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Gilbertown, AL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #93

Gilbertown, AL
0.12
Alabama
0.08
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

Gilbertown, AL
0.0000
Alabama
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, #673

Gilbertown, AL
129.30
Alabama
255.80
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 2,481 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gilbertown, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:33Dense Fog:0Drought:55
Dust Storm:0Flood:179Hail:749Heat:66Heavy Snow:20
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:1,216Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:0Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:18
Other:57 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gilbertown, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Gilbertown, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
9.31977-05-043.6531.98-88.42
10.71978-12-113.5531.95-88.48

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 57 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gilbertown, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.11958-02-26231°47'N / 88°27'W32°00'N / 88°12'W20.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Choctaw
10.91968-11-17231°58'N / 88°22'W32°06'N / 88°15'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Choctaw
16.71973-05-27231°58'N / 88°35'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Clarke
18.51969-05-08232°02'N / 88°38'W32°05'N / 88°28'W10.40 Miles100 Yards000K0Clarke
21.61988-11-04331°37'N / 88°36'W31°37'N / 88°27'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wayne
21.71988-11-04231°38'N / 88°19'W31°32'N / 88°03'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Washington
22.61973-05-27232°04'N / 88°38'W0125K0Clarke
23.61979-11-25231°37'N / 88°01'W32°00'N / 87°50'W28.60 Miles300 Yards02250K0Clarke
23.82008-03-03231°51'N / 88°46'W31°57'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles350 Yards00400K500KClarke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
24.01957-11-18331°58'N / 88°47'W32°00'N / 88°38'W9.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Clarke
24.51957-06-28231°35'N / 88°41'W31°42'N / 88°35'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wayne
26.11953-05-01432°15'N / 88°23'W2325K0Choctaw
28.51970-03-03231°28'N / 88°15'W0025K0Washington
29.41984-03-24231°31'N / 88°03'W2.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Washington
31.01983-05-19231°37'N / 88°01'W31°45'N / 87°40'W22.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clarke
31.31953-01-23331°32'N / 88°00'W31°34'N / 87°54'W6.50 Miles300 Yards0125K0Clarke
31.51958-02-26331°26'N / 88°46'W31°36'N / 88°32'W17.90 Miles100 Yards203K0Wayne
32.01973-05-27232°04'N / 88°49'W0125K0Clarke
32.01971-03-02331°54'N / 87°49'W31°55'N / 87°44'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clarke
32.41972-03-02231°26'N / 88°03'W31°32'N / 87°59'W8.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Washington
32.61992-03-10332°15'N / 88°47'W32°18'N / 88°27'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards3572.5M0Lauderdale
32.61987-02-28431°52'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°51'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Clarke
32.71972-01-09331°46'N / 88°57'W31°48'N / 88°47'W10.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wayne
33.81987-02-28431°47'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°53'W4.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Wayne
33.91963-01-19231°43'N / 87°47'W31°45'N / 87°45'W3.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Clarke
34.21984-03-24331°31'N / 87°56'W31°32'N / 87°53'W4.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Jackson
34.61971-09-16231°22'N / 88°15'W31°24'N / 88°10'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Washington
37.91976-03-16231°20'N / 88°25'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Washington
39.71986-03-12232°14'N / 88°49'W32°14'N / 88°53'W2.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Clarke
40.42010-04-24232°15'N / 88°54'W32°18'N / 88°45'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00650K300KLauderdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
40.61986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
40.91971-02-26232°06'N / 88°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
41.51961-12-12232°24'N / 88°23'W32°32'N / 88°00'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
42.52000-12-16232°24'N / 88°40'W32°30'N / 88°30'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0172.1M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado caused major damage in the Marion and Dalewood Shore Lake communities, northeast of Meridian. Two houses and thirteen mobile homes were destroyed. Eleven houses and twelve mobile homes received major damage. Thirty-three houses and twenty-two mobile homes received minor damage. Three businesses were destroyed and one business had minor damage. Thousands of trees were blown down or snapped off, and numerous power poles and power lines were also downed. Seventeen people were injured, including one in critical condition.
42.81967-12-18332°26'N / 88°09'W32°30'N / 88°03'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
42.91972-01-04232°18'N / 87°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marengo
43.11957-11-18231°44'N / 89°05'W31°47'N / 89°00'W6.20 Miles50 Yards0225K0Jones
43.32006-11-15331°37'N / 89°04'W31°41'N / 88°57'W11.00 Miles850 Yards011.7M0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down near the Glade and Tuckers Crossing Communities and tracked east northeast to near the Mill Creek Community before entering Wayne County near Highway 84. Around 25 homes suffered significant damage. The most intense damage was along a path from near the intersection of Highway 15 and Orange Drive northeast to the area along Township Road. Two metal high tension electric power truss towers were destroyed, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, at least two mobile homes were destroyed, a travel trailer being used for post-Katrina housing was annihilated, and several houses suffered significant structural damage. Northeast of this area, the path continued all the way to the county line with Wayne County, but damage was generally less, F0 to occasionally F1, and limited to tree damage. The one exception was near the Mill Creek community, where a storage building was destroyed and a couple of homes suffered roof damage. Total path length across Jones and Wayne Counties was 17 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense fall cyclone developed over the region and produced an episode of severe weather which included tornadoes. This strong weather system developed as a very strong jet stream, with winds between 160-200 mph, slammed into Oregon and Washington State. All that energy moved over the Rocky Mountains and caused a strong area of surface low pressure to develop. This low intensified as it moved east across the Red River Valley and then lifted across Arkansas and into Tennessee as it deepened to 990 mb! The strength of this deepening low caused warm and unstable air to lift northward across Louisiana and into central Mississippi. It was this northward moving warm front that became the focus of an area where tornadic supercell thunderstorms could thrive in an unstable and highly sheared environment. This large and powerful storm system produced numerous tornadoes across the south and south eastern United States where many were of the strong (F2 or F3) variety. Within the Jackson, MS forecast area, there were a total of 5 tornadoes to impact the counties serviced. Two F3s, one in Lamar County and the other in Jones County. The Jones County tornado actually contained a satellite tornado, F1, which briefly rotated around the parent tornado. Next was an F1 tornado in southern Marion County which was actually the end of a strong tornado that moved out of Walthall County. Lastly, a brief F1 tornado occurred in central Lamar County. Tornadoes were not the only type of severe weather, scattered wind damage also occurred across northeast Louisiana and portions of central Mississippi between midnight and 10 am Wednesday November 15th 2006.
43.62010-04-24232°13'N / 88°58'W32°15'N / 88°54'W4.00 Miles1056 Yards00200K100KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near county road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
43.61958-02-26331°22'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W7.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Greene
44.11996-02-19231°21'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W5.00 Miles400 Yards04150K0Greene
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPLED AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY A TORNADO THAT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF GREENE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF RICHTON ON MS HWY 42 AT ABOUT 220 PM CDT. THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED INTO WAYNE COUNTY ALONG MS HWY 63. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. FOUR PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE MOBILE HOMES WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES IN GREENE COUNTY.
44.51972-01-09331°42'N / 89°10'W31°46'N / 88°57'W13.50 Miles300 Yards0122.5M0Jones
44.91976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
45.12004-11-24232°10'N / 87°44'W32°14'N / 87°34'W11.90 Miles200 Yards02135K0Marengo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just north of the Shiloh Community on CR 73. Three mobile homes received extensive damage and two homes suffered moderate damage. The tornado moved northeast and damaged a carport and mobile home near Thomaston. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down or snapped off along the entire path of the tornado. Two people suffered minor injuries. The tornado damage path was 11.9 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point. Begin: 32 09.23/87 44.23 End: 32 14.79/87 33.97
45.21971-12-15231°47'N / 89°08'W31°48'N / 89°02'W6.10 Miles77 Yards0225K0Jones
45.81956-07-08231°37'N / 87°54'W31°26'N / 87°25'W31.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Clarke
46.81960-06-15231°37'N / 87°35'W000K0Clarke
46.92010-04-24232°09'N / 89°06'W32°13'N / 88°58'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00400K600KJasper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
47.21973-05-27331°32'N / 89°08'W31°43'N / 89°00'W15.00 Miles400 Yards1352.5M0Jones
48.11987-02-28431°30'N / 89°15'W31°47'N / 88°56'W26.00 Miles1230 Yards635025.0M0Jones
48.81954-12-28331°38'N / 89°11'W31°46'N / 89°04'W11.50 Miles250 Yards0252.5M0Jones
48.81958-02-26331°20'N / 88°54'W31°22'N / 88°51'W4.10 Miles100 Yards220250K0Perry
49.31983-12-03231°42'N / 89°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Jones
49.61951-04-21331°48'N / 89°12'W32°09'N / 89°07'W24.70 Miles33 Yards0625K0Jasper
49.71999-04-14331°48'N / 89°13'W31°53'N / 89°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards032.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This strong tornado entered from Jones County and crossed portions of southern Jasper County. There were three injuries. Several houses and businesses were destroyed along with the Moss Firehouse. Overall, many homes and businesses received at least minor damage and numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
49.91974-04-03331°33'N / 89°11'W31°40'N / 89°02'W12.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jones
49.91986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale


* 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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