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The chance of earthquake damage in Mcfall is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Mcfall is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #851

Mcfall, MO

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

Mcfall, MO

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Tornado Index, #679

Mcfall, MO

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 2,968 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mcfall, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:14Cold:35Dense Fog:8Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:270Hail:1,343Heat:18Heavy Snow:52
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:33Landslide:0Strong Wind:35
Thunderstorm Winds:990Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:67Winter Weather:36

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mcfall, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mcfall, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mcfall, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.02004-05-29439°57'N / 94°16'W40°08'N / 94°08'W16.00 Miles800 Yards0000Daviess
 Brief Description: Large F4 tornado crossed into Daviess county from Dekalb county at 2135 and then crossed into Harrison county at 2150. Tornado stayed in rural areas of the Grand River flood plain.
5.21973-04-19240°09'N / 94°19'W40°10'N / 94°17'W003K0Gentry
7.21973-04-19240°05'N / 94°24'W40°09'N / 94°19'W5.90 Miles50 Yards003K0Gentry
11.51967-04-21240°01'N / 94°06'W40°04'N / 93°57'W8.40 Miles90 Yards0025K0Daviess
12.02004-05-29440°12'N / 94°02'W40°13'N / 94°02'W2.00 Miles800 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: Large F4 tornado crossed into Harrison county from Daviess county 5 miles south of Bethany over rural land and then dissipated.
12.22004-05-24240°12'N / 94°33'W40°15'N / 94°15'W17.00 Miles250 Yards0110.0M0Gentry
 Brief Description: This F2 tornado was consistently on the ground from one mile south of Stanberry east-northeast through Albany. Muliple vortices were noticed on chaser video. Extensive damage was observed in Albany. Three homes were destroyed. There were 34 buildings with major damage and 70 buildings had minor damage.
14.62004-05-29439°53'N / 94°15'W39°55'N / 94°10'W4.00 Miles800 Yards36300K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: Large F4 tornado touched down 2 miles south of Weatherby and moved east northeast. The tornado killed 3 persons near Weatherby. The 80 and 60 year old fatalities occurred in a destroyed frame house. Two mobile homes were destroyed with one having the 54 year old fatality. The tornado crossed into Daviess county 4 miles east of Weatherby. F80PH, F60PH, M54PH
15.01957-05-20239°51'N / 94°21'W39°57'N / 94°13'W9.80 Miles200 Yards0025K0De Kalb
15.21984-04-26240°12'N / 94°33'W40°14'N / 94°24'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Gentry
16.21960-04-16340°18'N / 94°26'W40°22'N / 94°13'W11.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Benton
18.11984-06-07239°52'N / 94°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Daviess
18.21958-11-17240°12'N / 93°56'W40°16'N / 93°54'W4.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harrison
20.81965-04-10239°47'N / 94°25'W39°52'N / 94°16'W9.60 Miles50 Yards07250K0De Kalb
20.81960-04-16340°22'N / 94°13'W40°25'N / 93°56'W15.10 Miles300 Yards0425K0Harrison
21.11969-06-29240°15'N / 94°37'W40°17'N / 94°31'W5.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nodaway
21.61971-05-18239°46'N / 94°27'W39°52'N / 94°16'W11.80 Miles50 Yards0025K0De Kalb
22.12006-04-15239°45'N / 94°29'W39°54'N / 94°20'W13.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: PSDA indicated a second tornado initially touched down just north of the De Kalb-Clinton County line about 1 mile east of Stewartsville, Missouri along Highway 36, where F1 damage was noted to a destroyed pole barn. The tornado tracked northeast producing F1 damage about a third of a mile north of the intersection of Fairview and Rogers Roads, where a second pole barn was destroyed. The tornado then intensified as it tracked northeast, producing F2 damage to a home near the intersection of Grindstone and Baker Roads. The tornado lifted just north of the intersection of Routes C and 6.
23.51958-10-08340°27'N / 94°13'W40°27'N / 94°09'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Harrison
24.31958-10-10340°25'N / 94°36'W40°27'N / 94°13'W20.10 Miles300 Yards27250K0Worth
24.61984-06-07239°58'N / 93°49'W39°59'N / 93°46'W3.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Daviess
26.11965-04-10239°57'N / 93°47'W39°57'N / 93°46'W0025K0Daviess
26.32004-05-29239°43'N / 94°21'W39°46'N / 94°20'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0000De Kalb
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in open country and traveled 5 miles.
26.51994-06-25240°03'N / 94°43'W0.80 Mile100 Yards125.0M0Andrew
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southeast of Whitesville destroying 12 mobile homes. A 58-year old woman was killed and her husband injured in one of the mobile homes, which had been tied down. Another occupant sustained minor injuries after fleeing the home to seek shelter in a nearby pickup truck. The storm also damaged a workshop and buildings on a nearby farm with total damage estimates around $950,000. (F58M)
27.41971-05-18239°45'N / 94°28'W39°46'N / 94°27'W0025K0De Kalb
27.42001-04-11240°24'N / 94°22'W40°36'N / 94°18'W14.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Worth
 Brief Description: The tornado that initially touched down in Gentry county, crossed into Worth county at 1032 am, 2 miles west of Denver. It crossed into Iowa 8 miles north of Allendale at 1040 am. One home was destroyed along with several out buildings.
28.41973-04-19239°42'N / 94°12'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Clinton
29.41960-06-29239°45'N / 94°51'W39°54'N / 94°25'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Buchanan
29.51984-06-07440°25'N / 94°02'W40°34'N / 93°54'W10.00 Miles200 Yards112.5M0Harrison
29.51965-04-10239°57'N / 93°46'W40°03'N / 93°36'W11.10 Miles50 Yards0125K0Grundy
29.61958-10-08340°25'N / 94°38'W40°25'N / 94°36'W00250K0Nodaway
31.51959-09-26240°19'N / 93°45'W40°21'N / 93°39'W5.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Mercer
31.61965-04-10240°05'N / 93°42'W40°11'N / 93°33'W10.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Grundy
31.91955-03-14339°39'N / 94°15'W39°39'N / 94°13'W00250K0Clinton
32.01955-03-14339°39'N / 94°13'W39°39'N / 94°06'W5.70 Miles250 Yards01250K0Caldwell
32.21975-04-23439°42'N / 93°58'W39°46'N / 93°46'W11.40 Miles400 Yards132.5M0Caldwell
32.41971-05-18239°40'N / 94°36'W39°45'N / 94°28'W9.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Clinton
32.51955-03-14339°39'N / 94°06'W39°40'N / 94°01'W4.10 Miles250 Yards00250K0Caldwell
32.71989-05-24240°26'N / 93°46'W2.50 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Harrison
32.81955-04-23240°31'N / 94°32'W40°33'N / 94°29'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Worth
35.41959-09-26240°21'N / 93°39'W40°22'N / 93°37'W0025K0Mercer
36.52006-03-30239°59'N / 94°55'W40°02'N / 94°53'W5.00 Miles800 Yards08800K0Andrew
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down southeast of Fillmore and traveled northeast 5 miles before dissipating around Highway 71 and A Highway. Three homes were nearly or completely destroyed and 8 had minor to moderate damage. Eight persons were injured.
36.61970-04-29240°25'N / 93°59'W40°35'N / 93°31'W27.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Harrison
38.81969-07-26239°47'N / 94°49'W0.10 Mile20 Yards00250K0Buchanan
38.91964-04-12240°17'N / 94°59'W40°23'N / 94°49'W10.80 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Nodaway
40.21973-06-16239°46'N / 94°50'W6.00 Miles33 Yards0142.5M0Buchanan
40.91989-05-24440°41'N / 93°59'W40°38'N / 93°52'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Decatur
41.51984-06-07240°41'N / 94°14'W40°44'N / 94°02'W14.00 Miles150 Yards132.5M0Ringgold
41.81971-05-18239°34'N / 94°45'W39°40'N / 94°36'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buchanan
42.11980-06-02440°37'N / 93°55'W40°36'N / 93°36'W16.50 Miles140 Yards002.5M0Decatur
42.52001-04-11340°34'N / 94°14'W40°53'N / 94°06'W23.50 Miles500 Yards001.5M0Ringgold
 Brief Description: Tornado moved our of Missouri into Ringgold County, across the county into Union County. A very powerful storm system moved through the southern Rockies during the night of the 10th and early morning of the 11th. Intense surface low pressure formed over western Kansas with a central pressure by sunrise on the 11th of 977 Mb. The weather situation was very dynamic with 500 Mb winds over 100 kts and a very sharp dry punch clearly visible on the satellite pictures. During the day the warm front that extended east from the low reached into southern Iowa, then extended eastward. There were two things that occurred during the day. The first was a very strong supercell that formed over northern Missouri during the morning. This storm lifted north-northeast at about 50 kts into Iowa, producing a long track tornado with a path extending nearly all the way to Des Moines. During the afternoon the warm front surged north with the northeast progression of the surface dry line. Dew points rose into the mid 60s to the south of the warm front across much of the southeast half to two thirds of Iowa. Surface temperatures in these areas reached the 60s north, with 70s south. With the atmosphere primed, the dry line began to move into Iowa. Dew point temperatures behind the dry line were in the 30s with southwest winds of 30 to 50 MPH. A broken squall line formed on the nose of the dry punch and became severe quickly. The storm cells themselves were not all that large, but nearly every cell along the line did carry a mesoscale circulation. There were several tornado touchdowns as the line lifted north as well. The primary severe weather during this even was the tornadic nature of it. There were reports of wind and hail, but everything considered these reports were pretty scattered. There were very few reports of wind and hail with the first supercell as it lifted north out of Missouri. One inch diameter hail was reported in Ringgold County east of Redding. Reports of winds and hail were more frequent with the second line of thunderstorms. There were numerous reports of hail up to marble size with this line, however there were not all that many reports of hail larger than that. A few reports of three quarter to one inch diameter hail were received from Marion and Polk Counties. The most significant hail occurred in northeast Iowa in Butler County. Golf ball size hail fell in the town of Parkersburg as the line passed over the city. There were more reports of wind with the second round. Nearly all locations reported winds of at least 50 MPH as the line passed overhead. Scattered reports of winds of 70 to 85 MPH were received. Wind damage occurred in Boone County as high winds downed power lines and downed outbuildings north of Ogden. The greatest wind damage occurred over northeast Iowa in Black Hawk and Franklin Counties. A building was blown off of its foundation and onto an adjacent road southwest of Hampton in Franklin County. A roof of a barn was damaged and a grain wagon was tipped over northwest of Hampton. Roof and house damage was reported over parts of Black Hawk County as well. Five injuries occurred in Warren County at Carlisle when winds of around 65 MPH toppled a school bus. Twenty one children were on board the bus when it overturned with 5 treated for minor injuries. Spotty damage was reported around the greater Des Moines metropolitan area. Several tornadoes occurred with this system. The most significant tornado entered southern Iowa around mid day. This tornado reached minimal F3 intensity just east of Mt. Ayr (Ringgold County). Property damage is estimated at over $500,000 in Ringgold county alone. Across the Des Moines area of responsibility, at least 15 homes were destroyed, and 60 residences were damaged as around a dozen tornadoes touched down. A supercell thunderstorm moved north from Missouri into southern Iowa late in the morning of April 11. The storm produced a tornado in northern Missouri and crossed into Iowa in Ringgold County. The storm, and tornado, moved north through Ringgold County with a continuous damage path half way through the county. The damage path continued north through northern Ringgold County, southeast Union County and into northwest Clarke County. In this area, the path was not continuous. Based on damage reports, the tornado continued to produce occasional damage in Madison County. Chaser reports indicate the tornado had a multi-vortex structure as it moved through Ringgold and Union Counties. The last reported sighting was in northern Polk County where a brief touchdown was reported with no damage. The storm likely produced one tornado from the Missouri border to Madison County with an intermittent damage track. Damage in Ringgold County was severe with initial estimates around $1 million. The county was later declared a federal disaster area by President Bush. A second tornado briefly touched down in northern Polk County. The touchdown in Polk County was indeed a separate tornado. Even though the tornado was from the same parent cell, the system had occluded and was in the process of forming a new tornado as it passed over the western part of the Des Moines area. Reports from this tornado indicate that at least 9 homes were damaged or destroyed, one business destroyed, and a school building damaged. In addition to losses to homes, one farmstead was hit with considerable damage and some livestock damage. A series of tornadoes formed on the heels of the supercell tornado as the dry line pushed into the state. Most of these were brief touchdowns, however the storms were moving around 60 MPH. Three tornadoes touched down in Boone County. The most significant tornado touched down north of Ogden. It produced a 3 mile long track up to 1/8 mile wide. Farm site hit along highway P70. Barn and grain bins destroyed, knocking out windows in house. Otherwise only minor damage to house. Debris scattered 1 mile to next farm site where there was minor damage to many buildings. Track continued north-northeast across highway E26 into the campground at Don Williams Lake. A storage building was destroyed, several trees downed, plus outhouses, picnic tables and signs were damaged. The damage track dissipated on the northeast side of the Don Williams Recreation Area. There were several brief touchdowns with relatively minor damage in Guthrie, Greene, and Hamilton Counties. A stronger tornado touched down in southeast Black Hawk County, causing significant damage to two homes in the La Porte City area. The most serious tornado in terms of loss of life occurred in Wapello County. A tornado developed in rural southern Wapello County, a mile southwest of Agency, Iowa, around 1600 CDT, on Wednesday, April 11. The tornado path was 50 to 100 yards wide with sporadic touchdowns toward the north-northeast for the next 6 miles. Survey responses indicated that the duration of impact at any one location was only 15 to 30 seconds as the tornado quickly moved through Agency and over farms at a 60 mph horizontal movement. The Odd Fellows Lodge in Agency was destroyed, and over 50 residences were damaged. Two women inside were killed, three people injured and three people had no injuries. As the storm moved through Agency, a garage was lifted and carried about 100 meters off of its foundation. The car inside was twisted and covered with debris. In another incident, one house was hit by the tornado causing damage to the house. The family dog was in the dog pen at the time. The tornado lifted the pen and twirled it through the air. The dog pen was deposited some distance downstream and what was truly amazing was the fact that the dog was uninjured. Following the tornado, U.S. Highway 34 was closed for 2 hours in order to removed debris from the highway. Governor Tom Vilsack visited the area during a storm survey. The governor spoke with Brenda Brock of the National Weather Service, Ellen Gordon, Administrator, Iowa Emergency Management Division, emergency management personnel (fire department, law enforcement, mayor) and the public. A proclamation for emergency disaster assistance was signed.
43.91952-11-16340°27'N / 95°04'W40°34'N / 94°41'W21.60 Miles600 Yards0225K0Nodaway
44.01979-04-11239°27'N / 94°15'W39°30'N / 94°13'W3.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Clinton
44.01973-04-21440°20'N / 93°33'W40°26'N / 93°23'W11.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Mercer
44.71981-05-23240°42'N / 94°19'W40°49'N / 94°03'W15.90 Miles130 Yards00250K0Ringgold
44.71967-04-21240°07'N / 93°25'W40°07'N / 93°20'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Grundy
45.01955-04-23340°43'N / 94°21'W40°48'N / 94°19'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Ringgold
45.61958-11-17240°03'N / 93°27'W40°13'N / 93°16'W14.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Grundy
45.71967-01-24239°27'N / 94°14'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Clinton
46.21955-05-26239°41'N / 94°59'W39°46'N / 94°53'W7.80 Miles220 Yards0125K0Doniphan
46.21984-06-07440°35'N / 93°54'W40°44'N / 93°32'W22.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Decatur
46.41989-05-24440°53'N / 94°27'W40°41'N / 93°59'W26.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Ringgold
47.01981-04-03239°47'N / 95°00'W1.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Doniphan
48.12010-06-01240°48'N / 94°13'W40°49'N / 94°13'W2.00 Miles250 Yards004.0M10KRinggold
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A cone shape tornado was reported. Path was intermittent and the NWS survey suggests that the tornado hit a farmstead then lifted briefly skipping over some farms before setting back down and damaging another farmstead. Eyewittnesses also recount the tornado briefly lifting. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved into Iowa from the northwest, while a warm front pushed into the southwest part of Iowa from the south during the afternoon and evening hours. Initially the airmass was very dry, however a strong push of moisture increased surface dew points into the upper 60s to low 70s by mid afternoon. Precipitable water values increased to 1.25 to 1.5 inches. The atmosphere destabilized by mid to late afternoon. Most unstable CAPE increased to 5000 J/kg as the lifted index fell to -9 to -12 C. The freezing level was relative low, around 12,000 feet. Available CAPE in the -10 to -30 C layer of the atmosphere increased to between 500 and 1000 J/kg. Downdraft CAPE was between 800 and 1000 J/kg. The atmosphere was moderately sheared with 40 to 55 kts of effective shear in the near storm environment. With the relatively dry air initially on the leading edge of the developing storms, the LCL was a relatively high 1500 meters. Thunderstorms formed in two areas. The first was over northwest Iowa along the cold frontal boundary. The second area developed over eastern Nebraska and tracked east in the warm advection area along and north of the warm frontal boundary. The two areas of storms combined during the evening hours, becoming a full fledged MCC by mid evening. All modes of severe weather occurred with this system, though the predominate mode was large hail. Thunderstorms formed rapidly along the warm frontal boundary during the mid and late afternoon. Hail up to baseball size was reported in southwest Iowa with these storms. Rapid intensification led to golf ball and larger hail in Taylor, Ringgold, Adams, and Union Counties. One of the storms produced a tornado as it moved through Ringgold County in the Tingley area. A large farmstead was hit, causing $4,000,000 damage. Eight buildings were damaged or destroyed, as well as the farmstead itself. Based upon extensive destruction to a 400 foot long metal cattle barn on the farmstead, it was determined that the tornado was of EF-2 strength with winds of up to 130 MPH. Other buildings, including the home, received extensive damage but not as widespread. Three head of cattle were killed when the cattle barn was destroyed. During the early evening the storm system transitioned into more of a high wind event. Several reports of 50 to 70 MPH winds were received. A wind gust in excess of 60 MPH threw house debris onto the street in Ottumwa. The storms produced heavy rainfall of 2 inches or more per hour. Fortunately they were moving relatively quickly. Storms trained over parts of Guthrie County. Over 4 inches of rain fell north and west of Guthrie Center. The heavy rainfall caused minor flooding with ditches filled and minor road flooding. A small area of flash flooding was reported along Seely Creek in Guthrie County with water a few feet over the road. Lightning caused at least two house fires. A house was struck east of Des Moines by one thunderstorm. The house was set on fire by the lightning. A second house was struck and set ablaze north of Ankeny.
48.51965-04-10339°32'N / 94°57'W39°40'N / 94°45'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Buchanan
48.61971-05-18239°32'N / 94°48'W39°34'N / 94°45'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0225K0Buchanan
48.71967-01-24239°36'N / 94°56'W39°41'N / 94°53'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Buchanan
49.11971-05-05340°45'N / 94°38'W2.00 Miles400 Yards012250K0Taylor
49.11971-05-05240°49'N / 94°21'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Ringgold
49.51954-04-05240°40'N / 94°53'W40°43'N / 94°40'W11.50 Miles333 Yards000K0Taylor
49.61964-06-22240°44'N / 93°45'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Decatur
49.91967-04-21339°28'N / 93°46'W39°36'N / 93°33'W14.60 Miles440 Yards00250K0Ray

* 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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