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Chatfield, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #862

Chatfield, TX
0.01
Texas
0.04
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

Chatfield, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #881

Chatfield, TX
204.43
Texas
208.58
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 3,942 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chatfield, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:588Hail:1,496Heat:8Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:18
Thunderstorm Winds:1,666Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:2Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:13
Other:69 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chatfield, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Chatfield, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chatfield, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.51961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
7.91967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
7.92010-10-24232°11'N / 96°33'W32°15'N / 96°27'W7.00 Miles480 Yards041.0M0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice damaging several homes, derailing train cars, damaging a school, and overturning cars on the interstate. The tornado began about 4 miles outside the town limits of Rice and first damaged two homes near NW 050 road. One of the homes was completely destroyed. About a mile and half later, the tornado struck another home causing the exterior walls to collapse and taking the roof off the home. Next, the tornado entered the town of Rice and moved over a train track derailing 11 train cars. One of the train cars ended up in the nearby baseball field of the high school. The baseball field and nearby football stadium was also damaged, and the softball field was completely destroyed. Power poles and bleachers were damaged at the football and baseball field. At the softball field, the fences, dugouts, scorekeepers stand, scoreboard, light poles, and bleachers were all destroyed. The tornado then damaged an intermediate school causing one wall to lean and peeling the roof off the gymnasium. Next, the tornado crossed Interstate 45 where it overturned a few cars and trapped some people. One 18 wheeler carrying a dump truck lost the dump truck which fell onto a car traveling in the other direction. The driver of the car sustained minor cuts. East of the interstate, the tornado damaged 4 more homes causing mainly roof damage to the homes. The roof damage east of the interstate was mostly EF1 intensity. A total of 4 persons were injured during this tornado. All were transported to area hospitals with minor, non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the structural damage, trees were snapped along the path of the tornado. The maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and east of Interstate 35 in association with a dryline across north Texas. The storms produced large amounts of hail which damaged hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs. In Hunt County alone, emergency officials estimated nearly 500 homes had some form of roof damage. In addition, a strong EF2 tornado moved through Rice damaging the new intermediate school, several homes, derailing train cars and overturning vehicles on Interstate 45. A second EF0 tornado damaged 10 homes near Lone Oak.
10.41972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards000K0Henderson
10.41972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Henderson
10.61985-05-13232°21'N / 96°31'W32°23'N / 96°30'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0162.5M0Dallas
11.21977-08-22232°06'N / 96°23'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Navarro
11.71957-08-17232°06'N / 96°28'W32°06'N / 96°24'W4.10 Miles1333 Yards0025K0Navarro
12.41965-05-10232°06'N / 96°28'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Navarro
12.41975-07-03232°06'N / 96°28'W0025K0Navarro
12.41983-08-18232°06'N / 96°28'W2.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Navarro
13.31955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
14.11973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
15.31971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis
17.11983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
22.61963-03-11332°35'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kaufman
22.71981-10-13331°57'N / 96°09'W32°03'N / 96°08'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Navarro
23.21974-10-31232°03'N / 96°41'W0025K0Navarro
23.41955-03-20232°05'N / 96°43'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
24.51972-03-24232°37'N / 96°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kaufman
25.21957-04-24231°57'N / 96°41'W32°00'N / 96°36'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Navarro
25.31998-10-17231°58'N / 96°38'W31°58'N / 96°38'W3.50 Miles100 Yards14100K0Navarro
 Brief Description: A 33 year old man was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home. M33MH
25.91967-06-11231°58'N / 96°39'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
25.91961-03-26332°11'N / 96°53'W32°15'N / 96°45'W9.10 Miles280 Yards042.5M0Ellis
26.92007-09-05231°50'N / 96°26'W31°55'N / 96°25'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0040K0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed roughly two miles east-southeast of the first tornado. Damage was first noted along CR 2410 just north of the Freestone County line. Trees were uprooted and trunks and large limbs snapped as the tornado moved northeast. A barn was destroyed roughly one mile west of Interstate 45, and two metal transmission line towers were damaged 1/2 miles west of the interstate. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Interstate 45. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low lingered in the area creating conditions ripe for flooding. Several instances of flash flooding were reported as a large area of rain persisted through mid-morning.
28.11970-04-25232°40'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile10 Yards100K0Kaufman
29.41965-03-16332°01'N / 96°52'W32°03'N / 96°44'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0125K0Navarro
29.71971-04-28232°25'N / 96°51'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Ellis
30.21961-04-11231°58'N / 96°48'W32°00'N / 96°45'W3.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Navarro
30.91979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
31.91996-01-17232°36'N / 96°45'W32°36'N / 96°45'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00750K0Dallas
 Brief Description: Tornado number two developed near I-35/Idlewild Ct. and lifted near Marsalis/Pleasant Run Rd.
32.11994-04-25432°36'N / 96°45'W32°40'N / 96°40'W6.00 Miles800 Yards348500K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Lancaster tornado was on the ground for approximately 6 miles and was 1/2 mile wide, producing upper F3 to lower F4 damage. Two hundred twenty-three homes were destroyed, 227 damaged, 58 businesses destroyed. Severe damage was done to one elementary and one junior high school. Eighty percent of the historic downtown square was destroyed. (F73O)(F70O)(M71O)
32.31967-04-13232°30'N / 95°57'W32°30'N / 95°51'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Van Zandt
32.41958-04-21232°28'N / 96°59'W32°16'N / 96°51'W15.90 Miles440 Yards018250K0Ellis
32.71965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
33.01974-04-21232°44'N / 96°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Kaufman
34.41990-04-27231°55'N / 96°48'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
34.41965-03-16332°00'N / 96°54'W32°01'N / 96°52'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Hill
34.71975-10-24232°08'N / 96°57'W0025K0Ellis
35.61979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
36.11981-05-09331°57'N / 95°54'W32°03'N / 95°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Anderson
36.51979-05-03232°33'N / 96°53'W32°39'N / 96°50'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Dallas
36.91984-12-13332°43'N / 96°38'W32°47'N / 96°38'W3.10 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Dallas
37.11971-12-14232°46'N / 96°36'W32°47'N / 96°32'W4.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Dallas
37.31976-05-26432°12'N / 97°01'W32°11'N / 97°00'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellis
38.11969-05-14331°55'N / 96°53'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
38.81981-05-08232°34'N / 96°59'W32°33'N / 96°54'W4.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Dallas
39.01959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
39.91981-05-09332°03'N / 95°47'W32°03'N / 95°42'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henderson
40.31973-03-10431°46'N / 96°49'W31°51'N / 96°48'W5.90 Miles150 Yards6750K0Hill
40.61976-05-25231°41'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Limestone
41.11981-05-09331°58'N / 97°01'W31°56'N / 96°56'W5.20 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Hill
41.41977-04-20232°39'N / 96°55'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Dallas
41.51957-06-12332°41'N / 96°53'W003K0Dallas
41.51957-05-22331°54'N / 96°59'W31°55'N / 96°55'W4.10 Miles200 Yards04250K0Hill
41.51954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
42.21974-04-11232°46'N / 96°47'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Dallas
42.21984-12-13332°47'N / 96°38'W32°53'N / 96°38'W6.90 Miles500 Yards02825.0M0Dallas
42.81969-10-12332°40'N / 96°50'W32°59'N / 96°32'W28.00 Miles200 Yards023K0Dallas
43.01957-04-24231°38'N / 96°16'W31°40'N / 96°13'W4.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Freestone
43.01984-02-11232°50'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Leon
43.11959-10-04332°46'N / 96°35'W32°59'N / 96°27'W16.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Dallas
43.32010-01-20232°03'N / 95°41'W32°04'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0030K0KHenderson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down about 3 miles south of the town of Larue and tracked northeast for about a mile. A total of seven homes were damaged, and the exterior walls collapsed on some structures. The Larue Church of Christ suffered extensive damage. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with estimated maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
44.02010-01-20232°34'N / 95°52'W32°39'N / 95°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KVan Zandt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team found evidence of a long track tornado in Van Zandt County. The tornado touched down near CR 859 north of Highway 64 on the northwest side of Canton and traveled approximately 15 miles in a northeast direction. Numerous structures were damaged along the track of the tornado which ended near the Silver Lake community in the extreme Northeast corner of the county. Along the damage path, a single family home lost its entire roof and part of its exterior walls. A number of large trees were uprooted and several sheds and outbuildings suffered extensive damage. A small church was destroyed in the community of Starr. A total of 150 homes suffered damage, but only one injury was reported. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF-2 with peak winds in the 110 to 120 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
44.11956-08-14232°33'N / 97°04'W32°35'N / 97°01'W3.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Ellis
44.31972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
44.51976-05-23232°54'N / 96°29'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Rockwall
44.81968-05-11232°10'N / 97°14'W32°17'N / 97°03'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hill
44.81976-05-26432°15'N / 97°16'W32°12'N / 97°01'W15.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hill
44.91990-04-27331°36'N / 96°30'W31°38'N / 96°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Limestone
45.31990-04-27231°40'N / 96°42'W16.00 Miles880 Yards0825.0M0Limestone
45.71985-10-17231°52'N / 97°04'W31°58'N / 97°01'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hill
46.02010-09-08232°46'N / 96°52'W32°48'N / 96°52'W3.00 Miles516 Yards01750K0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Minor roof damage on the order of EF0 damage was noted along much of the path of this tornado, but EF2 damage was observed near the intersection of Irving Blvd and Mockingbird Lane in west Dallas. Near the intersection, substantial damage occurred to a warehouse. An exterior wall of the warehouse collapsed causing part of the roof to collapse. In addition, a tractor trailer traveling on Mockingbird Lane in front of the warehouse was blown into the warehouse, and the driver sustained minor injuries. Additional stores in the industrial area near the intersection sustained roof damage and holes were ripped into some roofs. Local broadcast media recorded this tornado live as it moved north through the western portions of the city of Dallas. Maximum wind speeds were estimated to be 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine moved through the western portions of north Texas dropping several inches of water in some locations and producing 8 tornadoes. Significant flash flooding occurred during the late evening hours of September 7th through September 8th. Up to 12 inches of rain fell across the area with the highest totals along the Interstate 35 corridor. Numerous high water rescues and evacuations were conducted across the region. On September 8th, an EF2 tornado moved through the western city limits of Dallas, injuring one person. Just prior to the Dallas tornado, an EF1 tornado moved through Seagoville in the southeastern portions of Dallas County. Two fatalities occurred during the event due to the flooding.
46.91968-05-13232°56'N / 96°30'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Collin
47.11973-03-10431°38'N / 96°51'W31°46'N / 96°49'W9.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Limestone
47.21958-08-12232°55'N / 96°38'W32°55'N / 96°35'W3.00 Miles300 Yards003K0Dallas
47.51966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
47.61990-01-19232°55'N / 96°38'W0.80 Mile50 Yards012.5M0Dallas
47.81976-05-25332°00'N / 97°08'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
48.11960-10-13231°53'N / 97°04'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hill
48.61971-04-28232°26'N / 97°11'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Johnson
48.81990-03-14231°58'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
48.81970-04-18232°58'N / 96°19'W0025K0Rockwall
48.92000-03-28232°45'N / 96°59'W32°45'N / 96°59'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: The Arlington tornado damaged several homes just to the west of the Tarrant/Dallas county line in Grand Prairie (see above) before dissipating shortly after 1920 CST. Dallas County Thunderstorm Narrative The parent storm that produced the Arlington-Grand Prairie tornado moved east into Dallas county about 1915C. The storm produced several funnels between Desoto and Lancaster, eventually producing a brief touchdown in rural areas between Red Oak and Wilmer (spotters). Street flooding was reported in southwest Dallas.
49.31970-04-25232°48'N / 96°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0122.5M0Dallas
49.81979-05-10231°56'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hill


* 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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