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Almond, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Almond is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Almond is lower than North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #103

Almond, NC
0.25
North Carolina
0.18
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, #1

Almond, NC
0.0000
North Carolina
0.0000
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, #876

Almond, NC
48.03
North Carolina
115.21
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 3,067 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Almond, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:15Dense Fog:2Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:231Hail:724Heat:10Heavy Snow:18
High Surf:0Hurricane:9Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:1,760Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:1Winter Storm:56Winter Weather:16
Other:144 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Almond, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 6 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Almond, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
34.01973-11-304.7335.8-83.96
43.01979-08-133.7535.24-84.38
49.01979-08-263.7234.93-82.97
40.01982-09-243.5835.68-84.25
44.11977-07-273.5735.42-84.42
49.61969-07-133.5N/A36.1-83.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Almond, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.91974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
15.91974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
26.91976-06-28235°19'N / 83°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Jackson
31.71974-04-03235°47'N / 83°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Blount
32.22010-04-25235°37'N / 84°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KBlount
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The NWS storm survey determined a tornado tracked from Loudon County for one-half of a mile along Thompson Bridge road. It was classified as an EF2 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph with a path width of 100 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system along with an associated cold front tracked across the area triggering thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A tornado touched down in eastern Monroe County, then tracked across southern Loudon County and finally dissipated in western Blount County. Another weak tornado touched down briefly in Polk County.
32.21974-04-03234°58'N / 83°23'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Rabun
33.71974-04-03434°58'N / 84°13'W35°09'N / 83°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards42625.0M0Cherokee
35.21974-04-03235°40'N / 84°10'W35°40'N / 84°09'W02250K0Loudon
38.81980-04-28235°15'N / 84°20'W35°16'N / 84°17'W3.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
41.11974-04-03235°31'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Monroe
42.71965-04-15235°52'N / 84°05'W35°57'N / 84°00'W7.40 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Knox
45.71976-02-18235°57'N / 83°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0102.5M0Cocke
45.71974-04-03434°57'N / 84°18'W34°58'N / 84°13'W5.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Fannin
46.11973-05-27234°48'N / 83°17'W34°57'N / 82°56'W22.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Oconee
46.71984-05-07235°44'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile70 Yards00250K0Loudon
47.42005-08-29234°40'N / 83°42'W34°44'N / 83°43'W5.00 Miles300 Yards003.0M0White
 Brief Description: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the White County Emergency Management Director and the White County Sheriff concluded that an F2 tornado had carved a five mile long path of destruction, roughly parallel to Georgia Highway 75, causing major destruction to the town of Helen. Extensive damage was reported to several business in downtown Helen, a Bavarian tourist town in the northeast Georgia mountains. The entire second floor was ripped off the Helen Econo Lodge by the tornado. A nearby chapel was completely destroyed. The roof of Hansel & Gretel's Candy Kitchen, the Alpine Village Shoppes, as well as that of a nearby barbecue company were all ripped off by the tornadic winds. A Circle K grocery store also suffered significant damage. Hundreds of trees were also down. One resident reported losing 200 trees just at his property. Georgia Highway 75 was completely blocked on both the north and south side of Helen from downed trees. Many power lines were also down in the area and power was out to much of the area for at least two days.
48.51975-01-10235°09'N / 82°50'W35°12'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Transylvania
49.41994-06-26234°51'N / 83°02'W34°58'N / 82°56'W12.00 Miles900 Yards01500K0Oconee


* 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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