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Clear Lake, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #372

Clear Lake, MN

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

Clear Lake, MN

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, #401

Clear Lake, MN

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 3,501 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Clear Lake, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:12Dense Fog:2Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:115Hail:1,720Heat:7Heavy Snow:29
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:19
Thunderstorm Winds:1,374Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:52Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Clear Lake, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Clear Lake, MN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Clear Lake, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 50 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Clear Lake, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.91967-07-22245°28'N / 94°08'W45°26'N / 93°50'W14.50 Miles200 Yards1122.5M0Sherburne
7.71967-07-22245°28'N / 94°11'W45°28'N / 94°08'W1.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Stearns
10.01953-03-21245°35'N / 94°05'W13250K0Stearns
11.51980-09-03345°32'N / 94°13'W45°35'N / 94°09'W3.80 Miles60 Yards11525.0M0Stearns
11.71992-06-16245°14'N / 94°04'W45°20'N / 93°51'W10.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Wright
12.51997-07-01245°18'N / 93°56'W45°17'N / 93°49'W5.00 Miles550 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes converged on the Prairie Acres housing development 1 south of Monticello at about the same time. Extensive damage in area.
14.61997-07-01245°16'N / 93°49'W45°18'N / 93°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0000Wright
15.31992-06-16245°40'N / 93°56'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Benton
16.11981-06-14245°13'N / 93°59'W2.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Wright
17.41977-06-17245°42'N / 93°58'W0.70 Mile33 Yards00250K0Benton
21.01982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
21.31997-07-01345°07'N / 94°01'W45°10'N / 93°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: House completely destroyed on west side of Birch Lake.
23.71958-06-04245°36'N / 94°35'W45°36'N / 94°18'W13.30 Miles400 Yards02250K0Stearns
23.91970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
26.22006-09-16245°12'N / 93°38'W45°14'N / 93°31'W7.00 Miles100 Yards1030.0M0Hennepin
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on the western edge of Sylvan Lake and moved quickly northeast. It produced F0 damage to some farms and rural residences in Hassan Township before strengthening and entering the northwest corner of Rogers. It gained F2 status briefly as it moved through a residential neighborhood in Rogers, where it took the life of a 10 year old girl in a home. A home weather station 2/3 mile southeast of the tornado at this point measured 65 mph inflow winds. The tornado crossed Interstate 94 and entered another neighborhood, where F1 damage was produced. One house with significant damage had a home weather station in the back yard. Once the data were retrieved, its peak gust was found to have reached 105 mph. The tornado then moved into the northern tip of Dayton, alternating between F0 and F1 damage, then exited Hennepin County, crossed the Mississippi River and entered the city of Ramsey in Anoka County (see separate entry). The maximum width in Hennepin County was 100 yards, although its maximum width in Anoka County was only 25 yards. F10PH
26.71992-06-16345°01'N / 94°14'W45°09'N / 94°07'W10.00 Miles120 Yards080K0Wright
27.51981-06-13245°35'N / 93°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Isanti
27.91981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
28.91951-06-19444°53'N / 94°22'W45°12'N / 93°23'W52.60 Miles330 Yards0112.5M0Mcleod
31.41997-09-18245°53'N / 94°18'W45°53'N / 94°06'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0000Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings severely damaged. Numerous trees and power lines down.
31.71996-10-26245°35'N / 94°38'W45°38'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles350 Yards0300Stearns
 Brief Description: House collapsed on top of family. Outbuildings destroyed.
35.11951-06-19445°12'N / 93°23'W45°13'N / 93°21'W192.5M0Anoka
36.01966-07-05245°09'N / 93°29'W45°04'N / 93°24'W6.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hennepin
36.21987-07-23345°09'N / 93°29'W45°07'N / 93°20'W5.00 Miles170 Yards0025.0M0Hennepin
37.01983-07-03445°13'N / 93°19'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0425K0Anoka
38.01965-05-06444°54'N / 93°44'W44°58'N / 93°44'W4.60 Miles300 Yards08825.0M0Hennepin
38.31964-05-05345°35'N / 94°47'W45°39'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Stearns
39.41961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
39.61986-07-18245°10'N / 93°19'W45°09'N / 93°17'W2.00 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Anoka
40.42005-09-21245°10'N / 93°19'W45°11'N / 93°13'W2.00 Miles50 Yards015.0M0Anoka
 Brief Description: A damage survey determined that the tornado touched down in the east central portion of Coon Rapids, only a few blocks west of the border with Blaine. It traveled east-southeast causing mostly F0 to F1 damage at first, but strengthened to F2 status near the intersection of Jefferson Street and 104th Court. The tornado dissipated only 1/4 mile west of the National Sports Center complex. Ten homes were rendered uninhabitable, and thirty others were damaged to a lesser extent. A woman suffered minor injuries when she was blown from the upper story of her home into a tree.
41.91983-06-13244°54'N / 94°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Mcleod
42.11997-09-18346°04'N / 94°03'W46°03'N / 93°51'W9.00 Miles800 Yards111.7M0Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. One man injured when the tornado engulfed his car and threw it into a nearby woods. A second man critically injured when his garage collapsed. He died several weeks later. Total path length of tornado from 1 NE of Lastrup to Onamia was 17 miles. M57PH
42.51986-07-18245°00'N / 93°17'W45°10'N / 93°19'W2.00 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Hennepin
43.91965-05-06444°47'N / 93°45'W44°54'N / 93°44'W7.70 Miles300 Yards38725.0M0Carver
44.11965-05-06445°02'N / 93°17'W45°08'N / 93°14'W6.80 Miles1000 Yards317525.0M0Anoka
44.21965-05-06444°59'N / 93°23'W45°03'N / 93°17'W5.90 Miles667 Yards65025.0M0Hennepin
44.31965-05-06444°51'N / 93°32'W44°57'N / 93°32'W6.90 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Carver
44.51980-09-03245°38'N / 94°53'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Stearns
45.11965-05-06445°03'N / 93°17'W45°08'N / 93°10'W7.60 Miles667 Yards010825.0M0Ramsey
45.41997-09-18346°05'N / 93°50'W46°05'N / 93°40'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0000Mille Lacs
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. Damage estimate included in entry for Morrison county. Total path length from 1 NE of Lastup to Onamia was 17 miles.
45.51959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
45.81965-05-06344°41'N / 94°10'W44°54'N / 94°04'W15.50 Miles167 Yards0025.0M0Sibley
46.02001-06-13245°59'N / 94°32'W46°04'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00200K0Morrison
 Brief Description: One home lost its roof. Several sheds and outbuildings blown down. Two additional homes sustained minor damage.
46.21977-07-27244°53'N / 94°32'W44°53'N / 94°29'W0025K0Meeker
46.81984-04-26345°02'N / 93°13'W45°06'N / 93°12'W4.50 Miles600 Yards0025.0M0Ramsey
46.91965-05-06244°43'N / 93°56'W44°50'N / 93°52'W8.20 Miles667 Yards010025.0M0Carver
47.41965-05-06445°08'N / 93°10'W45°10'N / 93°05'W3.80 Miles667 Yards0025.0M0Anoka
47.81984-04-26345°01'N / 93°14'W45°02'N / 93°13'W1.00 Mile60 Yards15225.0M0Hennepin
48.01951-07-20344°56'N / 93°30'W44°53'N / 93°16'W11.60 Miles33 Yards54025.0M0Hennepin
49.01952-06-23244°50'N / 93°30'W44°51'N / 93°28'W052.5M0Hennepin

* 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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