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Richland, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #414

Richland, TX
0.03
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

Richland, 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, #1019

Richland, TX
182.26
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 2,831 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Richland, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:410Hail:1,063Heat:8Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:1,206Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:12
Other:42 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Richland, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Richland, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 83 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Richland, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.22007-09-05231°50'N / 96°26'W31°55'N / 96°25'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0040K0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed roughly two miles east-southeast of the first tornado. Damage was first noted along CR 2410 just north of the Freestone County line. Trees were uprooted and trunks and large limbs snapped as the tornado moved northeast. A barn was destroyed roughly one mile west of Interstate 45, and two metal transmission line towers were damaged 1/2 miles west of the interstate. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Interstate 45. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low lingered in the area creating conditions ripe for flooding. Several instances of flash flooding were reported as a large area of rain persisted through mid-morning.
11.81973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
12.31957-08-17232°06'N / 96°28'W32°06'N / 96°24'W4.10 Miles1333 Yards0025K0Navarro
12.41998-10-17231°58'N / 96°38'W31°58'N / 96°38'W3.50 Miles100 Yards14100K0Navarro
 Brief Description: A 33 year old man was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home. M33MH
12.51965-05-10232°06'N / 96°28'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Navarro
12.51975-07-03232°06'N / 96°28'W0025K0Navarro
12.51983-08-18232°06'N / 96°28'W2.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Navarro
12.61977-08-22232°06'N / 96°23'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Navarro
13.01955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
13.01957-04-24231°57'N / 96°41'W32°00'N / 96°36'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Navarro
13.41967-06-11231°58'N / 96°39'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
17.01967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
17.01976-05-25231°41'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Limestone
17.41974-10-31232°03'N / 96°41'W0025K0Navarro
17.61981-10-13331°57'N / 96°09'W32°03'N / 96°08'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Navarro
20.21955-03-20232°05'N / 96°43'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
20.81961-04-11231°58'N / 96°48'W32°00'N / 96°45'W3.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Navarro
20.82010-10-24232°11'N / 96°33'W32°15'N / 96°27'W7.00 Miles480 Yards041.0M0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice damaging several homes, derailing train cars, damaging a school, and overturning cars on the interstate. The tornado began about 4 miles outside the town limits of Rice and first damaged two homes near NW 050 road. One of the homes was completely destroyed. About a mile and half later, the tornado struck another home causing the exterior walls to collapse and taking the roof off the home. Next, the tornado entered the town of Rice and moved over a train track derailing 11 train cars. One of the train cars ended up in the nearby baseball field of the high school. The baseball field and nearby football stadium was also damaged, and the softball field was completely destroyed. Power poles and bleachers were damaged at the football and baseball field. At the softball field, the fences, dugouts, scorekeepers stand, scoreboard, light poles, and bleachers were all destroyed. The tornado then damaged an intermediate school causing one wall to lean and peeling the roof off the gymnasium. Next, the tornado crossed Interstate 45 where it overturned a few cars and trapped some people. One 18 wheeler carrying a dump truck lost the dump truck which fell onto a car traveling in the other direction. The driver of the car sustained minor cuts. East of the interstate, the tornado damaged 4 more homes causing mainly roof damage to the homes. The roof damage east of the interstate was mostly EF1 intensity. A total of 4 persons were injured during this tornado. All were transported to area hospitals with minor, non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the structural damage, trees were snapped along the path of the tornado. The maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and east of Interstate 35 in association with a dryline across north Texas. The storms produced large amounts of hail which damaged hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs. In Hunt County alone, emergency officials estimated nearly 500 homes had some form of roof damage. In addition, a strong EF2 tornado moved through Rice damaging the new intermediate school, several homes, derailing train cars and overturning vehicles on Interstate 45. A second EF0 tornado damaged 10 homes near Lone Oak.
21.21990-04-27331°36'N / 96°30'W31°38'N / 96°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Limestone
21.71957-04-24231°38'N / 96°16'W31°40'N / 96°13'W4.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Freestone
21.81990-04-27231°55'N / 96°48'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
21.91961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
23.11965-03-16332°01'N / 96°52'W32°03'N / 96°44'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0125K0Navarro
23.61973-03-10431°46'N / 96°49'W31°51'N / 96°48'W5.90 Miles150 Yards6750K0Hill
23.81990-04-27231°40'N / 96°42'W16.00 Miles880 Yards0825.0M0Limestone
26.71969-05-14331°55'N / 96°53'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
27.21950-02-12231°31'N / 96°33'W31°34'N / 96°33'W3.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Limestone
27.31965-03-16332°00'N / 96°54'W32°01'N / 96°52'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Hill
28.31973-03-10431°38'N / 96°51'W31°46'N / 96°49'W9.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Limestone
28.31972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards000K0Henderson
28.31972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Henderson
30.51961-03-26332°11'N / 96°53'W32°15'N / 96°45'W9.10 Miles280 Yards042.5M0Ellis
30.61957-05-22331°54'N / 96°59'W31°55'N / 96°55'W4.10 Miles200 Yards04250K0Hill
31.11985-05-13232°21'N / 96°31'W32°23'N / 96°30'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0162.5M0Dallas
31.61971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis
32.11981-05-09331°58'N / 97°01'W31°56'N / 96°56'W5.20 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Hill
32.31983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
33.01973-06-03231°26'N / 96°37'W31°29'N / 96°31'W6.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Limestone
33.12006-12-29231°19'N / 96°38'W31°36'N / 96°31'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1201.0M0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
33.91975-10-24232°08'N / 96°57'W0025K0Ellis
34.82002-03-30231°24'N / 96°35'W31°27'N / 96°28'W7.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Limestone
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down just west of farm road 2749 about .5 mile southeast of Thornton. Two houses were damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a mobile home unroofed. The tornado moved northeast damaging a barn, then moved into the Davis Prairie community damaging several houses, some mobile homes, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado moved northeast and weakened before dissipating 2.4 miles south of the Box Church community.
34.81981-05-09331°57'N / 95°54'W32°03'N / 95°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Anderson
36.01985-10-17231°52'N / 97°04'W31°58'N / 97°01'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hill
37.01973-03-10431°32'N / 96°50'W31°35'N / 96°57'W7.90 Miles150 Yards020K0Mclennan
37.51960-10-13231°53'N / 97°04'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hill
38.71976-05-26432°12'N / 97°01'W32°11'N / 97°00'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellis
39.11972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
39.31953-05-11531°33'N / 97°09'W31°45'N / 96°53'W20.90 Miles583 Yards11459725.0M0Mclennan
39.51967-04-13231°43'N / 95°52'W31°37'N / 95°47'W8.60 Miles300 Yards0025K0Leon
41.21981-05-09332°03'N / 95°47'W32°03'N / 95°42'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henderson
41.31979-05-10231°56'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hill
41.41990-03-14231°58'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
41.71976-05-25332°00'N / 97°08'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
41.91958-04-21232°28'N / 96°59'W32°16'N / 96°51'W15.90 Miles440 Yards018250K0Ellis
42.12001-10-12231°45'N / 97°10'W31°48'N / 97°05'W6.20 Miles150 Yards00500K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The second McLennan county tornado touched down just southwest of Tokio then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.3 miles east of West. Homes, a church, and several businesses were damaged in Tokio. After moving through Tokio, the tornado moved along FM 1858, causing heavy damage to wood-frame structures, mobile homes, storage buildings, and minor damage to several brick homes. As the tornado moved across the extreme southern edge of West, several homes and storage buildings were damaged. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
42.11971-04-28232°25'N / 96°51'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Ellis
43.11979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
43.41981-05-09231°58'N / 97°15'W31°58'N / 97°05'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
43.51953-05-11231°19'N / 96°13'W31°22'N / 96°04'W9.50 Miles267 Yards0025K0Leon
43.71971-02-18231°50'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile440 Yards003K0Hill
43.81959-03-31431°51'N / 97°13'W31°59'N / 97°08'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards63125K0Hill
44.71971-02-21231°37'N / 97°06'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Mclennan
45.12010-01-20232°03'N / 95°41'W32°04'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0030K0KHenderson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down about 3 miles south of the town of Larue and tracked northeast for about a mile. A total of seven homes were damaged, and the exterior walls collapsed on some structures. The Larue Church of Christ suffered extensive damage. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with estimated maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
45.21959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
45.21953-11-19231°46'N / 95°43'W31°48'N / 95°38'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Anderson
45.41990-05-18231°39'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Mclennan
46.21984-02-11231°45'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards032.5M0Anderson
46.31963-03-11332°35'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kaufman
46.41973-03-01231°37'N / 97°12'W31°37'N / 97°04'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mclennan
46.71968-05-11232°10'N / 97°14'W32°17'N / 97°03'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hill
46.71976-05-26432°15'N / 97°16'W32°12'N / 97°01'W15.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hill
47.21965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
47.71981-05-09231°52'N / 95°42'W31°53'N / 95°32'W9.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Anderson
47.81987-11-15331°36'N / 95°42'W31°45'N / 95°38'W10.50 Miles250 Yards15925.0M0Anderson
48.11972-03-24232°37'N / 96°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kaufman
48.21963-08-30231°37'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mclennan
48.71971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
48.71971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
48.71971-05-23331°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards1490K0Hill
48.71980-10-16231°43'N / 95°38'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0125K0Anderson
49.01954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
49.41979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
49.62006-05-05231°33'N / 97°09'W31°33'N / 97°09'W2.60 Miles150 Yards003.0M0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado was reported on Waco Drive by the media, just north of the damage swath produced by the downburst. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado formed south of New Road and just west of Spur 298 (Franklin Avenue), or just north of Richland Mall. The tornado reached its peak intensity of lower F2 and did the most damage just east of Spur 298. Several commercial buildings had large sections of their roofs and walls damaged. A Coca-Cola Bottling Plant lost much of its roof and most of its inventory was damaged. A spokesman for the company stated that the tornado did well over $1 million worth of damage. An owner of an auto repair shop which was badly damaged estimated damages at $600,000. A horse barn owned by Baylor University was leveled and two horses killed. Numerous trees were downed and power lines snapped in and east of this area. The circulation weakened as it approached Interstate 35, and the tornado dissipated approximately three-fourths of a mile east of Interstate 35. A countywide disaster declaration was issued by the McLennan County judge.


* 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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