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Norwood, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Norwood is higher than Virginia average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Norwood 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, #33

Norwood, VA
1.18
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

Norwood, 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, #712

Norwood, VA
45.43
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 2,818 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Norwood, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:36Dense Fog:0Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:396Hail:539Heat:16Heavy Snow:80
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:76
Thunderstorm Winds:1,317Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:8Winter Storm:66Winter Weather:42
Other:186 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Norwood, 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 Norwood, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
29.61984-08-174.2837.87-78.32

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Norwood, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.81966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
25.01960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
28.71959-09-30338°03'N / 78°37'W0.80 Mile200 Yards114250K0Albemarle
28.81963-11-29238°02'N / 79°01'W0025K0Augusta
33.72002-04-28237°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.
33.81959-09-30337°52'N / 78°18'W37°54'N / 78°11'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Fluvanna
38.71952-04-05238°13'N / 78°50'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Augusta
40.82002-04-28237°17'N / 79°24'W37°16'N / 79°19'W5.00 Miles150 Yards013.0M0Bedford
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed 8 miles east-southeast of Bedford City in Bedford County and remained on the ground for 5 miles before crossing over into Campbell County. This tornado injured one person, destroyed seven homes, three businesses, and about two dozen farm buildings. The tornado damaged about 129 other homes, 39 businesses, and a tractor trailer. Numerous trees were toppled. 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.
42.61990-05-04238°06'N / 79°20'W7.00 Miles27 Yards2102.5M0Augusta
42.71985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Albemarle
42.71985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Greene
46.01974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
46.11983-10-13236°59'N / 78°36'W37°03'N / 78°30'W5.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Charlotte
46.42004-09-17238°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.
47.11996-07-15237°21'N / 79°34'W37°21'N / 79°33'W0.50 Mile30 Yards00140K0Bedford
48.51959-09-30338°18'N / 78°26'W2.00 Miles100 Yards1925K0Greene


* 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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