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

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

Earthquake Index, #530

Brooks, MN
0.00
Minnesota
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

Brooks, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #762

Brooks, MN
81.21
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,467 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brooks, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:23Cold:19Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:119Hail:769Heat:1Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:426Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:0
Other:43 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brooks, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Brooks, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brooks, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.42010-06-17347°46'N / 96°05'W47°51'N / 96°04'W6.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KRed Lake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County, about 4 miles south-southwest of Mentor at 615 PM CDT. The tornado tracked into Red Lake County and continued an additional 6 miles to roughly 4 miles east-northeast of Terrebonne. The tornado sheared trees and blew down farm buildings near the Polk County line and lofted debris from Mentor well past the community of Plummer. The total track length was about 15 miles and peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
9.82010-06-17347°38'N / 96°10'W47°46'N / 96°05'W9.00 Miles150 Yards120K0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County and tracked northeastward for nine miles to the Red Lake County line about 5 miles north-northeast of Mentor. After crossing into Red Lake County, it continued for an additional 6 miles. The tornado tracked across Maple Lake and the community of Mentor. Trees were sheared off or uprooted, power poles were snapped, and roofs and garages were destroyed. A convenience store and gas station along U. S. Highway 2 were flattened. Cabins, campers, boats, and docks were damaged along the northeast side of Maple Lake. Peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
13.01978-06-26247°53'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Red Lake
15.61980-07-11247°57'N / 96°19'W47°58'N / 96°13'W3.80 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Pennington
16.51983-08-25248°00'N / 96°14'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Pennington
18.21980-07-11247°56'N / 96°23'W47°57'N / 96°19'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Red Lake
19.91978-07-05247°30'N / 96°00'W47°38'N / 95°35'W21.30 Miles400 Yards190K0Polk
23.61978-07-05247°27'N / 96°04'W47°30'N / 96°00'W3.80 Miles400 Yards000K0Mahnomen
28.41960-08-25247°42'N / 95°25'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Clearwater
28.61978-07-05247°38'N / 95°35'W47°45'N / 95°15'W17.20 Miles400 Yards000K0Clearwater
28.62005-05-21247°52'N / 96°37'W47°52'N / 96°37'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0010K0Polk
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Crookston, and created a west-to-east damage path. The tornado hit a well-constructed pole barn and then travelled into an open field. Several large trees were snapped in half. The estimated peak wind speed was 140 mph.
30.91978-07-05247°20'N / 96°21'W47°27'N / 96°04'W15.20 Miles400 Yards33525.0M0Norman
31.32008-07-11247°18'N / 95°49'W47°29'N / 95°43'W16.00 Miles250 Yards00500K100KMahnomen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked to the north-northeast for about 16 miles and lifted about 3 miles south-southwest of Lengby, or near Sugar Bowl Lake. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped along the path. Farm sheds were blown down and hay wagons flipped. The damage path was around 250 yards wide where it crossed county road 122 about 2 miles east of Beaulieu. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An area of surface low pressure near Bismarck (ND) on the morning of the 11th moved to near Grand Forks (ND) by early afternoon, then moved to near Winnipeg in the evening. As it did so, a warm front lifted north ahead of the low and a cold front trailed behind the low. Thunderstorms formed along both boundaries.
31.61977-07-13248°01'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles120 Yards0225K0Polk
33.62005-06-23247°51'N / 96°44'W47°52'N / 96°43'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: Two steel grains bins were ripped off their foundations with debris thrown for about a half-mile to the northeast. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
35.91981-08-05247°42'N / 95°15'W0.80 Mile70 Yards003K0Clearwater
41.51977-07-13247°40'N / 96°54'W47°42'N / 96°51'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Polk
41.52007-08-26247°42'N / 96°55'W47°43'N / 96°51'W3.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down at 9 pm CST about 7 miles east-northeast of Reynolds, North Dakota (in Grand Forks County). It crossed the Red River into western Polk County at about 904 pm CST. The total tornado path length was about 5 miles, and about 3 miles of the total occurred in Tynsid Township in Polk County. The tornado destroyed a steel pole shed and a wooden quonset at one farmstead with significant tree damage at other locations nearby. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved across North Dakota on the 26th, with a hot and humid airmass in place ahead of the front. At 6 pm CST, a surface low was located over southern Manitoba (Canada), just north of Pembina, ND. The cold front stretched to the southwest, back toward Devils Lake (ND) and Bismarck (ND). Ahead of the cold front, temperatures ranged in the low to mid 80s with dew points around 70F. Behind the front, temperatures did not cool significantly, but dew points dropped to the mid 40s. Thunderstorms began to form along and ahead of the cold front by early evening (from northeast ND into south central ND), eventually crossing into northwest Minnesota several hours later. Eight distinct tornadoes occurred over northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota during this event.
41.62005-06-23247°50'N / 96°55'W47°49'N / 96°53'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: Well-built garage walls and a roof were torn off a home. Steel grain bins were ripped off their foundations and thrown through the air. A 36x100 foot hip-roofed barn was torn from its foundation and demolished. Peak winds were estimated at 150 mph.


* 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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