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Rock Falls, WI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Rock Falls, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Rock Falls, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #397

Rock Falls, WI
157.68
Wisconsin
153.98
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 2,644 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rock Falls, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:17Cold:60Dense Fog:67Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:142Hail:813Heat:39Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:23Landslide:0Strong Wind:59
Thunderstorm Winds:978Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:163Winter Weather:42
Other:120 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rock Falls, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Rock Falls, WI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Rock Falls, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rock Falls, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.31998-05-15344°36'N / 91°50'W44°40'N / 91°50'W5.00 Miles66 Yards06100K0Pepin
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in northern Buffalo County, and continued on ground for 9 miles into eastern Pepin County. Two homes were destroyed in Pepin County. House collapse injured 6 family members. Trailer home also damaged. Tornado rated F3 for a brief time east of Durand, however most of its damage track rated F1.
10.11998-05-30244°53'N / 91°46'W44°50'N / 91°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards08400K0Dunn
 Brief Description: Two people severely injured during house collapse. Two homes destroyed. Several barns and sheds were also demolished. 6 people suffered minor injuries. One mobile home destroyed.
11.11951-09-12344°41'N / 92°02'W44°55'N / 91°45'W21.10 Miles200 Yards01250K0Dunn
11.51982-09-12244°48'N / 91°33'W44°50'N / 91°27'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
11.51980-07-15344°50'N / 91°31'W1.00 Mile440 Yards1102.5M0Eau Claire
12.11983-07-03244°49'N / 91°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Eau Claire
12.21982-09-12244°46'N / 91°56'W0.50 Mile33 Yards002.5M0Dunn
12.41982-09-12244°46'N / 91°30'W44°49'N / 91°25'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
12.81976-06-12244°50'N / 91°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0St. Croix
13.51971-07-18244°52'N / 91°32'W44°50'N / 91°26'W4.50 Miles100 Yards12250K0Eau Claire
14.31980-07-15244°52'N / 91°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards152.5M0Chippewa
15.81971-09-28244°49'N / 92°01'W44°52'N / 91°55'W5.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dunn
16.61960-06-28244°34'N / 91°35'W44°32'N / 91°20'W12.20 Miles67 Yards0025K0Buffalo
16.61997-06-15244°46'N / 92°02'W44°46'N / 92°01'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00200K0Dunn
 Brief Description: Three silos, machine shed, barn and several trees damaged or destroyed. Pieces of shed found 1 mile away. Numerous trees and power lines down.
17.41971-07-18245°01'N / 92°12'W44°52'N / 91°32'W34.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dunn
18.51951-09-12344°38'N / 92°05'W44°41'N / 92°02'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pepin
19.81958-06-04544°57'N / 91°55'W45°03'N / 91°40'W13.70 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Dunn
22.11958-06-04544°55'N / 92°09'W44°57'N / 91°55'W11.40 Miles880 Yards205425.0M0Dunn
22.71953-05-10444°12'N / 91°51'W44°36'N / 91°22'W36.40 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
23.31953-05-10444°36'N / 91°22'W44°52'N / 91°04'W23.40 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Eau Claire
23.41970-09-21244°42'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Eau Claire
23.51958-06-04444°56'N / 91°28'W45°00'N / 91°15'W11.10 Miles600 Yards350250K0Chippewa
24.41983-07-03244°38'N / 91°15'W44°43'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
27.61980-07-15244°37'N / 91°11'W44°37'N / 91°07'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
28.21958-05-24344°51'N / 92°32'W44°37'N / 92°00'W30.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Pierce
28.71981-06-14244°51'N / 92°15'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Pierce
29.41958-06-04444°46'N / 91°16'W44°49'N / 90°56'W16.50 Miles880 Yards432.5M0Eau Claire
29.81967-07-22244°49'N / 92°23'W44°46'N / 92°12'W9.20 Miles200 Yards03250K0Pierce
29.81958-06-04544°54'N / 92°20'W44°55'N / 92°09'W8.60 Miles880 Yards12025.0M0St. Croix
30.12010-07-14244°45'N / 92°21'W44°49'N / 92°15'W6.00 Miles30 Yards000K0KPierce
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several sheds and outbuildings were destroyed, as were a couple of barns. Hundreds of trees were snapped. The tornado was accompanied by strong rear flank downdraft winds that also knocked down numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The morning of Wednesday July 14th had a complex of severe thunderstorms moving across eastern North Dakota, into portions of west-central and central Minnesota. This complex moved eastward during the morning, and intensified across portions of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Several waves of severe thunderstorms developed across west-central Wisconsin and began to reform westward into Minnesota by the early afternoon. These severe storms that reformed in east-central Minnesota, quickly moved into west-central Wisconsin by the mid afternoon and caused tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds. In addition to the winds and hail, several inches of rainfall caused flooding in Polk, Barron, St Croix and Rusk Counties.
32.01982-05-17244°13'N / 91°54'W44°20'N / 91°49'W9.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Buffalo
32.51964-05-23244°27'N / 91°20'W44°32'N / 90°54'W21.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
32.51958-06-04344°57'N / 91°10'W44°58'N / 91°04'W4.30 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Chippewa
32.91968-03-27244°18'N / 91°21'W44°22'N / 91°16'W5.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Trempealeau
33.21980-07-15245°05'N / 92°09'W45°05'N / 92°08'W1122.5M0Dunn
33.81980-07-15245°05'N / 92°10'W45°05'N / 92°09'W002.5M0St. Croix
34.91969-06-26244°26'N / 91°08'W44°40'N / 90°55'W19.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jackson
35.41977-07-30445°06'N / 91°32'W45°16'N / 91°13'W19.00 Miles300 Yards02025.0M0Chippewa
35.82010-07-14244°46'N / 92°34'W44°48'N / 92°16'W15.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KPierce
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several barns and sheds were destroyed, and structural damage was noted at some homes. Many trees were broken or snapped. This tornado was accompanied by strong rear flank downdraft winds, which also knocked down trees and damaged some sheds. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The morning of Wednesday July 14th had a complex of severe thunderstorms moving across eastern North Dakota, into portions of west-central and central Minnesota. This complex moved eastward during the morning, and intensified across portions of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Several waves of severe thunderstorms developed across west-central Wisconsin and began to reform westward into Minnesota by the early afternoon. These severe storms that reformed in east-central Minnesota, quickly moved into west-central Wisconsin by the mid afternoon and caused tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds. In addition to the winds and hail, several inches of rainfall caused flooding in Polk, Barron, St Croix and Rusk Counties.
35.91959-05-26344°28'N / 91°06'W44°35'N / 90°56'W11.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Jackson
36.61971-09-28344°55'N / 91°02'W44°52'N / 90°56'W5.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Chippewa
37.21979-10-03244°43'N / 92°27'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pierce
37.31982-05-17244°12'N / 91°57'W44°13'N / 91°54'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Wabasha
39.21959-05-26344°35'N / 90°56'W44°39'N / 90°53'W4.30 Miles67 Yards02250K0Clark
40.21958-07-14245°16'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Barron
40.81977-07-30345°10'N / 92°13'W45°13'N / 92°11'W2.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0St. Croix
41.11967-07-22245°18'N / 91°32'W45°13'N / 91°07'W20.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rusk
41.41971-09-28344°52'N / 90°56'W44°50'N / 90°48'W6.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clark
41.41984-06-07244°58'N / 90°56'W44°59'N / 90°55'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Chippewa
41.71977-07-30345°13'N / 92°11'W45°14'N / 92°09'W002.5M0Polk
41.81986-09-03245°19'N / 91°38'W45°20'N / 91°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Barron
42.81966-07-10244°26'N / 91°00'W44°27'N / 90°50'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Jackson
42.91964-08-28244°17'N / 92°21'W44°20'N / 92°20'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Wabasha
43.21977-07-30345°14'N / 92°09'W45°19'N / 92°04'W6.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Barron
43.71967-07-22245°24'N / 92°06'W45°18'N / 91°32'W28.20 Miles33 Yards06250K0Barron
44.61983-07-19244°51'N / 90°48'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Clark
45.01954-06-18244°23'N / 91°02'W44°20'N / 90°50'W10.20 Miles900 Yards00250K0Jackson
45.11953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
45.71953-05-10244°51'N / 92°39'W45°13'N / 92°23'W28.30 Miles100 Yards192.5M0St. Croix
46.31959-05-26245°20'N / 91°18'W2.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rusk
46.61984-06-07244°59'N / 90°55'W45°01'N / 90°44'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Clark
46.61959-05-26344°00'N / 91°25'W44°13'N / 91°11'W18.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
46.61962-06-23244°58'N / 90°50'W44°57'N / 90°46'W2.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Clark
46.91982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
47.11977-07-30245°11'N / 91°13'W45°18'N / 90°55'W16.50 Miles1000 Yards182.5M0Chippewa
48.01964-06-18245°25'N / 91°39'W45°25'N / 91°38'W0225K0Barron
48.51964-06-18245°26'N / 91°45'W45°25'N / 91°39'W4.10 Miles13 Yards000K0Barron
48.71959-05-04244°19'N / 90°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jackson
49.21990-09-11245°26'N / 91°39'W45°26'N / 91°35'W3.00 Miles2500 Yards002.5M0Barron
50.01954-08-15245°07'N / 92°35'W45°08'N / 92°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0St. Croix


* 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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