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Nellysford, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #158

Nellysford, VA
0.28
Virginia
0.20
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

Nellysford, VA
0.0000
Virginia
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, #698

Nellysford, VA
47.03
Virginia
88.66
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 2,741 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Nellysford, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:32Dense Fog:23Drought:30
Dust Storm:0Flood:421Hail:443Heat:28Heavy Snow:69
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:22Landslide:0Strong Wind:79
Thunderstorm Winds:1,184Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:14Winter Storm:96Winter Weather:87
Other:210 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Nellysford, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Nellysford, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
31.51984-08-174.2837.87-78.32

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Nellysford, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.11963-11-29238°02'N / 79°01'W0025K0Augusta
17.41959-09-30338°03'N / 78°37'W0.80 Mile200 Yards114250K0Albemarle
20.51952-04-05238°13'N / 78°50'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Augusta
26.81990-05-04238°06'N / 79°20'W7.00 Miles27 Yards2102.5M0Augusta
29.01966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
32.21985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Albemarle
32.21985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Greene
34.01952-04-05238°22'N / 78°44'W38°25'N / 78°40'W4.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rockingham
34.42004-09-17238°17'N / 78°26'W38°15'N / 78°26'W5.00 Miles100 Yards033.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornadic thunderstorm touched down near Standardsville. A roof was torn off a building just south of U.S. Highway 33. The roof was also torn off a house just north of U.S. Highway 33. The most extensive damage occurred around Highway 621. Four dwellings and a mobile home were destroyed. Approximately 50 other structures were damaged, including a nearby country club and a concrete block building. A trailer filled with cattle gates was also destroyed.
35.61959-09-30337°52'N / 78°18'W37°54'N / 78°11'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Fluvanna
36.01959-09-30338°18'N / 78°26'W2.00 Miles100 Yards1925K0Greene
40.41960-08-06238°28'N / 78°37'W0025K0Rockingham
42.02004-09-17238°21'N / 78°24'W38°28'N / 78°27'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0Madison
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm that moved into Madison County from Greene County produced tornado damage near Hood. A number of homes were damaged. One aluminum garage was destroyed and a rock chimney was topped off. The tornado remained on the ground for several miles and tracked northward into the higher terrain of western Madison County. Several large areas of mature mixed forest were almost completely leveled in the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area and the Shenandoah National Park.
44.31976-06-12238°20'N / 78°16'W0.20 Mile3 Yards0025K0Madison
44.31960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
45.52002-04-28237°20'N / 79°17'W37°19'N / 79°12'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0113.0M0Campbell
 Brief Description: The second tornado continued in Campbell County for about 5 miles before lifting about 5.5 miles west-northwest of Rustburg in Campbell County. This tornado injured 11 people, destroyed 15 homes, three businesses, and a church. The tornado damaged over 200 other homes, six businesses, two churches, 20 recreational vehicles, and several automobiles. Numerous trees were toppled, Some of the trees landed on homes, and two landed on vehicles. Thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of the 28th produced two tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail up to golfball size. A tornado formed in Bedford City and traveled east one half mile before dissipating. The storm then produced sporatic wind damage for about the next 7.5 miles or from .5 east-southeast of Bedford City to 8 east-southeast of Bedford City, causing mainly damage to trees and power lines. A second tornado developed 8 miles east-southeast of Bedford City in Bedford County and remained on the ground for 10 miles before lifting about 5.5 miles west-northwest of Rustburg in Campbell County. Sporatic wind damage then occurred from 5.5 west-northwest of Rustburg to Rustburg. These winds destroyed several mobile homes, damaged about two dozen other mobile homes and knocked down trees. Many vehicles had windows broken out by hail in New Castle. Thunderstorm winds downed trees onto Route 40 in Keysville, downed trees in Halifax, snapped a power pole in Danville, downed trees in Clover, and downed trees onto Reed Lane in Willis.
48.61965-08-17238°15'N / 78°06'W00250K0Orange


* 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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