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Cable, WI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Cable, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Cable, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #849

Cable, WI
26.54
Wisconsin
153.98
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 912 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cable, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:10Dense Fog:1Drought:29
Dust Storm:0Flood:19Hail:287Heat:4Heavy Snow:121
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:386Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:0
Other:20 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cable, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cable, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 11 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cable, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.51968-06-30246°18'N / 91°33'W46°26'N / 91°00'W27.60 Miles300 Yards02250K0Bayfield
18.51968-06-30246°15'N / 91°47'W46°18'N / 91°33'W11.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Douglas
29.91953-05-10245°54'N / 92°02'W46°15'N / 91°45'W27.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Washburn
32.72010-07-27246°13'N / 90°37'W46°13'N / 90°36'W1.00 Mile650 Yards000K0KAshland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: There was significant damage to trees near Dry Lake Road, with evidence suggesting EF2 tornado damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major severe weather episode occurred across northwest Wisconsin, with thunderstorms producing tornadoes, high winds, and large hail. A significant squall line with embedded supercells moved into northwest Wisconsin from Minnesota, with one particular storm producing three tornadoes in Ashland and Iron Counties. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage area of Iron County was hit the worst, with several injuries at a campground, massive tree damage, and structural damage occurring. Another area of major damage occurred in the Drummond and Delta areas, as down burst winds caused structural damage and destroyed hundreds of trees.
38.41980-09-03246°35'N / 91°53'W46°41'N / 91°43'W9.90 Miles80 Yards0025K0Douglas
42.31961-08-14246°00'N / 90°31'W45°58'N / 90°25'W4.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Ashland
42.72001-06-18245°50'N / 92°03'W45°50'N / 91°58'W4.00 Miles880 Yards0000Washburn
 Brief Description: The tornado, which began near Grantsburg in Burnett County, entered Washburn County at 851 pm local daylight time, 7 miles west of Spooner, and traveled to a point about 3 miles west of Spooner, dissipating around 900 pm. The tornado was in the dissipating stage as it entered Washburn County, but the tree and structural damage that was reported was still classified as F-2. Several homes had windows blown in, roofs torn off, or were damaged by falling trees.
42.81958-06-04245°35'N / 91°06'W45°40'N / 90°50'W13.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Rusk
44.61965-05-07245°44'N / 91°56'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Washburn
46.61957-07-04245°36'N / 91°46'W45°36'N / 91°42'W1.30 Miles150 Yards04250K0Barron
48.61953-05-10245°39'N / 92°10'W45°54'N / 92°02'W18.20 Miles100 Yards192.5M0Burnett


* 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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