Cavalier County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
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.
Earthquake Index, #23
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
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
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:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||336||Hail:||2,143||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||46|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||8||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||66|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,100||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||3||Winter Storm:||82||Winter Weather:||5|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|5.0||1959-06-06||2||48°42'N / 98°30'W||0||0||0K||0||Cavalier|
|10.5||1985-06-24||2||48°47'N / 98°14'W||0.50 Mile||400 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cavalier|
|21.1||1971-06-21||2||48°40'N / 98°52'W||48°32'N / 98°50'W||8.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Cavalier|
|30.8||1999-06-06||4||48°36'N / 97°47'W||48°41'N / 97°51'W||8.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||1.0M||0||Pembina|
|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.|
|34.7||1971-06-21||2||48°16'N / 98°31'W||0.10 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Ramsey|
|34.7||2004-05-19||2||48°55'N / 97°44'W||48°55'N / 97°44'W||0.70 Mile||150 Yards||0||0||0||0||Pembina|
|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.|
|38.6||1999-06-06||2||48°16'N / 98°00'W||48°21'N / 97°58'W||3.00 Miles||130 Yards||0||0||15K||0||Walsh|
|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.|
|41.7||1999-06-06||2||48°13'N / 98°04'W||48°14'N / 98°04'W||3.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Walsh|
|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.