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Cavalier County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cavalier County is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cavalier County is lower than North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Cavalier County
0.00
North Dakota
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

Cavalier County
0.0000
North Dakota
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, #29

Cavalier County
51.60
North Dakota
81.79
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 4,013 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cavalier County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:68Cold:54Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:336Hail:2,143Heat:1Heavy Snow:46
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:66
Thunderstorm Winds:1,100Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:82Winter Weather:5
Other:96 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cavalier County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cavalier County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cavalier County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cavalier County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.01959-06-06248°42'N / 98°30'W000K0Cavalier
10.51985-06-24248°47'N / 98°14'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Cavalier
21.11971-06-21248°40'N / 98°52'W48°32'N / 98°50'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cavalier
30.81999-06-06448°36'N / 97°47'W48°41'N / 97°51'W8.00 Miles500 Yards001.0M0Pembina
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southeast of Mountain, where it damaged several farmsteads. One farm home was completely lifted up and tossed 100 yards. A combine was also picked up and thrown several hundred feet. A swather was picked up and wrapped around several trees. In the town of Mountain, numerous trees were knocked flat. 2 mobile homes were destroyed, the roof was torn off a house, and a garage was destroyed.
34.71971-06-21248°16'N / 98°31'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Ramsey
34.72004-05-19248°55'N / 97°44'W48°55'N / 97°44'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0000Pembina
 Brief Description: Four trailer homes were blown over and a repair shop had extensive roof damage. Trees and power lines were blown down, interrupting electrical service. Two houses were also damaged. Most people in the trailer homes drove away prior to the tornado, having been alerted to the impending danger.
38.61999-06-06248°16'N / 98°00'W48°21'N / 97°58'W3.00 Miles130 Yards0015K0Walsh
 Brief Description: Several large trees were snapped off and light poles were bent over. Several metal grain bins were blown off their concrete foundations and thrown 200 feet. An old shed was also tossed 150 feet.
41.71999-06-06248°13'N / 98°04'W48°14'N / 98°04'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Walsh
 Brief Description: A 54x108 foot building and a shed were destroyed by the tornado. One tractor inside was moved and the building doors were wrapped around the cab. Shingles from the barn were impaled in the swather. Some of the farm equipment was overturned and some boards were driven into the ground. Debris was picked up and tossed in a nearby slough.


* 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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