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

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Earthquake Index, #238

Bay Hill, FL
0.01
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

Bay Hill, 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, #188

Bay Hill, FL
237.06
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 2,229 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bay Hill, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:57Hail:801Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:1,072Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:12Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:281 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bay Hill, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bay Hill, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bay Hill, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.61978-01-08228°30'N / 81°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Orange
7.01973-01-28228°31'N / 81°26'W28°32'N / 81°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0162.5M0Orange
8.61998-02-22328°31'N / 81°38'W28°38'N / 81°27'W14.00 Miles200 Yards37015.0M0Orange
 Brief Description: The Lake County tornado moved into Orange County about 5 miles southwest of Winter Garden moving northeast at 45 mph. It rapidly intensified to a category F3 tornado with estimated winds near 200 mph. The tornado moved through Winter Garden between 11:47 pm and 11:55 pm destroying a mobile home community in Winter Garden. There were three fatalities and 70 injuries. Five hundred structures were either damaged or destroyed. F68MH, M80MH, M80MH
9.11950-05-15228°30'N / 81°22'W0025K0Orange
10.01967-06-05228°30'N / 81°21'W0.10 Mile173 Yards002.5M0Orange
10.21981-03-19328°30'N / 81°25'W28°33'N / 81°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Orange
10.81983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Orange
11.21998-02-22328°29'N / 81°43'W28°31'N / 81°39'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Lake
 Brief Description: The second tornado of the outbreak touched down in Lake County just east of Lake Louisa along Highway 27. It moved northeast at 45 mph through a rural area blowing down trees but otherwise causing little property damage. At 11:41 pm the tornado moved into Orange County.
13.01978-01-08228°37'N / 81°26'W28°38'N / 81°24'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0232.5M0Orange
13.81983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W28°37'N / 81°18'W5.00 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Orange
13.91973-01-28228°16'N / 81°28'W28°20'N / 81°15'W14.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Osceola
14.01998-02-23328°14'N / 81°29'W28°20'N / 81°17'W14.00 Miles250 Yards2514550.0M0Osceola
 Brief Description: The deadliest tornado of the outbreak was a category F3 that touched down initially one mile south of Intercession City. The tornado moved northeast at 45 mph and ripped through the town of Kissimmee killing 25 people. The hardest hit areas were the Morningside Acres mobile home community and the Ponderosa Recreational Vehicle Park. In all eight people were killed in recreational vehicles, fifteen in mobile homes and one in an automobile. The tornado continued northeast and moved into Orange County six miles north of St. Cloud. One hundred and fifty people were injured and over 1000 structures were damaged or destroyed. M1MH, M22MH, M23MH, M30VE, F31MH, F33MH, M38MH, F45MH, F47MH, M50MH, M51VE, M55MH, F64VE, F65MH, F66MH, F67MH, M69VE, F70VE, F71VE, M71VE, M73VE, F75MH, F85VE, M51VE, M33VE
16.51959-04-02228°34'N / 81°16'W19250K0Orange
18.31981-03-19228°14'N / 81°22'W28°15'N / 81°17'W5.40 Miles50 Yards011250K0Osceola
18.71982-04-09228°30'N / 81°50'W28°31'N / 81°47'W3.00 Miles20 Yards0125K0Lake
20.41964-04-28228°44'N / 81°37'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Orange
21.31978-01-08228°38'N / 81°24'W28°45'N / 81°10'W16.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Seminole
23.71981-03-18228°40'N / 81°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards01250K0Seminole
23.81960-03-03228°33'N / 81°53'W06250K0Lake
24.51971-03-07228°35'N / 81°53'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Lake
24.61964-06-06228°06'N / 81°33'W0025K0Polk
25.11998-02-23328°42'N / 81°21'W28°48'N / 81°11'W14.00 Miles200 Yards123630.0M0Seminole
 Brief Description: The Seminole County category F3 tornado was produced by the same supercell that produced the Winter Garden tornado. It initially set down near Longwood and moved northeast at 45 mph. The tornado passed through several neighborhhoods in the southeast portion of Sanford killing 12 people in mobile homes and injuring 70. It continued northeast and crossed into Volusia County 5 miles east of Sanford. The near 200 mph winds of the tornado damaged or destroy 625 structures. M9MH, F11MH, F21MH, M23MH, M26MH, M37MH, F39MH, F40MH, M41MH, M49MH, M53PH, M62MH
25.61997-12-27228°04'N / 81°40'W28°08'N / 81°36'W5.80 Miles150 Yards0186.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down in the Lake Region mobile home park along U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 544 in Polk county. Several mobile homes sustained major to severe damage. Residents of Haines City who heard the tornado described that the sound resembled a high-pitched whine. The F2 tornado moved northeast and travelled across U.S. Highway 27 and caused significant wall and roof damage to several well built wood, mixed brick and mobile homes over mainly south and east Haines City from County Road 544 northeast to County Road 580. The Boone Middle School over eastern Haines City had heavy damage to a main building while eleven portable classrooms were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped half way up from the base. Several orange trees were sheared near the base along County Road 544. Several power poles were snapped and power lines downed along the path of the F2 tornado. Total damage was estimated at six million dollars. Seventy-five homes were destroyed, another 75-100 suffered major damage while another 75-100 received minor damage. Most of the homes destroyed were mobile or pre-fabricated homes. Also, at least ten vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. Nearly 2,000 electrical customers were without power from power poles and lines blown down by the tornadic wind. Most injuries that occurred during the tornado touchdown resulted from wind blown debris.
25.71998-02-23328°24'N / 81°16'W28°29'N / 80°54'W24.00 Miles250 Yards055.0M0Orange
 Brief Description: The Kissimmee tornado moved into Orange County southeast of Orlando International Airport as a category F3. The tornado affected rural swampy areas, striking few structures except for lakeside neighborhoods on the shores of Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane. The tornado lifted as it approached the St. Johns River on the east central border of Orange County in the Tosohatchee State Preserve.
25.91987-04-15228°48'N / 81°38'W28°50'N / 81°36'W3.00 Miles100 Yards172.5M0Lake
26.31966-04-04428°13'N / 81°32'W28°26'N / 80°40'W54.80 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
26.31973-03-17228°06'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Polk
27.11966-04-04428°06'N / 82°04'W28°13'N / 81°32'W33.50 Miles300 Yards845025.0M0Polk
28.51966-08-23228°48'N / 81°15'W0325K0Seminole
28.81979-05-08228°04'N / 81°41'W4.00 Miles200 Yards14025.0M0Polk
29.31982-04-08228°48'N / 81°16'W28°49'N / 81°13'W3.00 Miles50 Yards010250K0Seminole
30.51972-07-05228°50'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Seminole
31.71966-04-04227°42'N / 82°38'W28°21'N / 80°45'W140.0 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pinellas
32.21998-02-23328°48'N / 81°09'W28°48'N / 81°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards101.0M0Volusia
 Brief Description: The Sanford tornado crossed into Volusia County near Highway 46 and the St. Johns River where it killed a 53 year old man in a recreational vehicle at a fish camp. The tornado continued northeast for 2 miles and dissipated in a rural part of south Volusia County. M53VE
32.71969-11-13228°42'N / 81°59'W28°39'N / 81°59'W3.40 Miles150 Yards01250K0Sumter
33.31987-04-15228°39'N / 82°03'W28°47'N / 81°53'W12.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Sumter
33.91985-08-31228°48'N / 81°52'W28°53'N / 81°50'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lake
36.02007-02-02328°57'N / 81°35'W29°00'N / 81°22'W13.00 Miles400 Yards13946.0M0KLake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The mesocyclone that produced the Lady Lake tornado reintensified and produced a second F3 tornado in a rural area west southwest of Paisley. The tornado move east northeast at over 50 MPH toward the Lake Mack area just west of the St. Johns river. The tornado produced a quarter mile wide track across the Lake Mack area destroying 86 residences and damaging 144. Many mobile homes were completely destroyed. Thirteen people died in mobile homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
36.51983-03-24228°15'N / 81°02'W28°18'N / 80°51'W10.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
36.81968-11-09228°29'N / 82°12'W28°39'N / 82°00'W16.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
37.42007-02-02328°53'N / 81°57'W28°55'N / 81°46'W11.00 Miles450 Yards81052.0M0KLake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The the tornado that moved out of Sumter County, crossed into Lake County just west of Lady Lake. The one quarter mile wide, F3 tornado moved across the Lady Lake area killing 8 people and injuring 10. The tornado damaged 180 residences and destroyed 101. All of the fatalities were in mobile homes. Moving east northeast at 50 MPH, the tornado lifted near Emrald Marsh Lake. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
38.51963-02-19227°54'N / 81°35'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Polk
39.01963-05-29227°54'N / 81°38'W02250K0Polk
40.51971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk
41.01998-03-09227°50'N / 81°30'W27°54'N / 81°19'W10.40 Miles250 Yards042.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A tornado (F0) touched down in rural semi-wooded swampland, seven miles southeast of Lake Wales in Southwest Polk County. Ground survey indicated that the tornado moved northeast across Lake-In-The-Water Road and caused sporadic minor damage to the roofs of a few homes and downed trees and branches in the Oakwood Drive subdivision. The tornado continued northeast, widened to 250 yards and intensified to F2 strength where it destroyed or severely damaged several structures along Doherty Drive. Two mobile homes that took a direct hit from the F2 tornado along Doherty Drive were completely disintegrated with only frame rails and tie downs intact. Meanwhile, in close proximity to the crushed mobile homes, a well-built home, with rebar-poured concrete, reinforced cinder block walls and a hip roof, suffered minor structural and roofing tile damage after taking a direct hit by the F2 tornado on Doherty Drive. A pick-up truck parked adjacent to the well-built home was pushed 30 feet from its original resting place by the tornadic wind. Residents along Doherty Drive reported the sound of the tornado resembled that of a large freight train. One severely injured resident on Doherty Drive was tossed over 50 feet into the street from his mobile home that was destroyed by the tornado. A storage facility with unsupported cinder block walls and a high unsupported roof span was demolished by the tornadic wind. Tornado ground survey indicated that a large ten foot plus wide wood door entrance failed and allowed the tornadic wind to enter the commercial structure and exert extreme pressure on the outer load bearing walls which collapsed outward. Aerial survey indicated that the tornado weakened to F1 strength and continued northeast across rural pasture and semi-wooded swampland where it caused severe damage to a few mobile homes, barns, fences and sheds before it crossed State Road 60, one quarter mile west of Tiger Lake Road, or 11.5 miles east of Lake Wales. The tornado downed large power lines along State Road 60 and continued northeast where it snapped tree tops and branches before it lifted and dissipated along the southwest shore of Lake Kissimmee. The tornado in all destroyed or severely damaged twelve homes, caused moderate to slight damage to an additional fourteen homes, severely damaged four commercial buildings and damaged two recreational vehicles. The tornado also snapped several large power poles, downed numerous power lines and uprooted or snapped several large trees. Tornado damage to structures was estimated at one million dollars while damage to the electrical infrastructure was estimated at one million dollars.
41.72007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
41.72007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
42.11959-04-02228°39'N / 80°51'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Brevard
42.12007-02-02328°52'N / 82°03'W28°54'N / 81°57'W6.00 Miles335 Yards01562.0M0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near the southeast corner of The Villages south of Lake Miona and moved rapidly to the east northeast at 55 MPH into Lake County. A FEMA report to Sumter County emergency management officials detailed damage to 1,145 homes with 200 destroyed during the 6 minutes the tornado was on the ground. A National Weather Service storm survey estimated maximum winds of 140 MPH. No fatalities were recorded in Sumter County and 15 injuries is a rough estimate. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A developing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, February 1 intensified and moved off the mid Atlantic coast Friday. Numerous thunderstorms developed out ahead of and along the associated cold front that pushed into southern Florida late Friday. The first tornado of the year to use the Enhanced Fujita Scale occurred just after 3 AM Friday in The Villages in northeast Sumter County. Several violent tornadoes were reported across central Florida early Friday morning. This violent tornado outbreak was the largest in Florida since the Kissimmee tornadoes of February 22-23, 1998. In addition to the tornadoes, gusty southwest winds ahead of the cold front combined with high tide to cause areas of minor coastal flooding along west and southwest facing shorelines north of Tampa Bay.
42.71959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
42.82006-12-25229°01'N / 81°18'W29°04'N / 81°16'W3.00 Miles50 Yards052.5M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado touched down just west of North Stone Street in Deland and moved northeast crossing Highway 17. It moved across the Fernwood mobile home community and continued northeast over Meadowlea Estates mobile home community. It lifted just north of Carter Road. Fifty two residences were destroyed and 162 were damaged. Five people were seriously injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: On December 24th an area of surface low pressure developed in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a strong upper level trough and an associated powerful branch of the subtropical jet. As this low pressure system moved into Florida, a squall line developed over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and then moved rapidly into Florida . The squall line spawned severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moving east and northeast at around 50 MPH.
43.31973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
44.11972-05-20229°04'N / 81°18'W1.00 Mile23 Yards0025K0Volusia
44.11986-02-08227°53'N / 81°50'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Polk
44.31968-09-12228°37'N / 80°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Brevard
44.31970-03-05328°37'N / 80°48'W1.90 Miles333 Yards072.5M0Brevard
44.91983-03-24228°18'N / 80°51'W28°20'N / 80°43'W8.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Brevard
45.51973-01-28228°30'N / 80°48'W28°30'N / 80°43'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brevard
45.71978-12-01228°10'N / 82°11'W0.60 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
46.01971-08-27229°01'N / 81°06'W0.30 Mile50 Yards013K0Volusia
46.31951-12-18227°47'N / 81°32'W000K0Polk
46.91963-07-11228°28'N / 80°44'W003K0Brevard
47.11964-07-02228°02'N / 82°07'W0625K0Hillsborough
47.21968-11-09228°22'N / 82°22'W28°29'N / 82°12'W12.90 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Pasco
47.31998-02-23228°51'N / 80°56'W28°54'N / 80°51'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00500K0Volusia
 Brief Description: The same supercell that produced the Sanford tornado produced an F2 tornado that touched down just west of Interstate 95 about 5 miles west of Oak Hill. The tornado moved northeast at 45 mph blowing down trees destroying two barns and damaging 10 mobile homes and 2 houses. The tornado lifted at the town of Ariel at U.S. Highway 1.
48.51972-08-22229°08'N / 81°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Volusia
48.61963-02-19228°01'N / 82°08'W00250K0Hillsborough
48.71995-01-07229°00'N / 82°07'W29°00'N / 81°55'W12.00 Miles440 Yards1202.8M0Marion
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 0550 EST about one mile north of Pedro in Marion County and moved east about 12 miles before lifting about three-quarters miles north of Weirsdale. A man received fatal head injuries while sitting in his car outside a mobile home when the car was rolled four times. Another 20 persons, mostly those in mobile homes, were injured. The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 66 mobile homes with less extensive damage to another 85 dwellings, mostly mobile homes. The hardest hit communities were Lake Weir Harbor Estates and Bird Island. (M53A)
49.11972-03-31228°31'N / 80°42'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brevard
49.81972-03-31228°44'N / 80°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Brevard


* 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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