Satellite images of Winter Storm Elliott were captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (NOAA GOES 16 Satellite/Wikipedia) Satellite images of Winter Storm Elliott were captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (NOAA GOES 16 Satellite/Wikipedia)

The arctic weather event that unfolded in the United States Dec. 21-26, 2022, has come to be known as Winter Storm Elliott. The “once-in-a-generation” storm was characterized by an extratropical cyclone that created record cold temperatures, blizzard conditions and high winds that impacted most of the country.

Using its high-resolution Winter Storm Reference Model, Karen Clark & Co. estimated the storm will result in $5.4 billion in insured losses across 42 states. This figure represents damage to privately-insured vehicles along with residential, commercial and industrial properties but may not reflect the event’s loss of life nor its historic travel disruptions.

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