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Bryson City, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Bryson City is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bryson City is much lower than North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #128

Bryson City, NC
0.22
North Carolina
0.18
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

Bryson City, NC
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #913

Bryson City, NC
39.76
North Carolina
115.21
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 3,064 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bryson City, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:19Dense Fog:5Drought:56
Dust Storm:0Flood:229Hail:732Heat:10Heavy Snow:38
High Surf:0Hurricane:9Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:44
Thunderstorm Winds:1,655Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:1Winter Storm:44Winter Weather:41
Other:154 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bryson City, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bryson City, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
38.61973-11-304.7335.8-83.96
43.61979-08-263.7234.93-82.97
48.41982-09-243.5835.68-84.25
48.61969-07-133.5N/A36.1-83.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bryson City, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.01974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
17.51976-06-28235°19'N / 83°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Jackson
26.91974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
32.01974-04-03234°58'N / 83°23'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Rabun
36.11974-04-03235°47'N / 83°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Blount
38.41976-02-18235°57'N / 83°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0102.5M0Cocke
39.61975-01-10235°09'N / 82°50'W35°12'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Transylvania
40.72010-04-25235°37'N / 84°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KBlount
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The NWS storm survey determined a tornado tracked from Loudon County for one-half of a mile along Thompson Bridge road. It was classified as an EF2 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph with a path width of 100 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system along with an associated cold front tracked across the area triggering thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A tornado touched down in eastern Monroe County, then tracked across southern Loudon County and finally dissipated in western Blount County. Another weak tornado touched down briefly in Polk County.
42.61973-05-27234°48'N / 83°17'W34°57'N / 82°56'W22.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Oconee
43.21974-04-03235°40'N / 84°10'W35°40'N / 84°09'W02250K0Loudon
44.01974-04-03434°58'N / 84°13'W35°09'N / 83°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards42625.0M0Cherokee
44.31994-06-26234°51'N / 83°02'W34°58'N / 82°56'W12.00 Miles900 Yards01500K0Oconee
46.01963-03-11236°00'N / 83°07'W36°02'N / 83°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards11250K0Cocke
46.71973-05-27234°52'N / 82°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Oconee
47.11965-04-15235°52'N / 84°05'W35°57'N / 84°00'W7.40 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Knox
49.91980-04-28235°15'N / 84°20'W35°16'N / 84°17'W3.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe


* 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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