Desdemona, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Desdemona is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Desdemona is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1515
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, #1133
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 3,232 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Desdemona, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||381||Hail:||1,788||Heat:||5||Heavy Snow:||7|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||7||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||9|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||938||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||6||Winter Storm:||16||Winter Weather:||12|
No volcano is found in or near Desdemona, TX.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Desdemona, TX.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Desdemona, TX.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Desdemona, TX.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|7.5||1954-02-19||2||32°13'N / 98°41'W||32°15'N / 98°39'W||3.00 Miles||17 Yards||0||2||25K||0||Eastland|
|12.7||1993-10-12||2||32°07'N / 98°37'W||25.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||12||5.0M||0||Comanche|
|Brief Description: Ten houses were destroyed, and 12 persons were injured.|
|14.1||1976-05-31||2||32°22'N / 98°20'W||32°19'N / 98°19'W||4.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Erath|
|14.3||1990-04-25||2||32°06'N / 98°27'W||32°08'N / 98°25'W||2.80 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Erath|
|15.2||1990-04-25||2||32°05'N / 98°28'W||32°06'N / 98°27'W||1.20 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Comanche|
|16.2||1970-10-22||2||32°23'N / 98°49'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Eastland|
|17.3||1960-05-04||2||32°05'N / 98°24'W||0.30 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Erath|
|17.5||1957-04-19||2||32°24'N / 98°50'W||0.30 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Eastland|
|20.9||1975-03-17||2||32°16'N / 98°56'W||32°23'N / 98°54'W||8.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Eastland|
|21.7||1971-04-28||2||32°13'N / 98°12'W||0||0||250K||0||Erath|
|23.6||1976-04-19||2||32°00'N / 98°25'W||32°02'N / 98°14'W||11.10 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Erath|
|24.0||1979-05-21||3||32°34'N / 98°49'W||2.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Stephens|
|24.3||1982-05-12||3||31°54'N / 98°44'W||32°03'N / 98°44'W||9.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Comanche|
|24.6||1976-04-19||3||32°04'N / 98°53'W||2.20 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Comanche|
|25.3||1982-05-12||3||32°29'N / 98°14'W||32°31'N / 98°10'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Erath|
|25.5||1958-04-28||3||31°54'N / 98°36'W||31°57'N / 98°33'W||4.90 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Comanche|
|28.4||1970-04-26||2||31°55'N / 98°45'W||1.00 Mile||267 Yards||0||2||25K||0||Comanche|
|28.9||1982-05-12||2||31°48'N / 98°28'W||31°58'N / 98°28'W||10.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Comanche|
|30.2||1982-05-12||3||32°31'N / 98°10'W||32°33'N / 98°05'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Palo Pinto|
|30.8||1982-05-12||3||31°50'N / 98°41'W||31°54'N / 98°44'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Comanche|
|33.7||1979-10-30||3||32°37'N / 98°59'W||32°48'N / 98°45'W||18.60 Miles||127 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Stephens|
|35.2||1979-04-11||2||31°54'N / 98°11'W||31°59'N / 98°04'W||9.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Hamilton|
|36.4||1979-04-10||2||31°45'N / 98°22'W||31°54'N / 98°11'W||15.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Comanche|
|37.3||1994-05-29||2||32°11'N / 99°12'W||32°07'N / 99°09'W||6.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||3||500K||0||Callahan|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Cottonwood and moved southeast through Cross Plains doing heavy damage. Eighteen homes were destroyed and one hundred were damaged. Ninety percent of the businesses in town were damaged.|
|37.5||1955-06-04||2||32°03'N / 99°08'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brown|
|39.0||1977-04-20||2||32°24'N / 99°18'W||32°24'N / 99°08'W||9.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Callahan|
|40.5||1960-10-13||2||31°47'N / 98°57'W||31°48'N / 98°53'W||4.30 Miles||17 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Brown|
|43.4||1982-05-12||2||31°38'N / 98°34'W||31°42'N / 98°36'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Mills|
|43.4||1994-04-26||2||32°04'N / 97°52'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||1||500K||0||Bosque|
|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.|
|44.0||1989-05-04||2||32°29'N / 97°52'W||32°27'N / 97°48'W||3.50 Miles||500 Yards||0||22||0K||0||Hood|
|44.2||1973-04-22||2||32°17'N / 99°19'W||0.30 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Callahan|
|44.6||1959-09-03||2||32°45'N / 98°01'W||0.30 Mile||200 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Parker|
|44.6||1976-04-19||2||32°27'N / 97°49'W||0.20 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hood|
|44.6||1976-04-19||5||31°43'N / 99°04'W||31°49'N / 98°56'W||10.50 Miles||440 Yards||0||11||2.5M||0||Brown|
|46.2||1970-04-26||2||32°00'N / 99°24'W||32°07'N / 99°12'W||14.20 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Coleman|
|46.5||1977-07-27||2||32°27'N / 97°47'W||0.70 Mile||250 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Hood|
|46.8||2003-05-15||2||32°30'N / 99°20'W||32°30'N / 99°19'W||1.50 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||50K||0||Shackelford|
|Brief Description: Two tornadoes paralleled one another. This tornado was the southern tornado track and destroyed oil storage tanks, oil equipment, a small building, and a couple of recreational vehicles. A trained spotter reported that this tornado was multiple vortex. The survey team noted separate damage areas south and southwest of the main track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.|
|47.2||1962-06-01||2||32°20'N / 99°22'W||0||1||2.5M||0||Callahan|
|47.2||1986-02-02||2||32°39'N / 97°56'W||32°44'N / 97°52'W||10.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Parker|
|47.5||2003-05-15||2||32°33'N / 99°18'W||32°33'N / 99°20'W||1.50 Miles||450 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Shackelford|
|Brief Description: This was the northern tornado track of the two that paralleled one another. This tornado snapped and stripped large trees and ripped up some T post fence along it's path. It seems that the tree damage was more severe on this track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.|
|47.8||1976-04-19||2||32°31'N / 97°47'W||0.20 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hood|
|48.3||1975-06-08||2||32°59'N / 98°25'W||0||0||0K||0||Palo Pinto|
|48.7||1991-04-12||2||32°17'N / 97°45'W||32°17'N / 97°42'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Somervell|
|49.1||1982-05-12||2||31°32'N / 98°34'W||31°38'N / 98°34'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Mills|
|49.8||1971-04-28||2||32°28'N / 97°50'W||32°32'N / 97°39'W||11.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hood|
|49.8||1991-04-12||2||32°15'N / 97°45'W||32°14'N / 97°40'W||3.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Somervell|
|49.9||1966-04-19||2||32°04'N / 97°45'W||2.00 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Bosque|
|49.9||1990-04-05||2||32°49'N / 97°58'W||0.20 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Parker|
* 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.