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Argyle, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Argyle is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Argyle is lower than Florida average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #793

Argyle, FL
0.00
Florida
0.01
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

Argyle, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #570

Argyle, FL
168.00
Florida
185.89
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 1,429 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Argyle, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:111Hail:314Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:799Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:13Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:176 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Argyle, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Argyle, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 56 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Argyle, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.31967-12-10330°36'N / 86°12'W0025K0Walton
16.41960-03-30230°51'N / 86°16'W003K0Walton
16.71973-05-26230°50'N / 86°25'W30°54'N / 86°06'W19.40 Miles10 Yards0025K0Walton
17.21983-02-01230°51'N / 86°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0125K0Walton
21.21967-12-10230°46'N / 85°46'W30°51'N / 85°38'W9.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Holmes
23.62000-12-16230°46'N / 85°40'W30°48'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00750K0Holmes
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down once just south of Bonifay, lifted, then touched down again before dissipating just east of the city. According to the Holmes County EMA, 39 homes and eight businesses were damaged, and four mobile homes were destroyed. Most of the damage occurred in the vicinity of Son-In-Law Road, just north of Interstate 10. Trees were uprooted and roofs were ripped off homes and businesses in the affected area. Numerous power lines were toppled, knocking out power to several thousand customers. A local state of emergency was declared in Holmes County.
24.01953-11-22230°24'N / 85°52'W02225K0Bay
24.72000-12-16231°01'N / 85°54'W31°04'N / 85°51'W4.50 Miles100 Yards192.5M0Geneva
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down on West Hendrix Avenue, just north of Highway 27 South, then tore through the Devco Community, Geneva, AL and continued on through the Bellwood Community just east of Highway 85 before lifting. In its wake, the tornado damaged up to 100 homes and destroyed five mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 15 vehicles, and downed numerous trees and power lines. About 6,000 county businesses and homes were without power until the following day. One woman was killed when her mobile home was hurled about 200 feet and destroyed. Nine others were injured, one of them seriously. Geneva County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Geneva County EMA. F35MH
26.21996-12-01230°28'N / 86°23'W30°28'N / 86°22'W0.40 Mile75 Yards00500K0Okaloosa
 Brief Description: A waterspout developed near Mid Bay Bridge along the north bank of Choctawhatchee Bay and moved ashore near exclusive Pippin Estates. The resulting tornado moved along Lake Drive for about 1/3 of a mile. Ten homes suffered roof damage, four of which had major structural damage. Numerous fifty to one-hundred year old Live Oak and other trees were blown down. Some of the trees fell across vehicles and homes. Several boats were also blown ashore and damaged. The tornado cut a path of about seventy-five yards wide and was estimated to be a weak F2. There were no injuries.
27.61980-04-12231°02'N / 86°06'W31°07'N / 85°35'W31.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Geneva
29.91963-04-30230°43'N / 86°03'W30°31'N / 85°03'W61.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Walton
31.41972-06-25230°58'N / 85°36'W0.50 Mile27 Yards123K0Holmes
31.82001-03-15230°36'N / 85°33'W30°38'N / 85°29'W7.00 Miles350 Yards1211.5M0Washington
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the Sunny Hills subdivision near Gin Lake in southeast Washington County, and raced northeast into southwest Jackson County. The tornado struck the Country Oaks, Buckhorn Creek, and Highview Acres communities. The hardest hit area was Highview Acres where 20 homes were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his mobile home was destroyed. 21 people were injured. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and debris scattered over several miles along the tornado's path. Numerous downed power lines affected 4,500 customers. Reported by the Washington County EMA.
32.31971-05-08230°45'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
32.51964-12-25330°24'N / 86°35'W30°31'N / 86°25'W12.80 Miles67 Yards042.5M0Okaloosa
33.31995-10-04230°45'N / 86°36'W1.80 Miles170 Yards13300K0Okaloosa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Interstate 10 east of Crestview. The tornado then moved northwest across Okaloosa Lane and then across U.S. Highway 90 before dissipating near Highway 85. The tornado destroyed two homes and a church and severely damaged the late Bob Sikes Homestead and the Crestview High School's gymnasium. The two homes that were destroyed were along Okaloosa Lane. One home was on blocks on a concrete foundation, the home was completely destroyed and an elderly female who lived there was killed. The other home had the roof taken off and most of the insides of the home were destroyed. Three people were injured in this home and were saved when the wind blew them to the floor. The tornado was on the ground for almost two miles. F76PH
33.41962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards1302.5M0Okaloosa
33.41962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
33.91989-05-01230°28'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Okaloosa
34.01973-05-26230°44'N / 86°48'W30°50'N / 86°25'W23.80 Miles10 Yards1425K0Okaloosa
34.21972-10-27230°50'N / 86°36'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
34.41954-04-16230°20'N / 85°40'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0325K0Bay
36.41962-01-05230°22'N / 86°30'W003K0Okaloosa
37.41967-12-10230°24'N / 86°37'W30°26'N / 86°31'W6.80 Miles1000 Yards1502.5M0Okaloosa
38.31953-12-21230°12'N / 85°48'W000K0Bay
38.31971-05-12230°25'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
38.72001-03-15230°38'N / 85°25'W30°41'N / 85°22'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Jackson
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado that touched down near Wausau in southeast Washington County, raced northeast across the Washington-Jackson County line and hit the Round Lake community just south of Alford before it dissipated. Fifteen homes were severely damaged and two homes were destroyed. A gift shop on U.S. Highway 231 was destroyed. There were numerous downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.
39.51960-02-18230°10'N / 85°51'W30°12'N / 85°44'W7.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bay
40.01999-01-02230°11'N / 85°48'W30°12'N / 85°42'W3.80 Miles100 Yards074.0M0Bay
 Brief Description: A tornado initially struck at Panama City Beach damaging several homes and a few hotels within a four-block area surrounded by Sunset Ave-Thomas and Holiday Dr. The tornado again touched down two miles to the north at the Hathaway Bridge (U.S. Highway 98) where a six-car pileup injured seven. Finally, the tornado lifted over St. Andrews Bay and descended about a mile further north into a residential area surrounded by Big Daddy-Marina Dr. and Bay Circle where numerous homes and businesses were damaged. Scattered power outages affected several thousand customers in West Panama City and Panama City Beach.
40.21958-03-06230°42'N / 86°45'W30°48'N / 86°41'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
41.31997-12-24231°12'N / 85°38'W31°12'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles300 Yards05500K0Houston
 Brief Description: Tornado skipped through a mobile home park along County Road 9 and Market Street. Two mobile homes destroyed with more than a dozen damaged. Large power poles and trees toppled. Winds overturned small airplane off County Road 81 near Harmon School. A large tree blown onto a house on County Road 75. Residence destroyed on Alabama Highway 84 West in Wicksburg.
41.41960-04-03230°11'N / 85°43'W00250K0Bay
41.61975-01-12230°10'N / 85°42'W30°25'N / 85°23'W25.60 Miles50 Yards13250K0Bay
42.51953-04-12230°22'N / 85°27'W003K0Bay
42.51997-01-15230°33'N / 85°21'W30°33'N / 85°21'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0150K1KCalhoun
 Brief Description: A tornado completely destroyed a frame home badly injuring a man. Other nearby homes received minor damage. Scores of trees were snapped or uprooted.
42.62006-11-15231°12'N / 86°22'W31°23'N / 86°13'W16.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KCovington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near Hillcrest Ponds around the junction of county roads 34 and 45, then moved northeast, before lifting back into the clouds near county road 70 just west of Friendship. Considerable damage occurred along the path of the tornado. The first residence hit had two large grain silos torn from their foundations. One was thrown roughly 15 yards, the other about 150 yards across the road and into a nearby pasture. Another home sustained considerable damage when an outbuilding was lifted by the tornado and thrown into the home. Several other homes along the path of the tornado suffered roof damage. The most significant and widespread damage along the path of the tornado occurred near Opine, where up to six commercial poultry farm buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. Approximately 130,000 chickens were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong southerly winds developed ahead of a cold front and caused low level shear to increase across the area. This low level shear aided in the development of several tornadoes across the area.
42.91952-02-20230°10'N / 85°42'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0425K0Bay
42.91953-04-06230°10'N / 85°42'W000K0Bay
43.11965-06-10230°24'N / 86°40'W003K0Okaloosa
43.22007-03-01431°16'N / 85°55'W31°22'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards950250.0M0KCoffee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of the Enterprise Municipal Airport. It caused minor damage to some houses. Four chicken houses were destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast and quickly intensified as it moved into the Enterprise city limits. It severely damaged the high school just north of the downtown. Eight students were killed as walls collapsed on them while they took shelter in the interior hallways. Fifty more were injured. The football stadium was destroyed. Many vehicles surrounding the schools were overturned or tossed about. Several state roads were impassible due to debris and fallen utility poles and lines. The ninth fatality occurred where an elderly woman was standing behind a living room window of her home as the glass shattered. A nearby elementary school was heavily damaged with no deaths or injuries reported there. Damage near the high school and in northeast Enterprise reached low end EF-4. Damage assessments indicated 239 homes destroyed, 374 homes with major damage, 529 homes with minor damage, and 251 homes affected. Coffee County was declared a federal disaster area, with preliminary FEMA individual assistance figures totalling over $1 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a warm front over the Florida Panhandle and moved northeast across southeast Alabama and into extreme southwest Georgia during the afternoon hours of March 1. The strongest tornado, classified an EF-4, killed nine and injured 50 in Enterprise, Alabama.
43.71973-12-29331°19'N / 85°54'W31°20'N / 85°48'W5.90 Miles67 Yards0112.5M0Coffee
43.71955-10-16231°19'N / 85°50'W31°19'N / 85°48'W1.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Coffee
44.21974-12-07230°22'N / 86°39'W30°25'N / 86°43'W5.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
44.41954-04-16231°19'N / 85°49'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Coffee
44.51972-01-13231°19'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Coffee
45.21959-03-21231°20'N / 85°52'W31°22'N / 85°51'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0Coffee
46.11973-12-29331°20'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°42'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Dale
46.61983-05-16331°23'N / 85°56'W1.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coffee
46.91960-09-15230°09'N / 85°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Bay
47.21980-03-08231°12'N / 85°38'W31°14'N / 85°22'W16.00 Miles40 Yards05250K0Houston
47.31972-01-13231°20'N / 85°48'W31°23'N / 85°44'W5.20 Miles100 Yards488250K0Dale
48.31975-01-12230°25'N / 85°23'W30°38'N / 85°08'W21.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calhoun
48.51973-04-18231°25'N / 86°04'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0142.5M0Coffee
48.81962-01-05231°18'N / 86°30'W003K0Covington
49.11971-09-17331°25'N / 86°10'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coffee
49.61955-10-16231°19'N / 85°48'W31°25'N / 85°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Dale


* 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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