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Beechwood, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Beechwood is about the same as Michigan average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Beechwood 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, #545

Beechwood, MI
0.01
Michigan
0.04
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

Beechwood, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #521

Beechwood, MI
126.28
Michigan
140.33
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 2,054 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Beechwood, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:16Cold:2Dense Fog:2Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:91Hail:501Heat:3Heavy Snow:152
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:27
Thunderstorm Winds:1,068Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:106Winter Weather:4
Other:69 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Beechwood, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Beechwood, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Beechwood, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.61956-04-03542°40'N / 86°13'W42°46'N / 85°59'W13.50 Miles400 Yards01025K0Allegan
11.51974-06-20242°44'N / 85°59'W42°42'N / 85°52'W5.70 Miles20 Yards00250K0Allegan
11.91983-07-21242°40'N / 86°12'W42°35'N / 86°07'W13.60 Miles200 Yards11250K0Allegan
12.11956-03-06242°57'N / 86°07'W42°58'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ottawa
12.71956-04-03542°46'N / 85°59'W42°56'N / 85°47'W15.10 Miles400 Yards14200250K0Ottawa
13.91957-06-22242°52'N / 85°52'W0025K0Ottawa
14.71967-04-21242°30'N / 86°08'W42°42'N / 85°53'W18.60 Miles50 Yards04250K0Allegan
15.71963-06-09242°46'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Allegan
17.61965-09-04243°01'N / 86°06'W43°05'N / 86°04'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ottawa
19.21967-10-24242°38'N / 85°49'W0425K0Allegan
20.61966-07-12243°04'N / 85°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ottawa
21.01965-04-11443°01'N / 85°55'W43°02'N / 85°47'W6.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Ottawa
21.51975-05-20242°49'N / 85°44'W42°50'N / 85°40'W2.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Kent
22.21989-05-30242°25'N / 86°11'W42°32'N / 86°05'W9.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Allegan
24.41961-09-22243°02'N / 85°49'W43°05'N / 85°47'W2.70 Miles2000 Yards0125K0Ottawa
24.62009-06-19242°28'N / 86°00'W42°28'N / 85°53'W6.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KAllegan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Damage to both trees and structures were found along the tornado path. A Circa 1940 pole barn was destroyed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted just over a half a mile west of Chicora north of 108th Avenue. Further down the tornado's path, garage doors were blown out and carried 300 yards while two boats were blown out of the garage. The house suffered 80% shingle loss with one 2-foot diameter hole in the roof on the home's west side. This was approximately 0.35 miles north of Chicora. The most extensive damage occurred approximately one mile northeast of Chicora along 42nd Street. A roof was partially torn off of a house. A barn was blown about 20-feet off of its foundation. There were several telephone poles snapped with wires wrapped around a tree. A roof was ripped off a small unoccupied house with one wall collapsed. Debris was lofted up to one-half mile across a field. More shingle loss was found on the west side of a home located two-miles northeast of Chicora. Nearly 80% shingle loss was witnessed. Several utility poles were snapped with widespread tree damage through the area. More damage to a home was observed about a quarter-mile west of Schermerhorn Lake. The damage happened when numerous falling trees crushed it. One-quarter mile of 39th street was blocked by fallen trees. The trees were piled up to 15-feet deep on the road. As the tornado was weakening, a 30-foot metal tower was bent over half way up. This was located near the intersection of 37th Street and 109th Avenue. Minor roof damage was also noted to a home in this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
24.71956-04-03342°32'N / 85°50'W42°45'N / 85°32'W21.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ottawa
24.81956-04-03342°26'N / 85°56'W42°32'N / 85°50'W8.30 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Allegan
25.61954-05-31242°32'N / 85°46'W0.30 Mile110 Yards003K0Allegan
26.41967-04-21342°54'N / 85°46'W42°57'N / 85°30'W13.60 Miles400 Yards03225.0M0Kent
26.71965-04-11443°02'N / 85°47'W43°03'N / 85°39'W6.20 Miles300 Yards51422.5M0Kent
27.01989-05-30242°24'N / 86°12'W42°25'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
27.11965-09-04243°11'N / 86°02'W0025K0Muskegon
27.41961-09-22243°05'N / 85°47'W43°07'N / 85°46'W0025K0Kent
28.31956-04-03342°23'N / 85°57'W42°26'N / 85°56'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
28.91989-05-30242°23'N / 86°02'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Van Buren
30.81954-05-31242°18'N / 86°12'W42°24'N / 86°04'W9.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Van Buren
32.61967-04-21242°55'N / 85°30'W0.30 Mile27 Yards0025K0Kent
32.81956-04-03342°16'N / 86°08'W42°23'N / 85°57'W12.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Van Buren
35.01956-04-03342°45'N / 85°32'W42°52'N / 85°20'W12.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barry
36.11956-04-03542°56'N / 85°47'W43°18'N / 85°20'W33.80 Miles400 Yards413025K0Kent
36.81965-04-11443°03'N / 85°39'W43°12'N / 85°27'W14.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Kent
37.51980-05-13342°13'N / 86°13'W42°18'N / 85°49'W21.00 Miles300 Yards0152.5M0Van Buren
39.51986-08-26242°35'N / 85°24'W0.60 Mile13 Yards0025K0Barry
41.01967-04-21242°43'N / 85°27'W42°48'N / 85°11'W14.50 Miles500 Yards0125K0Barry
41.01968-09-09243°13'N / 85°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Kent
41.21956-05-09242°12'N / 86°10'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Van Buren
42.21966-06-09242°31'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Barry
43.32009-06-19242°23'N / 85°30'W42°23'N / 85°28'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several trees and large branches were knocked down across North 28th Street near the tornado touchdown. The most extensive damage was located approximately two-miles northwest of Richland south of E C Avenue. The roof was torn off a ranch-style house and completely destroyed with pieces of truss carried one-half mile. Insulation was found over one-mile away from the tornado damaged home. The back deck of the home was destroyed with a large piece of the deck thrown approximately 100 yards. All trees were snapped or uprooted around the house with two uprooted trees carried 30-40 feet. Nearly 1.8 miles northwest of Richland, about 50% of trees were snapped or uprooted with numerous branches down along the tree line. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
43.61980-05-13342°18'N / 85°43'W42°17'N / 85°30'W10.60 Miles450 Yards57925.0M0Kalamazoo
43.81955-08-06242°39'N / 85°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Barry
43.91976-03-04242°05'N / 86°13'W42°15'N / 85°47'W24.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
44.01986-09-29242°12'N / 85°51'W42°12'N / 85°47'W3.80 Miles400 Yards01250K0Van Buren
44.81986-07-15242°33'N / 85°31'W42°25'N / 85°11'W20.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Barry
45.01965-04-11342°22'N / 85°36'W42°22'N / 85°19'W14.20 Miles150 Yards017250K0Kalamazoo
45.32001-05-21242°22'N / 85°27'W42°22'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00500K100KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado produced maximum estimated wind speeds of 120 to 130 m.p.h. and caused extensive damage 4 miles west of Richland, in Kalamazoo county. The initial damage occurred approximately one third of a mile south of the intersection of C Avenue and 24th street, extending north for about a mile. Extensive tree damage occurred along the tornado's path, and there was structural damage to several homes. One home along the tornado's path was completely destroyed, while several others sustained significant roof and shingle damage. The home that was destroyed lost it's roof, which was carried roughly 75 yards north of the home, and it also lost most of it's interior and exterior walls. The tornado's path length was one mile long with a width of 150 yards.
47.51975-06-17243°26'N / 85°46'W1.50 Miles60 Yards100K0Newaygo
48.21977-04-02442°17'N / 85°33'W42°21'N / 85°19'W12.40 Miles183 Yards0102.5M0Kalamazoo
49.31979-06-07242°05'N / 86°11'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0125K0Van Buren


* 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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