Sanford, MI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Sanford is about the same as Michigan average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sanford is lower than Michigan average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #724
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, #566
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 2,177 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sanford, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||107||Hail:||503||Heat:||10||Heavy Snow:||177|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||24||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||51|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,028||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||116||Winter Weather:||36|
No volcano is found in or near Sanford, MI.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sanford, MI.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Sanford, MI.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 43 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sanford, MI.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|8.5||1999-05-31||2||43°39'N / 84°14'W||43°40'N / 84°12'W||1.80 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||150K||0||Midland|
|Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.|
|12.8||1955-06-07||2||43°50'N / 84°29'W||43°53'N / 84°25'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gladwin|
|17.6||1974-04-14||2||43°28'N / 84°35'W||2.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Midland|
|19.6||1965-10-07||2||43°47'N / 84°45'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Isabella|
|23.4||1965-04-11||2||43°23'N / 84°37'W||0.10 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|23.4||1965-04-11||2||43°23'N / 84°37'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|24.0||1965-04-11||2||43°22'N / 84°36'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|24.3||1975-05-21||2||44°01'N / 84°31'W||1.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Gladwin|
|24.3||1957-06-22||2||43°35'N / 83°55'W||0||0||25K||0||Bay|
|24.9||1982-06-15||2||43°19'N / 84°18'W||43°25'N / 83°58'W||19.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Saginaw|
|25.6||1973-07-31||2||43°53'N / 84°00'W||43°54'N / 83°56'W||2.30 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Bay|
|27.7||1984-06-12||3||43°35'N / 83°56'W||43°42'N / 83°44'W||10.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Bay|
|27.9||1956-05-12||2||43°18'N / 84°33'W||43°16'N / 84°28'W||3.80 Miles||800 Yards||1||4||250K||0||Gratiot|
|29.0||1956-05-12||2||43°18'N / 84°08'W||43°20'N / 84°03'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Saginaw|
|29.5||1965-04-11||2||43°18'N / 84°50'W||43°23'N / 84°40'W||9.70 Miles||440 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Gratiot|
|31.2||1965-04-11||2||43°33'N / 83°52'W||43°37'N / 83°41'W||9.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Bay|
|32.0||1982-06-15||2||43°13'N / 84°38'W||43°15'N / 84°30'W||5.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Gratiot|
|32.8||1956-06-26||2||43°11'N / 84°41'W||43°17'N / 84°33'W||9.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Gratiot|
|33.7||1976-03-30||3||44°08'N / 84°13'W||44°10'N / 84°12'W||0||0||0K||0||Gladwin|
|34.0||1953-06-05||2||43°22'N / 83°52'W||43°26'N / 83°47'W||5.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Saginaw|
|34.4||1986-04-28||2||43°10'N / 84°15'W||43°13'N / 84°14'W||8.10 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Saginaw|
|35.7||1956-05-12||2||43°26'N / 85°07'W||43°31'N / 84°58'W||9.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Montcalm|
|36.2||1968-06-11||2||43°10'N / 84°34'W||43°10'N / 84°31'W||1||0||25K||0||Gratiot|
|37.4||1965-04-11||2||43°15'N / 84°56'W||43°18'N / 84°50'W||5.40 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Montcalm|
|39.2||1993-04-24||2||44°09'N / 84°08'W||44°13'N / 83°55'W||7.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||3||50K||0||Arenac And Ogemaw|
|Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Alger in extreme northwest Arenac County around 1822 EST. The tornado moved northeast and lifted briefly after crossing Highway M-33. The tornado touched down with greater strength just before crossing into Ogemaw County where the Rifle River crosses the Ogemaw/Arenac County line. The tornado then moved into Mills Township/Skidway Lake through a subdivision comprised mainly of mobile homes and cottages, reaching F2 strength. It lifted briefly, about 0.75 mile northeast of the river, then touched down again and traveled another 6 miles, moving out of dense woods and into mostly open fields. A total of 17 mobile homes, 3 homes or cottages, 7 travel trailers, 4 garages, a barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed or badly damaged. Six people, in 3 of the mobile homes that were completely destroyed were warned by the approaching roar, and in each case, took some action that ultimately saved their lives. Three were hospitalized with injuries. The tornado lifted just west of Prescott. Tree and power line damage occurred with the tornado itself, and up to 0.1 mile either side of the tornado path. Structure damage and personal property loss in Ogemaw County is estimated at around $250,000, with another $110,000 in tree damage or loss.|
|39.7||1996-06-21||3||43°20'N / 83°45'W||43°20'N / 83°45'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||5.0M||0||Saginaw|
|40.5||1974-04-12||2||44°10'N / 83°56'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Ogemaw|
|40.8||1976-03-30||3||44°10'N / 84°12'W||44°20'N / 84°09'W||11.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||10||250K||0||Ogemaw|
|41.6||1965-04-11||2||43°34'N / 83°38'W||43°39'N / 83°29'W||9.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Tuscola|
|42.9||1984-08-30||2||43°04'N / 84°32'W||2.50 Miles||27 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Clinton|
|43.1||1991-03-27||2||44°15'N / 84°16'W||44°19'N / 84°05'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Ogemaw|
|43.4||1977-07-04||2||44°03'N / 83°41'W||2.50 Miles||90 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Arenac|
|44.2||1991-03-27||2||44°02'N / 85°09'W||44°03'N / 85°05'W||4.00 Miles||70 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Osceola|
|44.7||1968-04-23||3||43°49'N / 85°22'W||43°06'N / 85°05'W||51.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Osceola|
|45.0||1986-04-28||2||42°54'N / 84°15'W||43°10'N / 84°15'W||18.40 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Shiawassee|
|45.6||1984-08-07||2||43°22'N / 83°35'W||0.40 Mile||40 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Tuscola|
|46.0||1956-05-12||2||43°06'N / 84°51'W||43°02'N / 84°39'W||10.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Clinton|
|46.0||1977-03-28||2||43°01'N / 84°30'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clinton|
|47.7||1967-04-16||2||43°00'N / 84°12'W||0.30 Mile||20 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Shiawassee|
|48.0||1957-09-21||2||43°00'N / 84°11'W||43°06'N / 83°46'W||21.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Shiawassee|
|48.1||1954-08-24||2||43°06'N / 83°51'W||1.30 Miles||17 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Genesee|
|48.7||1997-07-02||3||43°10'N / 83°43'W||43°10'N / 83°43'W||2.00 Miles||1000 Yards||0||0||600K||0||Genesee|
|49.7||1976-03-30||3||44°16'N / 83°56'W||44°22'N / 83°55'W||6.40 Miles||117 Yards||1||7||250K||0||Ogemaw|
* 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.