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Ludlow, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1559

Ludlow, PA
0.01
Pennsylvania
0.17
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

Ludlow, PA
0.0000
Pennsylvania
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, #1640

Ludlow, PA
90.45
Pennsylvania
109.77
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 2,368 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ludlow, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:42Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:263Hail:286Heat:10Heavy Snow:260
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:112
Thunderstorm Winds:1,214Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:54Winter Weather:6
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ludlow, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ludlow, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ludlow, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.41985-05-31441°38'N / 78°56'W41°40'N / 78°50'W7.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Mckean
11.51985-05-31441°40'N / 78°50'W41°38'N / 78°42'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards4400K0Mckean
13.01985-05-31441°38'N / 79°02'W41°38'N / 78°56'W3.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Warren
13.41985-05-31241°37'N / 78°47'W41°40'N / 78°39'W7.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Mckean
13.81985-05-31241°35'N / 78°56'W41°37'N / 78°47'W10.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Elk
16.01985-05-31241°34'N / 78°57'W41°35'N / 78°56'W1.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Forest
19.91985-05-31441°38'N / 78°42'W41°33'N / 78°30'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Elk
23.32010-07-24242°09'N / 79°01'W42°07'N / 78°52'W8.00 Miles800 Yards007.0M0KCattaraugus
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Randolph in Chautauqua County at 525 pm EDT. The initial touchdown occurred just south of Interstate 86 between exits 15 and 16. The tornado crossed Interstate 86 and damaged a gas station near exit 16???pulling the pumps out of the ground. The tornado continued across the Village of Randolph at its maximum size and intensity. The entire Village of Randolph lost power. About a dozen homes sustained significant structural damage in the village. The tornado continued for a total distance of about seven miles. Large trees were felled. Several automobiles were destroyed by falling trees. The final damage from the tornado appeared along County Rte 394 near exit 17 off I-86 in the town of Cold Spring. A NWS survey concluded an EF2 rating with winds estimated to 125 mph. The county emergency manager estimated damage at $7 million.
25.01985-05-31341°41'N / 79°29'W41°39'N / 79°09'W17.00 Miles800 Yards080K0Warren
25.81985-05-31342°02'N / 79°14'W42°08'N / 79°09'W13.00 Miles177 Yards0102.5M0Chautauqua
26.01961-05-15342°06'N / 78°36'W42°06'N / 78°31'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cattaraugus
27.71963-09-03341°25'N / 78°44'W41°27'N / 78°34'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Elk
28.91985-05-31441°31'N / 79°32'W41°27'N / 78°56'W25.00 Miles800 Yards7300K0Forest
29.21969-06-20342°01'N / 79°38'W42°15'N / 78°48'W45.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
35.91968-08-06242°24'N / 79°05'W42°14'N / 78°30'W31.80 Miles250 Yards04250K0Chautauqua
36.11954-06-12241°41'N / 78°11'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Potter
36.41985-05-31442°01'N / 79°34'W42°03'N / 79°26'W8.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
37.51965-05-16242°06'N / 79°30'W42°06'N / 79°27'W03250K0Chautauqua
38.21969-05-17242°16'N / 79°16'W2.00 Miles250 Yards01250K0Chautauqua
38.91983-05-02342°09'N / 79°37'W42°19'N / 79°05'W28.00 Miles450 Yards202.5M0Chautauqua
39.61985-05-31442°00'N / 79°36'W42°01'N / 79°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Warren
40.31953-11-22241°55'N / 79°38'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Erie
40.31969-06-20342°15'N / 78°48'W42°19'N / 78°03'W38.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Chautauqua
40.81985-05-31441°59'N / 79°38'W42°00'N / 79°36'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
41.01985-05-31441°33'N / 79°37'W41°31'N / 79°32'W4.00 Miles800 Yards000K0Venango
41.11985-05-31441°26'N / 79°31'W41°26'N / 79°28'W3.00 Miles350 Yards0025.0M0Forest
42.61967-07-24342°25'N / 78°40'W42°20'N / 78°28'W11.40 Miles250 Yards0025K0Cattaraugus
43.31952-07-19241°56'N / 79°45'W41°55'N / 79°38'W5.60 Miles27 Yards003K0Erie
43.81962-06-14241°46'N / 78°01'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Potter
44.91985-05-31341°43'N / 79°48'W41°45'N / 79°40'W8.00 Miles427 Yards002.5M0Crawford
46.02010-07-24242°17'N / 79°35'W42°14'N / 79°27'W8.00 Miles150 Yards005.0M0KChautauqua
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS ground and aerial survey confirmed an EF2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Town of Chautauqua in Chautauqua County at 440 pm EDT. Initial touchdown occurred near the Chautauqua Gorge State Forest. The along the first half of the damage path the primary damage was done to trees. As the tornado neared Mayville substantial structural damage occurred to homes and businesses. Some of the affected streets included: McKay Road, Morris Street, Valley Street, and Erie Street. The tornado then crossed Chautauqua Lake. During the aerial survey debris from the structures could be seen floating in the lake. The tornado continued across the lake into Dewittville. There is caused damage at the Camelot Golf Course. Dozens of golf carts were lost. Structural damage was done to several buildings on the course. Also in Dewittville, the tornado severely damaged three condominium buildings, including 18 condominium units, at the Chautauqua Lake Estates. This was also the final touchdown of the tornado although debris was visible for about another three-quarter mile downstream. A NWS survey concluded an EF2 rating with winds estimated at 125 mph. The county emergency manager estimated damage at $5 million.
46.41976-07-11241°19'N / 79°12'W40°58'N / 78°54'W28.70 Miles33 Yards17250K0Jefferson
48.11981-07-28241°37'N / 79°46'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Crawford
49.31985-05-31441°11'N / 78°40'W41°12'N / 78°04'W30.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clearfield


* 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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