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The chance of earthquake damage in Bowling Green is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bowling Green is much lower than Missouri average and is lower than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #540

Bowling Green, MO
0.05
Missouri
0.70
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

Bowling Green, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #1195

Bowling Green, MO
123.49
Missouri
214.01
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 2,912 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bowling Green, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:68Dense Fog:49Drought:40
Dust Storm:0Flood:300Hail:843Heat:61Heavy Snow:43
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:63
Thunderstorm Winds:1,255Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:56Winter Weather:43
Other:77 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bowling Green, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bowling Green, MO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bowling Green, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bowling Green, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.41970-06-12239°17'N / 91°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pike
14.42006-03-13339°04'N / 91°16'W39°15'N / 90°54'W24.00 Miles300 Yards062.5M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: The tornado that formed in Montgomery County north of Bellflower moved into Lincoln County, strengthened, and caused extensive damage along Highway E on the north side of Olney. A home was completely destroyed as the tornado reached F3 intensity and was about 300 yards wide. The family at home escaped injury as they had taken shelter in the basement. About 1:35 am CST, the tornado destroyed a home and caused damage to a home business along Highway H northwest of Silex. At this point the tornado was a strong F2 and about 200 yards wide. A man in the home that was destroyed suffered a broken leg. At the home business, the home suffered roof damage and had the north side brick wall pulled off of the house. A large machine shed suffered extensive damage and a 50 foot travel trailer and the pickup truck it was attached too were blown onto their sides. The tornado continued northeast and primarily crossed over wildlife and conservation areas south of Whiteside. The tornado crossed US Highway 61 near the intersection with Highway F about 1:40 am CST and caused minor damage at a farm and a couple of homes. An old barn was destroyed, a metal shed was destroyed, a garage had the door buckled and windows blown out. A nearly constant trail of tree damage continued as the tornado approached the Lincoln Pike County line west of Dameron about 1:46 am CST.
19.52006-03-13239°03'N / 91°22'W39°06'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles300 Yards00200K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that tracked from northeast Montgomery County, across northern Lincoln County, crossed into southeast Pike County, and then crossed the Mississippi River into Calhoun County, IL during the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2006. The total damage track was almost 45 miles with the tornado reaching a maximum damage width of 300 yards and a F3 rating. The tornado first formed and caused damage in northeast Montgomery County about 1:20 am CST along Union Chapel Road northwest of Bellflower. A home suffered roof damage with several trusses on the northwest side destroyed. The tornado was about 100 yards wide at this point and was rated F1. The tornado moved northeast and crossed Highway E several times. In the small community of Gamma, two homes suffered major roof damage, a barn and several outbuildings destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 at this location and was about 200 years wide. The tornado weakened and caused tree damage near the West Fork of the Cuivre River as it crossed into Lincoln County southwest of Olney.
20.91999-02-11239°14'N / 90°52'W39°18'N / 90°47'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Pike
 Brief Description: The same supercell that spawned the Whiteside tornado in Lincoln County created another tornado which tracked for 20 plus miles from southwest of Annada in Pike County, MO, northeast across Calhoun County, IL, then into Pike County, IL. The first segment extended for about 6 1/2 miles from southwest of Annada to the Mississippi river west of Mozier IL. The tornado started out at F2 travelling along a bluff and destroying one home and damaging 2 others. 2 of the 4 sides of the destroyed home were blown 100 to 150 yards downwind. Several trees were downed along the path as well.
22.61975-04-23239°37'N / 91°32'W39°35'N / 91°24'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ralls
23.91999-04-08239°28'N / 91°03'W39°39'N / 90°39'W26.50 Miles120 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: After forming on the north side of Louisiana, MO, a tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois and first caused damage to a boat dock along US 54. The tornado tracked northeast along US 54 destroying a barn and downing trees. The damage along the rest of the path was somewhat intermittent. Trees were downed and an occasional farm building damaged. Significant damage was noted as the tornado tracked northeast from Pittsfield. Just east of Pittsfield, two farms suffered damage. Three barns were destroyed, an equipment building heavily damaged and a grain bin destroyed. About 5 miles east-northeast of Pittsfield a home lost part of its roof and numerous trees were damaged. The last area of significant damage in Pike County was northeast of Detroit. One home lost its roof, a barn was destroyed and 2 grain bins damaged. Numerous large trees in this area were snapped off at the base.
24.71955-04-23239°06'N / 91°34'W39°08'N / 91°33'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
24.91957-06-14239°33'N / 91°00'W39°34'N / 90°39'W18.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pike
25.21993-09-22239°06'N / 91°39'W39°05'N / 91°26'W12.00 Miles120 Yards005.0M0Audrain And Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado with an intermittent damage track first touched down in Martinsburg where many windows were shattered and numerous large trees were blown down. The county sheriff office reported the heaviest damage in a well defined path through town. The tornado crossed into Montgomery County at about 1655 CST. In Wellsville, two eye witnesses saw a tornado approach from the northwest and split into two funnels. The tornado uprooted trees which fell on several cars and houses. A few cars were crushed. A roof off the Kiddie Kastle Day Care Center along Highway 19 was ripped off and deposited between 200 and 250 yards downwind. Extensive damage to houses occured mainly in the southeast part of town. Strong winds from the tornado tore the roof off at least two houses. A wind gust to 90 mph was reported in town but it us unknown if it was directly associated with the tornado. To the east of Wellsville, the tornado apparently tore the roof off a barn near the intersection of Highway 161 and County Road CC before lifting. No one was injured.
25.51999-02-11239°18'N / 90°46'W39°25'N / 90°41'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The Annada, MO tornado crossed the Mississippi River west of Mozier and continued northeast for about 9 miles across Calhoun County, IL. The tornado reached a maximum intensity of F2 with a damage path up to 100 yards wide. The tornado first damaged a home as it crossed Highway 96 north of Mozier. A 2 car garage was destroyed, the porch destroyed and several windows were blown out. The tornado moved northeast up West Panther Creek Hollow where it reached F2 intensity. One home was destroyed with only 2 walls left standing. 2 x 4 boards became missiles with several driven into walls and into the ground. Half of the roof of another nearby home was also blown off. 3 other homes suffered minor damage. Several outbuildings were also destroyed and numerous trees were uprooted along the path.
26.01956-06-19239°42'N / 91°02'W39°36'N / 90°48'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
26.21969-10-10239°14'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0425K0Calhoun
27.02006-04-02239°32'N / 91°38'W39°34'N / 91°38'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0000Ralls
 Brief Description: The tornado formed around 425 pm CDT 1.5 miles north of Clarence Cannon Dam on County Highway J. Three businesses at this location sustained damage. A convenience store suffered minor exterior damage to shingles, siding, windows and trim. A pole barn suffered substantial roof damage from an airborne camper that was blown from an outdoor storage lot to the east. Damage from this building was scattered 200-300 feet. Four campers in the outdoor lot were damaged with two of these being completely destroyed. Two boats were also flipped over. A camper dealership was located directly across highway J. This building sustained extensive damage. An attached service bay to the south was completely leveled. The second story above the office was obliterated with only the west facing wall left standing. At least 30 campers sustained some type of damage. Eight to ten were completely destroyed. Some of the camper frames were found 150 to 200 feet north of their initial positions. Debris from this area was scattered over 1/4 mile away. Three 1x3 inch boards were found stuck in the dealerships hard packed gravel lot. There was also substantial tree damage. Cedar trees with a diameter of 12 to 15 inches were snapped off at ground level bordering the dealership lot. The tornado was 350 yards wide at this location and produced F2 damage. The tornado continued northeast for 1.3 miles and damaged a pole barn on Clinton Road. The pole barn suffered light roof and trim damage. Southwest of the pole barn, an isolated cedar tree 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter was snapped off 3 feet above the ground. The top portion of the tree was found 150 feet to the northeast. The tornado was 100 yards at this location and produced F1damage. The tornado continued 1.7 miles northeast passing through the Salt River Valley. On township road CC, there was a 2 foot square metal sign buried 4-6 inches into a tilled field. At this location, the tornado was 40 yards wide and produced F0 damage. The tornado dissipated just northeast of this location.
28.71969-10-10238°58'N / 90°59'W38°59'N / 90°56'W2.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lincoln
28.71961-04-24339°42'N / 91°09'W39°39'N / 90°36'W29.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pike
28.71955-04-23238°58'N / 91°33'W39°06'N / 91°34'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
31.81984-04-29338°57'N / 90°55'W39°01'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lincoln
32.42003-05-10339°41'N / 91°39'W39°45'N / 91°30'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: After crossing the extreme northwest corner of Ralls County, the second tornado from the Monroe County supercell crossed back into Marion County southwest of Ely. Approximately one mile north of Ely, three farmsteads sustained varying degrees of damage including damaged or destroyed machine sheds, grain bins, and barns. The garage attached to a home one mile north of Ely was completely destroyed while the farm house sustained roof and side damage and was moved off its foundation. A relatively new home 200 yards to the east experienced severe damage with the roof of the home tossed over 1/3 mile to the northeast. Much of the south, and parts of the east and west walls of the home were destroyed. A nearby barn located 30 yards to the northwest was completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/4 mile to the north-northeast. Several two-by-four wood planks were driven into the ground at 45 to 60 degree angles and were located from 50 to 150 yards downwind from the home. The damage intensity over these areas were rated high-end F2 and low-end F3. The width of the damage area was over 200 yards. The tornado continued on a northeast path and damaged several machine sheds and homes on two additional farmsteads northwest of the town of West Ely (or 7-8 miles south-southwest of Palmyra Missouri). Numerous trees were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado. The width of the damage varied from 50 to 100 yards while the damage area was rated F1. The tornado traveled across U.S. Highway 61/24 and dissipated about four miles south southeast of Palmyra. One semi-tractor trailer was overturned on Highway 61/24. The damage path of the tornado at this point was less than 50 yards and rated F0 intensity.
33.31981-07-20238°53'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Montgomery
33.42006-03-13338°51'N / 91°19'W38°53'N / 91°16'W4.00 Miles300 Yards01800K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm that produced tornadoes in Osage, Callaway, and Montgomery counties produced another tornado in Montgomery County that formed in Jonesburg about Midnight CST March 13, 2006. Damage was first found on Highway Y where a home suffered roof damage. On West Boonslick Road a porta potty business suffered roof damage in addition to having about 20 porta potties destroyed, a few of which were missing. A garbage bin was blown about 100 yards into a field and a mobile home just north of the business was blown onto its side and destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F1 and was 100 yards wide. The tornado crossed Interstate 70 at mile marker 83 where it pushed a tractor-trailer off the highway. The tornado then produced damage as it crossed Highway E. Several homes suffered roof damage and several garage and barn type structures were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast and caused extensive damage as it crossed Oak Hall Road (County Road 250). The CC Pallet Company was destroyed and two mobile homes were destroyed. A 73 year old woman suffered broken bones and a back injury in one of the mobile homes. The tornado at this location was 200 yards wide and was rated F2. The tornado moved northeast causing tree damage as it moved across primarily open fields. Just north of Highway NN a new home was destroyed, tress were mangled and another home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F3 at this location and was 300 yards wide. The tornado next caused significant damage along Highway NN right at the Montgomery Warren County line about 12:10 am CST. A barn and several outbuildings were destroyed and a home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F1 and was about 100 yards wide at this location. The tornado then continued into Warren County. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reported 8 structures destroyed, 10 with extensive damage and 14 with moderate damage. This covers homes and businesses and does not include barns and outbuildings.
33.71980-05-12238°52'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards07250K0Montgomery
35.71980-05-12238°50'N / 91°18'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
36.01977-09-23239°50'N / 91°26'W39°51'N / 91°23'W2.70 Miles150 Yards03250K0Adams
36.31970-06-12339°09'N / 91°50'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Audrain
36.71983-05-01238°50'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile200 Yards032.5M0Warren
36.91977-09-23239°45'N / 91°44'W39°50'N / 91°26'W16.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
37.11981-06-21238°50'N / 91°08'W38°48'N / 91°01'W6.50 Miles300 Yards16250K0Warren
38.42006-03-12239°24'N / 90°37'W39°32'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0000Greene
 Brief Description: The tornado that stated in Calhoun County and moved across extreme southeast Pike County next moved into Greene County southwest of Hillview and caused damage at a farm in the Illinois River flood plain. Two machine sheds were destroyed while a house sustained roof, window, and siding damage. The damage was rated F1 at this location. The tornado moved across the town of Hillview at approximately 7:15 pm CST. A number of homes sustained minor damage while one two story brick building was damaged. Several large limbs and a few large trees were also down in town. The width of the damage area was approximately 100 yards and the damage intensity was F0. The tornado continued to move northeast and lay a continuous path of mainly tree damage from Hillview to Patterson. Two machine sheds at a farmstead 2 miles southwest of Patterson were destroyed. The width of the damage area was 75 yards wide and was rated F0. In the town of Patterson a number of homes sustained varying degrees of damage while one house trailer was severely damaged. The tornado continued to move northeast over farmlands northeast of Patterson to 1 mile north northeast of the small community of Barrow. Several large grain silos and machine sheds were destroyed while two farm homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Debris from the silos and machine sheds were tossed 1/8 to 1/4 mile to the northeast. The tornado also downed over a mile of high voltage power lines along Highway 106. The tornado moved across the Greene Scott County line just east of Queen Road about 2 miles northeast of Barrow. The damage intensity northeast of Barrow was rated F2.
40.32009-03-08239°02'N / 90°34'W39°03'N / 90°33'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KJersey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down along the eastern shore of the Illinois River in the Hadley Landing Public Access Area. Two cabins sustained minor roof and siding damage while a third cabin sustained severe damage. A fourth cabin was totally destroyed. Numerous large trees were also severed or snapped off near the base of the trunk just east of the cabin. Debris from the destroyed cabin extended over 300 yards to the east northeast. The damage over this area was rated low end EF2. The tornado travelled northeastward and caused additional tree damage in the flood plain. The tornado approached the intersection of Illinois Route 100 and Coon Creek Road. A farmstead at this location sustained varying degrees of damage. One machine shed sustained roof and side damage while a small garage was totally destroyed. The farm home sustained minor roof damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
41.11967-10-24238°49'N / 90°51'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0525K0St. Charles
42.72006-03-12439°27'N / 92°11'W39°39'N / 91°44'W29.00 Miles500 Yards0000Monroe
 Brief Description: As the first Monroe County tornado dissipated, another formed just to the southeast. The two tornadoes traveled parallel for about 100 yards. The second tornado damaged a home shortly after forming and then continued northeast causing tree, barn and farm outbuilding damage and as it moved through rural areas near Holliday and then to Paris. About 1 mile north of Paris the tornado destroyed 2 homes, one very well built, near the Highway 15 Spur. A pickup truck was tossed over 100 yards into the living room of one home. This home had one wall that remained standing while the other was completely leveled. Debris from one home was found over a half mile to the northeast. The damage was rated F4 and was about one quarter mile wide. The tornado moved northeast and destroyed 2 mobile homes and damaged 2 other homes near US 24. Numerous trees were also either snapped or uprooted. The tornado continued through rural areas and moved into Monroe City. Several mobile homes were destroyed on the west side of town. A church sustained considerable roof and wall damage and other buildings suffered roof damage. The tornado dissipated over the northeast side of town.
43.51966-12-08239°13'N / 92°00'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Audrain
43.91975-05-20239°29'N / 90°24'W00250K0Greene
44.81961-04-24339°39'N / 90°36'W39°37'N / 90°18'W16.00 Miles33 Yards03250K0Scott
45.61954-03-25338°48'N / 90°48'W38°56'N / 90°26'W21.60 Miles20 Yards0025K0St. Charles
46.31958-06-10238°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0St. Charles
46.31988-11-15338°48'N / 90°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0102.5M0St. Charles
46.31990-11-27238°47'N / 90°43'W38°50'N / 90°39'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03025.0M0St. Charles
46.32007-10-17239°31'N / 92°03'W39°34'N / 92°01'W4.00 Miles90 Yards2050K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down and destroyed a mobile home just south of Highway F, about a third of a mile east of CR 419. The entire base frame of the mobile home was tossed a third of a mile to the north from it original location into a soybean field. Two occupants of the mobile home were thrown several hundred feet to the north and killed by the tornado. Approximately 100 yards to the north northeast of the mobile home, a large barn and machine shed were destroyed. Debris from the barn, machine shed and mobile home could be found along a path that stretched up to 4 miles from the intial touchdown point of the tornado. Residences within the 4 mile corridor identified clothing, insulation, pieces of furniture and metal. Isolated tree damage was found further along the path before the tornado lifted and dissipated just north of the intersection of Highway 15 and State Highway J. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated convection developed north of a warm frontal boundary that extended from just southwest of Kansas City to just south of Columbia then into southern Illinois near Sparta. Numerous reports of wind damage were received as well as 4 tornadoes.
46.81983-05-01238°47'N / 90°42'W38°49'N / 90°40'W3.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0St. Charles
47.61955-05-26240°02'N / 91°09'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
48.02006-03-12239°30'N / 90°22'W39°33'N / 90°18'W4.80 Miles300 Yards0000Scott
 Brief Description: A tornado entered Scott county from Greene county (WFO Saint Louis). Tornado continued northeast into Morgan county.
48.71956-12-04239°07'N / 92°10'W39°13'N / 92°00'W11.10 Miles400 Yards00250K0Boone
48.71974-05-30240°04'N / 91°22'W40°02'N / 91°04'W15.80 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Adams
48.71983-05-01239°08'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile17 Yards012.5M0Jersey
48.81957-06-10239°36'N / 90°48'W39°55'N / 90°07'W42.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
49.52007-10-02239°35'N / 92°12'W39°38'N / 91°56'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0160K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down briefly about a mile north northeast of Woodlawn on CR 1109 knocking down a few trees. It lifted and continued to move to the northeast, touching down again on Highway A, just south of the intersection of CR 182 and CR 284. It damaged more trees as it travelled to the northeast. It then struck a residence just northwest of the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway CC. The house had half of its roof removed with debris and insulation blown 100 yards northeast, into a grove of trees. Numerous trees were damaged at this location, including a 5 foot diameter tree that was twisted and snapped off five feet above the ground. The tornado briefly lifted again before touching down near CR 317, between CR 394 and CR 390. As it travelled to the northeast, it produced its greatest damage when it struck a single wide mobile home just east of Highway PP, approximately 1.7 miles south of US Highway 36. The mobile home was completely destroyed and the 85 year old male occupant of the mobile home suffered severe injuries. The tornado then lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Several low-topped supercells produced 8 tornadoes and straight line wind damage from central and northeast Missouri to west central Illinois during the evening of October 2nd.
49.91955-04-23240°03'N / 90°56'W39°57'N / 90°41'W14.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Adams


* 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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