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

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

Earthquake Index, #499

Bagley, MN
0.00
Minnesota
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

Bagley, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #817

Bagley, MN
60.29
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,367 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bagley, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:21Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:81Hail:726Heat:1Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:393Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:0
Other:40 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bagley, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bagley, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 13 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bagley, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.61978-07-05247°38'N / 95°35'W47°45'N / 95°15'W17.20 Miles400 Yards000K0Clearwater
12.11960-08-25247°42'N / 95°25'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Clearwater
14.11981-08-05247°42'N / 95°15'W0.80 Mile70 Yards003K0Clearwater
18.31978-07-05247°30'N / 96°00'W47°38'N / 95°35'W21.30 Miles400 Yards190K0Polk
19.22008-07-11247°18'N / 95°49'W47°29'N / 95°43'W16.00 Miles250 Yards00500K100KMahnomen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked to the north-northeast for about 16 miles and lifted about 3 miles south-southwest of Lengby, or near Sugar Bowl Lake. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped along the path. Farm sheds were blown down and hay wagons flipped. The damage path was around 250 yards wide where it crossed county road 122 about 2 miles east of Beaulieu. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An area of surface low pressure near Bismarck (ND) on the morning of the 11th moved to near Grand Forks (ND) by early afternoon, then moved to near Winnipeg in the evening. As it did so, a warm front lifted north ahead of the low and a cold front trailed behind the low. Thunderstorms formed along both boundaries.
29.51978-07-05247°27'N / 96°04'W47°30'N / 96°00'W3.80 Miles400 Yards000K0Mahnomen
35.72010-06-17347°38'N / 96°10'W47°46'N / 96°05'W9.00 Miles150 Yards120K0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County and tracked northeastward for nine miles to the Red Lake County line about 5 miles north-northeast of Mentor. After crossing into Red Lake County, it continued for an additional 6 miles. The tornado tracked across Maple Lake and the community of Mentor. Trees were sheared off or uprooted, power poles were snapped, and roofs and garages were destroyed. A convenience store and gas station along U. S. Highway 2 were flattened. Cabins, campers, boats, and docks were damaged along the northeast side of Maple Lake. Peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
36.82010-06-17347°46'N / 96°05'W47°51'N / 96°04'W6.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KRed Lake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County, about 4 miles south-southwest of Mentor at 615 PM CDT. The tornado tracked into Red Lake County and continued an additional 6 miles to roughly 4 miles east-northeast of Terrebonne. The tornado sheared trees and blew down farm buildings near the Polk County line and lofted debris from Mentor well past the community of Plummer. The total track length was about 15 miles and peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
38.61978-07-05247°20'N / 96°21'W47°27'N / 96°04'W15.20 Miles400 Yards33525.0M0Norman
40.02008-06-06346°58'N / 95°01'W47°04'N / 94°58'W7.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KHubbard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked for about 7 miles from the southwest edge of Big Sand Lake, across Pickerel Lake, to 1 mile northwest of Emmaville by 947 am CDT. Maximum width was around 400 yards with peak winds to 160 mph. The tornado completely destroyed two homes and damaged several others on Pickerel Lake. It flattened dozens of acres of forest. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
46.81965-05-05246°51'N / 95°30'W46°51'N / 95°30'W0025K0Becker
47.11978-06-26247°53'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Red Lake
47.62008-06-06246°49'N / 95°03'W46°57'N / 95°01'W9.00 Miles450 Yards015.0M800KHubbard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Wadena County, 1 mile east of Menagha, at 914 am CDT. It continued north-northeast where it crossed Hinds Lakes and passed along the east edge of Park Rapids. It lifted about 3 miles northeast of Park Rapids by 934 am CDT. Maximum tornado width was about 450 yards with peak winds of 130 mph. The tornado destroyed one home and hundreds of acres of forest. Several homes and businesses from Hinds Lake to Park Rapids received damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.


* 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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