Metz, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Metz is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Metz is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #763
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, #203
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 3,280 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Metz, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||764||Hail:||577||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||42|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||20||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||62|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,707||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||22||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Metz, WV.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Metz, WV.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Metz, WV.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Metz, WV.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|7.2||1981-06-21||2||39°32'N / 80°21'W||1.00 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|18.0||1968-06-25||2||39°51'N / 80°19'W||0||1||250K||0||Greene|
|24.9||1970-08-22||2||39°18'N / 80°12'W||1.00 Mile||127 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Harrison|
|27.0||1967-05-07||2||39°20'N / 80°05'W||0||0||25K||0||Taylor|
|27.9||1986-10-01||3||39°18'N / 80°47'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Doddridge|
|30.5||1980-06-03||3||39°32'N / 79°54'W||39°30'N / 79°52'W||2.30 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Monongalia|
|38.4||1990-06-30||2||40°07'N / 80°09'W||0.20 Mile||250 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Washington|
|39.1||1956-03-07||2||39°03'N / 80°34'W||1.00 Mile||60 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lewis|
|39.2||1971-07-13||2||39°46'N / 79°50'W||39°42'N / 79°37'W||12.20 Miles||70 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Fayette|
|42.5||1980-06-03||3||39°30'N / 79°52'W||39°23'N / 79°29'W||21.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||15||2.5M||0||Preston|
|44.2||1986-10-01||2||39°55'N / 79°45'W||39°54'N / 79°40'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Fayette|
|45.2||1998-06-02||2||39°45'N / 79°39'W||39°43'N / 79°34'W||5.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||3.0M||2.0M||Fayette|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado passed southeast through southern Fayette County PA, the northeast tip of Preston County WV, and into northwest Garrett County MD. The total length of the tornado as it passed across these three counties was 12 miles. Damage included a completely destroyed dairy barn, two completely destroyed house trailers, and at least 21 other structures heavily damaged, many with roofs partially or completely peeled off. Several cows were killed, with one cow thrown through the air over 100 yards. A clearly visible 300-yard wide, 1-mile long swath of trees which were completely sheared/uprooted was present near the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state border. One Fayette County official estimated at least two million dollars damage in lost timber alone in that county. Despite the damage, interviews with law enforcement officials, paramedics and local residents revealed no injuries occurred.|
|45.5||1981-07-28||2||39°24'N / 81°18'W||39°23'N / 81°12'W||5.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Pleasants|
|46.0||1971-07-13||2||39°42'N / 79°37'W||39°40'N / 79°33'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Fayette|
|47.7||1981-07-28||2||39°25'N / 81°18'W||39°24'N / 81°18'W||1.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Washington|
|48.1||1954-04-27||2||40°13'N / 80°53'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Jefferson|
* 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.