Ohio County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Ohio County is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ohio County is higher than West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #54
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, #14
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 14,741 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ohio County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||2,400||Hail:||3,180||Heat:||30||Heavy Snow:||193|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||52||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||246|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||8,086||Tropical Storm:||1||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||106||Winter Weather:||16|
No volcano is found in or near Ohio County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ohio County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Ohio County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ohio County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|16.1||1954-04-27||2||40°13'N / 80°53'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Jefferson|
|23.5||1968-06-25||2||39°51'N / 80°19'W||0||1||250K||0||Greene|
|24.9||1990-06-30||2||40°07'N / 80°09'W||0.20 Mile||250 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Washington|
|29.2||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.|
|33.6||1969-05-08||3||40°18'N / 81°12'W||2.00 Miles||300 Yards||1||14||250K||0||Harrison|
|39.5||1971-07-13||2||40°08'N / 81°22'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Guernsey|
|39.9||1956-05-12||2||40°37'N / 80°17'W||0||0||250K||0||Beaver|
|41.6||1981-06-21||2||39°32'N / 80°21'W||1.00 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|41.7||1963-08-03||3||40°19'N / 79°53'W||2||70||25.0M||0||Allegheny|
|43.6||1983-05-22||2||40°17'N / 79°53'W||40°18'N / 79°47'W||5.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Allegheny|
|43.8||1956-05-13||2||40°22'N / 79°52'W||0.70 Mile||200 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Allegheny|
|43.9||1975-06-04||2||40°35'N / 80°13'W||40°11'N / 79°32'W||45.30 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Beaver|
|45.3||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|
|48.1||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|
|49.6||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|
* 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.