Chief Lake, WI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Chief Lake is about the same as Wisconsin average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Chief Lake is much lower than Wisconsin average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #365
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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
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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, #816
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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 1,229 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chief Lake, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||27||Hail:||428||Heat:||10||Heavy Snow:||113|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||5||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||524||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||39||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Chief Lake, WI.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Chief Lake, WI.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Chief Lake, WI.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 25 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chief Lake, WI.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|28.0||1958-06-04||2||45°35'N / 91°06'W||45°40'N / 90°50'W||13.80 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Rusk|
|28.1||1968-06-30||2||46°15'N / 91°47'W||46°18'N / 91°33'W||11.40 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Douglas|
|28.3||1953-05-10||2||45°54'N / 92°02'W||46°15'N / 91°45'W||27.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Washburn|
|29.7||1968-06-30||2||46°18'N / 91°33'W||46°26'N / 91°00'W||27.60 Miles||300 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Bayfield|
|30.2||1957-07-04||2||45°36'N / 91°46'W||45°36'N / 91°42'W||1.30 Miles||150 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Barron|
|32.0||1965-05-07||2||45°44'N / 91°56'W||1.00 Mile||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Washburn|
|33.1||2001-06-18||2||45°50'N / 92°03'W||45°50'N / 91°58'W||4.00 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||0||0||Washburn|
|Brief Description: The tornado, which began near Grantsburg in Burnett County, entered Washburn County at 851 pm local daylight time, 7 miles west of Spooner, and traveled to a point about 3 miles west of Spooner, dissipating around 900 pm. The tornado was in the dissipating stage as it entered Washburn County, but the tree and structural damage that was reported was still classified as F-2. Several homes had windows blown in, roofs torn off, or were damaged by falling trees.|
|34.7||1982-09-12||2||45°22'N / 91°12'W||45°32'N / 91°08'W||12.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Rusk|
|36.9||2002-09-02||3||45°28'N / 91°08'W||45°28'N / 90°49'W||16.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||27||25.0M||0||Rusk|
|Brief Description: The first tornadic supercell to rake Wisconsin this day started just west of Ladysmith and tore through the downtown before moving into rural parts of eastern Rusk County. Injury totals fluctuated at first, but Rusk County Emergency Management stated there were approximately 27 injuries, none more serious than a broken leg. The NWS performed a damage survey the next day, and the most severe damage, rated F3, was in downtown Ladysmith. In this area 4 blocks wide and 16 blocks long, 40 buildings were destroyed and 159 damaged. One church was blown off its foundation, although during the damage survey, it was apparent that it had been barely attached to the foundation. A pickup truck was also picked up and thrown into a tree. Two old brick buildings collapsed. As the tornado reached the east side of Ladysmith, it weakened to F2 status. Once it left Ladysmith, the tornado continued on an eastward path, striking a number of rural farm houses and producing mostly F1 damage until it dissipated.|
|37.4||1990-09-11||2||45°26'N / 91°39'W||45°26'N / 91°35'W||3.00 Miles||2500 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Barron|
|37.6||1975-08-24||2||45°16'N / 91°27'W||45°33'N / 90°52'W||34.20 Miles||400 Yards||0||6||25K||0||Rusk|
|38.4||1953-05-10||2||45°39'N / 92°10'W||45°54'N / 92°02'W||18.20 Miles||100 Yards||1||9||2.5M||0||Burnett|
|38.9||1964-06-18||2||45°25'N / 91°39'W||45°25'N / 91°38'W||0||2||25K||0||Barron|
|39.6||1964-06-18||2||45°26'N / 91°45'W||45°25'N / 91°39'W||4.10 Miles||13 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Barron|
|39.8||2010-07-27||2||46°13'N / 90°37'W||46°13'N / 90°36'W||1.00 Mile||650 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Ashland|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: There was significant damage to trees near Dry Lake Road, with evidence suggesting EF2 tornado damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major severe weather episode occurred across northwest Wisconsin, with thunderstorms producing tornadoes, high winds, and large hail. A significant squall line with embedded supercells moved into northwest Wisconsin from Minnesota, with one particular storm producing three tornadoes in Ashland and Iron Counties. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage area of Iron County was hit the worst, with several injuries at a campground, massive tree damage, and structural damage occurring. Another area of major damage occurred in the Drummond and Delta areas, as down burst winds caused structural damage and destroyed hundreds of trees.|
|40.2||1990-09-11||2||45°30'N / 91°53'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Barron|
|40.9||1965-05-05||2||45°35'N / 92°05'W||45°38'N / 92°00'W||4.50 Miles||167 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Barron|
|41.8||1961-08-14||2||46°00'N / 90°31'W||45°58'N / 90°25'W||4.50 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Ashland|
|41.8||1959-05-26||2||45°20'N / 91°18'W||2.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Rusk|
|43.0||1977-07-30||2||45°23'N / 90°55'W||45°29'N / 90°43'W||11.50 Miles||1000 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Rusk|
|44.5||1986-09-03||2||45°19'N / 91°38'W||45°20'N / 91°36'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Barron|
|46.8||1967-07-22||2||45°24'N / 92°06'W||45°18'N / 91°32'W||28.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Barron|
|46.8||1977-07-30||2||45°18'N / 90°55'W||45°23'N / 90°50'W||6.50 Miles||1000 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Taylor|
|47.0||1967-07-22||2||45°18'N / 91°32'W||45°13'N / 91°07'W||20.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Rusk|
|49.9||1977-07-30||2||45°11'N / 91°13'W||45°18'N / 90°55'W||16.50 Miles||1000 Yards||1||8||2.5M||0||Chippewa|
* 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.