Newcastle, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Newcastle is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Newcastle is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #699
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
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, #1221
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 2,731 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Newcastle, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||162||Hail:||1,788||Heat:||6||Heavy Snow:||5|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||10||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||6|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||651||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||4||Winter Storm:||16||Winter Weather:||10|
No volcano is found in or near Newcastle, TX.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Newcastle, TX.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Newcastle, TX.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Newcastle, TX.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|4.3||1979-06-06||2||33°12'N / 98°53'W||33°13'N / 98°45'W||7.90 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Young|
|7.7||1994-05-29||3||33°20'N / 98°49'W||33°14'N / 98°50'W||7.00 Miles||600 Yards||0||0||5K||0||Young|
|Brief Description: A large tornado was video-taped by storm chasers. The tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes and moved south-southeast across open ranch land with the only known damage being to a garage and an oil storage tank.|
|9.1||1976-04-15||2||33°07'N / 98°37'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Young|
|10.3||1979-10-30||2||33°03'N / 98°38'W||33°19'N / 98°30'W||20.00 Miles||77 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Young|
|10.6||1974-06-04||2||33°06'N / 98°36'W||1.00 Mile||467 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Young|
|11.0||1979-06-06||3||33°13'N / 98°37'W||33°15'N / 98°30'W||7.10 Miles||400 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Young|
|11.4||1976-04-15||2||33°06'N / 98°35'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Young|
|11.9||2000-04-30||3||33°22'N / 98°46'W||33°22'N / 98°46'W||13.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||300K||0||Young|
|Brief Description: A large tornado was reported from near the county line (between Elbert and Padgett) to east of Olney. A 100 year old home was completely destroyed one mile south of the Olney Airport. A total of three homes and two motor homes were destroyed. Damage was reported to a nursing home, barns, power lines and trees. Most of the damage, however, occurred in open country. April 30, 2000 - Event Narrative A big day for severe weather across northwest portions of the area. Several outflow boundaries, a dryline, and moist unstable air all helped contribute to thunderstorm development. There were several rounds of thunderstorms, the first wave was in the early morning hours, from about 3 am to 5 am. This activity developed in Young and Palo Pinto counties and moved eastward to affect Parker, Jack, Wise and Tarrant counties. Another event developed in the early evening, generally north and west of a Dallas, Glen Rose, Eastland line. Most of the activity was centered on Young, Jack, and Stephens county. A large tornado occurred near Olney (Young County) during this event. A continuation of aa tornado that began in Throckmorton county.|
|13.7||1970-04-25||2||33°03'N / 98°35'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Young|
|13.8||1985-04-21||3||33°15'N / 98°59'W||33°17'N / 98°57'W||3.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Young|
|14.1||1966-04-10||2||33°21'N / 98°35'W||1.00 Mile||133 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Young|
|14.7||1985-04-21||3||33°14'N / 99°00'W||33°15'N / 98°59'W||1.50 Miles||400 Yards||3||0||250K||0||Throckmorton|
|15.3||1951-05-18||4||33°25'N / 98°45'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||2||100||2.5M||0||Young|
|15.9||1958-11-17||2||33°23'N / 98°46'W||33°28'N / 98°41'W||7.60 Miles||133 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Young|
|16.5||1985-04-21||2||33°25'N / 98°52'W||33°25'N / 98°50'W||2.20 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Archer|
|16.5||1955-09-25||2||33°26'N / 98°46'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Young|
|16.5||1985-04-21||2||33°23'N / 98°55'W||33°25'N / 98°52'W||2.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Young|
|19.5||1963-04-28||2||32°59'N / 98°58'W||0||0||0K||0||Camp|
|20.7||1979-10-30||2||33°19'N / 98°30'W||33°25'N / 98°24'W||9.10 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Jack|
|23.9||1975-06-08||2||32°59'N / 98°25'W||0||0||0K||0||Palo Pinto|
|26.7||1986-05-14||3||33°32'N / 98°42'W||33°34'N / 98°25'W||11.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Archer|
|28.6||1961-04-08||3||33°36'N / 98°38'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Archer|
|29.5||1955-04-06||3||33°26'N / 98°24'W||33°28'N / 98°16'W||8.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Jack|
|31.7||2002-04-07||2||33°11'N / 99°20'W||33°14'N / 99°15'W||7.00 Miles||1500 Yards||0||0||10K||0||Throckmorton|
|Brief Description: Immediately after the first tornado dissipated, a second larger, more stable multiple vortex tornado developed. Tracking along a 7 mile long path across western Throckmorton County, this tornado would reach over three quarters of a mile wide. Fortunately, the tornado tracked largely over open county and damage was minimal for a tornado of this size. Partially buried fence posts were torn out of the ground and disappeared, while a 300 yard path was swept clean and a large mesquite tree was ripped out of the ground. Severe thunderstorms rolled across much of West Central Texas during the afternoon and evening hours of the 7th. Two supercells produced a total of 5 tornadoes, 3 across the northern Big Country in Throckmorton County and 2 more across the Northern Edwards Plateau in Crockett County. Although one of the tornadoes in Throckmorton was about three quarters of a mile wide and stayed on the ground for 16 minutes, it fortunately crossed open farmland, striking no homes were causing no injuries. Damage was more extensive with the southern supercell, with tennis ball size hail causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to several ranch houses in eastern Crockett County. Other storms produced hail up to golf ball size across parts of the Concho Valley and Heartland.|
|33.3||1955-04-05||2||32°59'N / 99°29'W||33°02'N / 99°04'W||24.40 Miles||67 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Throckmorton|
|34.4||1976-04-15||2||33°26'N / 99°16'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Baylor|
|34.4||1979-10-30||3||32°37'N / 98°59'W||32°48'N / 98°45'W||18.60 Miles||127 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Stephens|
|35.5||1986-05-14||3||33°34'N / 98°25'W||33°34'N / 98°13'W||9.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Clay|
|38.1||1980-04-02||4||33°36'N / 99°11'W||33°41'N / 99°05'W||8.40 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Baylor|
|39.0||1955-04-06||3||33°28'N / 98°16'W||33°28'N / 98°02'W||13.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Clay|
|40.4||1965-04-14||2||33°03'N / 98°04'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Jack|
|41.3||1957-08-12||2||33°26'N / 99°24'W||0.40 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Baylor|
|42.3||1979-04-10||2||33°37'N / 99°18'W||33°42'N / 99°09'W||10.40 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Baylor|
|42.8||1954-05-01||2||33°33'N / 98°09'W||33°34'N / 98°08'W||1.30 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Clay|
|43.6||1979-05-21||3||32°34'N / 98°49'W||2.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Stephens|
|43.9||1979-04-10||4||33°49'N / 98°39'W||33°50'N / 98°38'W||1.30 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Archer|
|45.9||1980-08-23||2||32°55'N / 99°26'W||32°52'N / 99°28'W||4.30 Miles||73 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Palo Pinto|
|47.4||1980-04-02||2||32°57'N / 98°01'W||32°54'N / 97°58'W||4.50 Miles||277 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Parker|
|47.8||1971-07-06||2||33°36'N / 99°25'W||0.30 Mile||10 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Baylor|
|48.5||1979-04-10||4||33°50'N / 98°38'W||33°55'N / 98°26'W||12.90 Miles||1760 Yards||42||1700||250.0M||0||Wichita|
|48.5||1957-10-07||2||33°37'N / 99°25'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Baylor|
|48.7||1994-02-19||2||32°55'N / 99°31'W||0.10 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||0||0||Shackelford|
|Brief Description: A brief tornado formed in open country on the Nail Ranch.|
* 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.