Macon, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Macon is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Macon is lower than North Carolina average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #469
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, #660
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 2,866 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Macon, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||227||Hail:||637||Heat:||24||Heavy Snow:||83|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||6||Ice Storm:||33||Landslide:||3||Strong Wind:||96|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,311||Tropical Storm:||4||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||92||Winter Weather:||134|
No volcano is found in or near Macon, NC.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Macon, NC.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Macon, NC.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 36 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Macon, NC.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|7.4||1969-10-02||2||36°27'N / 78°00'W||36°30'N / 77°55'W||5.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Warren|
|12.3||1966-11-02||2||36°15'N / 78°11'W||36°18'N / 78°09'W||3.80 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Warren|
|19.3||1966-11-02||2||36°43'N / 78°02'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brunswick|
|21.5||1988-11-28||4||36°06'N / 78°04'W||36°12'N / 77°49'W||10.00 Miles||200 Yards||2||22||2.5M||0||Nash|
|21.6||1995-10-27||2||36°20'N / 78°29'W||36°20'N / 78°25'W||3.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||10.0M||0||Vance|
|Brief Description: A tornado first touched down 4 W of Henderson near Interstate 85. The storm moved north and crossed Interstate 85. Sporadic damage occurred to mostly pine trees around the Ruin Creek Road area until the storm hit the Camperland business sales lot. Here, 25 RV's and five Uhauls were destroyed. The roof of the business was blown off. A few blocks away a medical clinic was destroyed. For several blocks down the road, there was damage to roofs of a department store, grocery, hospital, and shopping center.|
|22.7||1952-07-23||2||36°15'N / 77°45'W||0||0||25K||0||Halifax|
|24.6||1988-11-28||4||36°12'N / 77°49'W||36°21'N / 77°34'W||22.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||10||2.5M||0||Halifax|
|25.1||1966-11-02||2||36°00'N / 78°26'W||36°15'N / 78°11'W||22.20 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Franklin|
|27.8||1953-05-02||2||36°37'N / 77°38'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Emporia|
|28.5||1979-04-03||2||36°12'N / 77°40'W||0.80 Mile||50 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Halifax|
|28.7||1988-08-29||2||36°42'N / 78°27'W||36°46'N / 78°27'W||4.00 Miles||3 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Mecklenburg|
|29.4||1995-10-27||2||36°13'N / 78°32'W||2.00 Miles||75 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Granville|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched in the community of Corinth. Numerous large trees were downed and a new home lost its roof. Numerous barns and farm outbuildings were destroyed. At the intersection of Highway 96 and SR 1643, a home was damaged when a large tree was blown onto the home and the roof was lifted off. Numerous 100-year-old trees were twisted and snapped. A truck and cement outbuilding were also destroyed.|
|29.7||1988-11-28||4||35°58'N / 78°27'W||36°06'N / 78°04'W||21.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||17||25.0M||0||Franklin|
|29.7||1981-09-15||2||36°28'N / 77°33'W||1.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Northampton|
|33.0||1988-11-28||4||36°21'N / 77°34'W||36°27'N / 77°25'W||10.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Northampton|
|34.4||1986-10-14||3||36°47'N / 77°46'W||36°54'N / 77°40'W||12.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Brunswick|
|34.5||1981-02-11||2||35°56'N / 78°09'W||35°57'N / 78°06'W||3.30 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Nash|
|35.1||1952-11-19||2||36°26'N / 78°43'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Granville|
|36.6||1984-03-28||2||35°57'N / 77°50'W||2.00 Miles||177 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Nash|
|37.4||1962-01-06||2||36°35'N / 78°44'W||0||0||3K||0||Halifax|
|39.7||1996-04-15||2||35°53'N / 78°16'W||35°53'N / 78°16'W||2.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||5||1.0M||0||Franklin|
|Brief Description: The storm moved into Franklin county and destroyed a cement block building 1 mile SW of the community of Pilot. The storm then crossed over Hwy 64 where numerous trees were twisted and downed. Several outbuildings were also destroyed. The storm then entered Pilot where the damage path reached 250 yards across. A frame house was rotated, lifted off its foundation, and moved 30 feet. Cars were thrown into a local farm pond along with other debris. As the tornado left Pilot and approached HWY 39, the tornado reached it greatest width of nearly 400 yards. Damage was evident at every home in its path. The storm then weakened before it moved into Nash county.|
|41.9||1969-03-24||3||36°38'N / 78°48'W||0.10 Mile||20 Yards||1||4||25K||0||Halifax|
|43.2||2010-10-27||2||36°34'N / 78°52'W||36°36'N / 78°49'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||40K||0K||Halifax|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Highway 96 in the Mayo Community and continued intermittently on the ground for a mile. It destroyed one barn, blew several roofs off sheds, moved one house off its foundation, and downed hundreds of trees. The tornado then strengthened to EF2 status along a 2 mile continuous path, from Watts Trail through North Fork Church Road to Lowery road. In this path approximately 15 telephone poles were snapped off, thousands of trees were downed, and 3 homes had windows blown out, roofs damaged, or trees falling on them. Numerous barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. the tornado then weakened as it approached Lowery Road before lifting. Near Lowery Road one home was damaged with windows blown out and roof damage. Several large trees were also downed along with 2 barns and 3 outbuildings destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system over Minnesota pushed a front across our area. Very strong winds aloft set the stage for damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. Enough instability was present ahead of this front to enhance the severe threat. An area of severe thunderstorms and embedded supercells moved into the Piedmont of Virginia late in the evening of the 26th into early on the 27th. These storms produced areas of wind damage and two tornadoes.|
|43.6||1989-03-30||2||36°22'N / 77°28'W||36°29'N / 77°08'W||22.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||11||2.5M||0||Northampton|
|44.4||1988-11-28||2||36°30'N / 77°19'W||36°33'N / 77°16'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Northampton|
|45.1||1983-05-22||3||37°05'N / 77°58'W||37°05'N / 77°55'W||2.50 Miles||37 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Nottoway|
|46.0||1966-11-02||2||37°05'N / 78°00'W||37°07'N / 77°57'W||3.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Nottoway|
|46.2||1983-05-22||3||37°05'N / 77°55'W||37°06'N / 77°53'W||1.00 Mile||37 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Dinwiddie|
|46.2||1988-11-28||4||35°52'N / 78°45'W||35°58'N / 78°27'W||20.00 Miles||400 Yards||2||105||250.0M||0||Wake|
|46.3||2008-11-15||3||35°45'N / 77°55'W||35°50'N / 77°49'W||8.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||4||1.0M||200K||Wilson|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado occurred along a discontinuous, approximately eight-mile path that began with minor roof damage to a dwelling and a snapped tree along Harrison drive just south of Ward Boulevard. The most significant damage was then noted to the northeast, along London Church Road, south of Route 1330. On London Church Road, one home was completely destroyed and swept off of its foundation. Based on eyewitness accounts and the damage, fire and rescue estimate the home rolled as many as four times. In this home, there was unfortunately one fatality and two injuries. Across the road from this home to the northeast, the upper portion of a home was destroyed, and another home had a roof completely blown away with trees on top of it. In this latter home, eyewitness accounts noted there were two more injuries, conditions unknown. The tornado then followed a discontinuous path into Elm City. There were numerous indications of tree damage in elm city with a porch roof blown off, and outbuildings damaged or toppled. Finally, the last noticeable damage was observed along route 1400, and just north of the intersection of Hefner Road and Route 1402, where small clusters of trees were snapped and outbuildings were damaged. The damage in and northeast of Elm City was consistent with EF-0 damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two mini-supercells tracked northeast along a warm front during the early morning hours of the 15th. The two supercells spawned several tornadoes in Samspon, Johnston, and Wilson counties, two of which resulted in two fatalities.|
|46.6||1995-10-27||2||36°30'N / 78°56'W||36°33'N / 78°54'W||4.00 Miles||75 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Person|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down on SR 1514. A home was destroyed and two others were significantly damaged on U.S. 501 North. Many trees and power lines were downed. Three mobile homes destroyed.|
|47.0||1953-03-15||3||35°46'N / 78°06'W||35°45'N / 78°05'W||1.30 Miles||27 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Nash|
|47.5||1983-10-13||2||36°59'N / 78°36'W||37°03'N / 78°30'W||5.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Charlotte|
|48.6||1953-03-15||3||35°45'N / 78°05'W||35°45'N / 77°44'W||19.60 Miles||27 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Wilson|
|49.3||1993-08-06||2||36°59'N / 78°08'W||37°15'N / 77°28'W||38.00 Miles||175 Yards||0||0||5.0M||0||Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie And Chesterfield|
|Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 1 mile northeast of Kenbridge in Lunenburg County at 1243 EDT, where roofs were blown off of a briquet plant and a furniture company building. Damage estimates in Lunenburg County were $300,000. The tornado moved northeast into southeast Nottoway County and strengthened. It leveled a barn, some outbuildings and trees on Route 46 near the west edge of Fort Pickett Military Reservation. Damages in Nottoway County were estimated at $100,000. It continued northeast into Dinwiddie County and the Fort Pickett Military Reservation where it did minimal damage. It moved northeast to the town of Ford where the most significant damage in the county occurred. It destroyed a house and a shed and knocked down numerous telephone poles, and large trees. The tornado tracked northeast into the southeast part of Chesterfield County and lifted about 5 miles west of Colonial Heights.|
|49.9||1992-11-23||3||35°49'N / 77°43'W||35°58'N / 77°17'W||24.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Edgecombe|
* 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.