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Meridian, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Meridian is much higher than Colorado average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Meridian is much higher than Colorado average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #33

Meridian, CO

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, #187

Meridian, CO

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, #36

Meridian, CO

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 3,691 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Meridian, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:1Dense Fog:1Drought:30
Dust Storm:0Flood:188Hail:2,608Heat:0Heavy Snow:43
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:401Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:10Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:7

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Meridian, CO.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 29 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Meridian, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Meridian, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.11985-07-19239°32'N / 104°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Douglas
8.31978-05-17239°38'N / 104°45'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Adams
9.61961-05-20239°24'N / 104°52'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Douglas
12.31986-06-08239°43'N / 104°51'W39°43'N / 104°51'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Arapahoe
12.61986-06-08239°43'N / 104°54'W1.00 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Denver
14.21988-06-15239°44'N / 104°56'W0.50 Mile400 Yards002.5M0Denver
14.21988-06-15339°44'N / 104°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Denver
16.41981-06-03239°44'N / 105°02'W39°44'N / 105°01'W002.5M0Denver
16.51981-06-03239°43'N / 105°03'W39°44'N / 105°02'W002.5M0Jefferson
19.21976-05-30239°48'N / 104°53'W39°50'N / 104°47'W5.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Adams
20.01987-06-20239°46'N / 104°37'W1.00 Mile30 Yards000K0Adams
21.11975-05-18339°48'N / 104°44'W39°51'N / 104°41'W4.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Adams
23.81981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
23.91983-06-04239°20'N / 104°35'W39°24'N / 104°20'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Elbert
24.21986-06-08239°50'N / 104°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Adams
24.61987-07-02239°53'N / 104°44'W1.00 Mile250 Yards003K0Adams
25.92009-06-15239°14'N / 104°38'W39°11'N / 104°36'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0KElbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began 8 miles south-southwest of Elizabeth and produced minor damage to two homes. The tornado then moved southeast and intensified with EF1 and EF2 damage observed 9 miles south of Elizabeth, with substantial damage to a farm, trees, and snapped power poles. The tornado moved on a more southerly track for the next 2 miles with additional EF1 and EF2 damage 11 miles south of Elizabeth. The tornado leveled a 70-yr old barn and a nearby cinder-block shed was torn open. Major tree damage was also observed. The tornado then continued southward for another mile before lifting with some EF0 and EF1 damage 12 miles south of Elizabeth. Minor damage to another home was observed with several large trees uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe weather again broke out across Northeast Colorado. Three tornadoes touched down in southwest Elbert County; the strongest was rated EF2. In addition to the tornadoes, severe thunderstorms produced hail up to the size of golfballs. Damaging thunderstorm winds also downed a tree in Boulder. Other counties affected by severe thunderstorms included: Boulder, Douglas, Larimer, Lincoln and Sedgwick.
27.21982-06-12339°49'N / 104°32'W39°53'N / 104°32'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Adams
30.71988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder
31.41996-07-13239°48'N / 104°24'W39°39'N / 104°13'W12.00 Miles440 Yards00220K6.5MAdams
 Brief Description: A fast moving tornado ripped a 12-mile path of destruction near Strasburg, in eastern Adams County. The tornado caused extensive structural damage to several galvanized metal grain silos, farm buildings and sheds in the area. The roof of a two-story log home was completely torn off. The home received substantial damage from the wind and heavy rain that followed the tornado. Several other homes in the area sustained roof damage and a number of power poles were downed along Highway 36.
31.51977-06-13239°05'N / 104°49'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0El Paso
33.71988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
34.81988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
37.61959-05-29239°53'N / 104°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Adams
38.11977-06-13239°00'N / 105°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0El Paso
38.41980-10-15240°01'N / 105°13'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Boulder
39.31958-06-08240°04'N / 104°42'W40°06'N / 104°34'W7.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
40.01982-06-14239°29'N / 104°06'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Elbert
42.91977-06-13338°56'N / 105°01'W38°55'N / 104°55'W4.90 Miles100 Yards000K0El Paso
44.41984-05-18240°07'N / 104°40'W40°12'N / 104°35'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Weld
44.42004-05-10239°18'N / 104°02'W39°22'N / 104°05'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0000Elbert
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down and severely damaged two farmsteads. The first farmstead was struck approximately 10 miles north-northwest of Simla. One tree was knocked over by the tornado. One cow was killed, another was severely injured and had to be destroyed. An unoccupied ranch house on a neighboring farmstead, about 11.5 miles north of Simla, was also destroyed. The tornado picked up the modular home and its contents, and dumped it about 500 feet away from the farmstead. In addition, a calving shed and a two story barn built in 1925 were destroyed. A pig, lamb and dog were killed. The twister also picked up and scattered a dozen trucks, farm vehicles and cars on the farmstead.
45.01984-05-18240°07'N / 104°35'W40°10'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Weld
46.81976-06-04240°13'N / 104°49'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
48.21979-06-24338°51'N / 104°55'W38°50'N / 104°50'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0El Paso
49.41984-05-18240°11'N / 104°34'W40°14'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Weld

* 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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