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Morehead, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #299

Morehead, KY
0.11
Kentucky
0.24
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, #1

Morehead, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
0.0000
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, #640

Morehead, KY
76.56
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,877 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Morehead, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:57Dense Fog:24Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:748Hail:740Heat:41Heavy Snow:53
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:1,945Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:34
Other:105 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Morehead, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Morehead, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.01980-07-275.1838.17-83.91
34.81979-11-093.51038.42-82.88
37.51983-08-173.5838.47-82.86

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
23.21982-06-16238°24'N / 83°48'W38°30'N / 83°38'W10.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Fleming
25.01974-04-03337°59'N / 83°53'W38°02'N / 83°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Montgomery
25.71964-06-15238°24'N / 83°56'W38°25'N / 83°44'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0125K0Fleming
26.92003-05-10338°35'N / 83°37'W38°34'N / 83°12'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0175.0M0Lewis
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
28.01978-08-30237°52'N / 83°49'W37°52'N / 83°43'W5.20 Miles800 Yards0025K0Powell
29.51972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
31.01982-06-16238°35'N / 83°20'W38°39'N / 83°14'W7.00 Miles30 Yards03250K0Lewis
31.51967-05-07338°36'N / 83°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mason
32.02003-05-10338°37'N / 83°43'W38°37'N / 83°38'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Mason
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
34.01981-06-09238°37'N / 83°48'W38°37'N / 83°43'W4.10 Miles20 Yards072.5M0Mason
35.41982-06-16238°39'N / 83°14'W38°41'N / 83°12'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Scioto
35.81982-03-16237°53'N / 84°01'W37°53'N / 83°57'W4.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Powell
38.51982-03-16237°54'N / 84°05'W37°53'N / 84°01'W4.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Clark
39.01980-07-12238°41'N / 83°03'W38°26'N / 82°46'W23.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Greenup
39.61982-06-16237°59'N / 84°14'W38°04'N / 84°04'W12.00 Miles30 Yards04250K0Clark
40.31961-06-09337°40'N / 83°48'W37°40'N / 83°46'W1.30 Miles150 Yards1252.5M0Lee
41.11961-06-09337°40'N / 83°50'W37°40'N / 83°48'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0382.5M0Estill
41.31977-08-03237°42'N / 83°55'W37°42'N / 83°52'W2.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Estill
41.41980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd
42.01974-04-03437°53'N / 84°16'W38°02'N / 84°04'W15.00 Miles33 Yards080K0Clark
43.71964-06-15238°20'N / 84°31'W38°24'N / 83°56'W31.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
44.01986-03-10238°44'N / 83°50'W38°48'N / 83°45'W6.00 Miles143 Yards002.5M0Brown
44.41974-04-03338°29'N / 84°11'W38°31'N / 84°09'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Robertson
44.91968-04-23438°46'N / 83°52'W38°48'N / 83°42'W9.10 Miles550 Yards142.5M0Brown
45.51968-04-23338°43'N / 82°57'W052.5M0Greenup
45.81968-04-23438°48'N / 83°42'W38°53'N / 82°55'W42.50 Miles550 Yards000K0Adams
46.11968-04-23438°45'N / 83°55'W38°46'N / 83°52'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Edmonson
46.71965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
47.11968-04-23238°43'N / 84°00'W000K0Bracken
48.11974-04-03338°49'N / 83°36'W38°57'N / 83°22'W15.50 Miles500 Yards103K0Adams
48.61956-07-19238°42'N / 84°16'W38°42'N / 83°52'W21.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pendleton
48.91974-04-03338°20'N / 84°26'W38°29'N / 84°11'W17.00 Miles33 Yards02725K0Harrison
49.72008-02-06238°21'N / 84°22'W38°22'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles440 Yards01500K200KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near 812 Mt. Vernon Road, damaging a home and a barn at that location. Along Connersville Road, the tornado lifted the roofs off three homes and damaged three others. It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees. It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about a half mile southwest of Cynthiana. Several businesses in the city of Cynthiana had sign damage from 70 mph straight line winds. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
49.91968-04-23438°42'N / 84°13'W38°45'N / 83°55'W16.40 Miles300 Yards18250K0Bracken
50.01965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne


* 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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