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Garden City, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Garden City is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Garden City is about the same as South Dakota average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #332

Garden City, SD
0.01
South Dakota
0.05
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

Garden City, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #168

Garden City, SD
118.85
South Dakota
114.73
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 1,933 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Garden City, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:21Cold:8Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:133Hail:1,053Heat:2Heavy Snow:18
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:623Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:0
Other:32 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Garden City, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Garden City, SD.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Garden City, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 36 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Garden City, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
7.21984-05-12344°53'N / 97°44'W44°50'N / 97°30'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Clark
9.51964-06-08245°05'N / 97°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Clark
12.41964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
14.11984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
14.81963-07-26244°57'N / 97°53'W1.00 Mile1000 Yards0025K0Clark
15.91961-06-21344°59'N / 97°59'W44°33'N / 97°32'W37.10 Miles33 Yards17250K0Clark
18.81962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
19.11962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
20.21953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
20.61983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
23.81979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
25.31959-07-07245°03'N / 98°05'W0025K0Spink
26.51981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
28.71964-07-23244°51'N / 98°13'W44°55'N / 98°06'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spink
30.51986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
31.61961-06-21345°28'N / 98°14'W44°59'N / 97°59'W35.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Brown
33.11965-05-20244°27'N / 97°54'W44°35'N / 97°47'W10.40 Miles150 Yards003K0Beadle
35.61955-06-28245°18'N / 98°10'W45°20'N / 98°03'W5.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brown
37.02003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
38.02003-06-24244°26'N / 97°54'W44°29'N / 97°54'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged farm structures.
38.31996-07-17245°29'N / 97°51'W45°30'N / 97°45'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Day
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down one mile southwest of Pierpont and traveled east northeast. Two miles east of Pierpont the tornado took out the west wall and the roof of a farmhouse, destroyed a machine shop, a garage, and six grain bins. A truck had its windshield crushed and its side was dented by debris. The tornado also brought down some power lines and several trees in its path.
41.71962-07-07244°24'N / 97°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Beadle
41.81969-06-25345°27'N / 98°05'W1.50 Miles133 Yards06250K0Brown
42.82003-06-24444°17'N / 97°46'W44°25'N / 97°43'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards043.0M0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged all buildings, other structures, and vehicles in the small town of Manchester. Propane and fuel oil tanks were destroyed. Many homes were stripped to the foundation. Of the six residents of the town, four were injured and were transported to hospitals. Three were deemed to be seriously injured, but non of the injuries were life threatening. One of the injured was in a basement, one was blown out of the home on the way to the same basement, and two were in a mobile home which was destroyed. The tornado damaged crops, trees, and power lines south of Manchester prior to reaching the town. The tornado also heavily damaged several farms north of Manchester, including two farms on which several buildings including the homes were destroyed. One of the farms was a "Centennial Farm". About 12 cattle were killed and others injured. The amount of crop damage was not known. During its path, the tornado was observed to have multiple vortices. The tornado was observed and video taped by numerous storm chasers and researchers. Researchers also deployed weather sensors around the town of Manchester. One of these sensors recorded a 100 millibar pressure drop as the tornado passed.
43.31972-07-19244°22'N / 97°52'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0025K0Beadle
43.61953-06-15245°30'N / 97°59'W45°35'N / 97°52'W7.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Day
44.31971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
44.31961-06-28245°36'N / 97°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marshall
45.22003-06-24344°22'N / 98°02'W44°24'N / 98°00'W3.50 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings and numerous trees, resulting in F3 damage southwest of Cavour. Homes and businesses within the town of Cavour were severely damaged (F2). Winds of 120 mph were measured by an anemometer on top of a grain elevator in Cavour.
45.51956-06-21245°10'N / 98°28'W000K0Spink
46.01951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts
47.31992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
49.11961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
49.41992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
49.51978-06-15245°28'N / 98°18'W015250K0Brown


* 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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