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Cottonwood, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cottonwood is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cottonwood is much lower than South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #136

Cottonwood, SD
0.04
South Dakota
0.05
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

Cottonwood, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #421

Cottonwood, SD
33.11
South Dakota
114.73
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 1,009 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cottonwood, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:27Hail:585Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:386Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:7 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cottonwood, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cottonwood, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cottonwood, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.21964-05-02243°49'N / 101°42'W44°02'N / 101°40'W14.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
12.61992-06-15244°02'N / 101°40'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Haakon
16.11964-07-26244°03'N / 101°36'W0025K0Haakon
31.21959-08-31244°25'N / 101°55'W0025K0Haakon
33.81953-06-14243°28'N / 101°30'W43°50'N / 101°16'W27.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Davison
37.71974-05-19244°16'N / 101°19'W44°18'N / 101°15'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Haakon
46.61956-08-06343°25'N / 102°11'W43°10'N / 101°44'W28.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Shannon


* 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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