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Herron, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #701

Herron, MI
0.00
Michigan
0.04
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

Herron, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #708

Herron, MI
57.80
Michigan
140.33
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 751 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Herron, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:2Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:16Hail:257Heat:1Heavy Snow:51
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:335Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:45Winter Weather:2
Other:15 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Herron, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Herron, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Herron, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.22007-10-18244°56'N / 83°37'W44°56'N / 83°36'W00245K0KAlpena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The third tornado from this parent thunderstorm, and sixth and final tornado of the day, this one was only on the ground momentarily, with a quarter-mile long track. However, this quick touchdown produced substantial damage near Borke Road. One home had its second story ripped off. A nearby mobile home was destroyed, and two barns were significantly damaged. Some livestock (cows and chickens) were killed. Trees in the area were also heavily damaged. Winds were estimated at up to 110 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
10.32007-10-18245°06'N / 83°48'W45°09'N / 83°45'W4.00 Miles430 Yards00240K0KAlpena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Long Rapids tornado touched down initially near Hodgins Road, and tracked northeast for 4 miles, ending just north of Long Rapids Road on McNeil Road. The most concentrated property damage was near Hodgins Road. Three homes suffered roof and siding damage, and three barns were destroyed or heavily damaged. A garage and a shed were also destroyed, and there was substantial tree damage. Winds were estimated at 120 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
15.91953-06-08344°49'N / 83°28'W1.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Alcona
19.61957-07-04245°14'N / 83°57'W45°14'N / 83°50'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Presque Isle
21.71999-07-03244°52'N / 84°09'W44°46'N / 83°55'W16.00 Miles120 Yards021.5M0Oscoda
 Brief Description: Continuation of Montmorency County tornado. Most extensive area of damage occurred here. See narrative below. Tornado continued into Alcona county. A thunderstorm developed rapidly over the city of Gaylord around 7 pm. The storm brought only very heavy rains to the city of Gaylord, then raced southeast toward Lewiston. By 720 pm, the storm was moving at 50 mph and strong rotation was noted, prompting a Tornado Warning. An F1 tornado formed just minutes after passing southeast of Lewiston. It then moved out of Montmorency county into Oscoda county. By 732 pm, the storm strengthened to an F2 and reached the city of Comins, cutting it in two. It completely destroyed a Parsonage, Mennonite Church, Township Hall, Fire Department and Post Office within the town of Comins. The storm also destroyed 10 homes and damaged 45 others, in addition to destroying 4 businesses and damaging 4 others. The park facilities on the east side of Comins also sustained substantial damage. The tornado continued out of Comins as an F1, continuing into Alcona county where 16 homes were damaged along the path from the county line to Barton City. The tornado lifted in the vicinity of Barton City around 8 pm. Extensive tree damage was also noted along the 20 mile damage path of the tornado, with path widths ranging from 60 to 120 yards.
25.71976-03-30244°36'N / 83°41'W44°39'N / 83°36'W4.90 Miles150 Yards000K0Alcona
27.61964-05-08245°18'N / 83°53'W45°29'N / 83°37'W17.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Presque Isle
29.11991-03-27344°30'N / 83°48'W44°39'N / 83°33'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
31.41991-03-27344°30'N / 83°41'W44°37'N / 83°19'W23.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
33.82007-10-18244°38'N / 84°18'W44°45'N / 84°07'W12.00 Miles865 Yards001.4M0KOscoda
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Oscoda County tornado may have been the strongest of the six on the day. Thankfully, it spent almost all of its lifetime in unpopulated areas of the Huron National Forest, though that makes its strength difficult to estimate. Tens of thousands of trees were estimated to have been uprooted or otherwise downed, and many power lines were downed. About 16 structures were damaged, mostly outbuildings or cabins. Three cabins, near Cherry Lane and Cherry Creek Road, were destroyed. Winds were estimated at 115 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
37.01991-03-27344°27'N / 83°53'W44°30'N / 83°48'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
38.81991-03-27344°23'N / 83°54'W44°30'N / 83°41'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
40.01991-03-27344°29'N / 84°03'W44°30'N / 84°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
42.71953-06-08244°20'N / 83°38'W44°27'N / 83°20'W16.60 Miles833 Yards413250K0Iosco
45.91991-03-27344°20'N / 83°58'W44°23'N / 83°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
48.61976-03-30344°16'N / 83°56'W44°22'N / 83°55'W6.40 Miles117 Yards17250K0Ogemaw


* 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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