February 2015 weather was brutal in much of the U.S. At least five separate periods of frigid cold, heavy snow, freezing rain and ice blasted the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Plains and Southeast during the month, killing 72 people. 

According to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, early estimates suggest aggregated economic losses from the events will be in the low-digit billions of dollars, with insured losses likely to exceed $1 billion.

"Prolific winter weather highlighted a very active February for the eastern half of the United States, said Steve Bowen," Impact Forecasting senior scientist and meteorologist. "Boston was the epicenter for record snowfall that resulted from an onslaught of strong winter storm systems."

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