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Altamont, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Altamont is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Altamont is lower than South Dakota average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #312

Altamont, SD
0.01
South Dakota
0.05
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

Altamont, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #209

Altamont, SD
102.12
South Dakota
114.73
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 2,058 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Altamont, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:26Cold:6Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:84Hail:1,046Heat:0Heavy Snow:33
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:709Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:43
Other:56 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Altamont, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Altamont, SD.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Altamont, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Altamont, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
19.01986-07-18244°34'N / 96°42'W44°35'N / 96°29'W17.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Deuel
19.81955-08-28245°07'N / 96°35'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grant
20.51981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
20.51979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
20.81971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
23.71983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
23.91971-06-19244°38'N / 97°06'W44°22'N / 96°27'W36.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamlin
27.11971-06-19244°27'N / 96°39'W000K0Brookings
29.51962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
30.01951-07-20244°54'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards040K0Codington
33.61984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
34.11986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
34.51955-07-07444°29'N / 96°12'W30.00 Miles33 Yards1132.5M0Lyon
35.21979-08-03245°24'N / 96°52'W45°18'N / 96°28'W20.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roberts
37.01968-06-21244°24'N / 96°28'W44°22'N / 96°08'W16.40 Miles30 Yards010K0Lincoln
37.01951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts
40.21992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
40.51992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
41.51964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
41.51961-06-21344°00'N / 97°05'W44°31'N / 96°43'W39.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Minnehaha
42.91964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
43.11955-04-19244°17'N / 96°09'W44°25'N / 96°09'W9.20 Miles80 Yards00250K0Lincoln
43.11962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
43.81992-06-16344°47'N / 95°48'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Yellow Medicine
45.01996-05-17345°23'N / 96°34'W45°33'N / 96°18'W17.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Big Stone
 Brief Description: A tornado crossing Big Stone Lake from Roberts County, South Dakota destroyed one cabin at the Meadowbrook Resort, blew the roof off another cabin, and another cabin was demolished when a big tree fell onto it. Several boats on Big Stone Lake were overturned. Approxiamately 150 buildings sustained damage or were destroyed as the tornado moved northeast across Big Stone County through the townships of Prior, Big Stone, Almond, Malta, and Moonshine. Southwest of Clinton, a pontoon boat and a camper were destroyed. East of Clinton, a farm lost all buildings with severe damage to their home. The cupboards fell off the walls and doors would not close, signifying a twisted frame. Northeast of Clinton, another farm suffered damage to all structures. Half of the roof was torn off their home. Two miles south of Johnson, a house (rambler) was completely destroyed and several barns and machine sheds were destroyed, before the tornado lifted. Many trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado across Big Stone County and much of the power was out in the County as power lines were downed.
45.01992-06-16344°47'N / 95°51'W44°47'N / 95°42'W6.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Yellow Medicine
45.81953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
46.71956-10-29245°31'N / 96°40'W000K0Big Stone
48.51970-06-15344°09'N / 96°57'W44°10'N / 96°54'W00250K0Lake
49.51961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury


* 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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