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Cold Spring, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #226

Cold Spring, 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

Cold Spring, 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, #609

Cold Spring, 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 2,761 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cold Spring, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:10Cold:11Dense Fog:2Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:1,368Heat:7Heavy Snow:28
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:1,066Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:44Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cold Spring, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cold Spring, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cold Spring, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.91958-06-04245°36'N / 94°35'W45°36'N / 94°18'W13.30 Miles400 Yards02250K0Stearns
13.21967-07-22245°28'N / 94°11'W45°28'N / 94°08'W1.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Stearns
13.81996-10-26245°35'N / 94°38'W45°38'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles350 Yards0300Stearns
 Brief Description: House collapsed on top of family. Outbuildings destroyed.
13.81980-09-03345°32'N / 94°13'W45°35'N / 94°09'W3.80 Miles60 Yards11525.0M0Stearns
18.91953-03-21245°35'N / 94°05'W13250K0Stearns
19.31964-05-05345°35'N / 94°47'W45°39'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Stearns
21.61967-07-22245°28'N / 94°08'W45°26'N / 93°50'W14.50 Miles200 Yards1122.5M0Sherburne
22.01970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
25.11980-09-03245°38'N / 94°53'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Stearns
25.81992-06-16245°14'N / 94°04'W45°20'N / 93°51'W10.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Wright
27.31981-06-14245°13'N / 93°59'W2.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Wright
28.01977-06-17245°42'N / 93°58'W0.70 Mile33 Yards00250K0Benton
28.01992-06-16245°40'N / 93°56'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Benton
28.61981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
28.61992-06-16345°01'N / 94°14'W45°09'N / 94°07'W10.00 Miles120 Yards080K0Wright
29.21997-07-01245°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.
31.01997-07-01345°07'N / 94°01'W45°10'N / 93°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: House completely destroyed on west side of Birch Lake.
31.41982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
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.
32.11997-07-01245°16'N / 93°49'W45°18'N / 93°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0000Wright
38.61983-06-13244°54'N / 94°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Mcleod
39.32001-06-13245°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.
39.41951-06-19444°53'N / 94°22'W45°12'N / 93°23'W52.60 Miles330 Yards0112.5M0Mcleod
39.81977-07-27244°53'N / 94°32'W44°53'N / 94°29'W0025K0Meeker
40.12008-07-11345°04'N / 95°08'W45°05'N / 94°58'W8.00 Miles200 Yards020K0KKandiyohi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Three homes were destroyed and eight others were damaged. Barns and sheds were destroyed, along with two businesses, including two turkey barns. At Highway 71 and County Rd. 19 a small trailer was turned on its side, and several farm tractors were turned on their sides. Two minor injuries occurred at a turkey barn 2.5 miles South of Downtown Willmar. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Instability ahead of a cold front which moved from the Central Dakotas on the morning of the 11th, to the Eastern half of Minnesota by the early evening hours, was the prime ingredient for scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms across the region, during this period.
41.81961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
44.72006-09-16245°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
47.51997-09-18346°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
48.41965-05-06344°41'N / 94°10'W44°54'N / 94°04'W15.50 Miles167 Yards0025.0M0Sibley
49.61965-05-06444°54'N / 93°44'W44°58'N / 93°44'W4.60 Miles300 Yards08825.0M0Hennepin

* 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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