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Buford, WY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Buford is lower than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Buford is higher than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #115

Buford, WY
0.10
Wyoming
0.38
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, #37

Buford, WY
0.0000
Wyoming
0.0006
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, #49

Buford, WY
51.52
Wyoming
30.94
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 1,078 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Buford, WY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:26Hail:730Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:208Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:94 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Buford, WY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Buford, WY.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Buford, WY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.42008-05-22241°00'N / 105°16'W41°19'N / 105°34'W25.00 Miles100 Yards01300K0KAlbany
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado skipped along it's path north-northwest and moved across eastern and northeastern sections of Laramie, WY. Strong winds also overturned a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 near Laramie and blew a boat off another trailer. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms moved generally north northwest over parts of far southeast Wyoming producing a few tornadoes as well as hail and some flooding. The most significant tornado tracked across southeastern Albany county into northern and eastern parts of the city of Laramie.
22.31960-04-23341°02'N / 105°13'W41°00'N / 104°53'W17.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Laramie
35.51979-07-16341°10'N / 104°49'W41°04'N / 104°42'W8.80 Miles80 Yards14025.0M0Laramie
35.71990-06-09240°46'N / 104°55'W40°53'N / 104°54'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
38.41990-06-09240°43'N / 104°58'W40°46'N / 104°55'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Larimer
43.31976-06-04240°35'N / 105°05'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Larimer
43.31976-05-29241°15'N / 104°37'W0.20 Mile40 Yards000K0Laramie
44.01965-05-08240°46'N / 104°46'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Weld


* 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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