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Caledonia, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

Caledonia, MN

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

Caledonia, MN

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, #530

Caledonia, MN

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 3,272 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Caledonia, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:22Cold:90Dense Fog:60Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:323Hail:1,063Heat:45Heavy Snow:81
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:0Strong Wind:79
Thunderstorm Winds:1,130Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:173Winter Weather:47

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Caledonia, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 53 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Caledonia, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.21965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
17.91965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
18.21961-05-14243°48'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0La Crosse
19.01965-05-05343°30'N / 92°01'W43°41'N / 91°44'W18.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Fillmore
23.11980-06-05243°45'N / 91°04'W43°43'N / 91°03'W00250K0La Crosse
26.01980-06-05343°40'N / 91°13'W43°27'N / 90°46'W26.90 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Vernon
26.61980-06-05243°58'N / 91°51'W43°53'N / 91°51'W5.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Winona
28.41987-07-29243°13'N / 91°38'W43°14'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Allamakee
28.51987-07-29243°16'N / 91°43'W43°13'N / 91°38'W3.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
28.61957-04-19243°58'N / 91°10'W43°58'N / 91°09'W000K0La Crosse
30.21965-05-05343°55'N / 91°21'W44°04'N / 90°57'W22.20 Miles100 Yards012.5M0La Crosse
30.51999-07-08244°00'N / 91°54'W43°58'N / 91°51'W3.50 Miles100 Yards022.0M60KWinona
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.
31.21965-05-05443°25'N / 92°05'W43°27'N / 92°02'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Winneshiek
31.31964-05-04243°13'N / 91°12'W43°19'N / 91°04'W9.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Allamakee
32.21964-05-04243°15'N / 91°04'W43°25'N / 90°57'W12.60 Miles200 Yards02250K0Crawford
33.01965-08-25243°19'N / 91°59'W43°10'N / 91°46'W14.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Winneshiek
33.21965-09-09243°23'N / 92°04'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howard
34.21959-05-26344°00'N / 91°25'W44°13'N / 91°11'W18.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
34.81965-05-05443°23'N / 92°09'W43°25'N / 92°05'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Howard
35.81977-07-14243°42'N / 92°16'W43°48'N / 92°08'W9.20 Miles1500 Yards0102.5M0Fillmore
36.01973-06-04243°09'N / 91°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Winneshiek
37.11953-05-10443°51'N / 92°10'W44°00'N / 92°05'W10.80 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Olmsted
37.61980-06-05243°43'N / 91°03'W42°42'N / 91°01'W70.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Vernon
38.81953-05-10443°30'N / 92°23'W43°51'N / 92°10'W26.20 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Fillmore
39.11986-06-26243°56'N / 90°53'W43°58'N / 90°49'W5.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
39.21968-05-15243°20'N / 92°11'W43°17'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Howard
39.71953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
40.31982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
40.82005-08-18243°31'N / 90°46'W43°31'N / 90°38'W7.00 Miles40 Yards00800K194KVernon
 Brief Description: Six tornadoes affected southwest Wisconsin, which was part of an all-time one day record of 27 tornadoes hitting the state. The first tornado touched down briefly just west of Centerville (Trempealeau County). The only damage reported with this tornado was several trees knocked down just north of Highway 35 along County Road G. A second and stronger tornado occurred just north of County Highway KK, or just west of Esofea (Vernon County). There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A moblie home, which was on cement blocks, was completely destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another residence sustained minor damage, with windows blown out, outbuildings destroyed and a car turned 90 degrees. Power poles were snapped, corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage. The third and strongest tornado touched down just west of Liberty (Vernon County), then tracked along a continous path just north of Highway 56, to the northern most block of the town of Viola (Richland County). Three people were reported injured in Viola and almost every tree in the town was damaged or downed. Most homes in the village had at least minor damage, while a few sustained major damage, including roofs blown off. Many garages facing west or southwest were destroyed by the direct impact of the winds. Wind speeds associated with the tornado were estimated at 100 to 120 mph. The tornado path became more sporadic as it moved east of Viola across northern Richland County. The damage path extended from just north of County Highway MM and Highway 56 into Bloom City (Richland County), which apparently took a direct hit from the storm. The tornado continued on an east-southeast track, before lifting just west of Hub City (Richland County). A fourth tornado touched down along County Road N, or just east of the location where Interstate 90 and 94 split in eastern Monroe County. This tornado continued on a 10 mile track into Juneau County, ending just west of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A home, which was under construction, was completely destroyed. Three other homes sustained minor damage. Corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage as well. A fifth tornado touched down in the town of Muscoda (Grant County) causing minor damage to homes, but knocking down or shearing off numerous trees. This tornado crossed the Wisconsin River into the small community of Orion (Richland County). Several mobile homes were damaged, including several reportedly tossed into the air. Many trees were damaged there as well. The sixth and final tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Highway 82 and 13 in Adams County. Mobile homes were damaged, along with nearby trees. Richland and Vernon County were declared federal disaster areas.
40.91967-03-30243°11'N / 92°06'W43°14'N / 92°02'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Howard
41.31988-03-24243°07'N / 92°02'W43°11'N / 91°56'W7.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
41.61971-07-18244°07'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Monroe
41.71965-08-25243°04'N / 91°23'W43°01'N / 91°18'W4.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clayton
42.11964-05-08243°26'N / 90°43'W43°30'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Vernon
42.31971-06-24343°04'N / 91°49'W10250K0Fayette
44.81953-05-10342°57'N / 91°20'W43°03'N / 91°17'W6.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Clayton
44.91982-05-17244°12'N / 91°57'W44°13'N / 91°54'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Wabasha
45.61988-05-08243°45'N / 90°46'W44°08'N / 90°37'W27.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Monroe
45.61967-04-30243°56'N / 92°21'W44°00'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Olmsted
45.91960-08-28244°04'N / 90°48'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Monroe
45.91953-05-10443°27'N / 92°24'W43°30'N / 92°23'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020K0Howard
45.91965-05-05443°23'N / 92°33'W43°23'N / 92°09'W19.90 Miles200 Yards0525K0Howard
46.01988-03-24243°04'N / 92°02'W43°07'N / 92°02'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Fayette
46.91962-09-16243°51'N / 92°25'W43°53'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
47.71982-05-17244°13'N / 91°54'W44°20'N / 91°49'W9.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Buffalo
48.01964-05-04244°07'N / 90°57'W44°12'N / 90°47'W9.70 Miles200 Yards02250K0Jackson
48.31953-05-20343°12'N / 92°24'W43°26'N / 92°19'W16.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Chickasaw
48.41971-07-12443°03'N / 92°03'W43°04'N / 92°03'W1.10 Miles1320 Yards042.5M0Fayette
49.21968-03-27244°18'N / 91°21'W44°22'N / 91°16'W5.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Trempealeau
49.51994-07-19243°15'N / 92°26'W43°16'N / 92°15'W8.50 Miles40 Yards0050K5KHoward
49.71971-07-12443°13'N / 92°23'W43°05'N / 92°05'W17.50 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
49.81968-05-15543°13'N / 92°29'W43°28'N / 92°20'W18.60 Miles600 Yards0123K0Howard
49.91979-07-03243°57'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Olmsted

* 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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