Rosita, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Rosita is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Rosita is much lower than Texas average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1515
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
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, #1931
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 391 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rosita, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||135||Hail:||173||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||83||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Rosita, TX.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Rosita, TX.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Rosita, TX.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rosita, TX.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|3.2||2007-04-24||3||28°38'N / 100°24'W||28°36'N / 100°21'W||4.00 Miles||400 Yards||7||0||80.0M||0K||Maverick|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell thunderstorm formed in the Mexican mountains west of Piedras Negras, across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass. Reports from west of the Rio Grande indicate that a large and devastating tornado stuck Piedras Negras from the west, then dissipated on the west side of the Rio Grande. The supercell crossed the Rio Grande near 6:00 pm CST and struck the community of Rosita Valley near 6:01pm CST. Severe outflow winds from the storm estimated at between 80 mph and 100 mph struck the community first, causing minor damage to houses and mobile homes. Roofs were partially lifted, exteriors of homes were damaged, and trees were knocked over. Following the wind damage, hail to the size of golfballs struck the area, along with very heavy rain. Following the winds and hail, the tornado struck next. The team found the tornado touchdown point approximately one-quarter mile to the southwest of the Rosita Valley Elementary School. It struck a four room home??? destroying the outer walls and leaving only the interior walls standing. This damage was rated as EF-2 damage. The tornado then moved toward the east-northeast, directly toward the school. Along its path it damaged three more homes and destroyed a fourth. Damage to the three homes was rated EF-1 with the destroyed home rated EF-2. The tornado next struck a mobile home, tearing off its frame and tossing the debris into the school building. This also indicated EF-2 damage. Then the tornado crossed Rosita Valley Road, destroying mobile homes and damaging homes and tossing the debris into the south and west sides of the Rosita Valley Elementary School building. The initial strike points at the school showed only minor EF-0 damage. However damage was severe from the center of the school northeastward. It appeared that the tornadic winds were able to open enough of the center part of the roof to enter the interior of the school. These winds as well as winds that entered through wall openings caused severe damage to the north and south wings of the building. This damage indicated wind speeds approaching 140 mph and damage at EF-3 level. To the northwest of the school were two brick retail buildings; both were well-constructed. Outer walls were destroyed in each with damage to interior walls in one of the structures. This also suggested wind speeds near 140 mph and EF-3 level damage. Finally as the tornado exited the school area it struck an area of single family houses some 200 yards to the northeast. Most of the houses were swept off their foundations and many of them were completely flattened. This damage suggested wind speeds approaching 150 mph, the highest speeds found at Rosita Valley. This was mid-range EF-3 damage. In conclusion???the tornado was rated EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with a path width near one-quarter mile and a path length near four miles. In all the tornado destroyed one elementary school, along with 59 manufactured homes and 57 houses. Major damage was reported to 21 manufactured homes and 19 houses with minor damage to10 manufactured homes, 22 houses, and 9 apartments. There were seven deaths in Rosita Valley as a result of the tornado. A family of five in one mobile home were killed as it was destroyed and rolled into the Rosita Valley Elementary School. Two other victims were found, one in a permanent home that had collapsed and one in another mobile home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell thunderstorm produced one of the strongest and deadliest tornadoes to strike near the Rio Grande in many decades.|
|4.4||1969-05-06||2||28°40'N / 100°29'W||0.10 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Maverick|
|18.9||1981-05-24||2||28°22'N / 100°20'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Maverick|
|22.7||1972-05-06||2||28°55'N / 100°37'W||28°57'N / 100°31'W||6.50 Miles||17 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Maverick|
|33.6||1971-02-25||2||28°32'N / 99°53'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Dimmit|
|37.2||1956-10-18||2||28°41'N / 99°49'W||1.00 Mile||27 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Zavala|
|41.5||1970-06-26||3||29°13'N / 100°32'W||29°14'N / 100°29'W||3.80 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kinney|
|43.2||1966-05-23||2||28°42'N / 99°50'W||28°51'N / 99°38'W||16.00 Miles||133 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Zavala|
* 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.