Golden Valley County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Golden Valley County is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Golden Valley County is lower than North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #23
|Golden Valley County||0.00|
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
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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, #39
|Golden Valley County||30.04|
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 3,440 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Golden Valley County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||83||Hail:||1,743||Heat:||5||Heavy Snow:||54|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||4||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||107|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,139||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||10||Winter Storm:||58||Winter Weather:||18|
No volcano is found in or near Golden Valley County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Golden Valley County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Golden Valley County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 10 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Golden Valley County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|7.5||1952-07-19||3||47°00'N / 104°03'W||47°01'N / 103°53'W||7.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Golden Valley|
|12.0||2001-07-25||2||46°46'N / 103°53'W||46°46'N / 103°53'W||5.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||0||0||Golden Valley|
|Brief Description: The tornado remained in open country but hit a farmstead causing major damage. Windows blown out. Singles and siding ripped off.|
|14.7||1952-07-19||3||46°58'N / 104°15'W||47°00'N / 104°03'W||9.10 Miles||33 Yards||1||2||250K||0||Wibaux|
|30.4||1976-06-04||2||46°55'N / 103°12'W||47°00'N / 103°12'W||5.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stark|
|30.7||1999-06-20||2||46°32'N / 104°11'W||46°38'N / 104°17'W||5.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0||0||Fallon|
|Brief Description: A large tornado which touched down near Ollie Road, about 3 miles east of Montana Highway 7. The tornado travelled north to County Road 616 then northwest over Beaver Creek before lifting at the Fallon/Wibaux County border. The tornado destroyed a well built cattle shed, lifted up, twisted and moved a large irrigation pipe about 100 yards and sucked the water out of a section of Beaver Creek.|
|33.6||1957-04-22||2||46°44'N / 103°12'W||0.50 Mile||800 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Stark|
|33.9||2001-07-25||2||46°33'N / 104°17'W||46°33'N / 104°17'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Fallon|
|Brief Description: NWS Post-Storm Damage Assessment Team determined F2 tornado 200 yards wide with a path length of 2 miles. It was on the ground for 15 minutes over open range west of State Highway 7.|
|46.5||1975-06-27||2||47°14'N / 104°44'W||0||0||25K||0||Dawson|
|48.1||1965-07-11||2||46°36'N / 104°48'W||46°36'N / 104°40'W||5.40 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Custer|
|49.3||1977-06-14||2||46°15'N / 103°53'W||46°12'N / 103°43'W||8.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Bowman|
* 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.