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The chance of earthquake damage in Cranfills Gap is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cranfills Gap is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #1402

Cranfills Gap, TX
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, #1

Cranfills Gap, TX
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, #949

Cranfills Gap, TX
193.33
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 3,415 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cranfills Gap, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:459Hail:1,638Heat:5Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,212Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:7
Other:44 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cranfills Gap, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cranfills Gap, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cranfills Gap, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 90 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cranfills Gap, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.21978-04-30231°52'N / 97°37'W003K0Bosque
14.31971-05-09231°43'N / 97°36'W0.10 Mile67 Yards000K0Bosque
18.31991-04-28231°40'N / 98°07'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Hamilton
18.31980-06-20231°50'N / 97°33'W31°48'N / 97°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Bosque
20.21994-04-26232°04'N / 97°52'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01500K0Bosque
 Brief Description: Tornado number one was on the ground intermittently for about one mile. A grain silo was unroofed, one house destroyed, two mobile homes destroyed, a barn was destroyed, and at least 20 telephone poles were blown down. There was one minor injury.
20.51990-05-02231°58'N / 97°34'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
20.61979-04-11231°54'N / 98°11'W31°59'N / 98°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards03250K0Hamilton
20.71966-04-19232°04'N / 97°45'W2.00 Miles880 Yards003K0Bosque
20.72006-12-29231°46'N / 97°30'W31°52'N / 97°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KBosque
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and concluded a tornado formed east of Clifton. The tornado took a northeast track and went on to damage trees along CR 3355 just south of FM 708. The tornado also heavily damaged a turkey farm at the intersection of CR 3355 and FM 708. Debris from the turkey farm was scattered over a quarter mile northeast of the farm. The tornado continued northeast and heavily damaged two barns on CR 3440 south of the Womack community. Trees and fences were damaged along CR 3410 and CR 3415 just south and east of Womack. The tornado then crossed FM 219 east of Womack and dissipated near the intersection of FM 219 and Highway 22. 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.
23.42001-10-12231°41'N / 97°27'W31°41'N / 97°27'W4.20 Miles150 Yards00100K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The first tornado to hit the county touched down 2.5 miles southwest of Valley Mills, then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.5 miles east of Valley Mills. The most significant damage was to a frame house near the beginning of the damage path. There was also damage to house roofs and mobile homes along Cap Fiske Road, Highway 317, and near Highway 6 on the southern edge of Valley Mills. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
24.61976-05-25231°40'N / 97°28'W31°38'N / 97°25'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Bosque
24.71957-05-12231°36'N / 97°28'W1.00 Mile30 Yards003K0Mclennan
25.31973-05-06531°38'N / 97°29'W31°44'N / 97°21'W10.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Mclennan
25.71990-04-27232°01'N / 97°30'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
26.21979-04-10231°45'N / 98°22'W31°54'N / 98°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Comanche
28.72000-05-12331°54'N / 97°22'W31°54'N / 97°22'W7.00 Miles400 Yards203.0M0Bosque
 Brief Description: A tornado formed over the central part of Lake Whitney at approximately 1610 CST. The tornado moved south and dissipated near the dam at 1625 CST. The tornado caused two deaths, both of which occurred in the same home, but no other injuries. The most significant damaged occurred at the Lakewood Harbor Subdivision, three miles northwest of the Dam, around 1615 CST. 38 homes were destroyed and 27 others were damaged. M70PH, F80PH May 12, 2000 - Event Narrative A cold front moved into North Texas, and became stationary along a Bonham, Dallas, Hillsboro, Goldthwaite line. Numerous hail and wind reports were received. An F-3 tornado touched down near Lake Whitney in the late afternoon hours.The parent storm continued to develop on the south flank, resulting in a long lived wall cloud that moved south through southern Bosque, western McLennan, eastern Coryell, and western Bell counties. While reports of hail and funnels continued through the life of the storm, no additional tornadoes were sighted.
29.61976-04-15231°26'N / 97°31'W31°30'N / 97°27'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mclennan
29.71976-05-25231°38'N / 97°25'W31°30'N / 97°22'W9.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mclennan
30.61952-04-21431°30'N / 97°27'W31°29'N / 97°25'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mclennan
31.01998-10-17231°25'N / 97°31'W31°25'N / 97°31'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0050K0Coryell
 Brief Description: Two brick homes were destroyed and large trees were uprooted when a narrow tornado touched down briefly.
31.31965-05-09231°56'N / 97°20'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hill
31.51976-05-25231°39'N / 97°19'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
32.21967-06-11231°40'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
33.01991-04-12232°15'N / 97°45'W32°14'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Somervell
33.31976-04-19232°00'N / 98°25'W32°02'N / 98°14'W11.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Erath
34.51956-03-21231°17'N / 97°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Coryell
35.61971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
35.61971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
35.61971-05-23331°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards1490K0Hill
35.71991-04-12232°17'N / 97°45'W32°17'N / 97°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Somervell
36.21991-04-12232°14'N / 97°32'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.22006-12-29232°05'N / 97°24'W32°12'N / 97°20'W8.00 Miles587 Yards00500K0KHill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that a tornado developed west of FM 933 and south of CR 1145. Tree damage was noted as the tornado crossed FM 933 and FM 67 one mile southeast of Blum. The tornado apparently increased in size and intensity after crossing FM 67. A large grain silo was toppled over on CR 1137, roughly 1.5 miles northeast of Blum. Extensive tree and power pole damage was also noted. The path width was over a quarter of a mile at this time. As the tornado crossed County Roads 1136 and 1133, widespread tree damage was noted, as was structural damage to roofs and windows. The tornado then moved across FM 2488 just south of the Johnson County line, where a well-engineered home lost portions of roof decking and a large barn was destroyed. Portions of the barn's metal skin were carried over a mile to the north-northeast. The tornado then crossed into Johnson County. 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.
37.31971-04-28232°13'N / 98°12'W00250K0Erath
37.61974-04-13231°33'N / 97°15'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mclennan
37.91982-05-12231°48'N / 98°28'W31°58'N / 98°28'W10.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Comanche
39.31971-02-18231°50'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile440 Yards003K0Hill
39.41960-05-04232°05'N / 98°24'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Erath
39.41981-10-13232°08'N / 97°20'W32°10'N / 97°19'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
39.81959-03-31431°51'N / 97°13'W31°59'N / 97°08'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards63125K0Hill
40.31997-05-27231°23'N / 97°19'W31°23'N / 97°20'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado developed just west of Box Ranch Road and moved west-southwest to just west of Mackey Ranch Road where a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado also uprooted numerous large trees along its path.
40.71963-08-30231°37'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mclennan
41.11991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Johnson
41.11991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnson
41.21972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.50 Miles20 Yards000K0Mclennan
41.21972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards03250K0Mclennan
41.31981-05-09231°58'N / 97°15'W31°58'N / 97°05'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
41.62001-10-12231°45'N / 97°10'W31°48'N / 97°05'W6.20 Miles150 Yards00500K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The second McLennan county tornado touched down just southwest of Tokio then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.3 miles east of West. Homes, a church, and several businesses were damaged in Tokio. After moving through Tokio, the tornado moved along FM 1858, causing heavy damage to wood-frame structures, mobile homes, storage buildings, and minor damage to several brick homes. As the tornado moved across the extreme southern edge of West, several homes and storage buildings were damaged. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
41.71981-10-13231°32'N / 97°11'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0425.0M0Mclennan
42.01961-03-16232°20'N / 97°33'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
42.01990-05-18231°39'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Mclennan
42.31990-04-25232°06'N / 98°27'W32°08'N / 98°25'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Erath
42.51979-05-10231°56'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hill
42.51973-03-01231°37'N / 97°12'W31°37'N / 97°04'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mclennan
42.71990-04-25232°05'N / 98°28'W32°06'N / 98°27'W1.20 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Comanche
43.12006-05-05231°33'N / 97°09'W31°33'N / 97°09'W2.60 Miles150 Yards003.0M0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado was reported on Waco Drive by the media, just north of the damage swath produced by the downburst. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado formed south of New Road and just west of Spur 298 (Franklin Avenue), or just north of Richland Mall. The tornado reached its peak intensity of lower F2 and did the most damage just east of Spur 298. Several commercial buildings had large sections of their roofs and walls damaged. A Coca-Cola Bottling Plant lost much of its roof and most of its inventory was damaged. A spokesman for the company stated that the tornado did well over $1 million worth of damage. An owner of an auto repair shop which was badly damaged estimated damages at $600,000. A horse barn owned by Baylor University was leveled and two horses killed. Numerous trees were downed and power lines snapped in and east of this area. The circulation weakened as it approached Interstate 35, and the tornado dissipated approximately three-fourths of a mile east of Interstate 35. A countywide disaster declaration was issued by the McLennan County judge.
43.11990-03-14231°58'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
43.91976-05-25332°00'N / 97°08'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
44.01997-05-27331°16'N / 97°23'W31°16'N / 97°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0000Bell
 Brief Description: This is the same tornado that began 1mile east of Moody in McLennan County.
44.11972-10-21231°15'N / 97°24'W31°18'N / 97°20'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bell
44.21997-05-27331°19'N / 97°20'W31°16'N / 97°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The third tornado developed about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Moody in open country just south of Farm-to-Market Road 107. The tornado moved south-southwest and destroyed a house and a barn. Another house was damaged and numerous trees were uprooted. Two vehicles were tossed several hundred feet by the tornado. The strong tornado dissipated about 0.5 miles after moving into extreme northern Bell County.
44.21976-05-26231°13'N / 97°28'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Bell
44.41971-02-21231°37'N / 97°06'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Mclennan
44.61976-04-20231°08'N / 97°55'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Coryell
44.61977-09-15231°08'N / 97°55'W0025K0Coryell
44.71982-05-12231°38'N / 98°34'W31°42'N / 98°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
44.71958-04-28331°54'N / 98°36'W31°57'N / 98°33'W4.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Comanche
45.11982-05-12231°32'N / 98°34'W31°38'N / 98°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
45.31973-05-24231°19'N / 98°23'W2.50 Miles250 Yards0025K0Lampasas
45.61960-10-13231°53'N / 97°04'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hill
45.61962-09-07232°20'N / 97°25'W2.00 Miles167 Yards01250K0Johnson
45.81963-04-28231°07'N / 97°44'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0325K0Bell
46.11976-05-26232°16'N / 97°18'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Johnson
46.61976-04-19232°27'N / 97°49'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Hood
46.71977-07-27232°27'N / 97°47'W0.70 Mile250 Yards003K0Hood
46.71976-05-26432°16'N / 97°17'W32°15'N / 97°16'W1.90 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Johnson
47.11973-11-24332°21'N / 97°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Johnson
47.11975-04-07232°21'N / 97°24'W0.20 Mile27 Yards01250K0Johnson
47.12006-12-29232°10'N / 97°19'W32°22'N / 97°14'W15.00 Miles587 Yards0122.0M0KJohnson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that the tornado which originated in Hill County continued on its destructive northeast path into Johnson County. Damage to sheds and vegetation was noted along County Roads 1205 and 1204. The most significant damage to structures was found near FM 916, CR 1202, and CR 1205, northeast to near Highway 171. Several structures were unroofed while others suffered partial roof loss. Major damage to trees was also noted here. Damage to homes and trees continued along the track near CR 421, CR 423, and CR 415 just north of Highway 4. The tornado then crossed FM 2415. The last observed damage was along the south shore of Lake Alvarado. County officials reported that twenty-two residences were destroyed, twenty were heavily damaged, and twenty more had minor damages. Ten people were taken to local hospitals. Most were for minor injuries, but two suffered more serious injuries and were released from the hospital the next day. The Governor designated Johnson County a disaster area. 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.
47.31976-05-26332°24'N / 97°27'W32°21'N / 97°26'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
47.41972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
47.41985-10-17231°52'N / 97°04'W31°58'N / 97°01'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hill
47.71976-05-26331°08'N / 97°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards272.5M0Bell
47.71989-05-04232°29'N / 97°52'W32°27'N / 97°48'W3.50 Miles500 Yards0220K0Hood
47.91997-05-27331°10'N / 97°28'W31°07'N / 97°32'W1.40 Miles275 Yards00900K0Bell
 Brief Description: The fourth tornado that was produced by the large supercell thunderstorm developed on the north side of Lake Belton, near Morgans Point where a marina was destroyed. Over 100 boats at the marina were destroyed by the strong tornado that moved slowly south-southwest. Ten homes along the lakeshore also sustained severe damage and damage to trees was nearly total. The tornado dissipated just northeast of Woodland.
48.11976-05-26231°06'N / 97°38'W000K0Bell
48.41962-06-28232°20'N / 97°20'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Johnson
48.61976-05-31232°22'N / 98°20'W32°19'N / 98°19'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Erath
48.61973-04-23332°22'N / 97°23'W2.50 Miles333 Yards030K0Johnson
48.71953-05-11531°33'N / 97°09'W31°45'N / 96°53'W20.90 Miles583 Yards11459725.0M0Mclennan
49.41975-05-07231°05'N / 97°37'W02250K0Bell


* 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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