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Hilger, MT Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #368

Hilger, MT
0.00
Montana
1.98
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, #40

Hilger, MT
0.0000
Montana
0.0002
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, #14

Hilger, MT
23.96
Montana
7.73
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 500 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hilger, MT were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:4Hail:300Heat:0Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:19
Thunderstorm Winds:134Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:0
Other:19 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hilger, MT.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hilger, MT.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 9 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hilger, MT.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.22002-07-08247°15'N / 109°21'W47°15'N / 109°21'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Fergus
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm moved across the northern half of Fergus County during the late afternoon hours on the 8th. This storm produced a widespread area of one to two inch hail from Brooks to Roy, with wind gusts over 70 mph. When the storm was just north of Brooks, a tornado developed. This tornado was on the ground for several miles, but remained over rural areas of Fergus County. However, this tornado did hit three residences, causing damage to houses and several barns. A few mobile homes were also damaged and one grain elevator near Moulton was toppled.
15.31981-05-28247°21'N / 109°03'W1.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Fergus
17.21999-08-14247°04'N / 109°25'W47°05'N / 109°23'W5.00 Miles100 Yards034.0M0Fergus
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS HAIL REPORTS 1 TO 2 INCHES...ONE WIND ESTIMATE AHEAD OF TORNADO 87KT
20.61996-06-25247°24'N / 109°48'W47°24'N / 109°48'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Fergus
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down for about 20 minutes, damaging several buildings on a ranch 8 miles northeast of Denton.
33.21976-06-08247°21'N / 110°05'W0025K0Fergus
39.11988-07-05347°43'N / 109°50'W48°00'N / 109°28'W3.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Chouteau
43.91994-04-24247°08'N / 110°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00500K0Judith Basin
 Brief Description: The Bill Skelton ranch was hit by two tornadoes. Damage was extensive. A barn roof made from 8 to 12 inch logs was carried away. A two foot in diameter cottonwood tree was snapped five feet above the ground. A 24-foot horse trailer was picked up and carried 65 yards landing on its top and it hit and damaged a tractor enroute. A 1.5 ton truck was tipped over and an out building made from heavy beams and spiked down was twisted and moved. A mobile home was lifted and a large fuel tank was deposited under it. Several one ton hay bales were moved 20-30 yards. Golf ball-sized hail fell ahead of the tornadoes and covered the ground to a depth of five inches.
43.91994-04-24247°08'N / 110°16'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0050K0Judith Basin
 Brief Description: The Bill Skelton ranch was hit by two tornadoes. Damage was extensive. A barn roof made from 8 to 12 inch logs was carried away. A two foot in diameter cottonwood tree was snapped five feet above the ground. A 24-foot horse trailer was picked up and carried 65 yards landing on its top and it hit and damaged a tractor enroute. A 1.5 ton truck was tipped over and an out building made from heavy beams and spiked down was twisted and moved. A mobile home was lifted and a large fuel tank was deposited under it. Several one ton hay bales were moved 20-30 yards. Golf ball-sized hail fell ahead of the tornadoes and covered the ground to a depth of five inches.
45.91988-07-05347°52'N / 109°55'W47°57'N / 109°46'W10.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Chouteau


* 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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