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Orla, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #216

Orla, TX
0.05
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

Orla, 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, #1903

Orla, TX
35.97
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 725 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Orla, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:85Hail:418Heat:1Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:189Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:3 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Orla, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Orla, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.11976-01-254.1231.9-103.08

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Orla, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.81992-05-22231°44'N / 103°48'W31°46'N / 103°45'W5.00 Miles400 Yards000K0Reeves
11.71999-04-30231°46'N / 103°41'W31°50'N / 103°45'W6.00 Miles170 Yards0020K0Loving
 Brief Description: The Reeves County tornado crossed the Pecos River and headed north across open country. Soon after it crossed the river, the tornado hit some oil field supplies and caused some damage. The only oil pumpjack in the path was overturned. Engineers at a pumpjack manufacturer estimated winds in the range of 110-130 mph to knock over this large piece of equipment. Vegetation mainly consisted of brush less than 4 feet tall with disturbances ranging from snapped or flattened to bent more than 45 degrees. The small foliage on these plants was generally still present, but wind-torn. A classic severe weather setup was taking place on this day and would continue into the next day. A strong upper level low pressure system was centered near Las Vegas, NV and was moving slowly eastward toward the area. Surface winds were backed to the southeast with rich moisture. One item of interest was the early start time of the storms with the first tornado by 1130 am CDT...only about 10 am local sun time. With the mid-level flow blowing parallel to the orientation of multicell complexes were oriented, training of storms was common over several parts of the region. In the evening tornadoes and hail events subsided and flash flooding began to take control.
13.11999-04-30231°42'N / 103°45'W31°42'N / 103°45'W1.00 Mile170 Yards0000Reeves
 Brief Description: This tornado formed from a very young cell that became a small classic supercell very quickly. The cell was on the southern end of a small cluster of cells. The tornado formed near the Pecos River in extreme eastern Reeves County and crossed into western Loving County. As the tornado crossed the river the largest vegetation in the area, lines of Salt Cedar trees were snapped or uprooted. Many of these trees were well established and approximately 25-30 feet tall. The funnel exhibited a condensation funnel to the ground for much of its life. A classic severe weather setup was taking place on this day and would continue into the next day. A strong upper level low pressure system was centered near Las Vegas, NV and was moving slowly eastward toward the area. Surface winds were backed to the southeast with rich moisture. One item of interest was the early start time of the storms with the first tornado by 1130 am CDT...only about 10 am local sun time. With the mid-level flow blowing parallel to the orientation of multicell complexes were oriented, training of storms was common over several parts of the region. In the evening tornadoes and hail events subsided and flash flooding began to take control.
33.21954-06-13231°30'N / 103°30'W25.00 Miles133 Yards010K0Reeves
36.21955-05-05231°25'N / 103°32'W010K0Reeves
36.41982-06-12231°58'N / 104°32'W31°43'N / 104°32'W15.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Culberson
37.11991-05-31232°18'N / 104°13'W1.00 Mile283 Yards0212.5M0Eddy
37.21962-05-17231°26'N / 103°29'W2.00 Miles67 Yards03250K0Reeves
38.11974-04-26231°25'N / 103°29'W0.50 Mile110 Yards012250K0Reeves
40.71961-09-19231°27'N / 103°23'W000K0Ward
45.11992-06-07232°25'N / 104°15'W0.50 Mile73 Yards06250K0Eddy
48.71955-05-30231°50'N / 103°05'W2.00 Miles600 Yards0025K0Winkler


* 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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