Lowell, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Lowell is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lowell is lower than Florida average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #43
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, #731
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 2,355 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lowell, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||84||Hail:||547||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||1|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||4||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||14|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,163||Tropical Storm:||12||Wildfire:||54||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Lowell, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lowell, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Lowell, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 39 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lowell, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|9.5||1983-04-09||2||29°10'N / 82°14'W||29°14'N / 82°03'W||10.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|10.2||1964-01-12||2||29°11'N / 82°12'W||0||0||3K||0||Marion|
|13.6||1983-02-02||2||29°31'N / 82°16'W||0.30 Mile||20 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Alachua|
|17.1||1975-12-31||3||29°05'N / 82°10'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||1||26||2.5M||0||Marion|
|18.1||1973-04-04||2||29°33'N / 82°06'W||29°36'N / 82°04'W||4.50 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Alachua|
|19.0||2001-03-29||2||28°59'N / 82°22'W||29°08'N / 82°07'W||22.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||1.5M||0||Marion|
|Brief Description: More than 85 homes were damaged in three neighborhoods, knocking power out to 10,000 thousand of residents.|
|19.0||1973-03-08||2||29°04'N / 82°06'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Marion|
|20.3||1978-04-19||2||29°04'N / 82°03'W||29°06'N / 81°58'W||5.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||14||2.5M||0||Marion|
|22.9||1978-05-04||2||29°34'N / 82°27'W||29°41'N / 82°17'W||12.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Alachua|
|23.3||1986-03-14||2||29°39'N / 82°19'W||2.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Alachua|
|23.7||1962-11-21||2||29°10'N / 81°52'W||29°11'N / 81°49'W||3.60 Miles||70 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|23.7||1982-06-11||2||29°07'N / 82°32'W||29°04'N / 82°25'W||7.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|25.1||1966-09-28||2||29°40'N / 82°21'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Alachua|
|25.1||1995-01-07||2||29°00'N / 82°07'W||29°00'N / 81°55'W||12.00 Miles||440 Yards||1||20||2.8M||0||Marion|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 0550 EST about one mile north of Pedro in Marion County and moved east about 12 miles before lifting about three-quarters miles north of Weirsdale. A man received fatal head injuries while sitting in his car outside a mobile home when the car was rolled four times. Another 20 persons, mostly those in mobile homes, were injured. The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 66 mobile homes with less extensive damage to another 85 dwellings, mostly mobile homes. The hardest hit communities were Lake Weir Harbor Estates and Bird Island. (M53A)|
|26.3||1970-02-03||2||29°42'N / 82°18'W||0||0||25K||0||Alachua|
|27.4||1982-06-11||2||29°10'N / 82°39'W||29°07'N / 82°32'W||6.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Levy|
|29.4||1998-09-03||2||28°58'N / 82°30'W||29°00'N / 82°27'W||4.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||2||500K||0||Citrus|
|Brief Description: A tornado (F2), associated with an outer band of Hurricane Earl, touched down along N. Fairport Avenue, east of the intersection of County Road 495 and West Dunklin Road, six miles northeast of Crystal River. The tornado moved northeast, sporadically touched down along a narrow path, and destroyed a two story family structure, seven mobile homes and caused minor damage to an additional eight single family and sixteen mobile homes. Several large trees, sheds and power lines were downed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated near County Road 488 and N. Circle M Avenue. Of note, a homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane in Citrus Springs was alerted to the impending tornado by his four dogs who stubbornly refused to venture outdoors nearly ten minutes prior to the touchdown. The homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane described the sound of the tornado similar to that of a roaring train as it passed over and damaged his home and downed nearby trees. Two injuries occurred to the occupants of the two story home that was destroyed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated.|
|31.1||1973-04-04||2||29°36'N / 82°04'W||29°40'N / 81°33'W||31.40 Miles||67 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Putnam|
|33.0||2007-02-02||3||28°52'N / 82°03'W||28°54'N / 81°57'W||6.00 Miles||335 Yards||0||15||62.0M||0K||Sumter|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near the southeast corner of The Villages south of Lake Miona and moved rapidly to the east northeast at 55 MPH into Lake County. A FEMA report to Sumter County emergency management officials detailed damage to 1,145 homes with 200 destroyed during the 6 minutes the tornado was on the ground. A National Weather Service storm survey estimated maximum winds of 140 MPH. No fatalities were recorded in Sumter County and 15 injuries is a rough estimate. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A developing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, February 1 intensified and moved off the mid Atlantic coast Friday. Numerous thunderstorms developed out ahead of and along the associated cold front that pushed into southern Florida late Friday. The first tornado of the year to use the Enhanced Fujita Scale occurred just after 3 AM Friday in The Villages in northeast Sumter County. Several violent tornadoes were reported across central Florida early Friday morning. This violent tornado outbreak was the largest in Florida since the Kissimmee tornadoes of February 22-23, 1998. In addition to the tornadoes, gusty southwest winds ahead of the cold front combined with high tide to cause areas of minor coastal flooding along west and southwest facing shorelines north of Tampa Bay.|
|33.0||1957-06-08||2||29°38'N / 82°37'W||0||0||3K||0||Alachua|
|34.8||1984-02-27||2||29°47'N / 82°01'W||29°50'N / 82°00'W||3.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Clay|
|35.4||1988-06-25||2||28°50'N / 82°20'W||2.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Citrus|
|35.9||2007-02-02||3||28°53'N / 81°57'W||28°55'N / 81°46'W||11.00 Miles||450 Yards||8||10||52.0M||0K||Lake|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The the tornado that moved out of Sumter County, crossed into Lake County just west of Lady Lake. The one quarter mile wide, F3 tornado moved across the Lady Lake area killing 8 people and injuring 10. The tornado damaged 180 residences and destroyed 101. All of the fatalities were in mobile homes. Moving east northeast at 50 MPH, the tornado lifted near Emrald Marsh Lake. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.|
|36.9||1967-05-22||2||29°37'N / 81°50'W||29°40'N / 81°33'W||17.40 Miles||20 Yards||0||2||25K||0||Putnam|
|38.0||1978-04-19||2||29°51'N / 82°24'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Alachua|
|39.6||1985-08-31||2||28°48'N / 81°52'W||28°53'N / 81°50'W||5.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Lake|
|40.1||1983-04-09||3||28°43'N / 82°29'W||28°51'N / 82°21'W||10.00 Miles||80 Yards||3||2||2.5M||0||Citrus|
|40.6||1977-12-05||2||29°38'N / 81°42'W||29°40'N / 81°33'W||9.40 Miles||40 Yards||1||10||250K||0||Putnam|
|42.5||1995-04-24||2||29°39'N / 81°44'W||29°45'N / 81°31'W||10.00 Miles||350 Yards||0||5||1.1M||0||St. Johns|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched town about five and a half miles west of Palatka travelled east northeast, lifting about one and a half miles northeast of Palatka. In Putnam County more than 200 building were damaged with 11 totally destroyed and over 150 vehicles were damaged. Winds were measured at 93 mph. In St Johns County, damage was confined mainly to trees downed. Damaged to buildings was mainly roof damage but several mobile homes were completely destroyed. Included in the damage was a hospital, community college and church.|
|43.1||1971-02-07||2||29°57'N / 82°06'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Bradford|
|43.8||1971-02-07||2||29°57'N / 82°02'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clay|
|44.5||1987-04-15||2||28°39'N / 82°03'W||28°47'N / 81°53'W||12.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Sumter|
|46.9||1973-04-04||2||29°40'N / 81°33'W||29°42'N / 81°30'W||4.10 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||St. Johns|
|46.9||1972-01-22||2||29°50'N / 81°40'W||0.30 Mile||50 Yards||0||4||3K||0||Clay|
|47.0||1969-11-13||2||28°42'N / 81°59'W||28°39'N / 81°59'W||3.40 Miles||150 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Sumter|
|48.9||1983-04-23||2||29°52'N / 82°45'W||29°56'N / 82°36'W||4.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Columbia|
|49.6||1983-04-23||2||29°43'N / 82°54'W||29°52'N / 82°45'W||11.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Gilchrist|
|49.6||1987-04-15||2||28°48'N / 81°38'W||28°50'N / 81°36'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||7||2.5M||0||Lake|
|49.7||2007-02-02||3||28°57'N / 81°35'W||29°00'N / 81°22'W||13.00 Miles||400 Yards||13||9||46.0M||0K||Lake|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The mesocyclone that produced the Lady Lake tornado reintensified and produced a second F3 tornado in a rural area west southwest of Paisley. The tornado move east northeast at over 50 MPH toward the Lake Mack area just west of the St. Johns river. The tornado produced a quarter mile wide track across the Lake Mack area destroying 86 residences and damaging 144. Many mobile homes were completely destroyed. Thirteen people died in mobile homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.|
* 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.