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80526 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 80526 Zip Code is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 80526 Zip Code is higher than Colorado average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #279

80526 Zip Code
0.24
Colorado
1.32
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #172

80526 Zip Code
0.0000
Colorado
0.0009
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #247

80526 Zip Code
143.68
Colorado
117.98
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,161 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 80526 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:58Hail:1,449Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:407Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:201 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 80526 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 14 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 80526 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.71967-08-095.3N/A39.9-104.7
42.81967-11-275.2N/A40-104.7
43.41965-02-164.9N/A39.9-105
46.41967-04-104.8N/A39.9-104.8
49.71965-09-294.7N/A39.8-105.1
42.81965-02-164.6N/A39.9-105.1
46.41971-08-084.4539.9-104.8
48.71967-11-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
48.71967-04-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
48.71965-11-214.4N/A39.9-104.7
48.71966-11-144.3N/A39.9-104.7
42.81970-05-234.1539.9-105.1
43.31981-04-023.8939.91-104.95
39.91969-05-263.5N/A40.4-104.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 80526 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.51976-06-04240°35'N / 105°05'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Larimer
12.11957-05-30240°30'N / 104°56'W40°28'N / 104°54'W1.30 Miles33 Yards013K0Weld
12.81957-05-30240°28'N / 104°56'W40°28'N / 104°53'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Larimer
14.71957-05-30240°28'N / 104°53'W40°27'N / 104°52'W003K0Weld
15.91957-05-30240°27'N / 104°52'W40°33'N / 104°49'W7.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
18.02008-05-22340°13'N / 104°45'W40°33'N / 104°57'W24.00 Miles1760 Yards178147.0M0KWeld
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A powerful tornado swept north-northwestward across Weld County and into Larimer County, carving a path of destruction, nearly 39 miles in length. The tornado, up to one-mile wide at times, initially touched down northeast of Platteville and finally lifted 6 miles west-northwest of Wellington. A tornado assessment in the aftermath of the tornado revealed extensive areas of damage. On the enhanced Fujita Scale there were pockets of EF3 damage, mainly near the Missile Silo Park Campground, and to businesses and home in eastern Windsor. There was one fatality, and 78 injuries. One man was killed when he tried to escape the trailer park in his motor home. Preliminary estimates from FEMA indicated 850 homes were damaged, and nearly 300 homes were significantly damaged or destroyed. Privately insured damages totaled $147 million, and the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Associated reported $1 million of damage to electric transmission lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful tornado swept north-northwestward across Weld County, carving a path of destruction, nearly 39 miles in length. The tornado, up to one-mile wide at times, initially touched down northeast of Platteville and finally lifted 6 miles west-northwest of Wellington. A tornado assessment in the aftermath of the tornado revealed extensive areas of damage. On the enhanced Fujita Scale there were pockets of EF3 damage, mainly near the Missile Silo Park Campground, and to businesses and home in eastern Windsor. Farmers also reported extensive damage to crops and irrigation equipment. There was one fatality, and 78 injuries ranging from broken bones to minor cuts and lacerations. One man was killed when he tried to escape a trailer park in his motor home. Tractor trailers were flipped along U.S. Highway 85, and over 200 power poles were snapped or blown down. Approximately 60,000 people were left without electricity. The tornado overturned 15 railroad cars and destroyed a lumber car on the Great Western Railway of Colorado. The tornado also flattened Windsor's main feedlot and destroyed a dairy barn. Most of the four-hundred cows were killed in the tornado or destroyed later. In addition to the damaging winds, the thunderstorm also produced hail up to the size of baseballs. Another tornado rated an EF1, from a separate severe thunderstorm, briefly touched down near Dacono and destroyed 5 buildings. The tornado overturned a five-wheel trailer and injured the man who was sitting inside. Preliminary estimates from FEMA indicated 850 homes were damaged, and nearly 300 homes were significantly damaged or destroyed. The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association reported $1 million of damage to electric transmission lines. Privately insured damages totaled $147 million, making it the state's 4th costliest disaster.
18.71990-06-09240°43'N / 104°58'W40°46'N / 104°55'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Larimer
22.51955-07-10240°31'N / 104°42'W40°35'N / 104°44'W4.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
24.51990-06-09240°46'N / 104°55'W40°53'N / 104°54'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
26.11965-05-08240°46'N / 104°46'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Weld
27.01976-06-04240°13'N / 104°49'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
28.41982-06-25240°23'N / 104°38'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Weld
34.21996-07-31240°27'N / 104°32'W40°22'N / 104°29'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0000Weld
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Gill. It damaged a grain bin owned by the Northern Feed and Bean of Gill. Although not confirmed, it is believed the same twister was responsible for destroying a 60-ft by 250-ft storage building south of town. The tornado also uprooted a tree near Kuner, east of Kersey. The time of the tornado was approximated. In addition several twisters, strong thunderstorm winds and large hail the size of baseballs caused several power outages in central Weld County. Power was out from Kersey to Purcell, which covered a distance of 20 miles, for about 12 hours. An estimated 400 to 500 residents were without power throughout the night. Crops in the area also received substantial damage, but no dollar estimates were available.
34.71988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
34.71960-04-23341°02'N / 105°13'W41°00'N / 104°53'W17.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Laramie
34.91980-10-15240°01'N / 105°13'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Boulder
35.81988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
36.51952-05-15340°20'N / 104°34'W40°15'N / 104°28'W7.40 Miles150 Yards0525K0Weld
36.91984-05-18240°07'N / 104°40'W40°12'N / 104°35'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Weld
38.71987-07-07240°24'N / 104°22'W40°27'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Weld
39.31984-05-18240°11'N / 104°34'W40°14'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Weld
39.51988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder
40.31958-06-08240°04'N / 104°42'W40°06'N / 104°34'W7.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
41.71984-05-18240°07'N / 104°35'W40°10'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Weld
45.81981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
45.91979-07-16341°10'N / 104°49'W41°04'N / 104°42'W8.80 Miles80 Yards14025.0M0Laramie
46.42008-05-22241°00'N / 105°16'W41°19'N / 105°34'W25.00 Miles100 Yards01300K0KAlbany
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado skipped along it's path north-northwest and moved across eastern and northeastern sections of Laramie, WY. Strong winds also overturned a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 near Laramie and blew a boat off another trailer. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms moved generally north northwest over parts of far southeast Wyoming producing a few tornadoes as well as hail and some flooding. The most significant tornado tracked across southeastern Albany county into northern and eastern parts of the city of Laramie.
48.91987-07-02239°53'N / 104°44'W1.00 Mile250 Yards003K0Adams


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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