Derwent, OH Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Derwent is about the same as Ohio average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Derwent is much lower than Ohio average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1284
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
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, #1243
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 3,247 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Derwent, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||661||Hail:||659||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||15|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||11||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||38|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,789||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||6||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Derwent, OH.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Derwent, OH.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Derwent, OH.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 32 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Derwent, OH.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|10.3||1968-06-25||2||40°00'N / 81°43'W||40°04'N / 81°38'W||6.20 Miles||177 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Guernsey|
|10.8||1968-06-25||2||39°58'N / 81°45'W||40°00'N / 81°43'W||2.30 Miles||177 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Muskingum|
|11.0||1978-06-07||2||40°04'N / 81°38'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Guernsey|
|11.9||1965-11-16||2||40°00'N / 81°46'W||40°02'N / 81°42'W||4.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Muskingum|
|12.1||1998-06-27||2||39°48'N / 81°23'W||39°48'N / 81°23'W||0.30 Mile||200 Yards||1||1||75K||0||Noble|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH|
|13.3||1986-03-10||2||39°58'N / 81°50'W||40°00'N / 81°44'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||3||250K||0||Muskingum|
|17.3||1971-07-13||2||40°08'N / 81°22'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Guernsey|
|19.1||1973-08-14||2||40°00'N / 82°00'W||40°02'N / 81°46'W||12.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Muskingum|
|19.6||1981-06-13||2||40°04'N / 81°53'W||40°05'N / 81°50'W||2.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Muskingum|
|24.9||1955-03-11||2||40°17'N / 81°37'W||40°17'N / 81°32'W||3.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Tuscarawas|
|25.0||1958-07-22||2||40°14'N / 81°34'W||40°20'N / 81°26'W||9.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||3||25K||0||Tuscarawas|
|25.9||1970-09-26||2||40°17'N / 81°41'W||0||0||3K||0||Coshocton|
|26.4||1971-07-24||2||39°33'N / 81°39'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Washington|
|31.7||1969-05-08||3||40°18'N / 81°12'W||2.00 Miles||300 Yards||1||14||250K||0||Harrison|
|33.2||1958-07-22||2||40°04'N / 82°15'W||40°07'N / 82°01'W||12.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||0K||0||Muskingum|
|37.8||1981-07-28||2||39°25'N / 81°18'W||39°24'N / 81°18'W||1.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Washington|
|38.1||2000-05-23||2||40°21'N / 81°05'W||40°20'N / 81°04'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||100K||0||Harrison|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.|
|38.2||2003-11-12||2||40°27'N / 81°31'W||40°30'N / 81°27'W||3.50 Miles||175 Yards||0||1||160K||0||Tuscarawas|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near May Rd just off Route 52 southwest of New Philadelphia. It moved east northeast at 45 mph, damaging several homes along Crooked Run Rd. Several homes had significant damage with roofs taken completely off; some walls were toppled. Several garages and barns suffered significant damage. Few garages completely destroyed. A least one mobile home was knocked off its foundation.Many trees and power lines were downed. Tornado went across Interstate 77 and into New Philadelphia, where 12 homes had scattered damage. Crooked Run Rd had the most significant damage. Path length 3.5 miles; path width 175 yards; maximum winds estimated 120 mph.|
|38.9||1985-05-31||3||40°14'N / 82°11'W||40°14'N / 82°08'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Coshocton|
|39.9||1981-07-28||2||39°24'N / 81°18'W||39°23'N / 81°12'W||5.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Pleasants|
|40.4||1954-04-27||2||40°13'N / 80°53'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Jefferson|
|40.7||1981-06-08||2||40°27'N / 81°55'W||40°27'N / 81°52'W||2.30 Miles||500 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Holmes|
|41.0||1981-06-13||2||39°53'N / 82°19'W||2.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Perry|
|43.0||1958-07-22||2||40°05'N / 82°25'W||40°04'N / 82°15'W||8.60 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Licking|
|43.5||2010-09-16||2||39°45'N / 82°24'W||39°45'N / 82°16'W||7.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||1||500K||0K||Perry|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originiated in Fairfield County, but got stronger in western Perry County. The damage path widened as it crossed several north to south oriented roads. A convergent damage pattern was evident. Large trees were snapped along Avalon Road. A greater swath of tree and structural damage was along Otterbein Road. The damage path widened to as much as 800 yards, though the southern portion of the path was dominant. The tornado unleashed it worst winds as it continued east to encounter Palomino Road and County Township Road 138. At this stage, there was aproximately a 1 mile long and 100 yard wide path of EF2 strength winds, estimated at 110 to 120 mph. A manufactured home on Palomino Road was missing 95 percent of it roof covering and 40 to 50 percent of the roof supports and interior ceilings were missing. The woman inside was injured when a hallway door struck her in the back. There were at least 2 eyewitnesses to the actual tornado. Almost a mile east on County Township Road 138 a cluster of houses was heavily damaged. The worst damage was a newer 2 story single family home, but seemed to be of the manufactured home quality. Its roof and garage were completely blown off and thrown away. The tornado began to weaken as it headed across County Road 25. The tornado further weakened during its final 1.5 miles, ending near the intersection of County Roads 122, 123, and 134. About 8 homes were destroyed in this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front, in tandem with strong mid and upper level forcing, produced a severe weather outbreak in southeast Ohio into extreme western West Virginia during the late afternoon and evening of Thursday the 16th. The setup featured a 45 knot mid level flow and a 95 knot upper level jet. Matter of fact, a larger area of showers, associated with a warm front, had moved across southeast Ohio and West Virginia during the morning and midday hours. This kept the surface based instability at a minimum. However, new cells formed further west during the mid afternoon over western Ohio. It was this new cluster of convection that would intensify due to the strong mid and upper level dynamics. Several of the new cells formed and intensified on the southern or southwestern flank of the overall larger area of showers and thunderstorms. This area of convection stretched further to the northeast into eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. This allowed an unimpeded low level moisture inflow into the new development. Surface dew points ahead of the cold front reached into the mid 60s. Most of the severe thunderstorms exhibited strong rotation, resulting in the spawning of 5 tornadoes. Four of these 5 tornadoes were in Ohio. One of the 4 Ohio tornadoes crossed from Fairfield County into western Perry County. Another 1 of the 4 crossed from Perry into northwestern Morgan County. One tornado patch was solely in western Athens County. The damage continued another 10 miles in Athens County from a strong rear flank downdraft. Finally, the last of the 4 tornadoes in Ohio crossed the Ohio River from northeastern Meigs County into southern Wood County in West Virginia. From storm surveys, this was the strongest tornado. The last tornado path in this outbreak was solely in western West Virginia. Luckily, there were no fatalities in southeastern Ohio. However, there was one death on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River.|
|46.1||2003-07-10||2||39°15'N / 81°39'W||39°16'N / 81°36'W||2.50 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||1.5M||0||Wood|
|Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Raymond Street near Lubeck. Several homes were damaged here, including a brick garage, which had its roof thrown a couple hundred feet into neighboring homes. The tornado continued northeast along Smitherman Road, where it intensified to F2 strength. Eight homes were damaged at his time, including 2 homes with their roofs lifted off and thrown several hundred feet. More homes were damaged as the tornado cross Lake Washington Road. One resident took shelter in a basement bathroom. When she opened the door after the storm, there was nothing but daylight. Six RV trailers were overturned at a dealership. The tornado crossed White Acres Road damaging 6 homes. One attached garage was ripped away from a house. The tornado weakened as it crossed Route 892. Trees were mangled near Jewell Road. The storm crossed Island View Drive, but no houses suffered any significant damage. All total, on the order of 30 homes and a couple of businesses sustained damage, with a half dozen homes destroyed. About 15 power poles were snapped. Luckily, no fatalities or injuries occurred. A potent squall line developed during the early afternoon across central Ohio, on southwest to central Kentucky. This was along a prefrontal surface boundary, and well out ahead of a strong cold front. The atmosphere warmed into the 80s with surface dew points in the 70 to 75 degree range. Additional thunderstorms formed into a broken west to east line across West Virginia, ahead of the squall line. This caused flooding problems. After 1500E, the squall line accelerated eastward, moving near 50 mph. As a result of this event, a few more counties, such as Ritchie and Harrison, were added to FEMA's disaster declaration number 1474. This federal disaster was initiated during the month of June.|
|46.2||1973-05-10||3||39°55'N / 82°30'W||39°55'N / 82°20'W||8.70 Miles||300 Yards||0||1||3K||0||Perry|
|46.8||1965-11-27||2||40°02'N / 82°27'W||40°06'N / 82°22'W||5.90 Miles||300 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Licking|
|47.9||1998-08-25||2||40°14'N / 82°29'W||40°10'N / 82°16'W||10.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||300K||0||Licking|
|Brief Description: A tornado knocked down numerous trees, destroyed 2 barns, and caused significant damage to 4 homes.|
|48.5||1973-05-10||2||40°34'N / 82°01'W||40°32'N / 81°54'W||6.20 Miles||17 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Holmes|
|48.6||1998-01-08||2||39°13'N / 81°25'W||39°14'N / 81°27'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Wood|
|Brief Description: One mobile home along Farrow Hill Road was completely destroyed. Luckily, the owner was not at home. One church sustained roof damage. A side to a barn was ripped off. An old farm house was damaged. Some bark from a tree went through a cars windshield. One van was pushed several yards. Numerous trees were knocked down. Nobody was injured. Rare January dew points, in the upper 50s and lower 60s on the 8th, along with strong winds aloft, helped trigger severe weather. The rains from the past few days were heavier in Ohio, and eventually caused minor river flooding along the mainstem of the Ohio River. The high water was from the mouth of the Hocking River to the mouth of the Kanawha River. The crest at Pt. Pleasant was 41.5 feet. These levels closed some roads, parks, and parking lots, but did not reach into the towns.|
|49.0||2006-06-22||2||40°37'N / 81°47'W||40°37'N / 81°42'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||750K||0||Holmes|
|Brief Description: During the late afternoon hours of June 22nd, a severe thunderstorm moved across eastern Holmes County and produced a tornado. This tornado touched down at 5:30 pm just west of Mt Hope and tracked east through Winesburg and then exited the county. The tornado had a damage path in Holmes County roughly six miles in length and 50 to 100 yards in width. The majority of the damage was classified as F1, but there were several areas of F2 damage evident. Along the path, numerous structures were damaged and hundreds of trees toppled or snapped. A barn was heavily damaged near where the tornado first touched down. Two houses nearby sustained siding and roof damage. A home on State Route 241 just outside of Mt. Hope was destroyed and several buildings at a factory in Mt. Hope sustained major damage. Metal roofs were torn off of these factory buildings with debris found as far as a mile away. Wooden beams from the buildings were thrown and pierced metal garage doors. Empty box trailers were overturned and one box trailer was even torn from its frame. The tornado continued east from Mt Hope and damaged several more homes on it's way to Winesburg. One house had it's second floor torn off. A second factory near Winesburg lost large sections of roof. In Winesburg, a few homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued into Tuscarawas County and caused damage there. Later, the same parent thunderstorm produced another tornado west of Waynesburg in southeastern Stark County.|
* 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.