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Macomb Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Macomb Area is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Macomb Area is lower than Illinois average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #680

Macomb Area
0.01
Illinois
0.24
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, #129

Macomb Area
0.0000
Illinois
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, #339

Macomb Area
186.29
Illinois
220.15
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 13,190 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Macomb Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:37Cold:130Dense Fog:106Drought:67
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,440Hail:3,660Heat:107Heavy Snow:146
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:90Landslide:1Strong Wind:180
Thunderstorm Winds:6,011Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:256Winter Weather:310
Other:649 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Macomb Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Macomb Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Macomb Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 65 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Macomb Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.61964-04-21340°25'N / 90°44'W40°30'N / 90°29'W14.10 Miles17 Yards0025K0Mcdonough
7.11957-05-21340°30'N / 90°48'W40°37'N / 90°35'W13.70 Miles120 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
8.31999-04-05240°32'N / 90°43'W40°37'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles100 Yards006K0Mcdonough
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
8.51982-03-12240°20'N / 90°41'W0125K0Mcdonough
8.81959-09-27240°28'N / 90°36'W40°33'N / 90°27'W9.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Mcdonough
8.91974-04-13240°18'N / 90°55'W40°26'N / 90°41'W15.20 Miles500 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
14.01999-04-05240°38'N / 90°41'W40°41'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Warren
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
16.51990-03-08240°12'N / 90°54'W40°14'N / 90°26'W25.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Schuyler
17.01961-05-14339°43'N / 91°18'W40°43'N / 90°13'W89.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pike
17.81981-06-21340°14'N / 90°38'W40°12'N / 90°28'W8.80 Miles880 Yards1122.5M0Schuyler
18.71974-04-13240°14'N / 90°57'W40°18'N / 90°55'W4.30 Miles500 Yards0102.5M0Hancock
20.41973-09-30340°14'N / 90°56'W000K0Hancock
21.91990-03-08240°12'N / 90°57'W40°12'N / 90°54'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hancock
22.42003-05-10240°07'N / 90°40'W40°09'N / 90°35'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0000Schuyler
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 5.5 miles west of Rushville. It destroyed a house, as well as a barn. The tornado traveled to the northeast blowing down numerous trees and power lines. Also, numerous silos, barns and machine sheds were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado lifted and dissipated 3 miles north northwest of Rushville. No injuries were reported.
23.01990-11-27240°06'N / 90°35'W40°11'N / 90°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Schuyler
24.21957-03-14240°06'N / 90°35'W40°08'N / 90°32'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Schuyler
24.41990-03-08240°14'N / 90°26'W40°14'N / 90°12'W15.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Fulton
24.61975-07-23340°33'N / 90°20'W40°33'N / 90°07'W11.10 Miles2630 Yards00250K0Fulton
25.11995-05-13440°22'N / 90°18'W40°25'N / 90°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0456.0M0Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 NE of Ipava and traveled to the northeast for seven miles, lifting and dissipating 2 NE of Lewistown. The tops of some high power line structures were broken off and 12 homes were destroyed. Numerous livestock were killed. Numerous cars and farm equipment were either damaged or destroyed. One car was thrown over a 100 yards into a farm field. Forty-five people sustained minor injuries, mainly from flying debris. Damage was estimated around $6 million.
25.22003-05-10240°12'N / 91°20'W40°27'N / 90°55'W28.40 Miles200 Yards00400K0Hancock
 Brief Description: Tornado developed in Adams County (WFO LSX) and moved northeast, entering Hancock county 1.2 miles southeast of Tioga at 1749 CST. The tornado moved in a northeast direction for 10.7 miles, passing 2.5 miles south of Basco where F2 damage was noted, and then turned slightly right. The tornado continued northeast for 17.7 miles, passing 1.2 miles south of Bentley and exited into McDonough County 3.9 miles SE of Fountain Green at 1830 CST. Most damage along the path in Hancock County was F0 and F1. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 28.4 miles in Hancock County.
25.31976-08-11240°30'N / 90°12'W01250K0Fulton
29.31974-06-14340°56'N / 90°24'W40°43'N / 90°24'W14.90 Miles33 Yards010K0Knox
30.01975-06-13340°41'N / 90°15'W40°40'N / 90°07'W6.60 Miles1300 Yards002.5M0Fulton
30.12003-05-10239°59'N / 90°55'W40°05'N / 90°43'W13.00 Miles300 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: The tornado that went across southeast Adams County entered Brown County about 750 pm CDT southwest of Highway 24 and Timewell. Witnesses observed a multiple vortex tornado that damaged one home, two out-buildings, several machine sheds, and several grain bins. Approximately three miles northeast of Timewell the tornado damaged another farmstead and numerous trees. Six machine sheds were destroyed while a home sustained damage to the roof and the west and south walls. A number of large trees in the vicinity of the farmstead were also damaged. Five miles northwest of Mount Sterling, several witnesses observed a multiple vortex pattern with several smaller tornadoes rotating around a larger tornado. The width of the damage area (mainly trees) varied from 50 to as large as 300 yards. Numerous trees were snapped at the base of the tree and tossed northeastward. The damage intensity was estimated from F1 to the lower end of F2. The tornado continued to travel northeast crossing county road 1500 north (5 miles north-northwest of Mount Sterling). Several large trees were either snapped half-way or uprooted at this location. Damage path width ranged from 50 to as large as 100 yards while damage intensity was estimated at the lower end of F1. The tornado damage intensified a second time as the tornado moved across Illinois Highway 99, 7 miles north of Mount Sterling. One old farm home and a large barn were completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/3 mile to the east. A second farmstead 1/2 mile east experienced damage to several machine sheds, grain bins and a barn. The nearby home sustained little damage. Several large trees in the vicinity of the barn and machine sheds were uprooted or snapped near the base of the trunk. The width of the damage pattern over this area varied from 50 to 100 yards. Damage intensity ranged from F1 to lower end of F2. Many witnesses along the track of this tornado did not hear the classic "freight train" sound as heard in other cases. Rather they heard a "swishing" type sound. Additionally, many witnesses did not observe lightning or hear thunder as the tornado passed. A special thanks to Mr. Brian Gallaher, Chief of the Mount Sterling Fire Department for providing valuable information.
30.41990-06-19240°34'N / 90°07'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Fulton
30.81995-05-13240°44'N / 90°23'W40°49'N / 90°09'W14.00 Miles880 Yards021.6M0Knox
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 N of St. Augustine and traveled to the northeast. Twelve farm structures and 14 pieces of farm equipment were destroyed. Eighteen homes were either damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were blown over and a 10 acre orchard with over 1200 trees was destroyed. The tornado also took off the roof of the Maquon Fire Department before it lifted and dissipated 1 NE of Maquon. Two people sustained minor injuries and damage was estimated around $1.6 million.
31.61967-01-24240°51'N / 90°56'W40°55'N / 90°51'W5.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Henderson
32.21955-04-23240°03'N / 90°56'W39°57'N / 90°41'W14.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Adams
32.71959-09-26240°54'N / 90°38'W40°57'N / 90°33'W4.90 Miles300 Yards10250K0Warren
32.81956-04-27239°59'N / 90°47'W39°59'N / 90°41'W4.90 Miles900 Yards0025K0Brown
32.81966-10-14239°59'N / 90°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0202.5M0Brown
32.91973-07-27240°01'N / 90°26'W0025K0Cass
33.61975-07-23340°34'N / 90°11'W40°32'N / 89°55'W14.00 Miles2630 Yards26925.0M0Fulton
33.61998-04-07240°20'N / 90°04'W40°20'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile35 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down in a farm field and overturned some irrigation equipment 3 miles east southeast of Sepo. Then it travelled to the northeast destroying a mobile home which was anchored, but the only thing left was the floor of the unit. The floor was wiped clean of all plumbing fixtures and walls with only a washing machine and water heater left on the floor. Most of the debris was deposited in the Illinois River about 50 yards away. A couple of three foot diameter trees were snapped off near the mobile home. Also, a nearby machine shed was destroyed and a motor home was rolled three times over the top of the damage and left upside down 30 feet from its original position. Just north of the mobile home, a concrete block pumping station was damaged. The roof was torn off, all of the windows broken out, and one wall was buckled. The tornado then moved across the Illinois River into Mason County. The tornado moved into the Baldwin Beach area, damaging three homes. From there the tornado, hopped and skipped along a northeasterly track, causing spotty damage to trees. The tornado finally lifted and dissipated 7 miles northeast of Buzzville in the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery area. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.
33.81967-01-24240°42'N / 91°14'W40°45'N / 91°12'W3.00 Miles200 Yards04250K0Lee
33.91996-04-19240°12'N / 90°09'W40°18'N / 90°02'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Bath causing major damage to one home and minor damage to 11 homes. Also, 2 trailers were destroyed. In one of the trailers a woman sustained minor injuries when the tornado hit it. After going through Bath, the tornado continued to the northeast where it destroyed and uprooted numerous trees in the Bath Cemetery, blew down numerous power lines, destroyed numerous farm buildings and picked up a semi-truck and blew it into a nearby field. Only the one minor injury was reported and no damage estimate was available.
34.01998-04-07240°05'N / 90°16'W40°06'N / 90°13'W3.00 Miles66 Yards0000Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Snicarte. It moved a two story frame house three feet off its foundation with its TV antenna wrapped over the top of the house. An exterior wall on the far side of the house was blown off. Some roof and siding damage also occurred with two 3 foot diameter trees next to the house uprooted. Just north of the house 3 outbuildings were destroyed as well as two grain bins. The tornado continued on a northeast track, skipping along the path tipping over some irrigation equipment, destroying another barn, and knocking over numerous large pine trees before dissipating. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.
34.21967-01-24340°07'N / 90°13'W40°10'N / 90°08'W5.10 Miles80 Yards1325K0Mason
34.91967-04-30240°38'N / 91°19'W40°40'N / 91°16'W2.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lee
35.11967-01-24340°40'N / 91°19'W40°42'N / 91°14'W4.30 Miles300 Yards16250K0Lee
37.41959-03-26239°54'N / 90°38'W39°56'N / 90°35'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Brown
37.91999-04-08340°21'N / 91°27'W40°25'N / 91°20'W7.50 Miles200 Yards0015.0M0Hancock
 Brief Description: A tornado developed just west of Warsaw in Hancock County and produced F2 damage to homes in the south part of the community. 2 homes were destroyed while another 30 structures suffered damage, including the high school track and football field and fairgrounds. Trees and branches were blown down in many parts of town. The tornado moved northeast into Hamilton where F3 damage occurred. The tornado destroyed or damaged 144 homes and businesses amounting to 10 million dollars in total damage. 4 people suffered minor injuries. The KHQA-TV tower and KOKX radio tower were destroyed. Governor George Ryan declared Hancock County a state disaster area. The tornado weakened and lifted just northeast of Hamilton. Strong thunderstorms continued over much of Hamilton County in the wake of the tornado producing torrential rain and water over various roads in town.
38.01960-03-29240°40'N / 91°20'W40°46'N / 91°18'W6.60 Miles200 Yards003K0Lee
38.31955-05-26240°02'N / 91°09'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
38.81961-05-14340°43'N / 90°13'W40°54'N / 89°59'W17.30 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Knox
39.51974-04-13340°16'N / 91°29'W40°23'N / 91°20'W11.00 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Hancock
39.91974-05-30240°04'N / 91°22'W40°02'N / 91°04'W15.80 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Adams
40.11963-04-18241°02'N / 90°45'W0025K0Warren
40.62010-06-05240°48'N / 90°05'W40°46'N / 89°59'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00420K50KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 4.5 miles west-northwest of Yates City in eastern Knox County then tracked southeastward to the Knox-Peoria County line. Large tree limbs were snapped and crops were scoured in numerous places along this path. A house had the roof torn off and much of the upper level of the structure severely damaged. The attached garage was also destroyed. In addition, a large garage was destroyed, and seven outbuildings were severely damaged. The tornado continued southeastward into Peoria County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
42.51974-04-13240°17'N / 91°30'W40°19'N / 91°25'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clark
43.02010-06-05240°46'N / 89°59'W40°46'N / 89°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0085.0M0KPeoria
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Knox-Peoria County line 1.1 miles west of Elmwood, then continued southeastward through the town of Elmwood. Considerable structural damage occurred to 10 homes, 30 businesses and nearly two dozen vehicles in downtown Elmwood, amounting to approximately $85 million in damages. There was a total of about 80 people, some that were attending an outdoor festival in the downtown and some that were at a theater, that took shelter in the basement of the movie theater. As a result, there were no injuries. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Elmwood. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
43.01975-11-29240°15'N / 90°01'W40°25'N / 89°44'W18.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mason
43.21965-08-25340°52'N / 91°18'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Des Moines
43.21977-05-04240°52'N / 91°18'W2.00 Miles10 Yards0025K0Des Moines
43.92003-05-10240°08'N / 91°30'W40°13'N / 91°21'W10.00 Miles300 Yards0400Adams
 Brief Description: The tornado that hit Canton, Missouri crossed the Mississippi River Lock and Dam 20 just southwest of Meyer. The tornado was weak, F0 in intensity, as it moved east northeast across the Illinois flood plain causing only sporadic tree damage. The tornado began to strengthen as it moved off the flood plain and severely damaged a home and garage along County Road 603 about 1 mile southwest of Lima. The tornado reached its maximum strength just southwest of Lima where it caused major damage. The tornado cut a 200-300 yard wide path of damage across the north side of Lima. About 40-50 structures were damaged by the tornado. Several barns and similar type buildings were destroyed as were 2 mobile homes. One frame house lost its entire roof with several others suffering major roof damage. There were only 4 injuries as everyone took shelter in basements or interior rooms.
44.12003-05-10240°32'N / 91°35'W40°38'N / 91°25'W11.50 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Lee
 Brief Description: Tornado developed 1.5 miles west of Argyle at 1728 CST and moved northeast for 11.5 miles before dissipating 1.3 miles North of Viele at 1747 CST. A maximum rating of F2 was noted just west of Argyle where a house was turned approximately 120 degrees and moved 25 to 40 feet off its foundation. Three teens ran inside the house and sought shelter, 2 in an interior bathroom and the other under the stairs. Three large trees on the back edge of the property stopped the house and likely prevented the teens from being injured or killed. The remainder of the damage path saw F0 and F1 damage.
44.51966-05-23240°58'N / 91°11'W41°01'N / 91°07'W4.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Des Moines
45.01974-05-13241°00'N / 91°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Des Moines
45.21954-04-30240°40'N / 91°30'W40°48'N / 91°25'W9.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lee
46.71974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
47.41960-06-23239°57'N / 90°13'W39°54'N / 90°00'W11.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0Cass
47.51998-06-18241°06'N / 90°48'W41°11'N / 90°43'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00110K0Mercer
 Brief Description: The tornado damaged several rural home sites. Northeast of Seaton damage was noted to farm buildings and a silo. South of Aledo seven power lines poles were snapped, and a farmhouse 4 miles west of Aledo was destroyed. The tornado also damaged or destroyed farm buildings, roofs and chimneys south of Aledo.
47.52003-05-10240°24'N / 89°48'W40°25'N / 89°45'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just southwest of Manito. As it traveled to the northeast it destroyed 4 homes, as well as power lines and trees. Twenty-four homes sustained minor to major damage. One elderly woman sustained minor injuries, a cut on her arm and bruises, while taking shelter in her walk-in pantry. No other injuries were reported.
49.51975-03-23241°04'N / 90°11'W1.00 Mile80 Yards0225K0Knox
49.51957-06-10239°36'N / 90°48'W39°55'N / 90°07'W42.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike


* 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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