Boynton Beach, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Boynton Beach is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Boynton Beach is about the same as Florida average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #804
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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
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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, #466
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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 1,329 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Boynton Beach, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||187||Hail:||247||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||450||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||9||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Boynton Beach, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Boynton Beach, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Boynton Beach, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 25 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Boynton Beach, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|1.9||1965-03-14||2||26°33'N / 80°06'W||0||0||25K||0||Palm Beach|
|4.3||1964-10-14||2||26°28'N / 80°04'W||0||22||250K||0||Palm Beach|
|4.3||1970-07-22||2||26°28'N / 80°04'W||0||0||0K||0||Palm Beach|
|6.8||1958-03-18||2||26°28'N / 80°10'W||0||0||3K||0||Palm Beach|
|10.9||1979-01-13||2||26°41'N / 80°03'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Palm Beach|
|11.9||1983-08-08||2||26°42'N / 80°06'W||0.30 Mile||70 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Palm Beach|
|12.3||2008-08-19||2||26°37'N / 80°13'W||26°39'N / 80°16'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||1.3M||0K||Palm Beach|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado moved through a number of Equine Farms and Polo Grounds as well as two subdivisions in Wellington. Worst damage was to Palm Beach Equine Clinic, 13125 Southfield Road, where roofs were blown off of stables, power poles snapped, and many trees down in criss-crossing patterns. The Equine Veterinary roof was more than 95 percent detiled, a heavy trailer was tossed about 40 yards from its previous location northwest of the International Polo Club, and an apartment home roof near Folkstone Circle was about 70 percent detiled. Maximum estimated wind speed was around 115 MPH. Most of the track was around 70 to 80 yards wide, but at the widest point the tornado was around 100 yards in width. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Tropical Storm Fay affected South Florida on the 18th and 19th of August. The storm made landfall early in the morning of the 19th near Cape Romano, and moved over inland sections of South Florida during the morning and afternoon hours of the 19th, exiting the area near Lake Okeechobee. Fay caused tropical storm force winds, significant rainfall flooding in some areas, as well as two confirmed tornadoes.|
|22.2||1971-06-13||2||26°12'N / 80°09'W||26°13'N / 80°05'W||4.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Broward|
|22.3||1980-03-01||3||26°10'N / 80°10'W||26°15'N / 80°05'W||7.80 Miles||500 Yards||1||33||25.0M||0||Broward|
|27.5||1965-02-23||3||26°06'N / 80°10'W||26°10'N / 80°07'W||5.70 Miles||60 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Broward|
|28.0||1970-03-26||2||26°56'N / 80°06'W||0||0||3K||0||Palm Beach|
|28.9||1972-03-04||2||26°07'N / 80°10'W||2.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Broward|
|29.8||1979-05-24||2||26°06'N / 80°08'W||3.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Broward|
|30.5||1959-06-17||2||26°55'N / 80°11'W||27°01'N / 80°06'W||8.70 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Palm Beach|
|31.0||1961-05-26||2||26°05'N / 80°09'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Broward|
|32.7||1964-10-14||2||26°04'N / 80°12'W||0||0||25K||0||Broward|
|34.4||1983-03-17||2||25°58'N / 80°44'W||26°17'N / 80°05'W||40.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Broward|
|34.8||1956-04-10||3||26°00'N / 80°14'W||26°04'N / 80°08'W||7.80 Miles||200 Yards||0||20||2.5M||0||Broward|
|35.6||1954-09-22||2||26°01'N / 80°09'W||0||0||3K||0||Broward|
|36.1||1964-10-14||2||27°03'N / 80°07'W||0||0||3K||0||Martin|
|40.3||1958-10-19||3||26°49'N / 80°40'W||26°57'N / 80°32'W||12.40 Miles||440 Yards||1||24||250K||0||Palm Beach|
|40.8||1958-10-19||3||26°57'N / 80°32'W||27°02'N / 80°27'W||7.80 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Martin|
|41.4||1968-02-19||2||25°55'N / 80°12'W||25°57'N / 80°07'W||5.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||21||2.5M||0||Miami-dade|
|42.4||1973-02-09||2||27°08'N / 80°12'W||2.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Martin|
|47.2||1998-02-02||2||25°48'N / 80°17'W||25°56'N / 80°16'W||14.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||6||175.0M||0||Miami-dade|
|Brief Description: At 2022 est f1-f2 tornado touched down nw 36th st/curtis parkway damaging about 12 planes at mia international airport. The mia asos recorded a gust of 90 knots. The f2 tornado crossed through virginia gardens and south miami springs in a 100-200 yard path damaging many buildings and hurling a 2 by 4 board through an apartment door. Showing f1 intensity the tornado continued through miami springs uprooting trees and damaging roof tops. At 2027 est the tornado intensified to f2 into south hialeah severly damaging structures. the tornado weakened to f1 near hialeah race track and the path widened to one to three miles...with indications of three or four individual tornadoes of f1 intensity moving in tandem to the north.. at 2031 est the main tornado reintensified to f2 status as it approached opa locka airport severly damaging the roof of the ups facility then damaging or destroying 140 aircraft and a hangar at the airport blowing some debris nearly a half mile. The tornadoes weakened to f1 status as they moved through carol city damaging homes and utility poles. ...a developing low pressure over the north gulf of mexico resulted in a tightening pressure gradient over south florida and adjacent waters. Southeast winds sustained at gale force with higher gusts occurred through most of 02/02/98. A pre-frontal trough of low pressure developed over the southeastern gulf of mexico early 02/02/98. This resulted in a highly unstable airmass which was lifted by strong mid and upper level jets by late afternoon. Tornado and severe thunderstorm producing storms moved through the florida keys between 1530 And 1930 est. The thunderstorms moved over south florida between 1930 and 2130 est. The culmination of gail force winds...several severe thunderstorms and two tornadoes resulted in widespread damage in the florida keys. Trees...power lines and light poles were down most locations south of key largo. Some minor coastal flooding occurred. Boats were capsized and docks were damaged. A support buoy for an underwater lab was dislodged and drifted ashore. Fema reported one house completely destroyed and 23 homes damaged. Several businesses were damaged. Extensive damage occurred to the fishing industry primarilly loss of lobster traps.|
* 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.