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The chance of earthquake damage in Cat Spring is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cat Spring is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #1515

Cat Spring, TX

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

Cat Spring, TX

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, #1126

Cat Spring, TX

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 1,768 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cat Spring, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:40
Dust Storm:4Flood:355Hail:598Heat:9Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:596Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:6Winter Storm:8Winter Weather:14

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cat Spring, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cat Spring, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cat Spring, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cat Spring, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.91964-02-04229°36'N / 96°20'W29°37'N / 96°17'W3.80 Miles880 Yards01250K0Colorado
13.11961-03-16229°57'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile80 Yards003K0Austin
14.61983-01-31229°47'N / 96°08'W29°50'N / 96°08'W3.00 Miles60 Yards042.5M0Austin
23.51950-06-05330°11'N / 96°24'W30°01'N / 96°03'W23.90 Miles67 Yards06250K0Washington
24.71971-02-25229°44'N / 96°47'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Colorado
25.11955-06-05229°42'N / 96°47'W000K0Colorado
25.41971-02-25229°48'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Fayette
26.11993-04-07229°25'N / 96°17'W0.50 Mile400 Yards0050K0Wharton
 Brief Description: The Wharton Newspaper reported large trees blown down, metal roofs blown off barns and water pump housings blown over on Farm-to-Market Road 2614 northwest of Egypt near the community of Bonus. There were numerous reports of street flooding in the Wharton vicinity.
26.31967-09-21229°34'N / 96°44'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Colorado
26.31971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Washington
26.31971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Washington
26.31966-03-28329°27'N / 96°20'W29°23'N / 96°12'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Colorado
26.61998-10-18229°49'N / 95°56'W29°49'N / 95°56'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1175K0Waller
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed mobile home. One person killed and another injured in the home. Nine other homes damaged and 2 barns destroyed. M47MH
27.21957-10-14230°06'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
27.41971-02-25229°48'N / 96°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Fayette
31.91961-11-22329°24'N / 96°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards010K0Wharton
32.01957-10-14330°07'N / 96°00'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
32.41965-04-19329°27'N / 96°00'W0.20 Mile150 Yards1325K0Fort Bend
32.61965-01-21229°37'N / 96°53'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Fayette
32.71986-02-05229°50'N / 95°51'W29°50'N / 95°49'W4.00 Miles170 Yards05250K0Waller
32.81962-06-18230°04'N / 95°56'W000K0Waller
33.01957-10-14230°03'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0025K0Waller
33.31954-04-30230°08'N / 96°49'W30°12'N / 96°37'W12.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Fayette
33.91954-07-06229°42'N / 96°54'W29°43'N / 96°58'W4.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Colorado
35.31986-02-05229°50'N / 95°49'W29°52'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles170 Yards00250K0Harris
35.71992-11-21229°41'N / 95°48'W29°47'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0625.0M0Harris
35.91972-03-20229°20'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wharton
36.51960-02-17229°46'N / 95°48'W29°48'N / 95°44'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0325K0Harris
36.71967-09-20329°27'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles167 Yards0325K0Lavaca
36.91955-05-23229°19'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
37.01994-05-13229°23'N / 96°47'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0050K5KLavaca
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Vienna, destroying a mobile home and a house, knocking down power lines and covering the roadway with debris. One witness reported hearing a sound like a "freight train."
37.41964-06-15229°18'N / 96°06'W1.50 Miles20 Yards003K0Wharton
37.41966-04-14229°18'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
38.91964-05-01230°18'N / 96°12'W30°20'N / 96°07'W5.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Washington
39.81972-03-20229°26'N / 96°56'W29°26'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
40.21962-02-23230°15'N / 96°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lee
40.41981-05-09229°30'N / 95°49'W29°28'N / 95°47'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Fort Bend
40.41970-10-23229°18'N / 96°00'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wharton
40.61974-09-13329°35'N / 95°45'W29°37'N / 95°43'W3.60 Miles73 Yards020K0Fort Bend
40.92007-03-31229°23'N / 96°52'W29°22'N / 96°52'W0475K0KLavaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: To the southeast of Hallettsville, and southeast of the first tornado, a second tornado touched down near 0345 CST. This was just off FM530 on Road 16C, near the community of Light Chapel. This tornado touched down just south of a mobile home and began moving toward the northeast. A father, along with two sons and a daughter, had just arrived home less than an hour before the touchdown and had fallen asleep when the storm struck. The father reported feeling a jolt that awakened him as severe thunderstorm winds ahead of the tornado struck the mobile home. He reported that it became quiet again and then the mobile home exploded as the tornado stuck. He and his three children were blown and tossed almost 150 feet, coming to rest on the top of the former south wall of his mobile home. Broken glass was everywhere, but, in spite of cuts and bruises, they took shelter in a small nearby roofless shack as hail continued to fall. He then walked, carrying an injured son and daughter, to a neighbor???s house to call for help. His truck, parked under an awning just south of the mobile home was rolled and crushed. Had he and his children arrived only a few minutes later at their home, they could easily have been killed. That all have recovered except for minor bruises and cuts can only be considered a miracle. The father???s comments were that it???s all okay ??? we???re okay. What was destroyed is just ???stuff.??? Based on the destroyed mobile home, which had been tied down, and the rolled and twisted metal frame, the tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Winds were estimated at 115 mph. The tornado path length was placed at four-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: In the early morning hours of March 31, both supercells and short bow echoes began to form along the north-south aligned cold front after it crossed the IH-35 corridor. Moving into the eastern portion of South Central Texas, these storms produced heavy rainfall, large hail, and two tornadoes.
41.51955-05-19229°27'N / 96°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
41.71953-12-02230°22'N / 96°11'W250K0Washington
41.91992-11-21229°47'N / 95°46'W29°58'N / 95°36'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Harris
42.51954-04-30230°06'N / 96°58'W30°08'N / 96°59'W3.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Lee
42.61957-03-20330°16'N / 96°50'W30°19'N / 96°44'W7.20 Miles33 Yards0225K0Lee
43.01973-02-13229°58'N / 95°43'W29°59'N / 95°40'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0125K0Harris
43.21983-11-19230°24'N / 96°14'W1.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brazos
43.82000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
44.01987-11-15230°11'N / 96°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards082.5M0Lee
44.11970-10-23229°18'N / 95°54'W1.50 Miles27 Yards0025K0Wharton
45.41953-12-02229°12'N / 96°02'W1.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Wharton
46.02003-11-17229°37'N / 95°38'W29°37'N / 95°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards060500K0Fort Bend
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down on west Airport Drive near Industrial in Sugar Land. 60 injuries with 7 people sent to hospital for further treatment. Damage to several office building roofs in Industrial Park. Additional damage to a Daycare facility at West Airport Drive and Dairy Ashford Road. Roof damage to several residential homes in the Meadows subdivision. Reports of several cars overturned or blown off of road along Airport Drive. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
47.11955-05-18229°34'N / 97°10'W29°20'N / 96°57'W20.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lavaca
48.11986-02-05230°01'N / 95°37'W2.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Harris
48.21957-03-20330°19'N / 96°55'W30°23'N / 96°47'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0225K0Lee
48.51974-07-14229°47'N / 95°34'W0.80 Mile880 Yards002.5M0Harris
48.51957-03-20330°23'N / 96°47'W30°27'N / 96°41'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Burleson
48.61965-09-22330°13'N / 95°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards000K0Montgomery
48.81981-05-16230°27'N / 96°48'W30°24'N / 96°39'W9.70 Miles73 Yards01250K0Burleson
49.61953-04-28330°00'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0325K0Bastrop
49.61965-05-18230°00'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Bastrop
49.71967-09-20329°21'N / 97°04'W29°21'N / 97°00'W4.30 Miles333 Yards042.5M0Lavaca
49.81991-01-14229°59'N / 97°12'W30°02'N / 97°08'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Bastrop

* 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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