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Meriden, WY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #236

Meriden, WY
0.02
Wyoming
0.38
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, #37

Meriden, WY
0.0000
Wyoming
0.0006
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, #18

Meriden, WY
106.73
Wyoming
30.94
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 1,741 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Meriden, WY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:54Hail:1,214Heat:0Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:69
Thunderstorm Winds:267Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:1
Other:58 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Meriden, WY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Meriden, WY.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.01990-05-24241°26'N / 104°25'W41°29'N / 104°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Laramie
10.62009-06-05241°37'N / 104°22'W41°36'N / 104°13'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0KGoshen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A widely observed tornado moved across open country of far southern Goshen county. Only minor damage was caused, mainly to a few power poles and trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced large hail and a tornado over parts of southeast Wyoming.
13.31976-05-29241°20'N / 104°21'W000K0Laramie
20.01976-05-29241°15'N / 104°37'W0.20 Mile40 Yards000K0Laramie
21.41963-06-14241°48'N / 104°18'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Goshen
24.22010-05-18241°10'N / 104°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KLaramie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey determined a tornado that struck Burns Wyoming the evening of May 18 was rated an EF-2. One house lost its roof. Additionally, the storm that spawned the tornado produced hail the size of golfballs which accumulated to over 3 feet in depth. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Southeast low level wind flow increased ahead of a low pressure system over northern Colorado the afternoon of May 18 2010. A strong low level southeast jet combined with dynamics of the low to create a favorable environment for severe thunderstorms. By mid afternoon thunderstorms over northern Colorado began to rotate, producing a tornado just south of the Wyoming state line south of Cheyenne. Severe thunderstorms continued into the evening hours of the 18th producing severe weather across the Nebraska panhandle and extreme southeast Wyoming.
31.61979-07-16341°10'N / 104°49'W41°04'N / 104°42'W8.80 Miles80 Yards14025.0M0Laramie
32.21955-06-26341°58'N / 104°19'W2.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Goshen
37.21967-04-12241°58'N / 104°24'W42°07'N / 104°15'W12.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Goshen
38.91955-06-27341°53'N / 105°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards033K0Platte
39.71960-08-21242°03'N / 104°11'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Goshen
40.11998-05-21241°56'N / 103°58'W41°58'N / 103°55'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0015K2KScotts Bluff
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Morrill and moved within 1 mile east southeast of Morrill. A two-car garage was destroyed and a roof ripped off a shed, 2 miles southwest of Morrill. Windows were blown out in a mobile home park and a barn was destroyed just to the southeast of Morrill. Shingles were blown off a house to the east southeast of Morrill.
44.71985-05-27341°45'N / 103°39'W41°44'N / 103°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
46.21960-04-23341°02'N / 105°13'W41°00'N / 104°53'W17.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Laramie
47.42005-06-27241°40'N / 103°35'W41°21'N / 103°29'W17.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Banner
 Brief Description: Tornado moved SSE across parts of eastern Banner county, remaining over open country. Some power lines, power transmission towers and poles blown down as well as trees uprooted. Damage to irrigation pivots also reported.


* 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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