Severe Weather Reports in 2022
Pennsylvania saw 546 severe weather reports between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.
43 Hail Reports & 496 Wind Reports During 2022
Severe storms have sustained 58+ mph windspeeds. Strong winds loosen shingles on your roof and cause them to crack or blister. Hail damages your roof by wearing down the granules on asphalt shingles. When shingles are worn down, loosened or fractured, the areas under the shingles are vulnerable. Leaks are common with both phenomena. Over the past 12 months, Philadelphia has seen the most severe thunderstorms with 77 storms reported. Pittsburg saw the most hail with 38 reports.
|Severe Thunderstorm Reports||Hail Reports|
Rain and Snow Affect Your Roof
Heavy and consistent rainfall gravitates to and infiltrates any weakened areas on the roof. It’s important to inspect your roof to make sure water is flowing off properly to prevent leaks and moisture damage. After a snowstorm, inspect and remove any snow or ice buildup along the edges of your roof. The weight of the snow damages your roof and gutters. In the last 12 months, Philadelphia received the most rain with 38.5 inches reported. Scranton reported 26.9 inches of snow, the most in PA.
|Average Rainfall||Average Snowfall|
|Philadelphia||38.5 inches||18 inches|
|Pittsburgh||30.4 inches||11.1 inches|
|Allentown||37.9 inches||23.6 inches|
|Erie||26.3 inches||14.1 inches|
|Reading||37.4 inches||23.7 inches|
|Scranton||34 inches||26.9 inches|
|Malvern||37.8 inches||24.8 inches|
|West Chester||38 inches||23.4 inches|
13 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2000
Tropical storms and hurricanes bring wind, rain, flooding and tornado threats at a higher, more sustained level. Pennsylvania has seen impacts from 8 tropical storms and 5 hurricanes since 2000.
|2000 - 2022|
Most Destructive Hurricanes & Tropical Storms in PA
Wind and rain are the main threats to your PA roof during a tropical storm or hurricane. A tropical storm has sustained winds of 39 mph - 73 mph. A hurricane has sustained winds of 74 - 95 mph as a category 1.
|Tropical Storm Allison||2001||241 homes destroyed; 1,300 homes had major damage|
|Tropical Storm Henri||2003||$3.5 million in damage; 380 homes damaged|
|Tropical Storm Hanna||2008||E1 tornado in Allentown, PA|
|Hurricane Ike||2008||Winds 70+mph; 180k without power, State of Emergency in PA|
|Hurricane Irene||2011||706k without power, floodwaters not seen in over 140 years; 70+ winds|
|Tropical Storm Lee||2011||6 - 10 inches of rain, 14+ inches of rain in some areas|
|Hurricane Sandy||2012||“Superstorm Sandy”; 20+ inches of rain; 1.2 million without power; State of Emergency in PA|
|Tropical Storm Cindy||2017||Flash flooding; EF1 tornado in Long Pine; wind damage|
|Tropical Storm Fay||2020||Microburst/wind damage; flooding|
|Hurricane Ida||2021||Record flooding; extensive tornado damage|
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