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Palmdale, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #702

Palmdale, FL
0.00
Florida
0.01
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

Palmdale, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #945

Palmdale, FL
96.75
Florida
185.89
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 1,081 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Palmdale, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:100Hail:285Heat:3Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:449Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:20Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:213 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Palmdale, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Palmdale, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Palmdale, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 26 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Palmdale, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.61982-06-17226°47'N / 81°29'W26°50'N / 81°27'W4.00 Miles17 Yards03250K0Glades
17.21971-06-18227°13'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Highlands
19.71982-06-17226°43'N / 81°30'W26°47'N / 81°29'W4.00 Miles17 Yards11250K0Hendry
30.71982-06-17227°25'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards090K0Highlands
32.31972-06-18226°37'N / 81°38'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Lee
32.41982-09-26227°23'N / 81°02'W4.00 Miles60 Yards17250K0Okeechobee
33.11983-02-02227°27'N / 81°24'W1.00 Mile40 Yards16250K0Highlands
35.21968-11-09226°27'N / 81°16'W26°30'N / 81°10'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hendry
36.61968-11-11226°10'N / 81°50'W26°45'N / 81°00'W65.40 Miles17 Yards03250K0Collier
37.51970-02-03227°13'N / 81°51'W00250K0De Soto
38.11983-03-21227°15'N / 80°50'W27°19'N / 80°44'W5.00 Miles50 Yards042.5M0Okeechobee
38.51958-01-26227°13'N / 81°52'W000K0De Soto
38.51983-12-12227°13'N / 81°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards04250K0De Soto
39.21969-11-14227°18'N / 80°48'W27°18'N / 80°45'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0225K0Okeechobee
41.41988-11-04226°38'N / 81°51'W1.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Lee
41.41989-07-23226°38'N / 81°51'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.5M0Lee
42.91965-02-23226°37'N / 81°52'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Lee
43.02004-08-13226°09'N / 80°56'W26°45'N / 80°56'W42.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Hendry
 Brief Description: A long-track supercell tornado, associated with a rainband of Hurricane Charley, moved across the open Everglades before striking a building in Clewiston.
43.01963-11-10226°59'N / 82°00'W1.00 Mile27 Yards02250K0Charlotte
43.71958-10-19326°49'N / 80°40'W26°57'N / 80°32'W12.40 Miles440 Yards124250K0Palm Beach
48.01964-06-23226°37'N / 81°58'W013K0Lee
48.51968-11-09226°10'N / 81°48'W26°27'N / 81°16'W38.40 Miles100 Yards21725K0Collier
48.71986-08-09226°36'N / 81°58'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Lee
49.21993-04-05226°58'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards015.0M0Charlotte
 Brief Description: A tornado moved through a residential area of Port Charlotte and moved rapidly northeastward causing a 2-mile path of destruction. In all, 69 houses were damaged, 17 of which were severely damaged and one was destroyed. A male resident of this house was cut on the forearm and received a hairline fracture of his foot as the roof was completely lifted off the structure. Promenades Mall was then hit, severely damaging a Bryons department store which will be closed for 5 months for repairs, a supermarket, a medical center, a motel and several other small businesses. Many trees were uprooted, fences damaged, screen enclosures and outbuildings were destroyed. A wind gust of 61 mph was observed at Punta Gorda Airport at 0147 EST. Damage was estimated at $1 million by the emergency manager.
49.71971-12-03227°01'N / 82°10'W27°01'N / 82°03'W7.30 Miles100 Yards05250K0Sarasota
49.81958-10-19326°57'N / 80°32'W27°02'N / 80°27'W7.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Martin


* 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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