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College Station, Bryan Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in College Station, Bryan Area is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in College Station, Bryan Area is much lower than Texas average and is about the same as the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #830

College Station, Bryan Area
0.00
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, #129

College Station, Bryan Area
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, #508

College Station, Bryan Area
132.05
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 9,322 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of College Station, Bryan Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:148
Dust Storm:5Flood:1,626Hail:3,535Heat:22Heavy Snow:31
High Surf:3Hurricane:2Ice Storm:39Landslide:0Strong Wind:61
Thunderstorm Winds:3,427Tropical Storm:11Wildfire:16Winter Storm:34Winter Weather:40
Other:312 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near College Station, Bryan Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near College Station, Bryan Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near College Station, Bryan Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near College Station, Bryan Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.51959-05-10330°46'N / 96°36'W30°54'N / 96°23'W15.80 Miles333 Yards073K0Robertson
8.41953-12-02230°38'N / 96°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Brazos
10.91956-04-05330°41'N / 96°22'W30°41'N / 96°17'W5.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Brazos
12.31987-11-15230°41'N / 96°42'W30°45'N / 96°41'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Milam
12.41954-04-30230°38'N / 96°20'W30°39'N / 96°19'W1.90 Miles67 Yards000K0Brazos
14.21989-06-07230°39'N / 96°44'W30°36'N / 96°37'W6.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Burleson
14.71987-11-15230°35'N / 96°41'W30°41'N / 96°42'W7.00 Miles500 Yards2122.5M0Burleson
15.61969-04-04230°30'N / 96°38'W30°35'N / 96°31'W9.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Burleson
17.81989-06-07230°40'N / 96°48'W30°39'N / 96°44'W4.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Milam
19.61998-10-17230°30'N / 96°41'W30°33'N / 96°41'W3.50 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down in the Caldwell area causing substantial damage. Twenty-two homes were completely destroyed, 37 sustained major damage, and 101 homes with minor damage. Caldwell Middle School also had major damage. Tombstones weighing more than 1000 pounds were unearthed and moved.
21.81975-04-29230°52'N / 97°00'W31°00'N / 96°35'W26.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Milam
22.41954-04-30330°37'N / 97°12'W31°29'N / 95°28'W118.8 Miles880 Yards00250K0Milam
24.02000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
24.41981-05-09230°35'N / 96°52'W30°29'N / 96°45'W9.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Burleson
25.31984-02-11231°05'N / 96°18'W1.50 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Leon
25.61981-05-09230°45'N / 96°57'W30°35'N / 96°52'W12.60 Miles60 Yards00250K0Milam
26.51967-05-01230°55'N / 96°05'W0.60 Mile33 Yards003K0Madison
26.71981-05-16230°27'N / 96°48'W30°24'N / 96°39'W9.70 Miles73 Yards01250K0Burleson
27.51957-03-20330°23'N / 96°47'W30°27'N / 96°41'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Burleson
27.91954-10-22230°55'N / 96°07'W30°55'N / 96°00'W7.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Madison
28.81983-11-19230°24'N / 96°14'W1.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brazos
29.01981-02-10230°46'N / 96°00'W2.50 Miles77 Yards02250K0Grimes
32.21962-06-01230°39'N / 97°01'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Milam
32.31956-03-21230°57'N / 96°59'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Milam
32.31953-12-02230°22'N / 96°11'W250K0Washington
33.71953-12-02330°30'N / 96°58'W30°32'N / 97°00'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0425K0Lee
33.91987-11-15230°58'N / 96°04'W31°06'N / 95°58'W7.00 Miles200 Yards322.5M0Madison
35.21957-03-20330°19'N / 96°55'W30°23'N / 96°47'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0225K0Lee
36.01964-05-01230°18'N / 96°12'W30°20'N / 96°07'W5.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Washington
36.41957-03-20330°16'N / 96°50'W30°19'N / 96°44'W7.20 Miles33 Yards0225K0Lee
39.01962-02-23230°15'N / 96°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lee
41.11971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Washington
41.11971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Washington
41.71971-11-17230°26'N / 97°21'W30°46'N / 96°59'W31.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bastrop
41.71987-11-15231°06'N / 95°58'W31°09'N / 95°54'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Leon
42.81954-04-30230°08'N / 96°49'W30°12'N / 96°37'W12.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Fayette
43.91996-04-12231°01'N / 97°10'W31°02'N / 97°09'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0060K0Bell
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, two barns and a cattle feeder.
44.71955-05-06230°47'N / 97°16'W30°44'N / 97°13'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Milam
45.41953-05-11231°19'N / 96°13'W31°22'N / 96°04'W9.50 Miles267 Yards0025K0Leon
45.71994-11-05230°25'N / 97°09'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0Lee
 Brief Description: A trailer home was destoyed 1 mile north of the town of Blue. The tornado lifted the mobile home and dropped it 25 feet away. A 13-year old boy was eating supper in the mobile home alone as the tornado struck. He described a sound "like a freight train", with the trailer beginning to rock back and forth. He remembered hitting the floor and ceiling as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed. He was found uninjured amid the debris. At 1845CST the Sheriff's Department reported trees downed just southeast of Blue.
46.42002-03-30231°24'N / 96°35'W31°27'N / 96°28'W7.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Limestone
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down just west of farm road 2749 about .5 mile southeast of Thornton. Two houses were damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a mobile home unroofed. The tornado moved northeast damaging a barn, then moved into the Davis Prairie community damaging several houses, some mobile homes, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado moved northeast and weakened before dissipating 2.4 miles south of the Box Church community.
47.81950-06-05330°11'N / 96°24'W30°01'N / 96°03'W23.90 Miles67 Yards06250K0Washington
48.01987-11-15230°11'N / 96°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards082.5M0Lee
48.81973-06-03231°26'N / 96°37'W31°29'N / 96°31'W6.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Limestone
48.92006-12-29231°19'N / 96°38'W31°36'N / 96°31'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1201.0M0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
49.41978-07-28230°36'N / 97°18'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Williamson


* 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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