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Loretto, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #911

Loretto, MI

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

Loretto, MI

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, #677

Loretto, MI

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 1,059 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Loretto, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:27Dense Fog:10Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:43Hail:358Heat:6Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:399Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:51Winter Weather:13

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Loretto, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Loretto, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 20 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Loretto, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81987-07-11345°46'N / 87°52'W45°45'N / 87°40'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Dickinson
4.91986-07-04345°44'N / 87°46'W45°41'N / 87°51'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marinette
7.81991-05-28245°42'N / 87°47'W45°43'N / 87°36'W12.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Menominee
8.81959-07-08245°47'N / 88°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Marinette
13.01986-07-04345°41'N / 87°46'W45°39'N / 87°26'W16.30 Miles750 Yards0122.5M0Menominee
16.11987-07-11345°45'N / 87°40'W45°47'N / 87°18'W20.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Menominee
21.71991-05-28345°29'N / 87°44'W45°28'N / 87°41'W10.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Menominee
26.31981-06-14246°06'N / 88°07'W46°07'N / 88°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Dickinson
26.61981-06-14246°05'N / 88°10'W46°06'N / 88°07'W1.30 Miles90 Yards003K0Iron
27.91972-09-16245°27'N / 87°44'W45°21'N / 87°30'W13.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Menominee
29.21958-05-17245°21'N / 88°00'W45°23'N / 87°54'W4.70 Miles83 Yards00250K0Marinette
32.81972-09-16245°27'N / 88°45'W45°20'N / 87°40'W53.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Forest
34.71974-04-21245°17'N / 88°04'W45°19'N / 88°00'W2.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marinette
37.01972-07-20246°04'N / 87°10'W0.80 Mile70 Yards01250K0Delta
38.81992-07-19245°51'N / 87°01'W0.20 Mile10 Yards022.5M0Delta
41.01971-09-28345°13'N / 88°18'W45°15'N / 88°00'W14.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marinette
43.21968-06-30245°40'N / 88°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Forest
46.81964-06-09245°06'N / 88°03'W45°08'N / 87°59'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Marinette
48.62007-06-07245°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.
48.71968-08-19445°05'N / 88°05'W45°04'N / 87°38'W21.80 Miles33 Yards232.5M0Marinette

* 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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