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

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

Earthquake Index, #245

Blue River, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Blue River, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #469

Blue River, WI
143.68
Wisconsin
153.98
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 2,838 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Blue River, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:11Cold:62Dense Fog:10Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:315Hail:851Heat:14Heavy Snow:35
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:38
Thunderstorm Winds:1,199Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:100Winter Weather:44
Other:135 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Blue River, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Blue River, WI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Blue River, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Blue River, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.61964-09-03343°12'N / 90°38'W43°18'N / 90°19'W17.10 Miles800 Yards04250K0Richland
11.91965-04-11442°52'N / 90°35'W43°10'N / 90°28'W21.30 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Clinton
13.11954-04-07243°08'N / 90°23'W43°10'N / 90°15'W6.40 Miles400 Yards0425K0Iowa
15.11969-06-26242°58'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Grant
15.51956-04-03243°06'N / 90°15'W43°09'N / 90°18'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Iowa
15.81988-05-08242°56'N / 90°35'W42°59'N / 90°28'W7.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
16.61988-05-08242°59'N / 90°51'W43°00'N / 90°41'W10.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Grant
19.11988-05-08243°17'N / 90°27'W43°31'N / 90°13'W20.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Richland
19.21957-05-25242°54'N / 90°55'W43°00'N / 90°38'W15.60 Miles400 Yards0025K0Grant
19.81985-05-30242°55'N / 90°27'W42°55'N / 90°25'W1.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Grant
20.41964-05-08243°26'N / 90°43'W43°30'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Vernon
20.82005-08-18243°30'N / 90°40'W43°28'N / 90°22'W13.00 Miles40 Yards032.5M75KRichland
 Brief Description: Six tornadoes affected southwest Wisconsin, which was part of an all-time one day record of 27 tornadoes hitting the state. The first tornado touched down briefly just west of Centerville (Trempealeau County). The only damage reported with this tornado was several trees knocked down just north of Highway 35 along County Road G. A second and stronger tornado occurred just north of County Highway KK, or just west of Esofea (Vernon County). There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A moblie home, which was on cement blocks, was completely destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another residence sustained minor damage, with windows blown out, outbuildings destroyed and a car turned 90 degrees. Power poles were snapped, corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage. The third and strongest tornado touched down just west of Liberty (Vernon County), then tracked along a continous path just north of Highway 56, to the northern most block of the town of Viola (Richland County). Three people were reported injured in Viola and almost every tree in the town was damaged or downed. Most homes in the village had at least minor damage, while a few sustained major damage, including roofs blown off. Many garages facing west or southwest were destroyed by the direct impact of the winds. Wind speeds associated with the tornado were estimated at 100 to 120 mph. The tornado path became more sporadic as it moved east of Viola across northern Richland County. The damage path extended from just north of County Highway MM and Highway 56 into Bloom City (Richland County), which apparently took a direct hit from the storm. The tornado continued on an east-southeast track, before lifting just west of Hub City (Richland County). A fourth tornado touched down along County Road N, or just east of the location where Interstate 90 and 94 split in eastern Monroe County. This tornado continued on a 10 mile track into Juneau County, ending just west of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A home, which was under construction, was completely destroyed. Three other homes sustained minor damage. Corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage as well. A fifth tornado touched down in the town of Muscoda (Grant County) causing minor damage to homes, but knocking down or shearing off numerous trees. This tornado crossed the Wisconsin River into the small community of Orion (Richland County). Several mobile homes were damaged, including several reportedly tossed into the air. Many trees were damaged there as well. The sixth and final tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Highway 82 and 13 in Adams County. Mobile homes were damaged, along with nearby trees. Richland and Vernon County were declared federal disaster areas.
21.71985-05-30242°55'N / 90°25'W43°00'N / 90°08'W14.20 Miles500 Yards00250K0Iowa
23.31980-06-05243°43'N / 91°03'W42°42'N / 91°01'W70.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Vernon
23.51964-05-08243°30'N / 90°40'W43°33'N / 90°29'W9.30 Miles300 Yards02250K0Richland
23.82005-08-18243°31'N / 90°46'W43°31'N / 90°38'W7.00 Miles40 Yards00800K194KVernon
 Brief Description: Six tornadoes affected southwest Wisconsin, which was part of an all-time one day record of 27 tornadoes hitting the state. The first tornado touched down briefly just west of Centerville (Trempealeau County). The only damage reported with this tornado was several trees knocked down just north of Highway 35 along County Road G. A second and stronger tornado occurred just north of County Highway KK, or just west of Esofea (Vernon County). There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A moblie home, which was on cement blocks, was completely destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another residence sustained minor damage, with windows blown out, outbuildings destroyed and a car turned 90 degrees. Power poles were snapped, corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage. The third and strongest tornado touched down just west of Liberty (Vernon County), then tracked along a continous path just north of Highway 56, to the northern most block of the town of Viola (Richland County). Three people were reported injured in Viola and almost every tree in the town was damaged or downed. Most homes in the village had at least minor damage, while a few sustained major damage, including roofs blown off. Many garages facing west or southwest were destroyed by the direct impact of the winds. Wind speeds associated with the tornado were estimated at 100 to 120 mph. The tornado path became more sporadic as it moved east of Viola across northern Richland County. The damage path extended from just north of County Highway MM and Highway 56 into Bloom City (Richland County), which apparently took a direct hit from the storm. The tornado continued on an east-southeast track, before lifting just west of Hub City (Richland County). A fourth tornado touched down along County Road N, or just east of the location where Interstate 90 and 94 split in eastern Monroe County. This tornado continued on a 10 mile track into Juneau County, ending just west of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A home, which was under construction, was completely destroyed. Three other homes sustained minor damage. Corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage as well. A fifth tornado touched down in the town of Muscoda (Grant County) causing minor damage to homes, but knocking down or shearing off numerous trees. This tornado crossed the Wisconsin River into the small community of Orion (Richland County). Several mobile homes were damaged, including several reportedly tossed into the air. Many trees were damaged there as well. The sixth and final tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Highway 82 and 13 in Adams County. Mobile homes were damaged, along with nearby trees. Richland and Vernon County were declared federal disaster areas.
24.21964-05-04243°15'N / 91°04'W43°25'N / 90°57'W12.60 Miles200 Yards02250K0Crawford
26.71951-07-03243°29'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Richland
26.81983-07-03442°58'N / 90°08'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Iowa
27.01959-05-19242°48'N / 90°48'W42°50'N / 90°42'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Grant
27.91989-06-26243°25'N / 90°07'W0.30 Mile73 Yards00250K0Sauk
28.81964-05-08243°33'N / 90°29'W43°38'N / 90°24'W6.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Richland
28.81964-05-04243°13'N / 91°12'W43°19'N / 91°04'W9.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Allamakee
28.91985-05-30342°53'N / 91°08'W42°56'N / 90°52'W14.00 Miles1500 Yards022.5M0Grant
30.91984-06-07242°48'N / 90°14'W42°52'N / 90°09'W5.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Iowa
31.11969-06-04242°50'N / 90°34'W42°42'N / 90°07'W24.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
31.31970-09-09242°41'N / 90°40'W42°47'N / 90°23'W15.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
31.51965-05-15242°55'N / 90°04'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Iowa
32.21966-07-13242°43'N / 90°30'W42°44'N / 90°26'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
32.41984-06-07242°44'N / 90°20'W42°48'N / 90°14'W6.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Lafayette
32.61955-04-18242°50'N / 90°08'W43°02'N / 89°55'W17.30 Miles67 Yards000K0Iowa
33.31980-06-05343°40'N / 91°13'W43°27'N / 90°46'W26.90 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Vernon
34.11979-08-09243°39'N / 90°22'W43°39'N / 90°19'W00250K0Vernon
34.91979-08-09243°39'N / 90°19'W43°38'N / 90°14'W2.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Juneau
35.21984-06-07542°58'N / 89°59'W43°05'N / 89°50'W10.00 Miles450 Yards9200250K0Iowa
35.81969-06-04242°46'N / 91°00'W42°44'N / 90°55'W4.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
37.41965-05-25243°32'N / 90°00'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0825K0Sauk
37.71966-04-19243°38'N / 90°20'W43°45'N / 90°15'W8.60 Miles17 Yards00250K0Vernon
37.81998-05-15242°33'N / 90°24'W42°48'N / 90°12'W20.00 Miles150 Yards0111.7M140KLafayette
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm, after dropping a couple tornadoes in northeast Iowa, eventually moved northeast into Lafayette county, creating another tornado. This tornado touched down just southwest of Benton and hopped/skipped northeast for 20 miles. It caused moderate to severe damage to 40 different farms and their outbuildings, and homes. Numerous power lines were downed. Eleven people were injured: 2 children near Cuba city, 3 children southwest of Truman, and 6 adults in a vehicle on Highway 81 south of Benton. Several farm fields sustained damage. After the F2 tornado tore through Lafayette county a series of severe thunderstorms pummeled southcentral and southeast Wisconsin with numerous reports of tree limb damage and trees downed, which in turn downed a few power lines. The highest reported wind gust was 65 mph near Reedsburg (Sauk Co.). Other notable damage included roofs and doors ripped off of buildings in Mayville (Dodge Co.) and a deck ripped off a house in Ripon (Fond du Lac Co.) where several cars where also damaged by felled trees.
38.21967-03-31243°38'N / 90°11'W43°40'N / 90°08'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
39.01958-05-31242°43'N / 90°09'W42°44'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lafayette
39.31953-05-10342°57'N / 91°20'W43°03'N / 91°17'W6.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Clayton
40.11965-08-25243°04'N / 91°23'W43°01'N / 91°18'W4.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clayton
41.02005-08-18243°22'N / 89°54'W43°21'N / 89°41'W11.10 Miles200 Yards00600K20KSauk
 Brief Description: This tornado spun up from the same supercell thunderstorm that spawned the "Viola" tornado earlier in Vernon and Richland counties. This Sauk County tornado spun up at 1633CST about 3.6 miles northeast of Leland, or about 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Ruff and Pine Hollow Roads. The tornado headed east-southeast for about 11.1 miles in Sauk County, and crossed the Columbia County line at 1655CST about 4.5 miles north-northeast of Prairie du Sac, between Wiegans Bay and a boat launch site. This tornado crossed CTH C about 0.5 mile west of Stones Pocket Road, and moved through old Badger Ammunition Plant just south of the greatest density of roads within the Plant grounds. This rain-wrapped tornado was video taped and photographed, and damaged many structures, trees, and power-lines. As for residential buildings, 10 received minor damage, 1 had major damage, and one was destroyed. One business building had minor damage. As for agricultural buildings, 5 received minor damage, and 6 were destroyed. This tornado was rated an F2 with estimated winds of 98-136 knots (113-157 mph). Average path width was about 150 yards. The largest single-day tornado outbreak in Wisconsin recorded history for south-central and southeast Wisconsin occurred on August 18, 2005. Sixteen tornadoes were documented on this day in south-central and southeast Wisconsin, a new single-day record. A line of supercells developed and pushed across south-central Wisconsin during the afternoon hours, and then pushed east across southeast Wisconsin during the evening hours. Most of the tornadoes were associated with two supercells. One main supercell tracked across Sauk County and then into Columbia, producing one F0 and one F2 tornado. The F2 tornado crossed into Columbia County. Another main supercell produced an F3 tornado that devastated the area north of city of Stoughton (Dane Co.), and a weaker F1 tornado just south of the city of Rockdale (Dane Co.). This supercell then tracked into southwestern Jefferson County a short time later, producing two F0 tornadoes and four F1 tornadoes. The sixteen (16) tornadoes contributed largely to both the new state record of 27 tornadoes on a single day, and 62 tornadoes for a calendar year. In additiion, there were scattered reports of funnel clouds, damaging straight-line, downburst winds, and large hail across south-central and southeast Wisconsin. The total direct damage estimate for the afternoon and evening tornado and severe weather outbreak in south-central and southeast Wisconsin on August 18th was about $36.6 M ($35.7 property and $948 K crop). Additional indirect costs totaled almost $1.9 M, resulting in a total direct and direct cost of about $38.5 M. Synoptically, a surface low pressure system was located over extreme southeast Minnesota early in the afternoon. A warm front extended east southeast from the low with dew points pooling in the lower 70s along it. The surface low moved east into east central Wisconsin by 2100CST that evening. Favorable wind shear associated with the warm front, combined with the strong instability supplied by the heat and humidity, helped to produce numerous tornadic supercells.
41.61966-08-15243°25'N / 90°08'W43°34'N / 89°35'W29.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Sauk
42.01969-06-29242°54'N / 89°52'W42°56'N / 89°47'W3.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Iowa
42.61957-04-19343°44'N / 90°26'W43°50'N / 90°18'W9.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Monroe
43.91990-06-13242°51'N / 91°24'W42°53'N / 91°15'W8.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Clayton
44.01988-05-08342°35'N / 90°14'W42°43'N / 89°58'W16.00 Miles123 Yards00250K0Lafayette
44.31985-05-30342°51'N / 91°32'W42°53'N / 91°08'W20.00 Miles500 Yards22525.0M0Clayton
44.61969-06-29242°36'N / 90°14'W42°39'N / 90°02'W10.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lafayette
44.71985-08-12243°47'N / 90°22'W43°50'N / 90°18'W5.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Monroe
45.01980-06-05243°45'N / 91°04'W43°43'N / 91°03'W00250K0La Crosse
45.11984-06-07543°05'N / 89°50'W43°17'N / 89°31'W26.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Columbia
45.71970-09-09342°30'N / 90°40'W42°33'N / 90°35'W4.70 Miles300 Yards000K0Dubuque
45.81994-07-04243°18'N / 89°45'W43°22'N / 89°37'W8.00 Miles500 Yards005.0M500KSauk
46.01963-09-02243°10'N / 89°53'W43°11'N / 89°26'W22.50 Miles33 Yards010K0Iowa
47.51966-07-09242°30'N / 90°40'W42°30'N / 90°38'W0025K0Dubuque
47.51963-09-02242°43'N / 89°59'W42°43'N / 89°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Lafayette
47.51970-09-09242°30'N / 90°25'W42°32'N / 90°17'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lafayette
49.21965-08-26242°32'N / 90°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Dubuque


* 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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