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Pierpont, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #366

Pierpont, SD
0.01
South Dakota
0.05
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

Pierpont, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #201

Pierpont, SD
104.31
South Dakota
114.73
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 1,985 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Pierpont, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:35Cold:9Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:156Hail:1,004Heat:3Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:38
Thunderstorm Winds:625Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:45Winter Weather:0
Other:32 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Pierpont, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Pierpont, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 32 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Pierpont, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61996-07-17245°29'N / 97°51'W45°30'N / 97°45'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Day
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down one mile southwest of Pierpont and traveled east northeast. Two miles east of Pierpont the tornado took out the west wall and the roof of a farmhouse, destroyed a machine shop, a garage, and six grain bins. A truck had its windshield crushed and its side was dented by debris. The tornado also brought down some power lines and several trees in its path.
5.51953-06-15245°30'N / 97°59'W45°35'N / 97°52'W7.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Day
12.01961-06-28245°36'N / 97°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marshall
12.61969-06-25345°27'N / 98°05'W1.50 Miles133 Yards06250K0Brown
15.81996-05-31345°41'N / 97°59'W45°44'N / 97°55'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Marshall
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.
18.21955-06-28245°18'N / 98°10'W45°20'N / 98°03'W5.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brown
19.91996-05-31345°28'N / 98°29'W45°42'N / 97°58'W27.00 Miles400 Yards01750K0Brown
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.
22.71978-06-15245°28'N / 98°18'W015250K0Brown
23.01961-06-21345°28'N / 98°14'W44°59'N / 97°59'W35.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Brown
27.51968-06-09245°50'N / 97°38'W45°53'N / 97°34'W3.80 Miles283 Yards01250K0Marshall
29.61964-06-08245°05'N / 97°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Clark
31.81966-07-31245°26'N / 98°31'W45°27'N / 98°27'W2.30 Miles253 Yards13250K0Brown
32.41955-04-19245°30'N / 98°30'W45°34'N / 98°30'W4.60 Miles50 Yards000K0Brown
32.92002-06-23445°41'N / 98°26'W45°49'N / 98°23'W9.00 Miles900 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: A powerful supercell thunderstorm produced six tornados from eastern McPherson county and across northern Brown county during the evening hours of June 23rd. The first weak tornado (F0) touched down briefly 6.4 miles northeast of Leola and resulted in no damage. The second tornado (F1) touched down 8.5 miles northeast of Leola and crossed over into Brown county where it dissipated 9 miles northwest of Barnard. This tornado brought down many trees and a barn and caused damage to the siding and the roof of a farmhouse in McPherson county and caused no damage in Brown county. A third weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred following the dissipation of the second tornado and resulted in no damage. A fourth strong tornado (F3) developed 6 miles west of Barnard and moved east and dissipated 3 miles southeast of Barnard. This tornado brought down some high power lines along with a support tower and tossed a pickup truck 100 yards into a group of trees. The pickup truck was totaled. The tornado caused extensive damage to two farmhouses, several farm buildings, and farm equipment. One farmhouse lost its garage and most of its roof with many trees completely snapped off down low and debarked. The fifth tornado developed 5 miles southeast of Barnard and became a violent tornado (F4). This tornado caused damage to one farmhouse, several outbuildings, trees, and equipment as it moved northeast and strengthened. The tornado then completely demolished two unoccupied homes, several outbuildings, many trees, along with destroying or damaging some farm equipment before dissipating 7.6 miles northeast of Barnard. Also, a sixth weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred with this violent tornado and caused no damage. This was the first F4 tornado recorded in Brown county and one of few recorded in South Dakota. The total estimated property loss exceeded a million dollars.
33.11959-07-07245°03'N / 98°05'W0025K0Spink
33.52010-05-22245°51'N / 98°18'W45°52'N / 98°17'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An eighth tornado touched down west of Hecla producing damage to one farm including tearing the roof off of an outbuilding and throwing several grain bins 100 yards or more. Widespread tree damage was also noted. The tornado continued northeast damaging another outbuilding and destroying an empty grain bin before lifting. Wind speeds were estimated between 112 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.
36.61973-07-01345°15'N / 98°30'W0.30 Mile30 Yards1325K0Brown
36.72005-06-29245°57'N / 97°37'W46°02'N / 97°30'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0000Sargent
 Brief Description: Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the damage path. A roof was torn off a pole barn in Havana. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
37.22002-06-23345°44'N / 98°37'W45°42'N / 98°27'W10.00 Miles900 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: A powerful supercell thunderstorm produced six tornados from eastern McPherson county and across northern Brown county during the evening hours of June 23rd. The first weak tornado (F0) touched down briefly 6.4 miles northeast of Leola and resulted in no damage. The second tornado (F1) touched down 8.5 miles northeast of Leola and crossed over into Brown county where it dissipated 9 miles northwest of Barnard. This tornado brought down many trees and a barn and caused damage to the siding and the roof of a farmhouse in McPherson county and caused no damage in Brown county. A third weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred following the dissipation of the second tornado and resulted in no damage. A fourth strong tornado (F3) developed 6 miles west of Barnard and moved east and dissipated 3 miles southeast of Barnard. This tornado brought down some high power lines along with a support tower and tossed a pickup truck 100 yards into a group of trees. The pickup truck was totaled. The tornado caused extensive damage to two farmhouses, several farm buildings, and farm equipment. One farmhouse lost its garage and most of its roof with many trees completely snapped off down low and debarked. The fifth tornado developed 5 miles southeast of Barnard and became a violent tornado (F4). This tornado caused damage to one farmhouse, several outbuildings, trees, and equipment as it moved northeast and strengthened. The tornado then completely demolished two unoccupied homes, several outbuildings, many trees, along with destroying or damaging some farm equipment before dissipating 7.6 miles northeast of Barnard. Also, a sixth weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred with this violent tornado and caused no damage. This was the first F4 tornado recorded in Brown county and one of few recorded in South Dakota. The total estimated property loss exceeded a million dollars.
37.21973-07-01346°02'N / 97°47'W00250K0Sargent
37.71963-07-26244°57'N / 97°53'W1.00 Mile1000 Yards0025K0Clark
38.31956-06-21245°10'N / 98°28'W000K0Spink
39.01964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
42.21958-07-13246°06'N / 97°42'W0025K0Sargent
42.91965-05-20345°55'N / 98°29'W45°58'N / 98°25'W3.80 Miles400 Yards0025K0Brown
42.91962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
43.71957-06-20246°06'N / 98°06'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Dickey
45.11964-07-23244°51'N / 98°13'W44°55'N / 98°06'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spink
45.21984-05-12344°53'N / 97°44'W44°50'N / 97°30'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Clark
46.91961-09-07245°45'N / 98°44'W0025K0Mcpherson
47.21999-07-27245°59'N / 98°31'W45°59'N / 98°31'W2.00 Miles40 Yards00800K0Dickey
 Brief Description: One half mile debris from 3 mobile homes. Large trees uprooted. 70kt winds reported with storm.
47.41966-07-31246°00'N / 98°30'W0025K0Dickey


* 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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