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Safety Harbor, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #842

Safety Harbor, 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

Safety Harbor, 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, #85

Safety Harbor, FL
270.31
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 2,550 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Safety Harbor, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:21Dense Fog:43Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:217Hail:623Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:1,054Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:5Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:548 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Safety Harbor, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Safety Harbor, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 44 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Safety Harbor, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.21978-05-04327°55'N / 82°42'W1.50 Miles200 Yards3942.5M0Pinellas
6.31973-10-31227°55'N / 82°55'W28°01'N / 82°40'W16.70 Miles100 Yards092.5M0Pinellas
6.71992-07-12228°01'N / 82°47'W28°09'N / 82°45'W4.50 Miles60 Yards062.5M0Pinellas
7.61973-10-31228°01'N / 82°40'W28°05'N / 82°30'W11.20 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Hillsborough
8.81952-05-30227°56'N / 82°49'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Pinellas
9.01967-12-28227°54'N / 82°47'W0025K0Pinellas
9.21992-10-03227°53'N / 82°48'W27°54'N / 82°45'W3.00 Miles200 Yards102.5M0Pinellas
9.61963-08-21227°54'N / 82°48'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Pinellas
12.01992-10-03327°50'N / 82°42'W2.60 Miles500 Yards37525.0M0Pinellas
12.11963-07-28228°00'N / 82°30'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Hillsborough
12.71969-12-10227°57'N / 82°30'W0025K0Hillsborough
12.81983-12-11227°46'N / 82°40'W27°53'N / 82°39'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pinellas
13.51963-08-13227°48'N / 82°47'W27°50'N / 82°43'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pinellas
16.11966-04-04427°55'N / 82°48'W28°06'N / 82°04'W46.50 Miles300 Yards38025.0M0Pinellas
17.01972-03-31227°50'N / 82°30'W0.20 Mile30 Yards04250K0Hillsborough
18.21961-05-05227°45'N / 82°38'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pinellas
18.31981-12-15227°43'N / 82°43'W27°46'N / 82°40'W4.70 Miles150 Yards05250K0Pinellas
18.61978-12-01228°11'N / 82°28'W0.80 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
21.51969-12-10227°42'N / 82°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards01250K0Pinellas
22.01969-07-02227°51'N / 82°23'W023K0Hillsborough
24.01958-04-15427°40'N / 82°37'W0725K0Polk
24.81951-07-22227°44'N / 82°26'W003K0Hillsborough
24.81970-01-06227°44'N / 82°26'W0325K0Hillsborough
27.11996-12-07227°50'N / 82°18'W27°50'N / 82°18'W2.00 Miles83 Yards10100K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong tornado touched down one eighth of a mile east of Interstate 75 and one half mile north of Big Bend Road in Riverview where it snapped a dozen tree tops. The tornado moved east and descended into the Cowley Cove mobile home complex where it widened to 250 feet and damaged nine mobile homes and snapped an additional dozen trees. Three mobile homes were completely leveled, two were severely damaged, one moderately damaged and three incurred minor damage, all on Cowley Cove Court. One human fatality, a 50 year old male, and three dogs, occurred when the occupants mobile home was lifted up by the tornadic winds and tossed nearly a 100 feet from its foundation where it disentegrated on impact. At least five parked vehicles where damaged by the tornado along with several sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage occurred along a 3/16 mile path in the Cowley Cove mobile home complex before it lifted, moved east and sporatically touched down in rural southern Hillsborough county. The tornado dissipated nearly two miles east of it's initial touchdown north of Dixon Drive. Of note, a parked undrivable vehicle that was in the direct path of the tornado had most of it's contents sucked from the hatchback storage compartment including a removed 100 pound transmission. Inspection of the vehicle found that the hatchback skin was buckled, bowed and pushed outward from the inside of the vehicle by the transmission casing that eventually smashed upward and out through the rear hatchback window. M50MH
28.31972-03-31227°54'N / 82°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
28.51978-01-08227°55'N / 82°18'W28°00'N / 82°10'W10.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
29.51961-08-31227°36'N / 82°33'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Manatee
31.22006-12-25228°18'N / 82°19'W28°19'N / 82°19'W1.00 Mile100 Yards023.5M0KPasco
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado hit the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club which is located a few miles west of San Antonio or about 9.5 miles west southwest of Dade City. Radar showed the tornado occurred on the north side of a small bow echo that was moving to the northeast and caused additional damage north of State Road 52. The tornado caused $3.5 million in damage, two injuries, 101 damaged homes, 21 of which were considered heavily damaged, and 6 destroyed. Most of the damage was rated F0 or F1 on the Fuita tornado scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 2900 block of Caddyshack Lane. The damage looked like high end F1 damage, but the 1999 home had hurricane straps, a reinforced garage door, and other protective measures making it stronger than the average home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front moved across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and through much of Florida. Doppler radar showed bow echoes with several of the storms.
31.41983-02-02227°59'N / 82°13'W28°03'N / 82°09'W4.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
33.21978-12-01228°10'N / 82°11'W0.60 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
33.71958-10-31327°32'N / 82°38'W27°31'N / 82°35'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0425K0Manatee
34.41963-02-19228°01'N / 82°08'W00250K0Hillsborough
35.31953-01-09227°50'N / 82°10'W27°57'N / 82°06'W9.20 Miles100 Yards01225K0Hillsborough
35.51973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
35.51964-07-02228°02'N / 82°07'W0625K0Hillsborough
38.31968-11-09228°22'N / 82°22'W28°29'N / 82°12'W12.90 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Pasco
38.51959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
39.71956-02-10227°27'N / 82°32'W000K0Manatee
40.41972-02-01227°25'N / 82°35'W27°27'N / 82°33'W3.30 Miles400 Yards03250K0Manatee
41.71968-10-18227°25'N / 82°33'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Manatee
42.11955-10-29227°24'N / 82°38'W000K0Manatee
45.61971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk
45.91969-06-06227°48'N / 81°59'W000K0Polk
46.71969-06-13227°21'N / 82°31'W003K0Sarasota


* 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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