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The chance of earthquake damage in Gould is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Gould is much lower than Oklahoma average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #679

Gould, OK

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

Gould, OK

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, #652

Gould, OK

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 4,404 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gould, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:2Dense Fog:10Drought:56
Dust Storm:0Flood:104Hail:2,690Heat:9Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:1,370Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:21

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gould, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Gould, OK.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Gould, OK.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 89 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gould, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.71983-05-13234°45'N / 99°49'W34°48'N / 99°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
8.41983-05-13234°43'N / 99°59'W34°45'N / 99°49'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
9.71983-05-13234°48'N / 99°49'W34°49'N / 99°46'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
10.91965-05-06234°45'N / 99°58'W34°53'N / 99°43'W16.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Harmon
12.61958-11-17234°29'N / 99°39'W34°40'N / 99°31'W14.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Jackson
12.81962-07-20234°39'N / 99°33'W000K0Jackson
12.91957-04-22234°34'N / 99°35'W003K0Jackson
13.02003-04-15234°30'N / 99°55'W34°31'N / 99°52'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0075K0Hardeman
 Brief Description: This tornado began in Hardeman County, Texas producing F2 damage before moving northeast and crossing the Red River at 1829 CST into extreme western Jackson County, Oklahoma then moving into Harmon County, Oklahoma where it dissipated. The tornado moved through a farm north of Williams, Texas causing significant damage. A hay barn, saddle shed, garage, shop, and chicken house were destroyed. The house was also damaged with broken windows, porch removed from the house, tree limbs driven through the north facing wall, and the east wall of the house separated by approximately an inch.
14.11982-05-11234°38'N / 99°30'W34°42'N / 99°33'W5.70 Miles150 Yards000K0Jackson
15.71981-06-01234°49'N / 100°02'W34°49'N / 99°56'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
16.71968-05-06234°52'N / 99°55'W34°55'N / 99°52'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Harmon
17.11958-11-17234°34'N / 99°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jackson
18.41961-04-23234°41'N / 99°27'W0025K0Jackson
20.21965-05-06234°53'N / 99°43'W34°58'N / 99°29'W14.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greer
21.91955-06-17334°51'N / 100°13'W34°53'N / 99°56'W16.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
22.21983-05-12234°51'N / 99°27'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Greer
22.91960-06-07334°31'N / 99°25'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0025K0Jackson
23.11962-05-24234°41'N / 99°22'W003K0Jackson
23.91962-05-24234°35'N / 99°22'W0025K0Jackson
24.31970-08-18234°20'N / 99°54'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0125K0Hardeman
25.11980-05-29234°38'N / 99°20'W002.5M0Jackson
25.21965-06-03334°51'N / 100°12'W34°55'N / 100°04'W8.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
25.81972-05-22335°01'N / 99°40'W35°00'N / 99°30'W9.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Greer
25.91983-05-12234°46'N / 99°20'W0.10 Mile50 Yards000K0Jackson
26.01975-02-22234°37'N / 99°21'W34°40'N / 99°17'W5.20 Miles100 Yards28250K0Jackson
26.51965-04-07234°54'N / 99°24'W0025K0Greer
27.11964-06-20234°51'N / 99°21'W010K0Greer
27.11982-05-11334°42'N / 99°16'W34°49'N / 99°21'W10.00 Miles700 Yards218250K0Jackson
27.71951-06-06234°26'N / 100°12'W34°26'N / 100°08'W3.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Childress
27.91982-05-11334°37'N / 99°19'W34°41'N / 99°15'W4.00 Miles350 Yards041250.0M0Jackson
28.11980-05-29234°56'N / 100°19'W34°46'N / 100°07'W16.20 Miles160 Yards000K0Collingsworth
28.51957-04-22234°52'N / 99°20'W003K0Greer
28.81980-03-31234°39'N / 99°16'W0.20 Mile10 Yards003K0Jackson
29.71957-04-02234°38'N / 99°16'W34°42'N / 99°14'W5.20 Miles150 Yards0125K0Jackson
29.92006-05-09234°25'N / 100°12'W34°25'N / 100°12'W1.50 Miles175 Yards015.7M0Childress
 Brief Description: A tornado resulted in significant (F2) damage along a one and half mile path through the north side of Childress during the evening hours of the 9th. The tornado developed in a residential are of northwest Childress at 20:30 CST. Damage in the neighborhood was characterized as weak, with numerous downed trees, street signs, and damaged roofs. A resident was injured when a tree fell and struck him, breaking his arm and causing minor lacerations. The tornado then moved east toward the high school. Damage to the high school was extensive. A local television network, KVII-TV in Amarillo, operates an automated weather station on the campus as part of a regional school net. The instrument measured a 109 MPH wind gust as the tornado ripped through the facility at 20:32 CST. Damage at Childress High School was rated F1, with large brick walls blown inn and portions of the building's roof removed. The gymnasium was declared a total loss. The tornado intensified as it continued to move east across Fair Park. A large industrial building used to house city owned emergency vehicles was completely destroyed, with extensive damage to the fleet of vehicles that were parked inside. A tennis court was destroyed by wind-blown debris, and numerous large trees were uprooted. A large stone picnic table was blown northward along the wind fields convergent axis associated with center of the tornado's path. A well-built metal bridge that spanned Park Lake was blown a considerable distance downwind. Damage along the tornado's path through the park justified a significant rating (F2) on the Fujita Tornado Damage Intensity Scale. This given the magnitude of damage observed at the industrial building site, where large steel beams were completely torn from their bolted fixtures. The damage survey indicated that the tornado quickly weakened as it continued to move east of the park, and into more rural areas in the northeastern outskirts of the city. May 9 Severe Thunderstorm and Significant Tornado Event Summary...Two isolated supercell thunderstorms developed east of a dryline that was roughly oriented along the Caprock Escarpment during the late afternoon and early evening hours of the 9th. These storms evolved into splitting supercells, and resulted in large hail up to two inches in diameter in Dickens and Motley Counties. The anticyclonic member from one of the mentioned storms propagated northward over Childress County during the early evening hours. The storm effectively lowered temperature-to-dewpoint depressions and locally backed the near-surface winds. A classic supercell subsequently propagated southeastward out of the Texas Panhandle and over Hall County. This storm interacted with the "outflow boundary" left by the departing anticyclonic storm. The southeastward propagating storm rapidly became tornadic near the northwestern corner of Childress. Large hail, damaging RFD winds, and the significant (F2) tornado resulted in nearly $6 million in damages and injured one. A school net weather instrument located at the heavily damaged Childress High School measured a peak wind gust of 109 MPH as the tornado destroyed the school's gymnasium. A second round of isolated severe storms produced large hail over the extreme southeastern Texas Panhandle as clean-up crews worked in the damaged areas.
30.91973-03-13234°57'N / 99°24'W34°59'N / 99°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greer
31.51969-07-25234°34'N / 99°14'W0.80 Mile40 Yards0025K0Jackson
32.21977-05-20334°39'N / 99°16'W34°46'N / 99°09'W10.40 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Jackson
32.91957-04-02234°42'N / 99°14'W34°46'N / 99°10'W6.20 Miles150 Yards000K0Jackson
32.91987-05-25234°43'N / 100°23'W34°43'N / 100°19'W4.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Childress
35.51950-04-28334°53'N / 99°17'W35°00'N / 99°12'W9.40 Miles400 Yards11250K0Kiowa
36.21987-05-25234°43'N / 100°26'W34°43'N / 100°23'W2.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Hall
36.31977-05-20234°18'N / 99°17'W34°24'N / 99°15'W7.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Wilbarger
36.51962-07-14234°38'N / 99°08'W003K0Jackson
37.51977-05-16334°51'N / 100°24'W35°04'N / 100°16'W16.70 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
38.11955-05-25435°00'N / 100°13'W35°14'N / 100°07'W17.10 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Collingsworth
39.01991-05-15335°04'N / 100°15'W35°12'N / 100°05'W11.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
39.61982-05-11334°58'N / 99°14'W35°04'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kiowa
40.41977-05-20334°29'N / 99°06'W1.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tillman
40.91991-05-15335°12'N / 100°05'W35°14'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Wheeler
41.01980-05-29234°14'N / 99°28'W34°07'N / 99°17'W13.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Wilbarger
42.21950-04-28335°00'N / 99°12'W35°07'N / 99°12'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Kiowa
43.41982-05-27234°23'N / 99°11'W34°27'N / 98°58'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Tillman
43.41967-04-09234°12'N / 99°16'W0.30 Mile300 Yards000K0Wilbarger
43.61982-05-11235°08'N / 99°15'W35°12'N / 99°21'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Washita
43.91959-05-04235°12'N / 99°31'W35°18'N / 99°24'W9.60 Miles200 Yards013K0Beckham
44.11968-04-02235°18'N / 99°39'W1.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Beckham
44.51954-05-01434°12'N / 99°11'W34°39'N / 98°55'W34.60 Miles440 Yards003K0Tillman
44.71950-05-04235°15'N / 99°33'W35°19'N / 99°30'W5.60 Miles293 Yards0025K0Beckham
45.01954-05-01434°04'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°11'W18.60 Miles267 Yards02250K0Wilbarger
45.11977-05-16335°10'N / 100°17'W35°12'N / 100°15'W3.60 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
45.51951-06-07234°30'N / 99°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tillman
45.71968-05-16334°07'N / 99°20'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
45.71954-05-01433°59'N / 99°43'W34°04'N / 99°28'W15.40 Miles267 Yards0025K0Foard
45.71982-05-11334°39'N / 100°43'W34°34'N / 100°26'W15.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Hall
46.01950-04-28335°07'N / 99°12'W35°10'N / 99°12'W3.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Washita
46.01962-06-05234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
46.01992-06-07234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Wilbarger
46.41955-06-17234°30'N / 98°59'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Tillman
46.51979-04-10434°02'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°09'W21.50 Miles880 Yards116725.0M0Wilbarger
47.01977-05-16335°12'N / 100°15'W35°18'N / 100°10'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Wheeler
47.31975-02-22234°40'N / 98°58'W34°43'N / 98°55'W4.50 Miles77 Yards12250K0Kiowa
47.51994-08-17233°59'N / 99°43'W2.00 Miles40 Yards00500K0Foard
47.61983-05-13234°58'N / 99°01'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Kiowa
47.61977-04-19234°18'N / 99°04'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Tillman
47.71977-05-20234°39'N / 98°57'W34°41'N / 98°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Kiowa
47.71962-04-26335°20'N / 99°39'W35°22'N / 99°36'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Beckham
47.81979-04-10433°59'N / 99°35'W34°02'N / 99°28'W7.60 Miles880 Yards003K0Foard
48.01973-06-18334°24'N / 99°01'W34°25'N / 98°58'W3.30 Miles50 Yards029250K0Tillman
48.11954-05-01234°15'N / 99°06'W0025K0Tillman
48.22010-04-22334°10'N / 100°30'W34°15'N / 100°19'W12.00 Miles975 Yards00300K0KCottle
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and rain wrapped tornado tracked from southwest of Cee Vee to just west of U.S. Highway 62/83 east-northeast of Cee Vee between 18:46 and 19:20 CST. A storm spotter observed the tornado as it passed southeast of Cee Vee at approximately 19:05 CST, and described it visually as a large wedge-shaped vortex. A post-storm ground and aerial survey conducted by local emergency management officials and National Weather Service meteorologists concluded that the tornado resulted in significant EF-3 damage. A number light weight objects and structures, including well-houses, horse stables, utility poles, empty semi-truck trailers, and a partially filled petroleum tank were heavily damaged or destroyed along the initial portions of the tornado's track through ranchland southwest and south of Cee Vee. This includes minor roof damage to a permanent farm home near County Road 172. Significant damage first occurred at a farmstead 3 miles east-southeast of Cee Vee, south of Farm to Market Road 1440. At this site, upwards of twenty-percent of the roof was removed from a well-built permanent home. A large metal building was partially collapsed and a well-house was completely destroyed. A horse trailer was blown over and rolled. In addition, several large trees were uprooted. The tornado continued to move northeastward and impacted a second farmstead four miles east of Cee Vee, just south of Farm to Market Road 1440. The tornado's maximum damage intensity was observed at this site, where a well-built stucco constructed permanant home, a cinderblock two-car garage, and several outbuildings were destroyed. The home's roof was totally removed, and three exterior walls collapsed. A portion of the home's roof and exterior walls were blown downwind and struck the two-car cinderblock garage broadside. This contributed to the complete destruction of that structure with only the frames of two exterior walls remaining. Two outbuildings and a horse stable were completely destroyed, with another unroofed. In addition, an entire stand of more than a dozen large trees were uprooted. A detailed survey by local officials of the site, revealed that the home was well-built, and that the exterior walls were secured to the slab foundation with bolts. In collaboration with experts at Texas Tech University's Wind Engineering Department, the developers of the Enhanced-Fujita Scale, it was determined that estimated wind speeds at the site of the destroyed residence ranged between 130 and 150 mph. With an average expected wind speed of 140 mph, the tornado was assigned an EF-3 rating based on this damage. The tornado continued northeastward across Farm to Market Road 1440. It caused light roof damage to a couple of light weight structures before dissipating just west of U.S. Highway 62/83 east-northeast of Cee Vee at approximately 19:20 CST. Despite damaging three residences, no injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered thunderstorms developed over the central and eastern South Plains region of west Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 22nd. These storms resulted in significant severe weather, including strong tornadoes, as they impacted portions of the extreme southeastern Panhandle and the Rolling Plains. The severe weather over the South Plains of west Texas on the 22nd was part of a larger tornado outbreak that impacted areas from west Texas northward through western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Thunderstorms initiated over the central South Plains along and east of a dryline late in the day. These storms, some exhibiting supercell characteristics, initially became severe and produced large hail and damaging winds before 18:00 CST. By 18:20 CST, the first of three tornadoes, two of which were long-lived and significant, developed over northeastern Motley County. The parent supercell thunderstorm produced two damaging and rain-wrapped tornadoes over portions of Motley and Cottle Counties. The initial tornado south of Northfield crossed the Motley and Cottle County line southwest of Cee Vee. This three-quarter mile wide EF-2 tornado destroyed windmills and utility poles as it tracked through rural ranchlands. The second tornado heavily damaged or destroyed three farmsteads south and southeast of Cee Vee (Cottle County). Winds were estimated at approximately 140 mph where one home was destroyed east of that community. No injuries were reported. A second supercell thunderstorm developed south of the initial tornadic storm, and became tornadic near Swearingen (Cottle County) shortly after 21:00 CST. In addition to tornadoes, numerous reports of large hail up to the size of baseballs were received. Another Cottle County home was heavily damaged by thunderstorm winds just north of Paducah as convection organized into a linear complex late in the evening. Also, training thunderstorms repeatedly moved over the Tahoka area in Lynn County. This resulted in areas of flooding and portions of two U.S. Highways were rendered impassable. In all, property damages were estimated at $530,000. No injuries were reported.
48.21965-06-04335°19'N / 100°09'W35°19'N / 100°02'W6.80 Miles50 Yards1125K0Wheeler
48.21952-06-29234°23'N / 99°00'W013K0Tillman
48.31986-05-14234°38'N / 98°57'W34°38'N / 98°54'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kiowa
48.41977-05-16335°24'N / 99°54'W35°20'N / 99°49'W6.50 Miles800 Yards0025K0Beckham
48.71977-05-16335°20'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°43'W10.30 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Beckham
49.31957-04-02234°46'N / 99°10'W35°06'N / 98°46'W32.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Kiowa
49.31973-04-23235°16'N / 100°15'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Wheeler
49.71955-05-25435°14'N / 100°07'W35°28'N / 100°00'W17.40 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Wheeler

* 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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