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The chance of earthquake damage in Opdyke West is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Opdyke West is higher than Texas average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #1065

Opdyke West, TX
0.01
Texas
0.04
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

Opdyke West, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #553

Opdyke West, TX
256.69
Texas
208.58
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 3,004 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Opdyke West, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:50
Dust Storm:6Flood:167Hail:1,845Heat:2Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:778Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:24
Other:54 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Opdyke West, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Opdyke West, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Opdyke West, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 73 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Opdyke West, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.81963-06-08233°36'N / 102°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hockley
7.71965-10-17233°36'N / 102°10'W0.20 Mile20 Yards000K0Hockley
8.71957-04-21433°36'N / 102°18'W33°50'N / 102°21'W16.40 Miles880 Yards042.5M0Hockley
9.81969-06-10233°44'N / 102°19'W000K0Hockley
10.81970-04-17433°36'N / 102°36'W33°44'N / 102°20'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0425.0M0Hockley
11.61963-05-29233°21'N / 102°17'W33°30'N / 102°17'W10.30 Miles67 Yards010K0Bailey
12.71970-04-17433°44'N / 102°20'W33°49'N / 102°12'W9.50 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Hockley
16.01987-05-29233°30'N / 102°02'W33°37'N / 102°01'W8.00 Miles80 Yards03250K0Lubbock
16.11963-05-29233°25'N / 102°29'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards000K0Hockley
16.91956-06-17333°49'N / 102°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hockley
18.21970-04-17433°36'N / 102°38'W33°36'N / 102°36'W2.00 Miles880 Yards02025.0M0Cochran
19.91957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
19.91957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
20.21961-05-20233°19'N / 102°25'W0.10 Mile23 Yards003K0Terry
21.41971-08-13233°17'N / 102°21'W33°17'N / 102°17'W4.10 Miles133 Yards000K0Terry
21.91961-06-03233°53'N / 102°09'W33°52'N / 102°06'W3.00 Miles440 Yards000K0Hockley
22.31957-04-21233°35'N / 101°50'W33°42'N / 102°00'W12.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
23.31957-04-21433°50'N / 102°21'W34°01'N / 102°23'W12.80 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Lamb
23.31991-05-10333°50'N / 102°34'W33°51'N / 102°35'W1.00 Mile450 Yards00250K0Hockley
23.51966-05-10233°56'N / 102°19'W2.00 Miles50 Yards020K0Lamb
23.61965-10-17333°55'N / 102°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hockley
24.11967-04-12233°55'N / 102°20'W33°58'N / 102°16'W5.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lamb
24.71965-06-02433°54'N / 102°09'W33°56'N / 102°05'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lamb
24.81991-05-10333°51'N / 102°35'W33°52'N / 102°36'W4.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Lamb
25.11969-05-16333°55'N / 102°30'W0.60 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lamb
25.91967-06-01233°36'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles67 Yards010K0Lubbock
26.01981-06-03233°13'N / 102°17'W2.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Terry
26.11957-04-21233°50'N / 102°03'W34°00'N / 102°05'W11.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hale
26.11957-04-21233°50'N / 102°03'W34°00'N / 102°05'W11.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hale
26.61965-06-09233°43'N / 102°46'W33°50'N / 102°39'W10.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Cochran
26.91970-05-11533°33'N / 101°54'W33°36'N / 101°46'W8.40 Miles1333 Yards26500250.0M0Lubbock
27.31963-06-04233°43'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lubbock
27.81991-05-10333°52'N / 102°36'W33°55'N / 102°39'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Bailey
28.11967-06-01233°45'N / 101°51'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Lubbock
28.91971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
28.91971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
28.91971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
29.41961-06-03334°07'N / 102°32'W33°55'N / 102°10'W25.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lamb
29.51965-05-13233°25'N / 101°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Lubbock
30.21980-06-17233°41'N / 102°35'W34°19'N / 102°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Parmer
31.52007-03-23233°43'N / 102°50'W33°44'N / 102°49'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00175K0KCochran
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Levelland Fire Department reported a second tornado west-northwest of Morton shortly before 22:30 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey found evidence of a strong tornado that developed west of Morton and crossed Texas Highway 114 as it tracked north-northwestward through north-central Cochran county. The tornado impacted the Star Route Gin, which sustained severe damage including the partial collapse of the structure. Concrete anchors were pulled out of the ground and portions of the steel roof beams were heavily damaged. The tornado continued north-northwestward across Farm to Market Road 596 where the tornado destroyed at least three irrigation systems and snapped more than one dozen utility poles. Damage at the Star Route Gin and the snapped utility poles support an EF-2 rating. No injuries were reported and damage estimates totaled $175,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An active round of severe thunderstorms, including damaging tornadoes, affected a large portion of the Southern Plains of the U.S. during the afternoon and evening hours of the 23rd. Supercell thunderstorms with a history of producing deadly tornadoes propagated northeastward from the plains of eastern New Mexico into the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the western South Plains of west Texas during the evening hours. As these storms moved eastward across the state line, convective modes transitioned from classic supercells toward mini-bow segments and line-echo-waves. Despite the linear nature of the storms, extreme wind shear resulted in at least five tornadoes across the western South Plains region. Tornadoes were initially observed in the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the northwestern South Plains around 20:00 CST. The hardest hit area was the Bovina vicinity in Parmer County, where a weak tornado struck the city resulting in minor structural damage. Severe storms producing widespread wind damage and at least one strong tornado then impacted portions of Cochran, southern Bailey, and Lamb Counties during the late evening hours. Two cotton gins in Cochran County were severely damaged, and power outages were widespread. No injuries were reported during the severe weather outbreak on the 23rd, but property damage estimates totaled more than $400,000.
33.21957-04-21433°26'N / 101°38'W33°35'N / 101°50'W15.50 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Lubbock
33.51971-05-08233°24'N / 101°46'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Lubbock
33.61990-05-29234°04'N / 102°26'W2.40 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lamb
34.91957-04-21234°00'N / 102°05'W34°08'N / 102°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lamb
34.91957-04-21234°00'N / 102°05'W34°08'N / 102°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lamb
35.01971-10-17234°01'N / 102°25'W34°11'N / 102°11'W17.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
36.81978-04-08233°52'N / 101°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Hale
37.11955-05-22233°50'N / 101°50'W33°40'N / 101°32'W20.70 Miles400 Yards003K0Hale
38.21978-04-08233°48'N / 101°41'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Lubbock
39.12007-04-21234°03'N / 102°13'W34°14'N / 102°03'W15.00 Miles1230 Yards01810K50KLamb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The development of this significant tornado was witnessed by storm chasers between Fieldton and Otlon at 17:57 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey team noted that the first damages to occur as a result of the tornado included five medium voltage power poles downed just east of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 168 and County Road 162. Just east of this location, the tops of five power poles were blown off to the north and two center pivot irrigation systems were overturned. One irrigation system was blown toward the west and another toward the northeast. Farther to the northeast along the tornado's path, along County Road 152 just east of Farm to Market Road 168, two power poles were sheared off above the ground. At this location, a historic multi-story house that was originally constructed in 1913 suffered severe roof damage. A portion of the roof was blown off of the structure toward the southeast. The owners of the home were within days of completing a two year-long renovation. In addition, the skirting was removed from a mobile home across the street from the historic home. Several outbuildings near the residence also sustained minor damage. The tornado continued northeastward and destroyed several more center pivot irrigation systems and snapped utility poles three to five feet above the ground along County Road 321. The tornado's damage path was measured at seven-tenths of a mile wide in this area. As the tornadic circulation crossed U.S. Highway 70 two miles east of Olton, four homes were heavily damaged. Two well-built brick structures suffered total roof losses. The resident of one home, and elderly woman, suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter under a kitchen table. A number of light-weight medal structures were destroyed, along with three vehicles and several pieces of farm equipment. One family pet, a dog, was killed at one of the residences. The tornado killed an unknown number of live-stock as it continued northeast of U.S. Highway 70. The damaging tornado crossed the Lamb and Hale County line at 18:10 CST. The damages sustained by two of the well-built single-family residences, light-weight medal structures, and numerous utility poles support an EF-2 rating. Winds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
39.41957-05-24333°10'N / 101°47'W33°24'N / 101°40'W17.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lynn
40.21971-10-17234°02'N / 102°23'W34°19'N / 102°12'W22.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Lamb
40.31965-06-09233°52'N / 102°48'W34°10'N / 102°46'W20.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Bailey
40.41971-10-17234°01'N / 102°25'W34°20'N / 102°02'W31.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
41.71957-05-15233°11'N / 102°50'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Yoakum
42.11951-07-02234°11'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Lamb
42.31969-05-06334°12'N / 102°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Lamb
42.61966-05-10234°05'N / 101°51'W34°05'N / 101°51'W000K0Hale
42.71965-06-02433°56'N / 102°05'W34°13'N / 101°35'W34.60 Miles200 Yards47625.0M0Hale
43.11970-04-17434°00'N / 101°59'W34°11'N / 101°43'W19.80 Miles880 Yards2472.5M0Hale
43.61955-05-22233°48'N / 101°35'W000K0Lubbock
44.11998-04-26234°06'N / 101°50'W34°06'N / 101°50'W0.30 Mile30 Yards00100K25KHale
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong (F2) tornado occurred just north of Hale Center. Two people narrowly escaped injury when their home was destroyed (they had sought shelter in a small, interior closet in this ranch-style house). The tornado also heavily damaged a vacant house, barn, hangar, and center-pivot irrigation system. Several large trees were destroyed/uprooted. Damage was investigated by NWS officials just a few hours after it occurred. A round of severe thunderstorms affected the South Plains on the 26th. The most significant storm was the one that hit Hale Center (see above) and caused a lightning fatality and tornado damage. Elsewhere, large hail was reported near Friona, Cone, Aspermont, and Jayton.
44.31970-05-12233°15'N / 101°41'W33°18'N / 101°35'W6.80 Miles17 Yards003K0Lynn
46.61969-10-19234°15'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0025K0Lamb
46.61957-05-24333°24'N / 101°40'W33°43'N / 101°19'W29.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lubbock
47.41992-06-27234°02'N / 102°56'W0.90 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bailey
48.52005-05-12333°35'N / 101°30'W33°39'N / 101°25'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00300K200KCrosby
 Brief Description: F3 tornado in Ralls. A strong tornado developed approximately 9 miles to the southwest of Ralls around 8:40 PM and tracked to the northeast for six miles. Along the path of this tornado, several power poles were blown over or snapped and a few center pivots were overturned or twisted. A residence was completely destroyed with debris entirely removed from the foundation. The majority of the debris from this structure was blown to the northeast approximately 10 to 30 feet from the foundation...with other related debris dispersed over a mile away. Two pickup trucks were lifted and deposited upside down 5 to 30 feet from former locations. Trees were mud-splattered and stripped of bark with large branches completely torn off trunks. Center pivot irrigation systems were either blown over or twisted in surrounding fields...however some were left unscathed to the northeast of this tornado. Additional debris associated with this tornado was also deposited in a field across from US Highway 62/82 before dissipating. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms occurred across portions of the Texas panhandle and the South Plains of West Texas on Thursday May 12, 2005. The weather pattern on this day was highly conducive for severe thunderstorm and tornado development. A southward moving cold front early in the day became nearly stationary by afternoon as a strong flow of moisture overspread the area from the southeast. Numerous waves of severe thunderstorms developed throughout the afternoon on Thursday and continued well into the after midnight hours on Friday. During this long duration event, between the hours of 4:30 PM and 10:00 PM, several tornadoes occurred across the area. The National Weather Service in Lubbock, TX, dispatched a damage survey team to assess reports of tornadoes and associated damage.
48.62007-04-21234°13'N / 102°05'W34°19'N / 102°02'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards00200K0KHale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The large tornado tracked across northwestern Hale County between 18:10 and 18:18 CST. Local newspaper reports indicate that the most notable damage along the tornado's path in northwestern Hale County occurred to numerous center pivot irrigation systems. At least ten irrigation systems were reportedly destroyed in fields west and northwest of Halfway. Damage caused by the tornado east of Olton (Lamb County) supported an EF-2 rating with winds estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
49.01971-10-17234°11'N / 102°11'W34°24'N / 102°07'W15.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
49.01989-06-03234°13'N / 102°42'W34°17'N / 102°33'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Bailey
49.21971-04-18234°15'N / 102°40'W34°15'N / 102°36'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Bailey
49.21971-04-18234°15'N / 102°40'W34°15'N / 102°36'W4.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Bailey


* 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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