Table 1 Most damaging atmospheric rivers 1978–2017.

Start dateInitial landfall
region
Initial landfall
latitude
AR categoryPeak IVT
(kg m−1 s−1)
ClaimsInsured losses
($m)
Total damages
($b)
4 January 1995S. CA32.5°N49664725125.83.7
29 December
2005
N. CA40°N48252554117.63.5
29 December 1996Central CA35°N512603407104.63.1
5 February 1996N. OR45°N3729269599.33.0
2 December 2007N. OR45°N51258144783.92.5
15 February 1986WA47.5°N4870204866.62.0
7 March 1995S. OR42.5°N4928234358.71.8
5 January 2009S. OR42.5°N4831163653.91.6
1 February 1998Bay Area37.5°N4795241746.81.4
1 November 2006N. CA40°N51041118438.71.2
25 January 1983Bay Area37.5°N51013154534.91.0
25 February 1983Bay Area37.5°N3658183230.00.9
12 February 1980Baja CA30°N3721205928.50.9
3 January 1982N. CA40°N3525142228.10.8
11 February 1986N. CA40°N490484823.90.7
21 November
1990
WA47.5°N494393923.30.7