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Much like when the police call in a crime-scene investigation unit to probe suspected foul play, many knowledgeable insurers, when faced with questionable weather-related claims, are turning to forensic meteorologists for expert help.

A catastrophic or other meteorological event can often involve more than one weather element. Forensic meteorologists can sift the data to determine the magnitudes of each weather element at the exact location of loss. Provided with such information, insurers can determine the exact cause of damage to verify that the claim is covered under the active policy.

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