Oakwood, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Oakwood is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Oakwood is much lower than Texas average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #608
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, #1540
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 2,034 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Oakwood, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||284||Hail:||732||Heat:||7||Heavy Snow:||6|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||14||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||897||Tropical Storm:||2||Wildfire:||3||Winter Storm:||9||Winter Weather:||7|
No volcano is found in or near Oakwood, TX.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Oakwood, TX.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Oakwood, TX.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Oakwood, TX.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|5.8||1967-04-13||2||31°43'N / 95°52'W||31°37'N / 95°47'W||8.60 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Leon|
|12.4||1987-11-15||3||31°36'N / 95°42'W||31°45'N / 95°38'W||10.50 Miles||250 Yards||1||59||25.0M||0||Anderson|
|15.6||1980-10-16||2||31°43'N / 95°38'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Anderson|
|15.7||1984-02-11||2||31°45'N / 95°40'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Anderson|
|15.8||1974-10-31||3||31°37'N / 95°35'W||2.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||4||0K||0||Anderson|
|17.1||1953-11-19||2||31°46'N / 95°43'W||31°48'N / 95°38'W||5.60 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Anderson|
|23.5||1957-04-24||2||31°38'N / 96°16'W||31°40'N / 96°13'W||4.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Freestone|
|24.0||1953-05-11||2||31°19'N / 96°13'W||31°22'N / 96°04'W||9.50 Miles||267 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Leon|
|24.3||1981-05-09||2||31°52'N / 95°42'W||31°53'N / 95°32'W||9.90 Miles||73 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Anderson|
|27.6||1953-05-16||3||31°14'N / 95°34'W||31°15'N / 95°39'W||5.20 Miles||33 Yards||1||8||0K||0||Houston|
|28.7||1981-05-09||3||31°57'N / 95°54'W||32°03'N / 95°47'W||9.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Anderson|
|30.0||1961-03-26||2||31°19'N / 95°27'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Houston|
|32.1||1987-11-15||2||31°06'N / 95°58'W||31°09'N / 95°54'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Leon|
|32.7||1981-05-09||3||32°03'N / 95°47'W||32°03'N / 95°42'W||5.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Henderson|
|33.4||1981-10-13||3||31°57'N / 96°09'W||32°03'N / 96°08'W||7.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Navarro|
|34.3||2010-01-20||2||32°03'N / 95°41'W||32°04'N / 95°40'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||0||30K||0K||Henderson|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down about 3 miles south of the town of Larue and tracked northeast for about a mile. A total of seven homes were damaged, and the exterior walls collapsed on some structures. The Larue Church of Christ suffered extensive damage. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with estimated maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.|
|36.2||1999-04-04||2||31°47'N / 95°19'W||31°50'N / 95°16'W||4.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||15K||0||Cherokee|
|Brief Description: Abandoned chicken coop collapsed, large oaks (3 feet in diameter) uprooted otherwise minor damage to vehicles and about 10 homes.|
|36.8||1990-04-27||3||31°36'N / 96°30'W||31°38'N / 96°27'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Limestone|
|38.8||1976-05-25||2||31°41'N / 96°30'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Limestone|
|39.3||2007-09-05||2||31°50'N / 96°26'W||31°55'N / 96°25'W||6.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||40K||0K||Navarro|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed roughly two miles east-southeast of the first tornado. Damage was first noted along CR 2410 just north of the Freestone County line. Trees were uprooted and trunks and large limbs snapped as the tornado moved northeast. A barn was destroyed roughly one mile west of Interstate 45, and two metal transmission line towers were damaged 1/2 miles west of the interstate. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Interstate 45. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low lingered in the area creating conditions ripe for flooding. Several instances of flash flooding were reported as a large area of rain persisted through mid-morning.|
|39.3||1987-11-15||2||30°58'N / 96°04'W||31°06'N / 95°58'W||7.00 Miles||200 Yards||3||2||2.5M||0||Madison|
|39.8||1961-04-11||2||32°01'N / 95°24'W||0.30 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Cherokee|
|39.9||1955-04-12||3||32°03'N / 95°31'W||32°05'N / 95°26'W||5.60 Miles||300 Yards||0||7||250K||0||Anderson|
|40.4||1961-09-11||3||31°55'N / 95°17'W||0||3||25K||0||Jackson|
|40.5||1991-04-26||2||32°01'N / 95°23'W||0.20 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cherokee|
|41.2||2002-03-30||2||31°24'N / 96°35'W||31°27'N / 96°28'W||7.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Limestone|
|Brief Description: This tornado first touched down just west of farm road 2749 about .5 mile southeast of Thornton. Two houses were damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a mobile home unroofed. The tornado moved northeast damaging a barn, then moved into the Davis Prairie community damaging several houses, some mobile homes, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado moved northeast and weakened before dissipating 2.4 miles south of the Box Church community.|
|41.3||1950-02-12||2||31°31'N / 96°33'W||31°34'N / 96°33'W||3.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Limestone|
|41.5||1959-11-04||3||32°02'N / 95°51'W||32°19'N / 95°35'W||25.10 Miles||67 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Henderson|
|42.1||1973-06-03||3||31°46'N / 95°10'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||3||0K||0||Cherokee|
|43.1||1973-06-03||2||31°26'N / 96°37'W||31°29'N / 96°31'W||6.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Limestone|
|43.6||2006-12-29||2||31°19'N / 96°38'W||31°36'N / 96°31'W||20.00 Miles||400 Yards||1||20||1.0M||0K||Limestone|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.|
|43.6||1984-02-11||2||31°05'N / 96°18'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Leon|
|43.6||1961-03-26||2||31°41'N / 95°07'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Cherokee|
|43.9||1987-11-15||3||31°49'N / 95°20'W||32°09'N / 95°12'W||21.00 Miles||500 Yards||2||75||25.0M||0||Cherokee|
|44.9||1955-04-12||2||31°46'N / 95°07'W||0||0||3K||0||Cherokee|
|44.9||1954-05-02||3||32°13'N / 95°40'W||0||4||0K||0||Henderson|
|45.1||1979-02-23||3||32°09'N / 95°30'W||32°10'N / 95°28'W||3.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Henderson|
|46.7||1954-04-30||3||30°37'N / 97°12'W||31°29'N / 95°28'W||118.8 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Milam|
|47.4||1991-04-26||3||32°03'N / 95°18'W||32°05'N / 95°15'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Cherokee|
|47.4||1977-08-22||2||32°06'N / 96°23'W||0.20 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Navarro|
|47.7||1954-10-22||2||30°55'N / 96°07'W||30°55'N / 96°00'W||7.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Madison|
|48.1||1967-05-01||2||30°55'N / 96°05'W||0.60 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Madison|
|48.3||1999-05-04||2||31°45'N / 95°06'W||31°40'N / 94°59'W||9.40 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Cherokee|
|Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped.|
|48.8||1979-02-23||3||32°10'N / 95°28'W||32°12'N / 95°21'W||7.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Smith|
|48.9||1965-02-11||2||31°30'N / 95°03'W||31°30'N / 95°00'W||3.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Cherokee|
|49.4||1957-08-17||2||32°06'N / 96°28'W||32°06'N / 96°24'W||4.10 Miles||1333 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Navarro|
* 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.