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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Nelson, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Nelson, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #532

Nelson, WI
130.50
Wisconsin
153.98
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 3,347 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Nelson, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:19Cold:65Dense Fog:69Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:209Hail:1,118Heat:45Heavy Snow:100
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:26Landslide:0Strong Wind:75
Thunderstorm Winds:1,194Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:208Winter Weather:42
Other:142 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Nelson, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Nelson, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 58 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Nelson, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.11982-05-17244°13'N / 91°54'W44°20'N / 91°49'W9.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Buffalo
15.01982-05-17244°12'N / 91°57'W44°13'N / 91°54'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Wabasha
16.81951-09-12344°38'N / 92°05'W44°41'N / 92°02'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pepin
16.81998-05-15344°36'N / 91°50'W44°40'N / 91°50'W5.00 Miles66 Yards06100K0Pepin
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in northern Buffalo County, and continued on ground for 9 miles into eastern Pepin County. Two homes were destroyed in Pepin County. House collapse injured 6 family members. Trailer home also damaged. Tornado rated F3 for a brief time east of Durand, however most of its damage track rated F1.
18.71964-08-28244°17'N / 92°21'W44°20'N / 92°20'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Wabasha
19.21953-05-10444°12'N / 91°51'W44°36'N / 91°22'W36.40 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
22.11953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
23.21982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
24.01997-06-15244°46'N / 92°02'W44°46'N / 92°01'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00200K0Dunn
 Brief Description: Three silos, machine shed, barn and several trees damaged or destroyed. Pieces of shed found 1 mile away. Numerous trees and power lines down.
24.21982-09-12244°46'N / 91°56'W0.50 Mile33 Yards002.5M0Dunn
25.41958-05-24344°51'N / 92°32'W44°37'N / 92°00'W30.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Pierce
26.81951-09-12344°41'N / 92°02'W44°55'N / 91°45'W21.10 Miles200 Yards01250K0Dunn
28.01960-06-28244°34'N / 91°35'W44°32'N / 91°20'W12.20 Miles67 Yards0025K0Buffalo
29.21971-09-28244°49'N / 92°01'W44°52'N / 91°55'W5.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dunn
29.22010-07-14244°45'N / 92°21'W44°49'N / 92°15'W6.00 Miles30 Yards000K0KPierce
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several sheds and outbuildings were destroyed, as were a couple of barns. Hundreds of trees were snapped. The tornado was accompanied by strong rear flank downdraft winds that also knocked down numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The morning of Wednesday July 14th had a complex of severe thunderstorms moving across eastern North Dakota, into portions of west-central and central Minnesota. This complex moved eastward during the morning, and intensified across portions of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Several waves of severe thunderstorms developed across west-central Wisconsin and began to reform westward into Minnesota by the early afternoon. These severe storms that reformed in east-central Minnesota, quickly moved into west-central Wisconsin by the mid afternoon and caused tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds. In addition to the winds and hail, several inches of rainfall caused flooding in Polk, Barron, St Croix and Rusk Counties.
29.51967-07-22244°49'N / 92°23'W44°46'N / 92°12'W9.20 Miles200 Yards03250K0Pierce
30.31979-10-03244°43'N / 92°27'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pierce
30.71999-07-08244°00'N / 91°54'W43°58'N / 91°51'W3.50 Miles100 Yards022.0M60KWinona
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.
32.21981-06-14244°51'N / 92°15'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Pierce
32.31998-05-30244°53'N / 91°46'W44°50'N / 91°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards08400K0Dunn
 Brief Description: Two people severely injured during house collapse. Two homes destroyed. Several barns and sheds were also demolished. 6 people suffered minor injuries. One mobile home destroyed.
32.52010-07-14244°46'N / 92°34'W44°48'N / 92°16'W15.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KPierce
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several barns and sheds were destroyed, and structural damage was noted at some homes. Many trees were broken or snapped. This tornado was accompanied by strong rear flank downdraft winds, which also knocked down trees and damaged some sheds. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The morning of Wednesday July 14th had a complex of severe thunderstorms moving across eastern North Dakota, into portions of west-central and central Minnesota. This complex moved eastward during the morning, and intensified across portions of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Several waves of severe thunderstorms developed across west-central Wisconsin and began to reform westward into Minnesota by the early afternoon. These severe storms that reformed in east-central Minnesota, quickly moved into west-central Wisconsin by the mid afternoon and caused tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds. In addition to the winds and hail, several inches of rainfall caused flooding in Polk, Barron, St Croix and Rusk Counties.
34.51967-04-30243°56'N / 92°21'W44°00'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Olmsted
34.51968-03-27244°18'N / 91°21'W44°22'N / 91°16'W5.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Trempealeau
34.51981-04-29244°12'N / 92°39'W44°12'N / 92°36'W022.5M0Olmsted
34.71953-05-10443°51'N / 92°10'W44°00'N / 92°05'W10.80 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Olmsted
34.91980-06-05243°58'N / 91°51'W43°53'N / 91°51'W5.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Winona
35.51958-06-04544°55'N / 92°09'W44°57'N / 91°55'W11.40 Miles880 Yards205425.0M0Dunn
35.81958-06-04544°54'N / 92°20'W44°55'N / 92°09'W8.60 Miles880 Yards12025.0M0St. Croix
36.61971-07-18245°01'N / 92°12'W44°52'N / 91°32'W34.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dunn
36.71982-09-12244°48'N / 91°33'W44°50'N / 91°27'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
36.91982-09-12244°46'N / 91°30'W44°49'N / 91°25'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
37.11980-07-15344°50'N / 91°31'W1.00 Mile440 Yards1102.5M0Eau Claire
37.31983-07-03244°49'N / 91°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Eau Claire
38.11979-07-03243°57'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Olmsted
38.11976-06-12244°50'N / 91°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0St. Croix
38.51962-09-16443°58'N / 92°27'W0.50 Mile33 Yards034250K0Olmsted
38.51964-04-13243°57'N / 92°28'W44°00'N / 92°28'W3.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Olmsted
39.01971-07-18244°52'N / 91°32'W44°50'N / 91°26'W4.50 Miles100 Yards12250K0Eau Claire
39.91980-07-15244°52'N / 91°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards152.5M0Chippewa
40.61959-05-26344°00'N / 91°25'W44°13'N / 91°11'W18.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
41.31958-06-04544°57'N / 91°55'W45°03'N / 91°40'W13.70 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Dunn
42.71962-09-16243°51'N / 92°25'W43°53'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
43.01970-09-21244°42'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Eau Claire
43.01983-07-03244°38'N / 91°15'W44°43'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
43.61953-05-10244°50'N / 92°40'W44°51'N / 92°39'W002.5M0Pierce
43.71964-05-23244°27'N / 91°20'W44°32'N / 90°54'W21.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
43.81987-07-27344°34'N / 92°43'W44°28'N / 93°02'W20.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Goodhue
43.91980-07-15244°37'N / 91°11'W44°37'N / 91°07'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
44.11953-05-10444°36'N / 91°22'W44°52'N / 91°04'W23.40 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Eau Claire
44.21962-05-22243°53'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
46.41980-07-15245°05'N / 92°09'W45°05'N / 92°08'W1122.5M0Dunn
46.51980-07-15245°05'N / 92°10'W45°05'N / 92°09'W002.5M0St. Croix
46.51958-05-24344°58'N / 92°46'W44°51'N / 92°32'W13.70 Miles50 Yards06250K0St. Croix
47.31977-07-14243°42'N / 92°16'W43°48'N / 92°08'W9.20 Miles1500 Yards0102.5M0Fillmore
47.41965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
49.11958-06-04444°56'N / 91°28'W45°00'N / 91°15'W11.10 Miles600 Yards350250K0Chippewa
49.41965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
49.41953-05-10244°51'N / 92°39'W45°13'N / 92°23'W28.30 Miles100 Yards192.5M0St. Croix


* 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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