Mount Sterling, MO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Mount Sterling is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Mount Sterling is much lower than Missouri average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #461
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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
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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, #1237
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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 2,762 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mount Sterling, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||315||Hail:||1,067||Heat:||44||Heavy Snow:||15|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||13||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||7|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,173||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||50||Winter Weather:||6|
No volcano is found in or near Mount Sterling, MO.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Mount Sterling, MO.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Mount Sterling, MO.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 39 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mount Sterling, MO.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|11.9||1983-05-01||3||38°27'N / 91°55'W||38°29'N / 91°43'W||9.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Osage|
|13.9||1984-04-29||2||38°13'N / 91°36'W||38°22'N / 91°27'W||14.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||10||25.0M||0||Gasconade|
|17.8||1980-04-07||2||38°24'N / 91°19'W||38°28'N / 91°14'W||6.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Franklin|
|18.7||1960-11-15||2||38°13'N / 91°43'W||38°14'N / 91°41'W||1.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Maries|
|26.3||1966-05-23||2||38°47'N / 91°54'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Callaway|
|28.3||1982-04-16||2||38°06'N / 91°25'W||0||0||250K||0||Crawford|
|29.0||1980-05-12||2||38°50'N / 91°18'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Montgomery|
|29.5||1960-11-15||2||38°04'N / 91°43'W||2.00 Miles||17 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Maries|
|29.8||1982-04-16||2||38°05'N / 91°57'W||38°07'N / 91°45'W||13.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Maries|
|29.9||1981-07-20||2||38°53'N / 91°23'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Montgomery|
|30.0||1980-05-12||2||38°52'N / 91°20'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||7||250K||0||Montgomery|
|30.2||2006-03-13||2||38°46'N / 92°04'W||38°51'N / 91°53'W||13.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||0||0||Callaway|
|Brief Description: A tornado initially formed at approximately 12:30 am CST along County Road 337 about 2 miles northeast of Guthrie. Light tree damaged occurred in this area. The tornado traveled northeast and moderately damaged a home just north of County Road 328 approximately 1.5 miles west of US Highway 54. The home was moved approximately 25 feet off the foundation. Extensive tree damage occurred to the southwest and northeast of this location. Two people were injured at this location and were hospitalized for several days. Another home just to the east suffered roof damage. The damage width in this area was about 100 yards wide and was rated as F2 intensity. The tornado damaged a barn along US Highway 54 approximately 2 miles southwest of Fulton. Debris from the barn was thrown into the highway median. The track continued to the northeast and damaged trees along Highway NN, and damaged outbuildings along Highway C approximately 1.5 miles south of Fulton. The damage in this area was rated as F0 intensity. The tornado track continued northeast crossing Highways O and UU causing tree damage. The tornado dissipated approximately 3 miles east of Fulton along highway JJ. The damage in this area was rated as F0 intensity. The complete tornado track was approximately 13 miles long.|
|31.2||2006-03-13||3||38°51'N / 91°19'W||38°53'N / 91°16'W||4.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||1||800K||0||Montgomery|
|Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm that produced tornadoes in Osage, Callaway, and Montgomery counties produced another tornado in Montgomery County that formed in Jonesburg about Midnight CST March 13, 2006. Damage was first found on Highway Y where a home suffered roof damage. On West Boonslick Road a porta potty business suffered roof damage in addition to having about 20 porta potties destroyed, a few of which were missing. A garbage bin was blown about 100 yards into a field and a mobile home just north of the business was blown onto its side and destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F1 and was 100 yards wide. The tornado crossed Interstate 70 at mile marker 83 where it pushed a tractor-trailer off the highway. The tornado then produced damage as it crossed Highway E. Several homes suffered roof damage and several garage and barn type structures were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast and caused extensive damage as it crossed Oak Hall Road (County Road 250). The CC Pallet Company was destroyed and two mobile homes were destroyed. A 73 year old woman suffered broken bones and a back injury in one of the mobile homes. The tornado at this location was 200 yards wide and was rated F2. The tornado moved northeast causing tree damage as it moved across primarily open fields. Just north of Highway NN a new home was destroyed, tress were mangled and another home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F3 at this location and was 300 yards wide. The tornado next caused significant damage along Highway NN right at the Montgomery Warren County line about 12:10 am CST. A barn and several outbuildings were destroyed and a home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F1 and was about 100 yards wide at this location. The tornado then continued into Warren County. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reported 8 structures destroyed, 10 with extensive damage and 14 with moderate damage. This covers homes and businesses and does not include barns and outbuildings.|
|32.0||1974-04-14||2||38°03'N / 91°24'W||38°05'N / 91°17'W||6.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Crawford|
|33.5||1999-06-01||3||38°00'N / 91°41'W||38°00'N / 91°34'W||7.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||3.5M||0||Phelps|
|Brief Description: A tornado with an intermittent damage path, damaged 200 homes, businesses, and other buildings in the southern portion of St. James. Of these, 33 homes were destroyed along with the St. James Golf Course clubhouse and two Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) buildings. Initially, the tornado touched down just west of the intersection of Hwy BB and County Road (CR) 3370 and produced F1 damage, damaging roofs and destroying a barn. The path width was about 200 yards. The tornado then moved east, south of the downtown St. James area and intensified. F2-F3 damage occurred with a 200-300 yard damage path. Several homes and farm buildings were severely damaged or destroyed. F3 damage occurred at the golf course and at the MODOT site south-southeast of town with a damage path width of 300 yards. The tornado then weakened rapidly, producing F1 damage with a damage path width of 150 yards about 3 miles southeast of downtown.|
|35.3||2010-12-31||3||37°56'N / 91°48'W||38°02'N / 91°39'W||11.00 Miles||500 Yards||2||6||1.0M||0K||Phelps|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team determined that an EF-3 tornado occurred north of Rolla. The heaviest damage occurred between state Highway E and County Road 8040. Two single wide mobile homes were completely destroyed with debris thrown upstream while the frames were detached. Two fatalities occurred in one of these homes. A two story home had all but its interior walls destroyed. Several cars were thrown with one vehicle thrown over the destroyed home. Minor to moderate roof and tree damage occurred at various locations near the starting point to Highway 63 north of Rolla. There was primarily tree damage between Highway 63 and Highway 68. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Between the evening of the 30th and the morning of the 31st, two separate lines of thunderstorms produced significant severe weather across southwest Missouri including damaging wind, large hail, and deadly tornadoes. The first round of storms lifted out of Arkansas late on the evening of the 30th and the second round moved out of western Kansas shortly before daybreak on the 31st.|
|36.4||1981-06-21||2||38°50'N / 91°08'W||38°48'N / 91°01'W||6.50 Miles||300 Yards||1||6||250K||0||Warren|
|38.0||1955-04-23||2||38°58'N / 91°33'W||39°06'N / 91°34'W||9.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Montgomery|
|38.0||1966-12-08||2||37°57'N / 91°46'W||0.20 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Phelps|
|38.0||1973-06-04||2||37°57'N / 91°46'W||0.30 Mile||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Phelps|
|38.3||1973-05-26||2||38°49'N / 92°10'W||3.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Boone|
|38.9||1978-05-12||2||37°59'N / 92°01'W||38°01'N / 91°55'W||5.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Phelps|
|39.6||1983-05-01||2||38°50'N / 91°01'W||0.50 Mile||200 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Warren|
|39.9||1980-05-12||2||38°52'N / 92°10'W||38°54'N / 92°06'W||3.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Callaway|
|42.1||1993-09-22||2||39°06'N / 91°39'W||39°05'N / 91°26'W||12.00 Miles||120 Yards||0||0||5.0M||0||Audrain And Montgomery|
|Brief Description: A tornado with an intermittent damage track first touched down in Martinsburg where many windows were shattered and numerous large trees were blown down. The county sheriff office reported the heaviest damage in a well defined path through town. The tornado crossed into Montgomery County at about 1655 CST. In Wellsville, two eye witnesses saw a tornado approach from the northwest and split into two funnels. The tornado uprooted trees which fell on several cars and houses. A few cars were crushed. A roof off the Kiddie Kastle Day Care Center along Highway 19 was ripped off and deposited between 200 and 250 yards downwind. Extensive damage to houses occured mainly in the southeast part of town. Strong winds from the tornado tore the roof off at least two houses. A wind gust to 90 mph was reported in town but it us unknown if it was directly associated with the tornado. To the east of Wellsville, the tornado apparently tore the roof off a barn near the intersection of Highway 161 and County Road CC before lifting. No one was injured.|
|43.2||2010-12-31||2||38°20'N / 90°53'W||38°27'N / 90°44'W||11.00 Miles||370 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Franklin|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down around three quarters of a mile southwest of Bruns Bridge on Mill Hill Road and four tenths of a mile east of the northern end of Ely Road, within the Meramec River valley. The tornado moved rapidly northeast at 50 mph crossing the Meramec River six times while producing extensive tree damage along its entire path to Robertsville. Large sections of trees were completely leveled within wooded areas in rural southeast Franklin County. Over two dozen structures were also damaged along the path to the southwest of Robertsville, including one house that was totally destroyed at the intersection of Eagle Ridge Road and Woods Creek Road, and another building on south Oak Drive. In Robertsville, seven homes were damaged on Hayfield Drive in the Hayfield Estates subdivision, with two sustaining significant damage. The tornado then hit the Shiloh Baptist Church causing severe damage to its west facing wall, and leveling the old church sanctuary just north of the church. The tornado then destroyed a building at the intersection of Route O and Route N as it exited town. The tornado weakened some as it moved northeast of Robertsville moving across the southeast portion of the Robertsville State Park and crossing Highway N just south of Mueller Road, about six tenths of a mile north of Catawissa. The tornado then continued northeast, crossing Solidarity Drive, which is on the Franklin/Jefferson county line, into Jefferson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front, triggering numerous showers and thunderstorms. A number of tornadoes were reported as well as damaging winds and large hail.|
|43.3||1980-05-12||2||38°44'N / 92°25'W||38°52'N / 92°10'W||16.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Boone|
|43.5||1986-10-03||2||38°22'N / 92°25'W||38°24'N / 92°22'W||3.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Cole|
|43.7||2006-03-13||2||39°03'N / 91°22'W||39°06'N / 91°15'W||6.50 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Montgomery|
|Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that tracked from northeast Montgomery County, across northern Lincoln County, crossed into southeast Pike County, and then crossed the Mississippi River into Calhoun County, IL during the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2006. The total damage track was almost 45 miles with the tornado reaching a maximum damage width of 300 yards and a F3 rating. The tornado first formed and caused damage in northeast Montgomery County about 1:20 am CST along Union Chapel Road northwest of Bellflower. A home suffered roof damage with several trusses on the northwest side destroyed. The tornado was about 100 yards wide at this point and was rated F1. The tornado moved northeast and crossed Highway E several times. In the small community of Gamma, two homes suffered major roof damage, a barn and several outbuildings destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 at this location and was about 200 years wide. The tornado weakened and caused tree damage near the West Fork of the Cuivre River as it crossed into Lincoln County southwest of Olney.|
|43.7||1955-04-23||2||39°06'N / 91°34'W||39°08'N / 91°33'W||1.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Montgomery|
|44.4||2008-01-07||3||37°54'N / 92°01'W||37°56'N / 91°57'W||5.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||110K||0K||Phelps|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked into northeast Phelps County. The tornado impacted areas on the northern edge of Jerome destroying one home and several oubuildings. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.|
|46.4||1967-10-24||2||38°49'N / 90°51'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||5||25K||0||St. Charles|
|46.6||1986-10-03||2||38°20'N / 92°28'W||38°22'N / 92°25'W||6.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Miller|
|46.7||2008-01-07||3||37°54'N / 92°03'W||37°54'N / 92°01'W||2.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||3||1.0M||0K||Pulaski|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across a rural section of northeast Pulaski County. A few homes and several outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado then tracked into northeast Phelps County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.|
|46.8||1978-05-12||2||37°56'N / 92°16'W||37°59'N / 92°01'W||13.90 Miles||400 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Pulaski|
|47.2||1954-03-25||2||38°28'N / 90°45'W||38°29'N / 90°42'W||3.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Franklin|
|47.7||1970-06-12||3||39°09'N / 91°50'W||16.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Audrain|
|47.8||1980-05-12||2||38°44'N / 92°26'W||38°44'N / 92°25'W||0||0||25K||0||Cole|
|48.3||1969-10-10||2||38°58'N / 90°59'W||38°59'N / 90°56'W||2.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Lincoln|
* 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.