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Hernando, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Hernando is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hernando is lower than Florida 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, #259

Hernando, FL
0.01
Florida
0.01
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

Hernando, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #724

Hernando, FL
140.66
Florida
185.89
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 2,022 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hernando, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:81Dense Fog:54Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:110Hail:430Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:919Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:31Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:371 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hernando, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hernando, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 33 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hernando, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.31998-09-03228°58'N / 82°30'W29°00'N / 82°27'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02500K0Citrus
 Brief Description: A tornado (F2), associated with an outer band of Hurricane Earl, touched down along N. Fairport Avenue, east of the intersection of County Road 495 and West Dunklin Road, six miles northeast of Crystal River. The tornado moved northeast, sporadically touched down along a narrow path, and destroyed a two story family structure, seven mobile homes and caused minor damage to an additional eight single family and sixteen mobile homes. Several large trees, sheds and power lines were downed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated near County Road 488 and N. Circle M Avenue. Of note, a homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane in Citrus Springs was alerted to the impending tornado by his four dogs who stubbornly refused to venture outdoors nearly ten minutes prior to the touchdown. The homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane described the sound of the tornado similar to that of a roaring train as it passed over and damaged his home and downed nearby trees. Two injuries occurred to the occupants of the two story home that was destroyed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated.
9.11988-06-25228°50'N / 82°20'W2.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Citrus
10.71982-06-11229°07'N / 82°32'W29°04'N / 82°25'W7.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
11.62001-03-29228°59'N / 82°22'W29°08'N / 82°07'W22.00 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Marion
 Brief Description: More than 85 homes were damaged in three neighborhoods, knocking power out to 10,000 thousand of residents.
11.91983-04-09328°43'N / 82°29'W28°51'N / 82°21'W10.00 Miles80 Yards322.5M0Citrus
16.31975-12-31329°05'N / 82°10'W2.00 Miles200 Yards1262.5M0Marion
17.61982-06-11229°10'N / 82°39'W29°07'N / 82°32'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Levy
19.31973-03-08229°04'N / 82°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards06250K0Marion
19.61964-01-12229°11'N / 82°12'W003K0Marion
22.81983-04-09229°10'N / 82°14'W29°14'N / 82°03'W10.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
23.01995-01-07229°00'N / 82°07'W29°00'N / 81°55'W12.00 Miles440 Yards1202.8M0Marion
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 0550 EST about one mile north of Pedro in Marion County and moved east about 12 miles before lifting about three-quarters miles north of Weirsdale. A man received fatal head injuries while sitting in his car outside a mobile home when the car was rolled four times. Another 20 persons, mostly those in mobile homes, were injured. The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 66 mobile homes with less extensive damage to another 85 dwellings, mostly mobile homes. The hardest hit communities were Lake Weir Harbor Estates and Bird Island. (M53A)
24.32007-02-02328°52'N / 82°03'W28°54'N / 81°57'W6.00 Miles335 Yards01562.0M0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near the southeast corner of The Villages south of Lake Miona and moved rapidly to the east northeast at 55 MPH into Lake County. A FEMA report to Sumter County emergency management officials detailed damage to 1,145 homes with 200 destroyed during the 6 minutes the tornado was on the ground. A National Weather Service storm survey estimated maximum winds of 140 MPH. No fatalities were recorded in Sumter County and 15 injuries is a rough estimate. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A developing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, February 1 intensified and moved off the mid Atlantic coast Friday. Numerous thunderstorms developed out ahead of and along the associated cold front that pushed into southern Florida late Friday. The first tornado of the year to use the Enhanced Fujita Scale occurred just after 3 AM Friday in The Villages in northeast Sumter County. Several violent tornadoes were reported across central Florida early Friday morning. This violent tornado outbreak was the largest in Florida since the Kissimmee tornadoes of February 22-23, 1998. In addition to the tornadoes, gusty southwest winds ahead of the cold front combined with high tide to cause areas of minor coastal flooding along west and southwest facing shorelines north of Tampa Bay.
24.91978-04-19229°04'N / 82°03'W29°06'N / 81°58'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Marion
30.61987-04-15228°39'N / 82°03'W28°47'N / 81°53'W12.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Sumter
31.41969-11-13228°42'N / 81°59'W28°39'N / 81°59'W3.40 Miles150 Yards01250K0Sumter
32.11968-11-09228°29'N / 82°12'W28°39'N / 82°00'W16.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
32.62007-02-02328°53'N / 81°57'W28°55'N / 81°46'W11.00 Miles450 Yards81052.0M0KLake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The the tornado that moved out of Sumter County, crossed into Lake County just west of Lady Lake. The one quarter mile wide, F3 tornado moved across the Lady Lake area killing 8 people and injuring 10. The tornado damaged 180 residences and destroyed 101. All of the fatalities were in mobile homes. Moving east northeast at 50 MPH, the tornado lifted near Emrald Marsh Lake. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
33.81985-08-31228°48'N / 81°52'W28°53'N / 81°50'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lake
36.61962-11-21229°10'N / 81°52'W29°11'N / 81°49'W3.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Marion
37.21968-11-09228°22'N / 82°22'W28°29'N / 82°12'W12.90 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Pasco
39.61983-02-02229°31'N / 82°16'W0.30 Mile20 Yards04250K0Alachua
40.11971-03-07228°35'N / 81°53'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Lake
41.61960-03-03228°33'N / 81°53'W06250K0Lake
43.41959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
44.92006-12-25228°18'N / 82°19'W28°19'N / 82°19'W1.00 Mile100 Yards023.5M0KPasco
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado hit the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club which is located a few miles west of San Antonio or about 9.5 miles west southwest of Dade City. Radar showed the tornado occurred on the north side of a small bow echo that was moving to the northeast and caused additional damage north of State Road 52. The tornado caused $3.5 million in damage, two injuries, 101 damaged homes, 21 of which were considered heavily damaged, and 6 destroyed. Most of the damage was rated F0 or F1 on the Fuita tornado scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 2900 block of Caddyshack Lane. The damage looked like high end F1 damage, but the 1999 home had hurricane straps, a reinforced garage door, and other protective measures making it stronger than the average home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front moved across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and through much of Florida. Doppler radar showed bow echoes with several of the storms.
46.31978-05-04229°34'N / 82°27'W29°41'N / 82°17'W12.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Alachua
46.71973-04-04229°33'N / 82°06'W29°36'N / 82°04'W4.50 Miles67 Yards00250K0Alachua
46.91982-04-09228°30'N / 81°50'W28°31'N / 81°47'W3.00 Miles20 Yards0125K0Lake
47.91987-04-15228°48'N / 81°38'W28°50'N / 81°36'W3.00 Miles100 Yards172.5M0Lake
48.21986-03-14229°39'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles10 Yards002.5M0Alachua
48.81957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua
49.21966-09-28229°40'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Alachua
49.41964-04-28228°44'N / 81°37'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Orange


* 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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