Lewiston, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Lewiston is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lewiston is lower than Minnesota average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #530
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
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, #574
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 3,523 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lewiston, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||275||Hail:||1,203||Heat:||45||Heavy Snow:||102|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||22||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||70|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,243||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||6||Winter Storm:||207||Winter Weather:||44|
No volcano is found in or near Lewiston, MN.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lewiston, MN.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Lewiston, MN.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 40 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lewiston, MN.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|0.3||1999-07-08||2||44°00'N / 91°54'W||43°58'N / 91°51'W||3.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||2.0M||60K||Winona|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.|
|4.1||1980-06-05||2||43°58'N / 91°51'W||43°53'N / 91°51'W||5.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Winona|
|9.4||1953-05-10||4||44°00'N / 92°05'W||44°12'N / 91°51'W||17.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||5||2.5M||0||Winona|
|10.1||1982-05-17||2||43°58'N / 92°05'W||44°12'N / 91°57'W||14.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Winona|
|13.4||1953-05-10||4||43°51'N / 92°10'W||44°00'N / 92°05'W||10.80 Miles||33 Yards||1||6||2.5M||0||Olmsted|
|15.8||1982-05-17||2||44°12'N / 91°57'W||44°13'N / 91°54'W||3.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Wabasha|
|20.1||1982-05-17||2||44°13'N / 91°54'W||44°20'N / 91°49'W||9.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Buffalo|
|20.3||1965-05-05||3||43°41'N / 91°44'W||43°51'N / 91°27'W||18.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Houston|
|21.1||1967-04-30||2||43°56'N / 92°21'W||44°00'N / 92°14'W||6.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Olmsted|
|23.1||1977-07-14||2||43°42'N / 92°16'W||43°48'N / 92°08'W||9.20 Miles||1500 Yards||0||10||2.5M||0||Fillmore|
|24.3||1965-05-05||3||43°51'N / 91°27'W||43°55'N / 91°21'W||6.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Winona|
|26.5||1979-07-03||2||43°57'N / 92°24'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Olmsted|
|26.9||1962-09-16||2||43°51'N / 92°25'W||43°53'N / 92°21'W||3.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Olmsted|
|27.1||1965-05-05||3||43°30'N / 92°01'W||43°41'N / 91°44'W||18.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Fillmore|
|28.9||1962-09-16||4||43°58'N / 92°27'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||34||250K||0||Olmsted|
|29.4||1953-05-10||4||43°30'N / 92°23'W||43°51'N / 92°10'W||26.20 Miles||33 Yards||1||6||2.5M||0||Fillmore|
|29.5||1959-05-26||3||44°00'N / 91°25'W||44°13'N / 91°11'W||18.70 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Trempealeau|
|29.7||1964-04-13||2||43°57'N / 92°28'W||44°00'N / 92°28'W||3.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Olmsted|
|31.4||1962-05-22||2||43°53'N / 92°29'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Olmsted|
|31.5||1953-05-10||4||44°12'N / 91°51'W||44°36'N / 91°22'W||36.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Buffalo|
|32.5||1964-08-28||2||44°17'N / 92°21'W||44°20'N / 92°20'W||2.70 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Wabasha|
|34.8||1961-05-14||2||43°48'N / 91°13'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||La Crosse|
|35.3||1957-04-19||2||43°58'N / 91°10'W||43°58'N / 91°09'W||0||0||0K||0||La Crosse|
|35.7||1965-05-05||3||43°55'N / 91°21'W||44°04'N / 90°57'W||22.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||La Crosse|
|36.8||1968-03-27||2||44°18'N / 91°21'W||44°22'N / 91°16'W||5.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Trempealeau|
|38.3||1965-05-05||2||43°30'N / 92°36'W||43°48'N / 92°22'W||23.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Mower|
|39.2||1965-05-05||4||43°25'N / 92°05'W||43°27'N / 92°02'W||2.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Winneshiek|
|40.4||1981-04-29||2||44°12'N / 92°39'W||44°12'N / 92°36'W||0||2||2.5M||0||Olmsted|
|42.2||1965-05-05||4||43°23'N / 92°09'W||43°25'N / 92°05'W||3.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Howard|
|42.6||1965-09-09||2||43°23'N / 92°04'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Howard|
|43.8||1953-05-10||4||43°27'N / 92°24'W||43°30'N / 92°23'W||1.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||0K||0||Howard|
|43.9||1980-06-05||2||43°45'N / 91°04'W||43°43'N / 91°03'W||0||0||250K||0||La Crosse|
|44.1||1960-06-28||2||44°34'N / 91°35'W||44°32'N / 91°20'W||12.20 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Buffalo|
|44.1||1971-07-18||2||44°07'N / 91°00'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Monroe|
|44.9||1998-05-15||3||44°36'N / 91°50'W||44°40'N / 91°50'W||5.00 Miles||66 Yards||0||6||100K||0||Pepin|
|Brief Description: Tornado touched down in northern Buffalo County, and continued on ground for 9 miles into eastern Pepin County. Two homes were destroyed in Pepin County. House collapse injured 6 family members. Trailer home also damaged. Tornado rated F3 for a brief time east of Durand, however most of its damage track rated F1.|
|46.8||2004-06-11||3||43°30'N / 92°33'W||43°33'N / 92°34'W||4.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||3.0M||20K||Mower|
|Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Minnesota-Iowa state line just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County) causing considerable damage. One home right on the state line was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries or deaths. The tornado was approximately 150 yards wide at times and apparently reached F3 damage intensity right on the state line around 6:05 p.m. The tornado then started to weaken, but did heavy damage to a grain company (Koch Industries)(F2 damage) about 2 miles west of Le Roy and continued north, crossing Highway 56 just before 6:10 p.m. The tornado lifted approximately 4 miles northwest of Le Roy in open fields. There were also brief tornado touch downs (all rated F0) near Dexter (Mower County) and Le Roy, as well as areas along the Mower-Fillmore County line west of Spring Valley (Fillmore County).|
|47.5||1951-09-12||3||44°38'N / 92°05'W||44°41'N / 92°02'W||3.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pepin|
|47.9||1965-05-05||4||43°23'N / 92°33'W||43°23'N / 92°09'W||19.90 Miles||200 Yards||0||5||25K||0||Howard|
|48.6||1968-05-15||2||43°20'N / 92°11'W||43°17'N / 92°06'W||4.70 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Howard|
|49.3||2004-06-11||3||43°24'N / 92°33'W||43°32'N / 92°33'W||8.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||190K||30K||Howard|
|Brief Description: A small but intense supercell thunderstorm produced three tornadoes in northeast Iowa. The first tornado touched down about 4 miles southeast of New Haven (Mitchell County), south of 320th Street and between Walnut and Windfall Avenue. It tracked north, primarily in open fields, and lifted between 350th and 360th Street east of New Haven, or just west of Windfall Avenue. The tornado was rated an F1. The second tornado touched down just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line, about 4 miles south of Riceville (Howard County), and also moved straight north. It downed a few trees, but primarily crossed open fields until it reached the southeast side of Riceville. It damaged a few sheds and buildings in Riceville, with mainly tin roofing material and siding blown off. The tornado lifted in Riceville and was rated an F0. The third and most significant tornado formed about 2 miles north of Riceville, again just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line. The tornado tracked north, just east of the county line or Addison Avenue. It grew in strength and at one point was approximately 150 yards wide, hitting several homes and farms (F2 damage). One home lost the roof and all buildings. The tornado was so close to the county line that debris was thrown across Addison Avenue into Mitchell County at times. The dirt and young crops were scoured by the tornado. The tornado crossed into Minnesota just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County), hitting a home directly on the state line. The home, which was built in1900, and several buildings on the lot, were completely demolished (F3 damage).|
* 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.