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Jamestown Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


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

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

Earthquake Index, #863

Jamestown Area
North Dakota

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, #129

Jamestown Area
North Dakota

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, #620

Jamestown Area
North Dakota

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 5,221 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Jamestown Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:60Cold:46Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:341Hail:2,963Heat:2Heavy Snow:41
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:44
Thunderstorm Winds:1,501Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:69Winter Weather:7

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Jamestown Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Jamestown Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Jamestown Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Jamestown Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.82001-07-17247°05'N / 99°25'W46°53'N / 99°10'W20.00 Miles880 Yards00500K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: The tornado moved southeast out of Kidder county. Numerous sources reported the tornado ranged to 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado was on the ground for 66 minutes with a total storm path of 29 miles. The tornado remained in open country flattening a total of 64 metal and double high power line towers.
16.22002-08-11446°57'N / 99°18'W46°58'N / 99°18'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00650K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: The tornado formed 5 miles north of Medina, over open country, traveling slowly to the north...northeast. One farmstead was totally destroyed and the second farmstead suffered moderate damage. No injuries were reported but a family pet was killed. Other damage reported was a 9 ton grain truck moved 250 feet and destroyed, three other vehicles moved 150 to 250 feet and heavily damaged, and a farm tractor picked up and laid on top a farm pickup truck. Also destroyed were 5 transmission towers with a cost replacement of $200 thousand. The tornado was rated by National Weather Service Storm Survey Team.
16.91960-08-02246°54'N / 99°18'W003K0Stutsman
17.71952-07-24247°00'N / 98°40'W47°00'N / 98°30'W7.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stutsman
24.71959-08-24246°42'N / 99°18'W010K0Stutsman
25.31953-05-30246°40'N / 98°41'W46°42'N / 98°34'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Stutsman
25.41968-08-23347°09'N / 98°28'W47°14'N / 98°35'W7.40 Miles100 Yards03250K0Stutsman
25.91968-08-23347°08'N / 98°28'W47°09'N / 98°28'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Barnes
26.71976-06-11246°38'N / 98°41'W0025K0Stutsman
28.01974-08-14247°09'N / 98°34'W47°14'N / 98°21'W11.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stutsman
28.81966-05-22346°30'N / 99°18'W46°40'N / 99°04'W15.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Logan
29.21999-08-15246°37'N / 99°24'W46°42'N / 99°21'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0080K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm developed over Emmons county in south central North Dakota and moved northeast producing an F1 tornado in open county 12 miles northeast of Napoleon in Logan county. The tornado continued northeast increasing to an F2 tornado 3 miles southwest of Streeter then lifted 3 miles north of Streeter. The tornado narrowly missed the city of Streeter but inflicted damage to a farmstead destroying a pickup truck...garage and quonset.
30.81982-07-04246°39'N / 99°30'W46°41'N / 99°22'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stutsman
31.12001-07-17247°08'N / 99°40'W47°04'N / 99°31'W10.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Kidder
 Brief Description: Tornado reported to be 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado remained in open country before entering into Stutsman county. Damage was contained to metal and double poled high power line towers. A farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained $200,000 in damage. (see Stutsman county report on same tornado.)
33.32004-07-18446°47'N / 98°23'W46°36'N / 98°23'W10.00 Miles200 Yards001.7M100KBarnes
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked south for about 4 miles along 97th avenue southeast, then turned to the southeast and tracked about 6 more miles before it crossed into LaMoure county about 2 miles north-northwest of Marion. One abandoned farmstead 10 miles west-northwest of Litchville was nearly swept clean of its buildings. Eight to nine buildings and 5 to 6 metal grain bins were swept away. At an occupied farmstead about 9 miles west of Litchville, the most damage was reported. The family was out baling hay at the time and were not hurt. The equipment they used to bale hay (three tractors and a baler) were the only things left unscathed by the tornado. Two houses, 5 outbuildings, a cattle barn, and miscellaneous farm equipment were all leveled. Machinery and debris were scattered across the yard and in the nearby pond and fields. A new pickup truck was demolished and sheet metal and metal support beams were wrapped around trees and vehicles. About 35 cows were killed, 20 grain bins were demolished, and a semi truck was overturned. The last F4 tornado in eastern North Dakota occurred on June 6, 1999, near Mountain, ND.
39.31974-05-20346°32'N / 98°28'W46°41'N / 98°10'W17.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0La Moure
40.01974-08-14247°11'N / 98°10'W00250K0Barnes
40.51957-07-16347°15'N / 98°12'W0025K0Griggs
40.61952-06-15347°24'N / 99°33'W1.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0Wells
41.51986-06-15247°19'N / 98°14'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Griggs
42.01952-07-01447°09'N / 100°06'W47°12'N / 99°30'W28.20 Miles150 Yards01250K0Burleigh
42.31974-08-19246°22'N / 99°06'W000K0Logan
43.11974-08-19246°22'N / 98°44'W000K0La Moure
43.31972-07-29247°34'N / 98°47'W47°36'N / 98°44'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Foster
43.81986-06-15247°16'N / 98°08'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Griggs
43.81999-06-03246°50'N / 99°54'W46°51'N / 99°50'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00400K0Kidder
46.41974-08-19246°18'N / 98°56'W000K0Ward
46.71974-08-19246°35'N / 99°46'W020K0Logan
47.01999-08-15246°39'N / 98°11'W46°33'N / 98°04'W8.00 Miles400 Yards0000La Moure
 Brief Description: The storm survey was completed by NWS Grand Forks. The tornado started in Barnes county 1.5 miles southwest of Litchville, moved across far northeast LaMoure county, and dissipated in Ransom county 6 miles north of Lisbon. The total path length was 20 miles.
47.91960-08-02246°18'N / 98°42'W003K0Dickey

* 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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