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

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

Earthquake Index, #303

Long Lake, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Long Lake, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #834

Long Lake, WI
37.54
Wisconsin
153.98
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 1,016 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Long Lake, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:12Dense Fog:7Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:27Hail:318Heat:5Heavy Snow:31
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:491Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:0
Other:57 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Long Lake, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Long Lake, WI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Long Lake, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Long Lake, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.31968-06-30245°40'N / 88°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Forest
20.31994-05-30245°33'N / 88°56'W45°35'N / 88°41'W12.00 Miles800 Yards035.0M50KForest
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorms raked west-central and northern Wisconsin with violent damaging winds up to 61 mph, hail up to tennis ball-size, and two tornadoes. A tornado set down just east of Woodville in St Croix County damaging eight farm dwellings and structures along its one-mile path causing $55,000 damage. Another tornado cut a 12-mile path from just southwest of Crandon to just north of Laona in Forest County causing $1 million damage. It destroyed three mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 25 homes and leveled 600 acres of timber. Three people were injured in a mobile home that was destroyed by the tornado. Widespread hail up to tennis ball-size fell over the Rhinelander area damaging hundreds of vehicles as well as roofs and windows. A severe thunderstorm with damaging winds knocked down about 3,000 trees and damaged several homes and cabins seven miles southeast of Seeley, Sawyer County.
23.11981-06-13245°48'N / 89°10'W45°47'N / 89°07'W00250K0Oneida
30.51981-06-14246°05'N / 88°10'W46°06'N / 88°07'W1.30 Miles90 Yards003K0Iron
32.41959-07-08245°47'N / 88°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Marinette
33.11981-06-14246°06'N / 88°07'W46°07'N / 88°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Dickinson
38.21972-09-16245°27'N / 88°45'W45°20'N / 87°40'W53.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Forest
41.01950-06-25445°35'N / 89°35'W45°40'N / 89°20'W13.10 Miles880 Yards212250K0Oneida
42.41986-07-04345°44'N / 87°46'W45°41'N / 87°51'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marinette
42.62007-06-07245°10'N / 88°38'W45°19'N / 88°18'W19.00 Miles1320 Yards0210.5M0KOconto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-track tornado moved from Langlade Co. into Oconto Co. about 8 miles west of Mountain at 4:58 PM CDT. The tornado reached a width of three-quarters of a mile wide as it flattened over 7000 acres of trees in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (DI 27, DOD4). The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 12 homes (DI 4, DOD 11), with 14 others sustaining damage of varying degrees. Nearly all of the damaged homes were either manufactured homes or vacation cottages. Two people sustained minor injuries as they sought shelter in a bedroom of their home. The tornado dissipated about 10 miles east-northeast of Lakewood, near the Marinette County line, at 5:18 PM CDT. The tornado was rated EF2 in Langlade Co., with estimated winds of 125 to 135 mph, and an average path length of 1000 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unseasonably strong upper level storm system and deep surface low pressure (with central pressure as low as 979 mb) interacted with a cold front that moved from west to east across the area during the late afternoon and evening. A moist and unstable airmass ahead of the cold front provided the fuel to generate severe thunderstorms that included five tornadoes, near record-size hail and damaging winds. Thousands of homes sustained damage and about 15,000 customers lost power during the storms, some for almost 3 days as trees blocked roads and slowed repair work to power lines. Four people sustained minor injuries, and total damage from the storms exceeded $60 million. The first tornado of the outbreak moved across eastern Marathon County shortly after 4:00 PM CDT, producing damage to several homes. The tornado was rated EF2. A second thunderstorm produced a weak tornado in Wood County, which was rated EF0. The same storm responsible for this tornado produced softball size hail that damaged thousands of homes, several businesses and hundreds of vehicles. One hailstone that fell in Port Edwards measured 5.50 inches in diameter, making it the second largest hailstone on record in Wisconsin. The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Marathon County tornado also produced a long-track tornado across northeast Shawano, northwest Menominee, southeast Langlade and northern Oconto counties. This tornado was on the ground for 47 minutes, covering 40.1 miles, and destroyed 14,400 acres of woodlands (timber loss was estimated at $12.5 million) and dozens of buildings along its path. The twister, which was over one-half mile at times, was rated EF3, with peak winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The storm responsible for the tornado also produced significant straight-line wind damage as it moved into western Marinette County. The fourth tornado of the outbreak, rated EF1, developed near Cedarville in Marinette Co., which was from the same thunderstorm that produced the long-track tornado. The final tornado of the afternoon and evening touched down near Harmony in Marinette Co. This tornado was rated EF1. Details of the tornadoes, hail, and wind damage can be found in the event narratives of the affected counties.
43.71987-07-11345°46'N / 87°52'W45°45'N / 87°40'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Dickinson
44.31984-04-27345°54'N / 89°38'W46°04'N / 89°30'W13.00 Miles87 Yards0325.0M0Vilas
46.01971-09-28345°10'N / 88°38'W45°13'N / 88°18'W16.40 Miles300 Yards04250K0Oconto
47.81958-05-17245°21'N / 88°00'W45°23'N / 87°54'W4.70 Miles83 Yards00250K0Marinette
48.41974-04-21245°17'N / 88°04'W45°19'N / 88°00'W2.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marinette
48.52007-06-07345°07'N / 88°46'W45°10'N / 88°38'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards012.2M0KLanglade
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-track tornado moved from Menominee Co. into Langlade Co. about three miles south of White Lake at 4:48 PM CDT. Significant damage occurred as the tornado grew to just over one-half mile. The Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort sustained severe damage with nearly every building (ten) damaged or destroyed, including a three-story inn that was pushed over by the high winds. Only nine people were on site at the time of the tornado; hundreds were expected the next day for the upcoming weekend. One employee at the resort was injured, suffering minor cuts to the head. Hundreds of acres of trees were flattened, and nine homes sustained damage. The average width of the tornado was 700 yards as it moved across the county. The tornado was rated EF3 (DI 6, DOD 9; poorly anchored buildings) with winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The tornado exited Langlade Co., around 6 miles east-northeast of White Lake, and moved into Oconto Co. at 4:58 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unseasonably strong upper level storm system and deep surface low pressure (with central pressure as low as 979 mb) interacted with a cold front that moved from west to east across the area during the late afternoon and evening. A moist and unstable airmass ahead of the cold front provided the fuel to generate severe thunderstorms that included five tornadoes, near record-size hail and damaging winds. Thousands of homes sustained damage and about 15,000 customers lost power during the storms, some for almost 3 days as trees blocked roads and slowed repair work to power lines. Four people sustained minor injuries, and total damage from the storms exceeded $60 million. The first tornado of the outbreak moved across eastern Marathon County shortly after 4:00 PM CDT, producing damage to several homes. The tornado was rated EF2. A second thunderstorm produced a weak tornado in Wood County, which was rated EF0. The same storm responsible for this tornado produced softball size hail that damaged thousands of homes, several businesses and hundreds of vehicles. One hailstone that fell in Port Edwards measured 5.50 inches in diameter, making it the second largest hailstone on record in Wisconsin. The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Marathon County tornado also produced a long-track tornado across northeast Shawano, northwest Menominee, southeast Langlade and northern Oconto counties. This tornado was on the ground for 47 minutes, covering 40.1 miles, and destroyed 14,400 acres of woodlands (timber loss was estimated at $12.5 million) and dozens of buildings along its path. The twister, which was over one-half mile at times, was rated EF3, with peak winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The storm responsible for the tornado also produced significant straight-line wind damage as it moved into western Marinette County. The fourth tornado of the outbreak, rated EF1, developed near Cedarville in Marinette Co., which was from the same thunderstorm that produced the long-track tornado. The final tornado of the afternoon and evening touched down near Harmony in Marinette Co. This tornado was rated EF1. Details of the tornadoes, hail, and wind damage can be found in the event narratives of the affected counties.
48.51984-04-27245°12'N / 89°13'W45°16'N / 89°07'W7.50 Miles7 Yards012.5M0Langlade
49.01971-09-28345°13'N / 88°18'W45°15'N / 88°00'W14.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marinette


* 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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