Ashton, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Ashton is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ashton is lower than South Dakota average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #317
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
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, #234
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 2,153 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ashton, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||148||Hail:||1,093||Heat:||3||Heavy Snow:||26|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||3||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||38|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||706||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||7||Winter Storm:||45||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Ashton, SD.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ashton, SD.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Ashton, SD.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ashton, SD.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|6.8||1957-06-20||2||45°01'N / 98°38'W||1||0||25K||0||Spink|
|12.1||1956-06-21||2||45°10'N / 98°28'W||0||0||0K||0||Spink|
|17.7||1973-07-01||3||45°15'N / 98°30'W||0.30 Mile||30 Yards||1||3||25K||0||Brown|
|18.3||1964-07-23||2||44°51'N / 98°13'W||44°55'N / 98°06'W||6.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Spink|
|20.7||1959-07-07||2||45°03'N / 98°05'W||0||0||25K||0||Spink|
|22.4||1973-04-19||2||44°55'N / 98°54'W||44°57'N / 99°00'W||4.90 Miles||27 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Faulk|
|24.9||1961-06-21||3||45°28'N / 98°14'W||44°59'N / 97°59'W||35.40 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Brown|
|29.3||1966-07-26||2||45°00'N / 99°06'W||0||0||3K||0||Faulk|
|29.3||1955-06-28||2||45°18'N / 98°10'W||45°20'N / 98°03'W||5.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brown|
|30.2||1963-07-26||2||44°57'N / 97°53'W||1.00 Mile||1000 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clark|
|31.0||1966-07-31||2||45°26'N / 98°31'W||45°27'N / 98°27'W||2.30 Miles||253 Yards||1||3||250K||0||Brown|
|31.1||1957-06-09||3||45°02'N / 99°08'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Faulk|
|34.1||1978-06-15||2||45°28'N / 98°18'W||0||15||250K||0||Brown|
|34.5||1983-09-02||2||44°48'N / 99°09'W||0.20 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Hand|
|37.3||1983-09-02||2||44°54'N / 99°15'W||0.20 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Hand|
|37.3||1955-04-19||2||45°30'N / 98°30'W||45°34'N / 98°30'W||4.60 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Brown|
|37.5||1969-06-25||3||45°27'N / 98°05'W||1.50 Miles||133 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Brown|
|39.0||1959-06-23||2||44°27'N / 98°43'W||0||0||25K||0||Hand|
|39.5||1961-06-21||3||44°59'N / 97°59'W||44°33'N / 97°32'W||37.10 Miles||33 Yards||1||7||250K||0||Clark|
|40.5||1955-04-19||2||45°15'N / 99°10'W||45°22'N / 99°14'W||8.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Edmunds|
|40.9||2006-08-24||2||44°26'N / 98°47'W||44°25'N / 98°41'W||5.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0||0||Hand|
|Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm tracking southeast produced a fifth tornado in Hand county. The tornado touched downed south of Vayland and tracked southeast and into Beadle county. See storm data for southeast South Dakota. The tornado formed in a heavily wooded area tracking along a county road producing F1 damage to several farmsteads. A mobile home was flipped and destroyed. A grain storage building was flipped onto a car. Several homes had significant roof and window damage. Numerous trees were snapped. As the tornado crossed into Beadle county it was producing F2 damage.|
|41.1||1964-06-08||2||45°05'N / 97°40'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Clark|
|41.5||2006-08-24||2||44°31'N / 99°04'W||44°30'N / 98°56'W||5.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0||0||Hand|
|Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm on its southeast track produced a fourth tornado in Hand county. This tornado touched down west of Miller. The tornado destroyed a large barn and a car was moved nearly 20 feet. Well built structures were heavily damaged and several were pushed slightly off of their foundations. Significant tree damage also occurred.|
|42.9||1996-05-31||3||45°28'N / 98°29'W||45°42'N / 97°58'W||27.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||1||750K||0||Brown|
|Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.|
|43.3||2006-08-24||3||44°25'N / 98°41'W||44°19'N / 98°16'W||19.50 Miles||500 Yards||0||2||15.0M||0||Beadle|
|Brief Description: A tornado, entering Beadle County from Hand County to the west, destroyed 8 houses, damaged at least 7 other houses, and destroyed or damaged numerous farm buildings. One of the destroyed houses and several destroyed small buildings were on a farmstead 2 miles south of Wessington, and five large high voltage transmission towers were blown down about 3 miles southeast of Wessington. A woman was cut on the neck at one farm southwest of Wolsey where the house and all other buildings were destroyed; the injury was not life threatening. The tornado tossed a car and 2 pickups up to 50 feet at the same farm. Another non life threatening injury occurred southeast of Wolsey, again on a farm where the house and all buildings were destroyed. Several vehicles were destroyed or damaged. The tornado killed 10 head of cattle at one farmstead just south of Wolsey. The tornado snapped off numerous power poles, caused widespread tree damage, and severely damaged a bridge where it crossed U.S. Highway 14. The tornado also caused crop damage, but the amount of crop damage was not known. The tornado dissipated one and a half miles southwest of Huron.|
|44.1||1984-05-12||3||44°53'N / 97°44'W||44°50'N / 97°30'W||14.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Clark|
|45.3||2010-05-22||2||45°32'N / 99°00'W||45°36'N / 98°54'W||7.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Edmunds|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The seventh tornado formed in northeast Edmunds county and tracked northeast. The tornado took off sections from the roof of a barn. The tornado then tracked through primarily crop and pasture land to near Deerfield Colony and into southeast Mcpherson county. Sporadic tree damage was observed along the tornado path with many wooden power poles completely sheared off. Wind speeds with this tornado were estimated between 111 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.|
|46.1||1965-05-20||2||44°27'N / 97°54'W||44°35'N / 97°47'W||10.40 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Beadle|
|47.0||1953-06-15||2||45°30'N / 97°59'W||45°35'N / 97°52'W||7.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Day|
|47.2||2003-06-24||2||44°26'N / 97°54'W||44°29'N / 97°54'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||0||0||Beadle|
|Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged farm structures.|
|47.2||2010-05-22||2||45°36'N / 98°54'W||45°41'N / 98°43'W||10.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Mcpherson|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado entered southeast Mcpherson county from northeast Edmunds county. The tornado struck a farm along State Highway 45 where a calving shed was completely destroyed with large sections of the roof blown over 100 yards. The tornado then caused moderate damage to a barn with one collapsed wall. Multiple softwood and hardwood trees were uprooted and many power poles were completely snapped near the base. The tornado tore the roof off a turkey barn at the Long Lake Colony. Several Wetonka homes also sustained minor roof damage. The wind speeds were estimated between 111 and 120 mph. The tornado then moved into western Brown county and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.|
|48.3||2003-06-24||3||44°22'N / 98°02'W||44°24'N / 98°00'W||3.50 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||1.5M||0||Beadle|
|Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings and numerous trees, resulting in F3 damage southwest of Cavour. Homes and businesses within the town of Cavour were severely damaged (F2). Winds of 120 mph were measured by an anemometer on top of a grain elevator in Cavour.|
|48.4||1996-07-17||2||45°29'N / 97°51'W||45°30'N / 97°45'W||5.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Day|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down one mile southwest of Pierpont and traveled east northeast. Two miles east of Pierpont the tornado took out the west wall and the roof of a farmhouse, destroyed a machine shop, a garage, and six grain bins. A truck had its windshield crushed and its side was dented by debris. The tornado also brought down some power lines and several trees in its path.|
|49.5||1961-06-28||2||45°37'N / 99°38'W||45°30'N / 98°37'W||49.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Mcpherson|
|49.8||1953-05-29||2||44°39'N / 97°37'W||44°41'N / 97°34'W||1.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clark|
* 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.