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Mercer, WI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #341

Mercer, WI

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

Mercer, WI

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, #824

Mercer, WI

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 1,036 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mercer, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:17Hail:359Heat:3Heavy Snow:99
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:459Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mercer, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mercer, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mercer, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.21958-07-14246°10'N / 90°04'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003K0Iron
19.71969-06-26245°57'N / 89°52'W46°14'N / 89°25'W28.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Vilas
23.21985-06-08345°56'N / 90°28'W45°48'N / 90°05'W21.00 Miles2640 Yards02625.0M0Price
23.81961-08-14246°00'N / 90°31'W45°58'N / 90°25'W4.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Ashland
24.11991-06-27245°47'N / 89°58'W45°52'N / 89°51'W6.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Oneida
25.91984-04-27345°54'N / 89°38'W46°04'N / 89°30'W13.00 Miles87 Yards0325.0M0Vilas
27.32010-07-27246°13'N / 90°37'W46°13'N / 90°36'W1.00 Mile650 Yards000K0KAshland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: There was significant damage to trees near Dry Lake Road, with evidence suggesting EF2 tornado damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major severe weather episode occurred across northwest Wisconsin, with thunderstorms producing tornadoes, high winds, and large hail. A significant squall line with embedded supercells moved into northwest Wisconsin from Minnesota, with one particular storm producing three tornadoes in Ashland and Iron Counties. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage area of Iron County was hit the worst, with several injuries at a campground, massive tree damage, and structural damage occurring. Another area of major damage occurred in the Drummond and Delta areas, as down burst winds caused structural damage and destroyed hundreds of trees.
30.21984-04-27345°40'N / 89°49'W45°54'N / 89°38'W16.00 Miles87 Yards1525.0M0Oneida
34.11972-09-20245°40'N / 90°27'W45°45'N / 90°12'W13.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Price
35.51986-07-04245°44'N / 89°38'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Oneida
39.51985-06-08345°48'N / 90°05'W45°34'N / 89°06'W47.00 Miles2640 Yards21625.0M0Oneida
41.81950-06-25245°34'N / 90°18'W45°34'N / 90°07'W8.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Price
46.41950-06-25445°35'N / 89°35'W45°40'N / 89°20'W13.10 Miles880 Yards212250K0Oneida
48.61994-04-26245°24'N / 90°22'W45°34'N / 90°16'W12.00 Miles1200 Yards00500K500KPrice
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorm winds caused property damage just north of Downing, Dunn County. A tornado skipped along a 12-mile path in Price County from four miles southwest of Ogema to two miles northeast of Prentice. Along its path, the tornado damaged a construction company shed, knocked a garage against a home, rolled a large mobile home onto its top, demolished a cabin trailer and barn, and damaged a farm home.
48.72002-09-30245°28'N / 89°54'W45°28'N / 89°50'W3.00 Miles250 Yards0075K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorms developed in unstable air in the vicinity of an east to west warm front that stretched across northern Wisconsin. These storms produced large hail, wind damage and two tornadoes. Hail to golf ball size covered the ground in the Minocqua area (Oneida co.) and golf ball to tennis ball size hail fell from Arbor Vitae (Vilas co.) to St. Germain (Vilas co.). The most significant wind damage was in southern Oneida county. In the Woodboro area (Oneida co.) a tree that was downed by high winds smashed a pickup truck. A tornado touched down in southeast Florence county. It destroyed a pole barn, a garage that was under construction and 6 to 10 outbuildings in its path. It caused minor damage to a farm home and downed 150 to 250 trees and power lines, causing numerous power outages. The tornado tracked east-northeast across the Menominee river into upper Michigan where it continued to do damage. Another tornado that touched down 8 miles west of Tomahawk (Lincoln co.) did significant damage, uprooting or snapping off thousands of trees along its path. A house in the path of the tornado sustained major structural damage. All outbuildings on the property were destroyed, a camping trailer was thrown 300 feet and a car was thrown into a tree, coming to rest at least 15 feet above the ground. Two barns were also destroyed. The storms knocked out power to around 3,000 customers in the Tomahawk area (Lincoln co.) and about 600 customers in the Rhinelander and Crandon areas.

* 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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