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Howes, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #326

Howes, SD
0.01
South Dakota
0.05
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

Howes, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #428

Howes, SD
30.79
South Dakota
114.73
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 1,162 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Howes, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:31Hail:640Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:465Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:19 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Howes, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Howes, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Howes, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.62010-05-24244°31'N / 102°07'W44°51'N / 102°10'W22.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0KMeade
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down south of Plainview and traveled more than 22 miles to (). It damaged a manufactured home shortly after it formed, tearing off its roof and blowing over its walls. It also destroyed an old, abandoned house and pole barn and tossed a combine, hay swather, and van. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms spawned five tornadoes from southeastern Meade into northeastern Perkins County.
19.21959-08-31244°25'N / 101°55'W0025K0Haakon
26.01972-05-21244°48'N / 102°39'W003K0Meade
35.11972-05-26244°45'N / 102°55'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Meade
45.91992-06-15244°02'N / 101°40'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Haakon
47.21964-07-26244°03'N / 101°36'W0025K0Haakon
47.52010-06-16245°02'N / 101°36'W45°03'N / 101°36'W1.00 Mile450 Yards02750K0KZiebach
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Another tornado touched down just south of Dupree and moved along the west side of town. It tore the roof off the community center, damaged a house and garage, crumpled large grain bins, and tossed several mobile homes. One person was injured when a mobile home was blown into the car in which he had taken cover and another person received minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A tornadic thunderstorm developed over central Ziebach County and slowly moved northeastward toward Red Elm and Dupree. The storm lingered and regenerated over the Dupree area for more than three hours; producing large hail, wind gusts near 100 mph, sixteen tornadoes, and torrential rainfall that caused widespread flooding. Significant damage occurred in Dupree, where several mobile homes were blown over, roofs were damaged, and trees were downed. Two people were injured in Dupree.


* 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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