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Moscow, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #213

Moscow, MI
0.02
Michigan
0.04
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

Moscow, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #147

Moscow, MI
216.25
Michigan
140.33
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 3,327 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Moscow, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:132Hail:850Heat:4Heavy Snow:101
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:36
Thunderstorm Winds:1,958Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:93Winter Weather:10
Other:110 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Moscow, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Moscow, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 80 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Moscow, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.71976-03-12242°03'N / 84°35'W42°04'N / 84°30'W3.60 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hillsdale
2.21976-03-12242°04'N / 84°30'W42°05'N / 84°28'W00250K0Jackson
3.51974-04-03241°55'N / 84°39'W42°05'N / 84°24'W17.00 Miles440 Yards2312.5M0Hillsdale
5.51977-07-18241°59'N / 84°36'W41°58'N / 84°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hillsdale
7.41974-04-03242°05'N / 84°24'W42°07'N / 84°22'W1.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
8.71969-07-04241°59'N / 84°42'W41°52'N / 84°22'W18.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Hillsdale
9.31984-09-25241°56'N / 84°25'W2.10 Miles90 Yards02250K0Hillsdale
10.31965-04-11441°53'N / 84°50'W41°57'N / 84°22'W24.20 Miles1760 Yards34725.0M0Hillsdale
10.81965-04-11441°52'N / 84°50'W41°57'N / 84°22'W24.50 Miles33 Yards3470K0Hillsdale
13.91955-08-06242°06'N / 84°20'W42°09'N / 84°11'W7.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Jackson
15.91974-04-03241°50'N / 84°23'W41°51'N / 84°22'W0325K0Lenawee
16.21976-03-12242°11'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Jackson
17.11983-05-01242°00'N / 84°11'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Lenawee
17.21964-08-22241°46'N / 84°26'W41°53'N / 84°18'W10.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Hillsdale
17.41976-03-12241°49'N / 84°22'W41°50'N / 84°21'W00250K0Lenawee
17.91976-03-12241°48'N / 84°24'W41°49'N / 84°22'W00250K0Hillsdale
17.91964-08-22342°00'N / 84°10'W0225K0Lenawee
18.31960-06-15242°15'N / 84°20'W42°15'N / 84°13'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
18.71974-04-03241°45'N / 84°25'W41°50'N / 84°23'W5.40 Miles167 Yards0225K0Hillsdale
19.61965-04-11441°57'N / 84°22'W42°00'N / 83°55'W23.20 Miles1760 Yards54225.0M0Lenawee
19.61965-04-11441°57'N / 84°22'W42°00'N / 83°55'W23.20 Miles33 Yards4410K0Lenawee
19.81974-04-03241°47'N / 84°20'W41°50'N / 84°16'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Lenawee
20.81991-03-27341°43'N / 84°36'W41°47'N / 84°31'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Hillsdale
21.81974-04-03241°43'N / 84°25'W41°47'N / 84°20'W5.60 Miles33 Yards050K0Hillsdale
23.81983-05-01241°59'N / 84°06'W42°02'N / 84°00'W5.90 Miles500 Yards0025K0Lenawee
24.61964-08-22241°42'N / 84°36'W0025K0Williams
24.71983-06-30241°59'N / 84°59'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Branch
24.81986-05-15341°56'N / 84°58'W1.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Branch
25.71965-04-11441°48'N / 85°00'W41°52'N / 84°50'W9.20 Miles33 Yards92000K0Branch
26.11982-06-15342°21'N / 84°22'W42°24'N / 84°08'W10.00 Miles500 Yards112.5M0Jackson
26.81975-05-21241°55'N / 85°00'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Branch
28.11965-04-11441°45'N / 85°05'W41°53'N / 84°50'W15.50 Miles1333 Yards9200250.0M0Branch
28.51983-05-01241°58'N / 83°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lenawee
29.21991-03-27341°39'N / 84°50'W41°42'N / 84°43'W6.40 Miles200 Yards01825.0M0Williams
30.11986-07-15242°24'N / 85°11'W42°15'N / 84°45'W22.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Calhoun
30.51991-03-27342°23'N / 84°54'W2.00 Miles400 Yards018250K0Calhoun
30.61991-03-27242°27'N / 84°26'W42°31'N / 84°21'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Ingham
31.91982-06-15342°24'N / 84°08'W42°25'N / 84°06'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Washtenaw
32.01969-08-15241°38'N / 84°47'W0025K0Steuben
33.91953-06-08342°12'N / 84°00'W42°15'N / 83°47'W11.30 Miles70 Yards1525K0Washtenaw
34.31977-04-02242°31'N / 84°17'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Ingham
34.91969-09-06241°42'N / 85°00'W0025K0Steuben
35.11977-04-02442°26'N / 85°01'W42°32'N / 84°43'W16.60 Miles613 Yards1442.5M0Eaton
35.41988-08-14242°29'N / 84°10'W42°28'N / 84°05'W23.30 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Livingston
35.71990-06-02242°19'N / 84°05'W42°23'N / 83°48'W15.00 Miles160 Yards00250K0Washtenaw
36.41974-05-11342°25'N / 84°00'W0.90 Mile60 Yards10250K0Livingston
36.61961-05-06341°33'N / 84°48'W41°34'N / 84°45'W1.90 Miles813 Yards0025K0Williams
38.11965-04-11441°44'N / 85°10'W41°45'N / 85°05'W3.80 Miles333 Yards000K0Steuben
38.21965-08-25241°30'N / 84°24'W41°32'N / 84°13'W9.40 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Williams
38.41992-07-12241°32'N / 84°14'W2.00 Miles150 Yards082.5M0Fulton
38.71988-08-14242°42'N / 84°28'W42°29'N / 84°10'W3.30 Miles127 Yards102.5M0Ingham
38.91991-03-27341°32'N / 85°04'W41°39'N / 84°50'W14.60 Miles200 Yards1625.0M0Steuben
39.11974-04-03341°34'N / 85°13'W41°44'N / 84°53'W20.50 Miles333 Yards2150K0Steuben
40.31972-08-02242°29'N / 84°05'W42°31'N / 83°56'W7.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Livingston
40.52007-08-24342°35'N / 84°49'W42°37'N / 84°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0540.0M0KEaton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS storm survey team determined that an EF-3 (Enhanced-Fujita Tornado Scale Rating) tornado with wind speeds estimated at 140 mph produced the most severe damage along a path from M-50 just north of Kinsel Highway to just west of M-100 and Vermontville Highway near Potterville, Michigan. The storm survey indicated a tornado path which was 200 to 300 yards wide and 6.5 miles long. Fifteen homes were either destroyed or severely damaged. A roof was blown off a single story home and windward facing walls were blown in. The majority of the roof and garage from this home were not found. A roof was blown off of a two story home and the upper story front walls were blown in. Additional damage included the partial collapse of the upper story of a home, and another house was blown off of the foundation. Two barns were destroyed and another incurred heavy damage just west of Potterville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado struck Eaton county and resulted in five injuries but no fatalities. An EF-1 tornado struck Ingham county but did not produce any injuries or fatalities.
40.61986-08-26242°38'N / 84°38'W42°38'N / 84°34'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Eaton
40.81976-03-12241°47'N / 85°15'W41°48'N / 85°12'W0025K0Branch
40.81957-07-04241°28'N / 84°34'W41°27'N / 84°30'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Williams
40.91986-08-26242°38'N / 84°34'W42°39'N / 84°27'W7.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ingham
41.11979-06-20241°44'N / 83°50'W0.60 Mile27 Yards00250K0Lenawee
41.51955-05-28242°25'N / 85°03'W42°45'N / 84°43'W28.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Eaton
42.01965-04-11442°00'N / 83°55'W42°05'N / 83°28'W23.60 Miles1760 Yards652.5M0Monroe
42.01965-04-11442°00'N / 83°55'W42°05'N / 83°28'W23.60 Miles33 Yards550K0Monroe
42.21966-07-09241°56'N / 85°19'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
42.71961-05-06341°33'N / 85°12'W41°33'N / 84°48'W20.50 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Steuben
43.01971-06-07242°19'N / 83°45'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washtenaw
43.11967-04-21242°38'N / 84°44'W42°42'N / 84°32'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Eaton
43.71982-06-15242°27'N / 83°53'W42°29'N / 83°51'W3.80 Miles80 Yards0225K0Livingston
44.31976-03-12241°45'N / 85°19'W41°47'N / 85°15'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
44.31968-08-16242°25'N / 83°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Livingston
45.12010-06-06241°58'N / 83°46'W41°56'N / 83°31'W13.00 Miles800 Yards01150.0M0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at 211 am at County Line Road and Rankin Road in Monroe county. This tornado then tracked east southeast, moving through Dundee at 217 AM. Maximum sustained winds of 130 to 135 mph where estimated just west of Dundee, which is classified at a high end EF2. The width of the tornado at that time was 800 yards. As it passed through Dundee. The tornado was still classified a low end EF2 with maximum winds of 115 mph. The tornado then tracked another 7 miles along highway 50 before lifting at 227 am at the Dixon Road intersection, causing generally EF0 damage to the east of Dundee. The total path of this tornado reached 13 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked through Detroit Metro area during the early morning hours of June 6th, spawning three tornadoes south of I-94, with flash flooding occuring over Washtenaw and Wayne counties as 2 to 4 inches of rain was recorded. The two tornadoes which occured over Monroe county damaged a total of 311 buildings. Five single family homes were destroyed. Major damage occured at 34 structures. Minor damage was observed at 74 structures, with 198 other homes affected needing mostly cosmetic repairs. The village of Dundee was hardest hit.
45.11955-05-28242°07'N / 85°38'W42°25'N / 85°03'W36.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kalamazoo
46.12003-08-21242°40'N / 84°10'W42°40'N / 84°10'W4.50 Miles880 Yards02500K200KIngham
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county, causing two injuries. It also destroyed two homes. A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county. The tornado touched down just east of the intersection of Columbia and Kendrick Roads at 7:55 p.m. EST. It moved east and intensified. The tornado began a turn to the northeast as it approached Haywood Road just north of Columbia. When it crossed Haywood Road the tornado was about a half a mile wide. It continued to intensify as it moved northeast and was at it's strongest as it crossed Risch Road just north of Howell Road. As the tornado crossed Dennis Road just east of House Road it turned sharply to the north. The tornado lifted at 9:10 p.m., just as it was moving into Livingston county. The tornadoe's path length was 4.5 miles long and it was up to 1/2 mile wide. It was on the ground for 15 minutes and was rated as a lower F2 on the Fujita scale, which corresponds to winds of approximately 120 m.p.h. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Ingham county at 7:29 p.m. EST and that was upgraded to a tornado warning at 7:46 p.m. EST. Two homes were destroyed. One house collapsed and trapped two individuals inside, who suffered minor injuries. At another location a house was damaged and a barn leveled. A pickup truck was blown off the road.
46.11977-04-02242°34'N / 84°02'W42°37'N / 83°56'W5.60 Miles83 Yards01250K0Livingston
46.32007-10-18242°36'N / 84°18'W42°47'N / 84°12'W17.00 Miles300 Yards2015.0M0KIngham
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey was conducted in Ingham county following the tornado that occurred on the night of October 18th. Based on extensive damage to buildings and trees the tornado was rated EF-2 with top winds estimated between 120 and 130 mph. The tornado began just northeast of Mason around 10:28 pm EDT and moved northeast at 40 to 45 mph through the town of Williamston between 10:40 and 10:45 pm. Approximately 100 structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston. Two fatalities occurred about 4 miles northeast of Williamston where a modular home and its 2 occupants were flipped into a pond. The tornado then moved into Shiawassee county and dissipated shortly thereafter. The last time a fatal tornado occurred in Ingham county was on August 14th, 1988 when one death resulted from a tornado that was rated F-2 on the original Fujita scale. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A late season severe weather outbreak occurred on October 18th. An EF-2 tornado struck Ingham county, resulting in millions of dollars worth of damage and two fatalities. About a hundred structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston in Ingham county. The two fatalities occurred about four miles northeast of Williamston, where a modular home was flipped into a pond by the tornado. There were also a tremendous amount of reports of wind damage with trees and power lines blown down, as well as several reports of three quarters to one inch diameter hail.
47.01985-07-15242°44'N / 84°28'W42°42'N / 84°11'W15.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ingham
47.31975-05-25242°10'N / 83°36'W0125K0Washtenaw
48.22010-06-05241°29'N / 84°00'W41°31'N / 83°52'W7.00 Miles700 Yards00500K0KFulton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down along Highway 109 just north of County Road A and moved northeast, impacting several homes, trees and power lines. Several homes were severely damaged or destroyed (DI:FR12 DOD: 8). However, improper anchoring of some of the homes resulted in a failure on all walls, resulting in their destruction. Several trees were uprooted or damaged, including through the Maumee State Forest. The tornado ended near the Fulton/Lucas county line. The maximum width of the tornado was around 700 yards with maximum wind speeds estimated around 130 mph. Damage is estimated at $500,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became supercellular. One of these storms tracked into Fulton county and quickly spawned a tornado north of Liberty Center. The tornado remained on the ground for roughly 7 miles producing damage along its track before dissipating near the Fulton/Lucas county line.
48.92001-10-24241°28'N / 85°12'W41°32'N / 85°01'W7.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M0De Kalb
 Brief Description: On Wednesday 10/24/01 a surface low pressure system tracked rapidly northeast from the mid Mississippi Valley to northern Lake Michigan and deepened significantly. The accompanying cold front surged east from the Mississippi Valley during the afternoon to southeast Michigan and western Ohio in the evening. The deepening surface low was the result of a negatively tilted upper level trough approaching the Mississippi Valley. The air mass ahead of the cold front was quite unstable with lifted indices around -5C and surface dewpoints of 65-70F. Strong veering wind fields were over the area with 20-30kt S-SSE flow at the surface veering rapidly in the low levels to southwest at 45kts, then remaining unidirectional above with wind speeds increasing to 65kt at 20,000 ft. An area of Thunderstorms across Illinois in the early afternoon formed into a line as they moved into northwest Indiana. Two strong bow echoes developed over northwest and north central Indiana during the late afternoon and moved northeast at 50 MPH into southern Michigan. Numerous tornadoes occurred in the comma heads of the bow echoes. Isolated supercells ahead of the main squall line produced little severe weather except for a tornado that occurred over northwest Ohio in the evening when the squall line merged with a supercell.
49.91962-04-30242°45'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile50 Yards003K0Eaton


* 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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