PEMCO Storm Index – top 20 events


 

RANK

DATE

LOCATION

WEATHER

CLAIM COUNT

 

 

 

 

 

1

12/14/2006

Pacific N.W.

62.1 mph avg. gusts

4,695

2

1/20/1993

Western Wash.

64.7 mph avg. gusts

6,613

3

12/26-30/1996

statewide

snow, sub-freezing

5,629

4

12/18/1990

Seattle

snow, freeze, wind

2,612

5

12/17-1/10/2009

statewide

snow, freeze, thaw

1,195

6

2/1-10/1985

Puget Sound

snow

2,807

7

1/3-9/1990

Western Wash.

44.8 mph avg. gusts

3,366

8

12/4/2003

Seattle

wind; speed n/a

792

9

12/12/1995

Western Wash.

54.3 mph avg. gusts

2,086

10

2/1/1989

Puget Sound

snow

1,820

11

12/7-13/2009

statewide

sub-freezing

244

12

2/15-17/1990

Puget Sound

snow

1,696

13

12/31/1996

Seattle

snow

574

14

11/19/1996

statewide

snow, sub-freezing

1,329

15

11/20-22/1985

Puget Sound

snow

1,652

16

11/24-25/1990

Western Wash.

rain

773

17

11/25-27/1985

Puget Sound

deep snow

1,141

18

11/16/1991

Puget Sound

wind; speed n/a

740

19

1/8/1990

Tri-Cities

wind; speed n/a

1,111

20

2/28/2001

Puget Sound

Nisqually earthquake

1,437

 

RANK

DATE

GROSS PAID LOSS AMT

GROSS: INFLATION ADJUSTED DOLLARS

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

1

12/14/2006

$24,638,797

$25,712,705

Hanukkah Eve windstorm, long power outages

2

1/20/1993

10,839,941

15,935,464

Inauguration Day storm, 5 dead, 750k no power

3

12/26-30/1996

11,485,107

15,549,547

20"+ of snow followed by warm, heavy rain

4

12/18/1990

4,706,865

7,650,007

10" snow, wind, single-digit nights, 20s in daytime

5

12/17-1/10/2009

7,128,511

7,128,511

3-4 snowstorms, sub-freezing, warm heavy rain

6

2/1-10/1985

3,438,730

6,788,775

6" Seattle, 3" B'ham, 11" Olympia, 4" S.Wooley

7

1/3-9/1990

3,752,309

6,098,579

Warm wind (mid 50s), rain

8

12/4/2003

5,190,521

5,992,372

Schools closed, 193k w/o power, trees down

9

12/12/1995

3,657,296

5,097,777

More severe to south: 2 Ore., 3 Calif. deaths

10

2/1/1989

2,788,661

4,777,268

10" snow, then cold -- 16° in Seattle at 10 a.m.

11

12/7-13/2009

4,260,000

projected 4,260,000

Record cold temperatures statewide; no snowstorm

12

2/15-17/1990

2,222,281

3,611,844

South Sound hit hardest; Seattle had only flurries

13

12/31/1996

1,811,111

2,452,041

Marina roof collapse from heavy, wet snow

14

11/19/1996

1,638,085

2,217,783

Snow, wind, four deaths statewide; 7" in Seattle

15

11/20-22/1985

1,015,918

2,005,636

10" snow fell 11/21/85 followed by….(see 16)

16

11/24-25/1990

1,208,831

1,964,697

Record rains, wind; I-90 floating bridge sank

17

11/25-27/1985

961,122

1,897,456

10" - 20" snow fell 11/27/85

18

11/16/1991

1,129,001

1,760,852

60-mph gusts, then steady downpour

19

1/8/1990

960,543

1,561,159

Localized windstorm

20

2/28/2001

1,231,584

1,477,240

Damaged cars, claims on earthquake policies