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Au Gres, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Au Gres is about the same as Michigan average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Au Gres is lower than Michigan average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #534

Au Gres, MI

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

Au Gres, MI

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, #642

Au Gres, MI

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 1,826 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Au Gres, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:22Cold:17Dense Fog:5Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:94Hail:479Heat:10Heavy Snow:157
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:45
Thunderstorm Winds:775Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:95Winter Weather:35

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Au Gres, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Au Gres, MI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Au Gres, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Au Gres, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61977-07-04244°03'N / 83°41'W2.50 Miles90 Yards01250K0Arenac
14.61974-04-12244°10'N / 83°56'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Ogemaw
17.21973-07-31243°53'N / 84°00'W43°54'N / 83°56'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Bay
19.01993-04-24244°09'N / 84°08'W44°13'N / 83°55'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0350K0Arenac And Ogemaw
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Alger in extreme northwest Arenac County around 1822 EST. The tornado moved northeast and lifted briefly after crossing Highway M-33. The tornado touched down with greater strength just before crossing into Ogemaw County where the Rifle River crosses the Ogemaw/Arenac County line. The tornado then moved into Mills Township/Skidway Lake through a subdivision comprised mainly of mobile homes and cottages, reaching F2 strength. It lifted briefly, about 0.75 mile northeast of the river, then touched down again and traveled another 6 miles, moving out of dense woods and into mostly open fields. A total of 17 mobile homes, 3 homes or cottages, 7 travel trailers, 4 garages, a barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed or badly damaged. Six people, in 3 of the mobile homes that were completely destroyed were warned by the approaching roar, and in each case, took some action that ultimately saved their lives. Three were hospitalized with injuries. The tornado lifted just west of Prescott. Tree and power line damage occurred with the tornado itself, and up to 0.1 mile either side of the tornado path. Structure damage and personal property loss in Ogemaw County is estimated at around $250,000, with another $110,000 in tree damage or loss.
19.91984-06-12343°42'N / 83°44'W43°57'N / 83°08'W38.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Huron
22.01976-03-30344°16'N / 83°56'W44°22'N / 83°55'W6.40 Miles117 Yards17250K0Ogemaw
24.71991-03-27344°20'N / 83°58'W44°23'N / 83°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
26.11953-06-08244°20'N / 83°38'W44°27'N / 83°20'W16.60 Miles833 Yards413250K0Iosco
26.61976-03-30344°08'N / 84°13'W44°10'N / 84°12'W000K0Gladwin
27.81976-03-30344°10'N / 84°12'W44°20'N / 84°09'W11.40 Miles100 Yards010250K0Ogemaw
27.91991-03-27344°23'N / 83°54'W44°30'N / 83°41'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
28.71984-06-12343°35'N / 83°56'W43°42'N / 83°44'W10.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Bay
29.01991-03-27244°15'N / 84°16'W44°19'N / 84°05'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ogemaw
30.61991-03-27344°27'N / 83°53'W44°30'N / 83°48'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
30.81965-04-11243°34'N / 83°38'W43°39'N / 83°29'W9.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tuscola
32.11965-04-11243°33'N / 83°52'W43°37'N / 83°41'W9.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Bay
33.11974-07-04243°41'N / 83°15'W43°45'N / 83°10'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Huron
33.71957-06-22243°35'N / 83°55'W0025K0Bay
36.01991-03-27344°29'N / 84°03'W44°30'N / 84°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
36.71991-03-27344°30'N / 83°48'W44°39'N / 83°33'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
36.81991-03-27344°30'N / 83°41'W44°37'N / 83°19'W23.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
37.31999-05-31243°39'N / 84°14'W43°40'N / 84°12'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00150K0Midland
 Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.
39.71955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
40.21976-03-30244°36'N / 83°41'W44°39'N / 83°36'W4.90 Miles150 Yards000K0Alcona
40.41971-05-24243°29'N / 83°23'W43°35'N / 83°13'W10.40 Miles1100 Yards01250K0Tuscola
40.91975-05-21244°01'N / 84°31'W1.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Gladwin
45.01953-06-05243°22'N / 83°52'W43°26'N / 83°47'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saginaw
47.11984-08-07243°22'N / 83°35'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Tuscola
49.21996-06-21343°20'N / 83°45'W43°20'N / 83°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards005.0M0Saginaw

* 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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