Elwell, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Elwell is about the same as Michigan average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Elwell is about the same as Michigan average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #627
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, #491
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 2,228 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Elwell, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||113||Hail:||534||Heat:||9||Heavy Snow:||98|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||22||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||41|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,228||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||72||Winter Weather:||11|
No volcano is found in or near Elwell, MI.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Elwell, MI.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Elwell, MI.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Elwell, MI.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|4.8||1965-04-11||2||43°18'N / 84°50'W||43°23'N / 84°40'W||9.70 Miles||440 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Gratiot|
|8.2||1965-04-11||2||43°23'N / 84°37'W||0.10 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|8.2||1965-04-11||2||43°23'N / 84°37'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|9.3||1965-04-11||2||43°22'N / 84°36'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|10.5||1974-04-14||2||43°28'N / 84°35'W||2.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Midland|
|10.6||1965-04-11||2||43°15'N / 84°56'W||43°18'N / 84°50'W||5.40 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Montcalm|
|14.1||1956-05-12||2||43°26'N / 85°07'W||43°31'N / 84°58'W||9.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Montcalm|
|14.5||1956-06-26||2||43°11'N / 84°41'W||43°17'N / 84°33'W||9.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Gratiot|
|16.0||1956-05-12||2||43°18'N / 84°33'W||43°16'N / 84°28'W||3.80 Miles||800 Yards||1||4||250K||0||Gratiot|
|16.0||1982-06-15||2||43°13'N / 84°38'W||43°15'N / 84°30'W||5.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Gratiot|
|20.4||1968-06-11||2||43°10'N / 84°34'W||43°10'N / 84°31'W||1||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|22.8||1968-04-23||3||43°49'N / 85°22'W||43°06'N / 85°05'W||51.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Osceola|
|23.6||1956-05-12||2||43°06'N / 84°51'W||43°02'N / 84°39'W||10.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Clinton|
|25.9||1965-10-07||2||43°47'N / 84°45'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Isabella|
|26.3||1994-07-04||2||43°06'N / 85°05'W||0.30 Mile||150 Yards||0||0||500K||0||Montcalm|
|Brief Description: A brick, ranch style home in Fairplain Township was totally destroyed by an apparent tornado. No one actually saw a tornado, but the debris pattern and localization of the damage strongly suggested a tornado rather than straight-line thunderstorm winds. Seven people were in the home at the time, but no one was injured. A small shed was also torn up. The path length and width were estimated from the debris pattern. Trees up to 10 inches in diameter were broken off at the ground in a counter-clockwise pattern.|
|26.6||1984-08-30||2||43°04'N / 84°32'W||2.50 Miles||27 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Clinton|
|27.4||1956-04-03||5||43°18'N / 85°20'W||43°20'N / 85°17'W||1.90 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Montcalm|
|30.2||1967-04-21||4||42°56'N / 84°48'W||43°01'N / 84°35'W||12.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||8||2.5M||0||Clinton|
|30.4||1977-03-28||2||43°01'N / 84°30'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clinton|
|30.7||1986-04-28||2||43°10'N / 84°15'W||43°13'N / 84°14'W||8.10 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Saginaw|
|32.4||1982-06-15||2||43°19'N / 84°18'W||43°25'N / 83°58'W||19.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Saginaw|
|32.7||1951-08-15||2||42°54'N / 84°53'W||43°00'N / 84°20'W||28.50 Miles||333 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Clinton|
|32.9||1999-05-31||2||43°39'N / 84°14'W||43°40'N / 84°12'W||1.80 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||150K||0||Midland|
|Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.|
|34.2||1966-04-20||2||43°29'N / 85°27'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Mecosta|
|34.9||1956-05-12||2||43°18'N / 84°08'W||43°20'N / 84°03'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Saginaw|
|35.1||1955-06-07||2||43°50'N / 84°29'W||43°53'N / 84°25'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gladwin|
|35.9||1976-03-20||2||42°53'N / 85°06'W||42°57'N / 84°55'W||9.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Ionia|
|37.0||1986-04-28||2||42°54'N / 84°15'W||43°10'N / 84°15'W||18.40 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Shiawassee|
|37.3||1967-04-21||2||42°52'N / 84°55'W||42°53'N / 84°53'W||0||6||250K||0||Ionia|
|37.3||1989-11-27||2||42°50'N / 84°55'W||42°55'N / 84°53'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Ionia|
|39.2||1965-04-11||4||42°51'N / 84°39'W||42°54'N / 84°22'W||14.50 Miles||100 Yards||1||8||250K||0||Clinton|
|40.4||1967-04-16||2||43°00'N / 84°12'W||0.30 Mile||20 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Shiawassee|
|40.5||1968-04-23||3||43°42'N / 85°29'W||43°49'N / 85°22'W||9.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||8||2.5M||0||Mecosta|
|40.7||1974-06-09||2||43°42'N / 85°29'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Mecosta|
|40.8||1977-04-02||2||42°52'N / 84°28'W||42°53'N / 84°23'W||3.30 Miles||223 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Clinton|
|41.1||1968-09-09||2||43°13'N / 85°33'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Kent|
|41.6||1965-04-11||4||42°54'N / 84°22'W||42°56'N / 84°14'W||6.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Shiawassee|
|42.4||1985-06-08||2||43°58'N / 85°32'W||43°41'N / 85°16'W||24.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Mecosta|
|42.6||1968-08-05||2||42°56'N / 85°33'W||42°43'N / 84°33'W||52.70 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kent|
|43.5||1965-04-11||4||43°03'N / 85°39'W||43°12'N / 85°27'W||14.20 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Kent|
|44.0||1975-05-21||2||44°01'N / 84°31'W||1.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Gladwin|
|44.2||1956-04-03||5||42°56'N / 85°47'W||43°18'N / 85°20'W||33.80 Miles||400 Yards||4||130||25K||0||Kent|
|44.7||1957-06-22||2||43°35'N / 83°55'W||0||0||25K||0||Bay|
|45.5||1962-04-30||2||42°45'N / 84°45'W||0.80 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Eaton|
|46.9||1991-03-27||2||44°02'N / 85°09'W||44°03'N / 85°05'W||4.00 Miles||70 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Osceola|
|47.3||1957-09-21||2||43°00'N / 84°11'W||43°06'N / 83°46'W||21.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Shiawassee|
|47.7||1978-08-19||2||42°50'N / 84°15'W||2.00 Miles||230 Yards||0||8||250K||0||Shiawassee|
|48.2||1976-04-21||2||42°48'N / 84°16'W||42°51'N / 84°14'W||3.00 Miles||83 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Shiawassee|
|49.8||1967-04-21||2||42°55'N / 85°30'W||0.30 Mile||27 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Kent|
* 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.