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Donaldson, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #530

Donaldson, MN
0.00
Minnesota
0.01
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

Donaldson, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #772

Donaldson, MN
79.02
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,615 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Donaldson, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:44Cold:36Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:157Hail:759Heat:1Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:25
Thunderstorm Winds:466Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:0
Other:51 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Donaldson, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Donaldson, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Donaldson, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
21.22005-07-02248°51'N / 97°07'W48°52'N / 97°02'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: This tornado moved east-northeast along a 4 mile curved path and damaged several grain bins, uprooted numerous trees, and demolished portions of a barn 4 miles west of Northcote. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.
24.02005-07-02248°53'N / 97°05'W48°55'N / 97°05'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado snapped off 2 power poles and tore 2 steel grain bins from their foundations. The steel debris was carried over one mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
24.22005-07-02248°55'N / 97°04'W48°54'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished 3 large grain bins, tore the doors off a large steel building, and blew down a small radio tower. Peak winds were estimated at 140 mph.
24.61978-05-26248°55'N / 97°03'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Grand Forks
24.92004-05-19348°55'N / 97°05'W48°55'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00200K0Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished 4 structures. One of the structures, a 30x40 foot machine shed, was swept from its foundation and thrown into the adjacent fields. Tools from the shed were driven into the banks of a nearby highway. Other debris was spread over a mile away. Many trees were torn up.
25.42005-06-23248°56'N / 96°56'W48°57'N / 96°55'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: A brief touchdown occurred in Orleans. The tornado destroyed six large grain bins at the elevator and one small storage shed. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
25.72005-07-02248°56'N / 97°00'W48°57'N / 96°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: Twin vortices merged to form one tornado, which tracked for two miles. The tornado demolished two steel grain bins and blew the debris one-half mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.
28.31999-07-14248°12'N / 97°08'W48°11'N / 97°06'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Marshall
 Brief Description: The tornado lifted the roof off a warehouse, depositing it nearly 2 miles away to the southeast. A 6-ton truck was also pushed nearly 150 yards.
34.01955-06-30248°05'N / 97°10'W48°08'N / 97°06'W4.10 Miles77 Yards003K0Grand Forks
34.01977-07-13248°06'N / 97°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Polk
39.41997-06-27248°48'N / 96°02'W48°42'N / 96°07'W11.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Roseau
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged 2 homes, several farm buildings, and 2 steel grain bins as it struck 10 miles north and 2 miles east of Greenbush. One man barely made it out of his trailer home before the tornado struck. As the tornado travelled between the 2 homes, it came close to a tractor plowing a field. A man in the tractor had glass blown into his eyes as the glass tractor cab shattered. A third home, 3 miles east and 2 miles north of Greenbush, was shifted off its foundation as the tornado passed. The tornado crossed highway 11, damaging a fourth home located 3 miles east of Greenbush, before dissipating.
40.61977-07-13248°01'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles120 Yards0225K0Polk
44.82004-05-19248°55'N / 97°44'W48°55'N / 97°44'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0000Pembina
 Brief Description: Four trailer homes were blown over and a repair shop had extensive roof damage. Trees and power lines were blown down, interrupting electrical service. Two houses were also damaged. Most people in the trailer homes drove away prior to the tornado, having been alerted to the impending danger.
46.81955-06-30247°54'N / 97°00'W0725K0Polk
46.92010-06-17247°54'N / 97°18'W48°01'N / 97°21'W7.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KGrand Forks
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado tracked northward intermittently for about 7 miles. A pole barn and several farm outbuildings were destroyed. Large trees were snapped or uprooted. Debris was thrown near Emerado and just east of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
47.11952-07-09247°55'N / 97°10'W003K0Grand Forks
48.61958-08-11347°54'N / 97°12'W0225K0Grand Forks


* 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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