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Sanford, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #98

Sanford, TX
0.08
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

Sanford, 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, #533

Sanford, TX
261.38
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 3,965 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sanford, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:150Hail:2,941Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:819Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:55 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sanford, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Sanford, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
18.61966-07-204.8N/A35.7-101.2

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 80 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sanford, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.01992-06-27235°38'N / 101°35'W35°36'N / 101°31'W4.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Hutchinson
6.11992-06-27435°41'N / 101°37'W35°35'N / 101°35'W5.00 Miles1583 Yards0725.0M0Hutchinson
6.91965-05-04235°40'N / 101°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Hutchinson
8.11992-06-27435°41'N / 101°44'W35°41'N / 101°37'W10.00 Miles1583 Yards0025.0M0Moore
9.41982-06-05235°40'N / 101°23'W35°42'N / 101°21'W3.00 Miles67 Yards062.5M0Hutchinson
10.01992-06-27435°35'N / 101°35'W35°32'N / 101°29'W5.00 Miles1583 Yards0025.0M0Carson
13.61965-06-09235°52'N / 101°40'W0.20 Mile17 Yards000K0Moore
14.71965-06-14235°52'N / 101°42'W003K0Moore
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.81971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
14.91971-06-05335°55'N / 101°32'W35°55'N / 101°27'W4.70 Miles1320 Yards000K0Hutchinson
16.22010-05-18235°54'N / 101°28'W35°58'N / 101°29'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0040K0KHutchinson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down three miles south southwest of Pringle or six miles northwest of Stinnett at 1844 CST. The tornado was on the ground for about five miles with a maximum path width of three hundred yards. The tornado moved to the north dissipating at 1900 CST three miles northwest of Pringle. The National Weather Service survey team found significant damage to a farm located on County Road J between County Road 8 and County Road 9. A large portion of the roof was removed from the residence with considerable damage to several small sheds in the vicinity. Numerous trees were stripped with many broken large branches. A pickup truck behind the residence was flipped upside down with the cab smashed. Several power poles were snapped along County Road J just to the east of the residence with additional damage sustained to a few irrigation pivots. A storage bin and large fuel tank were found up to fifty yards to the east northeast of their original locations. One resident was home at the time but no injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing many tornadoes along with large hail and strong thunderstorm wind gusts tracked across much of the Texas Panhandle from the early evening hours into the early morning hours. No injuries were reported...however a few of the tornadoes caused some damage.
18.81987-07-01235°34'N / 101°17'W35°34'N / 101°12'W4.50 Miles200 Yards000K0Carson
20.52007-04-21235°40'N / 101°55'W35°51'N / 101°52'W12.00 Miles704 Yards008K0KMoore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed approximately one to two miles south of Farm to Market Road 1913 about three miles east of Four Way...and likely dissipated near State Highway 152 five miles east of Dumas. Visible damage was limited to five single power poles snapped...fence downed...and large round hay bales were tossed around. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes moved north and northeast across the western and central Texas panhandle during the evening hours. The only injuries occurred in Cactus from a tornado...however no fatalities were reported.
20.61992-06-27335°42'N / 101°57'W35°43'N / 101°51'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Moore
23.62001-05-29335°24'N / 101°23'W35°26'N / 101°13'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Carson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed an office building associated with a grain elevator...unroofed and severely damaged a nearby home...and tossed a pickup truck and suburban about fifty and one hundred yards respectively. Several cattle and one horse were reported killed or injured from the tornado. As many as fifty power poles and transmission lines were brought down from the storm. The tornado path and width were estimated and an official damage survey was made on the tornado. Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes and large hail from the central and southern Texas panhandle into the eastern and southeastern Texas panhandle during the evening hours.
24.31973-04-13235°18'N / 101°20'W35°33'N / 101°12'W18.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Armstrong
24.41964-08-19235°41'N / 101°58'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Moore
24.71982-03-18436°01'N / 101°44'W36°04'N / 101°37'W6.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Moore
25.01971-06-09236°03'N / 101°26'W36°03'N / 101°23'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Hutchinson
25.71968-04-02235°21'N / 101°23'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Carson
27.81971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
27.81971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
27.81971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
28.01973-04-30235°24'N / 101°12'W0.50 Mile100 Yards03250K0Carson
28.11971-06-09436°02'N / 101°49'W36°05'N / 101°44'W5.90 Miles1320 Yards000K0Sherman
28.91961-05-16235°19'N / 101°20'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Carson
30.31982-05-19335°32'N / 101°02'W1.50 Miles587 Yards00250K0Gray
30.61969-05-02235°20'N / 101°50'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Potter
30.81967-05-05235°13'N / 101°30'W35°20'N / 101°15'W16.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Carson
31.61973-04-13235°12'N / 101°34'W35°18'N / 101°20'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Armstrong
31.71990-06-08235°17'N / 101°18'W2.60 Miles300 Yards000K0Carson
32.21951-06-06335°26'N / 101°11'W35°19'N / 101°04'W10.40 Miles100 Yards012250K0Carson
33.02007-04-21235°47'N / 102°07'W36°03'N / 102°00'W20.00 Miles1320 Yards0141.3M0KMoore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed ten miles west southwest of Dumas at 1816 CST and tracked northeast for about twenty miles before exiting Moore county one half of a mile north of Cactus at 1840 CST. The tornado continued in Sherman county for about another four miles...before dissipating at 1852 CST. In Moore county...evidence suggested that the tornado was about three quarters of a mile wide as it passed through the town of Cactus. The most significant damage occurred across the northwest half of Cactus...but most homes and businesses received some damage as a result of this tornado. It is estimated that at least ten mobile homes were demolished and many more left uninhabitable. Fourteen people were injured in Cactus...however there were no fatalities. On April 25...Governor Rick Perry declared a State of Emergency in two proclamations for Moore county as a result of the Cactus tornado. The Governor also requested President Bush to declare a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes moved north and northeast across the western and central Texas panhandle during the evening hours. The only injuries occurred in Cactus from a tornado...however no fatalities were reported.
34.11967-05-05236°02'N / 102°00'W36°02'N / 101°58'W2.30 Miles67 Yards000K0Moore
34.31970-04-18435°22'N / 101°05'W35°36'N / 100°53'W19.60 Miles880 Yards0102.5M0Gray
34.61987-07-14235°32'N / 100°58'W35°35'N / 100°55'W4.50 Miles150 Yards0102.5M0Gray
34.61971-10-17335°22'N / 101°06'W35°22'N / 101°03'W2.30 Miles100 Yards020K0Carson
34.71966-06-14235°32'N / 100°57'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Gray
35.41987-07-01235°14'N / 101°22'W35°11'N / 101°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0225K0Carson
36.82001-04-10236°08'N / 101°12'W36°11'N / 101°11'W4.00 Miles200 Yards02750K0Hansford
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made on the tornado path length and width. The tornado destroyed several grain bins and a grain elevator to Agco facility. Extensive damage also occurred at a local farm...including the home...barns and equipment. Several power poles also were blown down. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
36.81987-05-25336°12'N / 101°24'W36°15'N / 101°24'W3.00 Miles530 Yards0025K0Hansford
36.91990-05-31236°10'N / 101°18'W36°12'N / 101°11'W5.50 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Hansford
37.22007-04-21235°10'N / 101°07'W35°21'N / 101°12'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0072K0KCarson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed nine miles east northeast of Claude at 2035 CST and entered Carson county at 2037 CST one and a half miles southwest of Groom. The tornado tracked north and traveled about another ten miles before dissipating at 2110 CST ten miles east of Panhandle. In Carson county...the tornado plowed through a storage area for tractors and other farm equipment. Tractors...turbines...vehicles...cotton presser box cars similar to railroad cars were moved and thrown about in the tornado for considerable distances. Power poles were also damaged. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes moved north and northeast across the western and central Texas panhandle during the evening hours. The only injuries occurred in Cactus from a tornado...however no fatalities were reported.
37.81972-06-21235°12'N / 101°50'W35°12'N / 101°46'W4.10 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Potter
38.02009-05-15235°33'N / 100°54'W35°30'N / 100°53'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0150K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An official National Weather Service storm damage survey team determined that a multiple vortex tornado touched down four miles east northeast of Pampa at 1609 CST. This tornado then moved southeast to five miles east southeast of Pampa where it lifted at 1617 CST. At least one home sustained significant damage from the tornado. In addition...at least four other homes sustained significant damage from downburst winds in close proximity to the tornado...one to three miles east of Pampa along and near U.S. Highway 60. Several other structures and vehicles were also damaged...including a semi truck and a motor home. One injury occurred to the semi truck driver. Trees and power poles also sustained considerable damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing five tornadoes...large hail and damaging winds moved across the eastern sections of the Texas Panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. One person was injured by a tornado...although no fatalities occurred. Numerous homes and windshields were damaged by the hail while the high winds knocked over eighteen wheelers...power poles and trees. The high winds also caused numerous power outages.
38.21988-09-14235°12'N / 101°49'W0.70 Mile173 Yards00250K0Randall
38.61982-03-19436°04'N / 101°37'W36°25'N / 101°05'W48.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Hansford
38.71982-05-19335°33'N / 100°53'W35°37'N / 100°50'W4.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
38.91973-03-23235°13'N / 101°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Potter
39.61971-06-09236°16'N / 101°24'W0025K0Hansford
40.41987-07-01235°11'N / 101°22'W35°05'N / 101°22'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Armstrong
40.71982-06-14236°12'N / 101°12'W36°12'N / 101°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0Hansford
40.81961-06-02235°21'N / 100°57'W0.50 Mile23 Yards000K0Gray
41.51982-05-19335°33'N / 100°49'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gray
41.81962-06-24235°14'N / 102°00'W1.50 Miles27 Yards003K0Potter
42.02007-03-28335°16'N / 101°01'W35°18'N / 100°58'W3.00 Miles600 Yards020.1M0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado formed three miles south southwest of Jericho in northwest Donley county at 1839 CST and entered Gray county about one and a half miles west northwest of Jericho at 1848 CST. The tornado then continued moving north northwest for another three miles before dissipating just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 and just east of State Highway 70 four miles northwest of Jericho or about eleven miles southwest of Lefors at 1854 CST. As highlighted in the Donley County portion of this tornado track...the most significant damage from this tornado occurred to three semi trucks that were caught and badly damaged in the tornado on Interstate 40 on the Donley County and Gray County line. In this area...power poles were snapped near their bases. The cab of one of the semi trucks was reportedly lifted and deposited atop its trailer. The driver and his wife were sucked out of the cab. The driver was completely disrobed some distance away from the truck. His clothing was found tangled in the engine of the truck. The driver and his wife were reported to be in critical and serious condition...respectively. Additionally the cab was crushed to the steering column. The trailer roof appeared to have been pried up and twisted...and at least one of the side walls failed. The contents of the truck were scattered downstream into a field for nearly a mile. In this field...irrigation pivots were overturned. The property owner also reported that irrigation pivot tires weighing three hundred pounds were relocated and a fifteen hundred gallon fertilizer tank that was one quarter full was gone. Light damage was observed along Vernon Road just east of State Highway 70 and just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 in southwest Gray county...where metal roofing damage was observed to barns...stables...and sheds. A large quantity of metal roofing panels was also found south of these buildings...with several twisted around fence posts and trees. The tornado dissipated just north of this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
42.01957-05-16235°50'N / 100°48'W003K0Roberts
42.51965-05-04235°12'N / 101°58'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Potter
42.91967-06-15235°07'N / 101°47'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Randall
43.01990-05-31236°05'N / 100°58'W36°03'N / 100°51'W3.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
43.91973-04-13235°33'N / 101°12'W35°55'N / 100°18'W56.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Gray
43.91982-06-14236°12'N / 101°05'W36°12'N / 101°00'W5.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
44.31975-03-26335°26'N / 100°49'W1.00 Mile220 Yards2420K0Gray
45.51982-05-09335°11'N / 102°05'W35°17'N / 102°07'W6.20 Miles40 Yards012.5M0Potter
46.01971-06-05235°05'N / 101°50'W0.30 Mile50 Yards000K0Randall
46.51971-06-09436°16'N / 101°24'W36°26'N / 101°12'W15.90 Miles1760 Yards000K0Hansford
46.91989-05-12235°41'N / 102°26'W35°40'N / 102°18'W7.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Hartley
47.41982-05-19235°35'N / 100°45'W35°35'N / 100°39'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Gray
47.41987-05-25235°01'N / 101°41'W35°01'N / 101°28'W2.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Randall
47.51990-05-31336°10'N / 101°03'W36°12'N / 100°48'W14.00 Miles1407 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
48.01987-05-25235°01'N / 101°28'W35°00'N / 101°31'W4.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Armstrong
48.31982-05-09335°09'N / 102°05'W35°11'N / 102°05'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Randall
48.41987-05-25336°16'N / 101°03'W36°16'N / 100°59'W3.00 Miles700 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
48.51989-05-16235°09'N / 102°04'W35°04'N / 101°55'W10.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Randall
49.11962-05-27236°11'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile83 Yards000K0Ochiltree


* 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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