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Cawood, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #344

Cawood, KY
0.09
Kentucky
0.24
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

Cawood, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #767

Cawood, KY
29.67
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,466 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cawood, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:436Hail:693Heat:2Heavy Snow:100
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:2Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:1,997Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:62
Other:85 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cawood, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Cawood, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
33.61976-01-194536.88-83.83

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 9 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cawood, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
20.11980-07-06236°35'N / 83°15'W36°25'N / 83°13'W11.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
29.11988-05-09336°36'N / 83°45'W36°36'N / 83°39'W5.00 Miles500 Yards11525.0M0Bell
30.02009-05-08236°27'N / 83°34'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KClaiborne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 110 miles an hour occurred around five miles southwest of Tazewell. The tornado initially touched down along Cole Road and quickly produced 110 mph winds. It lifted the roof off of a home on Cole Road moved east across the road and moved east across the road and destroyed two large wooden barns carrying debris up to a half mile away. Several trees were also snapped off at mid trunk level. The tornado continued in a 2.2 mile path and dissipated near Neely Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
30.71955-03-05236°28'N / 82°52'W36°30'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles300 Yards06250K0Hawkins
43.02009-05-08237°04'N / 82°33'W37°04'N / 82°31'W2.00 Miles120 Yards000K0KWise
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 120 miles an hour occurred around five miles southeast of Pound, Virginia. Tornado damage was observed along the path which measured 1.7 mile in length with a path width of 120 yards. Two trailers along with several outbuildings were destroyed while one trailer was damaged. Numerous trees...some in clusters...were downed by the high wind speeds generated by the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
47.81974-04-03237°11'N / 83°57'W37°13'N / 83°55'W2.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Clay
48.11967-03-12236°08'N / 82°55'W36°15'N / 82°40'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15250K0Greene
48.31974-04-03236°58'N / 84°07'W37°11'N / 83°57'W17.50 Miles33 Yards0222.5M0Laurel
49.71967-03-12336°40'N / 84°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Whitley


* 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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