Franklin, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Franklin is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Franklin is much lower than Texas average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1089
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, #1603
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 1,798 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Franklin, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||294||Hail:||614||Heat:||11||Heavy Snow:||6|
|High Surf:||3||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||15||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||16|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||669||Tropical Storm:||6||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||15||Winter Weather:||10|
No volcano is found in or near Franklin, TX.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Franklin, TX.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Franklin, TX.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Franklin, TX.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|9.2||1954-04-30||3||30°37'N / 97°12'W||31°29'N / 95°28'W||118.8 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Milam|
|11.7||1984-02-11||2||31°05'N / 96°18'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Leon|
|13.3||1959-05-10||3||30°46'N / 96°36'W||30°54'N / 96°23'W||15.80 Miles||333 Yards||0||7||3K||0||Robertson|
|19.2||1975-04-29||2||30°52'N / 97°00'W||31°00'N / 96°35'W||26.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Milam|
|24.6||1987-11-15||2||30°41'N / 96°42'W||30°45'N / 96°41'W||3.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Milam|
|25.0||1967-05-01||2||30°55'N / 96°05'W||0.60 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Madison|
|25.5||1956-04-05||3||30°41'N / 96°22'W||30°41'N / 96°17'W||5.20 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Brazos|
|26.4||1954-10-22||2||30°55'N / 96°07'W||30°55'N / 96°00'W||7.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Madison|
|27.1||1953-12-02||2||30°38'N / 96°29'W||0.20 Mile||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brazos|
|27.7||2002-03-30||2||31°24'N / 96°35'W||31°27'N / 96°28'W||7.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Limestone|
|Brief Description: This tornado first touched down just west of farm road 2749 about .5 mile southeast of Thornton. Two houses were damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a mobile home unroofed. The tornado moved northeast damaging a barn, then moved into the Davis Prairie community damaging several houses, some mobile homes, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado moved northeast and weakened before dissipating 2.4 miles south of the Box Church community.|
|27.8||1987-11-15||2||30°58'N / 96°04'W||31°06'N / 95°58'W||7.00 Miles||200 Yards||3||2||2.5M||0||Madison|
|28.2||1954-04-30||2||30°38'N / 96°20'W||30°39'N / 96°19'W||1.90 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Brazos|
|29.7||1987-11-15||2||30°35'N / 96°41'W||30°41'N / 96°42'W||7.00 Miles||500 Yards||2||12||2.5M||0||Burleson|
|29.8||1953-05-11||2||31°19'N / 96°13'W||31°22'N / 96°04'W||9.50 Miles||267 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Leon|
|29.8||1989-06-07||2||30°39'N / 96°44'W||30°36'N / 96°37'W||6.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Burleson|
|29.9||1956-03-21||2||30°57'N / 96°59'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Milam|
|30.3||1973-06-03||2||31°26'N / 96°37'W||31°29'N / 96°31'W||6.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Limestone|
|30.3||1989-06-07||2||30°40'N / 96°48'W||30°39'N / 96°44'W||4.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Milam|
|30.3||2006-12-29||2||31°19'N / 96°38'W||31°36'N / 96°31'W||20.00 Miles||400 Yards||1||20||1.0M||0K||Limestone|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. 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.|
|33.4||1987-11-15||2||31°06'N / 95°58'W||31°09'N / 95°54'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Leon|
|33.8||1969-04-04||2||30°30'N / 96°38'W||30°35'N / 96°31'W||9.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Burleson|
|33.9||1981-02-10||2||30°46'N / 96°00'W||2.50 Miles||77 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Grimes|
|35.2||1981-05-09||2||30°45'N / 96°57'W||30°35'N / 96°52'W||12.60 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Milam|
|35.8||1950-02-12||2||31°31'N / 96°33'W||31°34'N / 96°33'W||3.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Limestone|
|36.5||1998-10-17||2||30°30'N / 96°41'W||30°33'N / 96°41'W||3.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||1.5M||0||Burleson|
|Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down in the Caldwell area causing substantial damage. Twenty-two homes were completely destroyed, 37 sustained major damage, and 101 homes with minor damage. Caldwell Middle School also had major damage. Tombstones weighing more than 1000 pounds were unearthed and moved.|
|39.0||1981-05-09||2||30°35'N / 96°52'W||30°29'N / 96°45'W||9.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Burleson|
|39.8||1996-04-12||2||31°01'N / 97°10'W||31°02'N / 97°09'W||1.00 Mile||250 Yards||0||0||60K||0||Bell|
|Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, two barns and a cattle feeder.|
|40.8||1962-06-01||2||30°39'N / 97°01'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Milam|
|40.8||1990-04-27||3||31°36'N / 96°30'W||31°38'N / 96°27'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Limestone|
|42.7||2000-03-10||3||30°25'N / 96°41'W||30°24'N / 96°21'W||21.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||2||1.0M||0||Burleson|
|Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.|
|43.8||1981-05-16||2||30°27'N / 96°48'W||30°24'N / 96°39'W||9.70 Miles||73 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Burleson|
|43.9||1973-03-10||4||31°32'N / 96°50'W||31°35'N / 96°57'W||7.90 Miles||150 Yards||0||2||0K||0||Mclennan|
|44.5||1957-03-20||3||30°23'N / 96°47'W||30°27'N / 96°41'W||7.60 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Burleson|
|45.4||1976-05-25||2||31°41'N / 96°30'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Limestone|
|45.5||1957-04-24||2||31°38'N / 96°16'W||31°40'N / 96°13'W||4.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Freestone|
|45.7||1983-11-19||2||30°24'N / 96°14'W||1.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Brazos|
|45.9||1953-12-02||3||30°30'N / 96°58'W||30°32'N / 97°00'W||3.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||25K||0||Lee|
|46.0||1990-04-27||2||31°40'N / 96°42'W||16.00 Miles||880 Yards||0||8||25.0M||0||Limestone|
|48.2||1955-05-06||2||31°06'N / 97°21'W||30°59'N / 97°15'W||10.10 Miles||33 Yards||1||1||250K||0||Bell|
|48.3||1969-08-14||2||31°05'N / 97°18'W||0||0||250K||0||Bell|
|48.3||1969-08-14||2||31°05'N / 97°18'W||0.20 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Bell|
|48.4||1955-05-06||2||30°47'N / 97°16'W||30°44'N / 97°13'W||4.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Milam|
|48.9||1953-12-02||2||30°22'N / 96°11'W||2||5||0K||0||Washington|
|48.9||1973-05-23||2||31°06'N / 97°20'W||31°06'N / 97°17'W||3.30 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Bell|
|49.6||1955-03-21||2||31°10'N / 97°20'W||31°10'N / 97°17'W||3.60 Miles||17 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Bell|
|49.9||1971-11-17||2||30°26'N / 97°21'W||30°46'N / 96°59'W||31.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Bastrop|
* 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.