New Philadelphia, OH Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in New Philadelphia is about the same as Ohio average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Philadelphia is lower than Ohio average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1253
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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, #1096
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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 4,744 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Philadelphia, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||749||Hail:||1,134||Heat:||4||Heavy Snow:||35|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||15||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||54|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||2,598||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||25||Winter Weather:||11|
No volcano is found in or near New Philadelphia, OH.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near New Philadelphia, OH.
No historical earthquake events found in or near New Philadelphia, OH.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 41 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Philadelphia, OH.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|2.4||2003-11-12||2||40°27'N / 81°31'W||40°30'N / 81°27'W||3.50 Miles||175 Yards||0||1||160K||0||Tuscarawas|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near May Rd just off Route 52 southwest of New Philadelphia. It moved east northeast at 45 mph, damaging several homes along Crooked Run Rd. Several homes had significant damage with roofs taken completely off; some walls were toppled. Several garages and barns suffered significant damage. Few garages completely destroyed. A least one mobile home was knocked off its foundation.Many trees and power lines were downed. Tornado went across Interstate 77 and into New Philadelphia, where 12 homes had scattered damage. Crooked Run Rd had the most significant damage. Path length 3.5 miles; path width 175 yards; maximum winds estimated 120 mph.|
|14.4||1958-07-22||2||40°14'N / 81°34'W||40°20'N / 81°26'W||9.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||3||25K||0||Tuscarawas|
|15.7||1955-03-11||2||40°17'N / 81°37'W||40°17'N / 81°32'W||3.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Tuscarawas|
|18.0||1969-05-08||3||40°18'N / 81°12'W||2.00 Miles||300 Yards||1||14||250K||0||Harrison|
|18.2||2006-06-22||2||40°37'N / 81°47'W||40°37'N / 81°42'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||750K||0||Holmes|
|Brief Description: During the late afternoon hours of June 22nd, a severe thunderstorm moved across eastern Holmes County and produced a tornado. This tornado touched down at 5:30 pm just west of Mt Hope and tracked east through Winesburg and then exited the county. The tornado had a damage path in Holmes County roughly six miles in length and 50 to 100 yards in width. The majority of the damage was classified as F1, but there were several areas of F2 damage evident. Along the path, numerous structures were damaged and hundreds of trees toppled or snapped. A barn was heavily damaged near where the tornado first touched down. Two houses nearby sustained siding and roof damage. A home on State Route 241 just outside of Mt. Hope was destroyed and several buildings at a factory in Mt. Hope sustained major damage. Metal roofs were torn off of these factory buildings with debris found as far as a mile away. Wooden beams from the buildings were thrown and pierced metal garage doors. Empty box trailers were overturned and one box trailer was even torn from its frame. The tornado continued east from Mt Hope and damaged several more homes on it's way to Winesburg. One house had it's second floor torn off. A second factory near Winesburg lost large sections of roof. In Winesburg, a few homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued into Tuscarawas County and caused damage there. Later, the same parent thunderstorm produced another tornado west of Waynesburg in southeastern Stark County.|
|19.0||1970-09-26||2||40°17'N / 81°41'W||0||0||3K||0||Coshocton|
|21.6||2000-05-23||2||40°21'N / 81°05'W||40°20'N / 81°04'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||100K||0||Harrison|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.|
|23.7||1954-09-30||2||40°45'N / 81°09'W||1||3||25K||0||Carroll|
|23.9||1981-06-08||2||40°27'N / 81°55'W||40°27'N / 81°52'W||2.30 Miles||500 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Holmes|
|24.7||1971-07-13||2||40°08'N / 81°22'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Guernsey|
|25.6||1968-05-15||2||40°48'N / 81°42'W||1.00 Mile||440 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Wayne|
|25.7||2002-04-28||2||40°51'N / 81°31'W||40°52'N / 81°24'W||7.20 Miles||440 Yards||0||2||45.5M||0||Stark|
|Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down at 158 pm edt and caused major damage and two minor injuries along a path of just over seven miles. Major damage occurred along the path which was nearly a quarter mile in width at times. The initial touchdown occurred west of the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Windy Lane Street NW near Crystal Springs. From this location, the tornado moved east northeast through residential neighborhoods in Jackson Township. The tornado passed to the north of Lake Cable, crossed Interstate 77 near Portage Street and finally dissipated near a shopping district along State Route 297 in North Canton. The damage path was intermittent along part of its length. Over 300 homes were damaged along the damage path with 25 structures destroyed. An additional 38 buildings including three businesses were partially destroyed with 50 more structures sustaining significant roof damage. Another 197 homes and businesses suffered minor damage. A middle school building suffered extensive damage and was closed for nearly a week for repairs. A nearby high school was also damaged. Approximately 1000 trees were downed by the tornado and over 300 vehicles damaged.|
|26.3||1965-11-16||2||40°48'N / 81°15'W||40°50'N / 81°08'W||5.90 Miles||300 Yards||2||9||2.5M||0||Stark|
|26.7||1976-07-31||2||40°44'N / 81°50'W||0||0||25K||0||Wayne|
|27.5||1973-05-10||2||40°34'N / 82°01'W||40°32'N / 81°54'W||6.20 Miles||17 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Holmes|
|29.7||2010-09-16||2||40°46'N / 81°57'W||40°48'N / 81°45'W||11.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||35.0M||0K||Wayne|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Wayne County two miles southwest of downtown Wooster around 5:26 pm. This tornado strengthened to EF2 intensity and continued on the ground for over 11 miles before finally lifting two miles west of Dalton. Extensive damage occurred along the damage path with dozens of homes and buildings damaged. After the initial touchdown, the tornado quickly intensified to an EF2 as it continued on the ground to the east northeast. The tornado crossed Prairie Lane and Timken Road and then moved across St. Mary's Cemetery. Damage at the cemetery was extensive with 80 of 81 large trees knocked down and over two hundred gravestones broken or toppled. From the cemetery, the tornado crossed Madison Avenue and moved across the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Significant damage occurred on the OADRC campus with several buildings severely damaged. A laboratory in one the buildings was destroyed. Two historic homes on the property sustained significant roof damage and several greenhouses were destroyed. Two barns and a machine shop were also leveled. The 102 year old Secrest Arboretum on the campus lost over 800 trees and many research projects were damaged or destroyed. The tornado tossed and destroyed several vehicles and a lot of farm machinery was also damaged or destroyed. From the OARDC campus, the tornado continued east along Secrest Road damaging or destroying several homes and buildings. The tornado weakened to EF1 intensity as it crossed Sylvan Road and to an EF0 as it crossed Barnard Road. The tornado then remained either an EF0 or EF1 until it lifted near the intersection of Kidron Road and Old Lincoln Way just west of Dalton. A total of nine homes were either destroyed or sustained major damage. Another 90 homes sustained lesser amounts of damage. In addition, at least 50 barns, garages and other outbuildings were damaged of destroyed. Thousands of trees were also toppled along the damage path which was up to 150 yards in width. Twenty eight utility poles were knocked down in Wooster alone and high tension transmission lines were also torn down by the tornado. The downed transmission lines affected four substations and resulted in around a third of Wayne County loosing power right after the tornado. The OARDC campus was closed for over a week and two local school districts had to close on September 17th because of the power outages. Only one very minor injury was reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the late morning hours on September 16th, a warm front lifted northward through Ohio allowing for a significant destabilization of the atmosphere. By early afternoon, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for most of northern Ohio. Severe thunderstorms swept across Ohio ahead of a cold front beginning in the mid afternoon and lasting well into the evening. Two devastating tornadoes occurred in northern Ohio. An EF2 tornado touched down in Wayne County near Wooster. This tornado left an eleven and a half mile long damage path and damaged over a hundred homes and buildings. A second tornado touched down in southern Holmes County. This tornado was rated an EF1 and was on the ground for about three miles.|
|29.7||1977-06-30||2||40°55'N / 81°28'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stark|
|30.7||1978-06-07||2||40°04'N / 81°38'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Guernsey|
|32.4||1957-05-14||2||40°48'N / 81°54'W||0||3||250K||0||Wayne|
|33.6||1968-06-25||2||40°00'N / 81°43'W||40°04'N / 81°38'W||6.20 Miles||177 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Guernsey|
|33.7||2003-11-12||2||40°48'N / 81°56'W||40°48'N / 81°56'W||12.00 Miles||125 Yards||0||3||21.0M||0||Wayne|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down southwest of Wooster near the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and Old Lincoln Highway (County Road 30A). Several businesses were heavily damaged near the site of the initial touchdown. The tornado then crossed State Route 302 and moved over open farmland and into a business park on the southwest side of Wooster. Several more business were damaged in this area. The tornado continued east through residential neighborhoods just north of downtown Wooster. The tornado exited the city near the intersection of State Routes 3/83 and 585. A factory near this location was heavily damaged. The tornado continued east into Green Township and strengthened to F2 intensity at it crossed Geyers Road. Two more businesses were heavily damaged in this area. The tornado weakened to F1 intensity just after severely damaging a home on Canal Road near Eby Road. The tornado continued across open farmland for another four miles before finally lifting just southwest of Orrville near the intersection of Back Orrville Road and North Crown Hill Road. The damage path was around 12 miles in length and up to 125 yards in width. Around 15 businesses and over 100 homes were damaged by this tornado. Ten semi trailers were overturned at one factory and over 30 cars heavily damaged at an automobile dealership. Many other automobiles were damaged along the damage path. In addition, hundreds of trees and dozens of power poles were downed.|
|34.7||1954-04-27||2||40°13'N / 80°53'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Jefferson|
|35.9||1965-11-16||2||40°00'N / 81°46'W||40°02'N / 81°42'W||4.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Muskingum|
|35.9||1981-06-13||2||40°04'N / 81°53'W||40°05'N / 81°50'W||2.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Muskingum|
|38.0||1968-06-25||2||39°58'N / 81°45'W||40°00'N / 81°43'W||2.30 Miles||177 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Muskingum|
|38.8||1978-10-12||3||40°48'N / 80°55'W||40°53'N / 80°49'W||7.30 Miles||250 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Columbiana|
|39.2||1986-03-10||2||39°58'N / 81°50'W||40°00'N / 81°44'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||3||250K||0||Muskingum|
|40.0||1973-08-14||2||40°00'N / 82°00'W||40°02'N / 81°46'W||12.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Muskingum|
|40.6||1992-07-12||2||41°03'N / 81°13'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Portage|
|41.1||1973-05-10||2||40°57'N / 82°08'W||40°57'N / 81°44'W||20.70 Miles||667 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Wayne|
|41.3||1963-04-19||2||41°05'N / 81°30'W||0||0||2.5M||0||Summit|
|41.6||1985-05-31||3||40°14'N / 82°11'W||40°14'N / 82°08'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Coshocton|
|42.0||1955-03-11||2||40°53'N / 80°50'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Columbiana|
|45.6||1958-07-22||2||40°04'N / 82°15'W||40°07'N / 82°01'W||12.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||0K||0||Muskingum|
|45.8||1985-05-31||2||40°53'N / 80°51'W||40°50'N / 80°35'W||15.00 Miles||220 Yards||0||20||25.0M||0||Columbiana|
|45.8||1992-07-12||3||41°08'N / 81°29'W||41°10'N / 81°26'W||8.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Summit|
|46.4||2002-11-10||2||40°58'N / 82°06'W||40°59'N / 82°00'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||1K||0||Wayne|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down about four miles south of West Salem just east of State Route 301 along Pleasant Home Road. The tornado then traveled northeast for approximately five miles before dissipating two and one half miles southwest of Burbank near the intersection of Britton and Franchester Roads. Extensive damage was done along the damage path which was mostly around 50 yards in width but up to several hundred feet wide along Palmer Road. A home on Pleasant Home Road was heavily damaged as were three other homes on Easton Road to the west of Wohlganuth Road. Two more homes were severely damaged on Wohlganuth Road. A home and six outbuildings were destroyed as the tornado crossed Palmer Road about a mile east of State Route 539 (Wohlganuth Road). A second home was leveled on Ruff Road just to the west of Stratton Road. Finally, a home was heavily damaged near where the tornado dissipated. Several other homes and buildings sustained minor damage. Many vehicles were also damaged. At least 20 power poles were snapped and several hundred trees downed along the damage path.|
|47.5||1998-06-27||2||39°48'N / 81°23'W||39°48'N / 81°23'W||0.30 Mile||200 Yards||1||1||75K||0||Noble|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH|
|48.8||1973-06-03||3||41°12'N / 81°26'W||41°11'N / 81°20'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Summit|
|48.8||1967-07-24||2||40°49'N / 80°41'W||40°49'N / 80°33'W||6.50 Miles||277 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Columbiana|
|49.1||1973-06-03||3||41°11'N / 81°20'W||41°11'N / 81°10'W||8.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Portage|
* 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.