience blizzards regularly and thus cope very well - but that doesn't change the fact that blizzards are very likely to occur.
Ice Fogs, Ice Storms, and Freezing Rain
Lightening and Thunderstorms
Sea Storms and Sea Surges
Tornadoes and Waterspouts