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

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

Earthquake Index, #560

Brownfield Independent School District
0.01
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

Brownfield Independent School District
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, #752

Brownfield Independent School District
176.24
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 2,843 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brownfield Independent School District were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:50
Dust Storm:6Flood:187Hail:1,692Heat:2Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:755Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:24
Other:49 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brownfield Independent School District.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Brownfield Independent School District.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Brownfield Independent School District.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brownfield Independent School District.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31981-06-03233°13'N / 102°17'W2.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Terry
5.71971-08-13233°17'N / 102°21'W33°17'N / 102°17'W4.10 Miles133 Yards000K0Terry
8.31961-05-20233°19'N / 102°25'W0.10 Mile23 Yards003K0Terry
9.21971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
9.21971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
9.21971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
15.61963-05-29233°21'N / 102°17'W33°30'N / 102°17'W10.30 Miles67 Yards010K0Bailey
16.21963-05-29233°25'N / 102°29'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards000K0Hockley
27.11963-06-08233°36'N / 102°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hockley
27.61957-05-15233°11'N / 102°50'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Yoakum
29.31965-10-17233°36'N / 102°10'W0.20 Mile20 Yards000K0Hockley
29.61965-06-08232°54'N / 102°10'W32°54'N / 101°50'W19.40 Miles17 Yards0825K0Dawson
30.81980-06-19232°50'N / 102°04'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dawson
30.91987-05-29233°30'N / 102°02'W33°37'N / 102°01'W8.00 Miles80 Yards03250K0Lubbock
31.01970-04-17433°36'N / 102°38'W33°36'N / 102°36'W2.00 Miles880 Yards02025.0M0Cochran
32.41970-04-17433°36'N / 102°36'W33°44'N / 102°20'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0425.0M0Hockley
33.51965-05-13233°25'N / 101°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Lubbock
34.01997-04-10232°43'N / 102°25'W32°43'N / 102°25'W2.60 Miles250 Yards0080K0Gaines
 Brief Description: This second tornado was spawned about two miles east of were tornado #1 dissipated. This tornado tracked to the northeast and overturned two center-pivot irrigation systems. The second system looked as if a couple of sections had become airborne from the resulting damage which snapped off a large wheel. The beginnings of a monster storm were in western Andrews County along the dry line and began moving to the northeast. Just after leaving Seminole in central Gaines County this storm became a supercell and turned almost straight east. According to the KMAF 88D average storm movement was 221 degrees at 26 kt, but this supercell turned and slowed to 268 degrees at 14 kt (47 degrees to the right at 54% speed). The storm continued into the Texas South Plains where it produced numerous other tornadoes and caused one fatality. The environment for the storms according to the rawinsonde sounding that evening on the SHARP workstation showed a buoyancy of about 2800 J/kg for the best lifted parcel and 1700 J/kg for a mean low level parcel. A cap of 65 J/kg kept other storms from forming in the area.
35.21957-04-21433°36'N / 102°18'W33°50'N / 102°21'W16.40 Miles880 Yards042.5M0Hockley
36.41969-06-10233°44'N / 102°19'W000K0Hockley
36.51971-05-08233°24'N / 101°46'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Lubbock
36.81957-05-24333°10'N / 101°47'W33°24'N / 101°40'W17.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lynn
39.31957-04-21233°35'N / 101°50'W33°42'N / 102°00'W12.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
39.41969-04-19332°42'N / 102°40'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Gaines
39.41970-05-11533°33'N / 101°54'W33°36'N / 101°46'W8.40 Miles1333 Yards26500250.0M0Lubbock
39.61970-04-17433°44'N / 102°20'W33°49'N / 102°12'W9.50 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Hockley
39.81967-06-01233°36'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles67 Yards010K0Lubbock
41.51957-04-21433°26'N / 101°38'W33°35'N / 101°50'W15.50 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Lubbock
42.01970-05-12233°15'N / 101°41'W33°18'N / 101°35'W6.80 Miles17 Yards003K0Lynn
42.31961-06-18232°37'N / 102°33'W0225K0Gaines
43.11957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
43.11957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
43.31956-06-17333°49'N / 102°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hockley
43.61982-05-12232°32'N / 102°43'W32°45'N / 102°40'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0172.5M0Gaines
44.11971-05-08232°36'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Dawson
44.21965-06-09233°43'N / 102°46'W33°50'N / 102°39'W10.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Cochran
44.71969-05-05233°09'N / 101°37'W33°11'N / 101°33'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Lynn
44.82007-03-23233°43'N / 102°50'W33°44'N / 102°49'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00175K0KCochran
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Levelland Fire Department reported a second tornado west-northwest of Morton shortly before 22:30 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey found evidence of a strong tornado that developed west of Morton and crossed Texas Highway 114 as it tracked north-northwestward through north-central Cochran county. The tornado impacted the Star Route Gin, which sustained severe damage including the partial collapse of the structure. Concrete anchors were pulled out of the ground and portions of the steel roof beams were heavily damaged. The tornado continued north-northwestward across Farm to Market Road 596 where the tornado destroyed at least three irrigation systems and snapped more than one dozen utility poles. Damage at the Star Route Gin and the snapped utility poles support an EF-2 rating. No injuries were reported and damage estimates totaled $175,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An active round of severe thunderstorms, including damaging tornadoes, affected a large portion of the Southern Plains of the U.S. during the afternoon and evening hours of the 23rd. Supercell thunderstorms with a history of producing deadly tornadoes propagated northeastward from the plains of eastern New Mexico into the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the western South Plains of west Texas during the evening hours. As these storms moved eastward across the state line, convective modes transitioned from classic supercells toward mini-bow segments and line-echo-waves. Despite the linear nature of the storms, extreme wind shear resulted in at least five tornadoes across the western South Plains region. Tornadoes were initially observed in the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the northwestern South Plains around 20:00 CST. The hardest hit area was the Bovina vicinity in Parmer County, where a weak tornado struck the city resulting in minor structural damage. Severe storms producing widespread wind damage and at least one strong tornado then impacted portions of Cochran, southern Bailey, and Lamb Counties during the late evening hours. Two cotton gins in Cochran County were severely damaged, and power outages were widespread. No injuries were reported during the severe weather outbreak on the 23rd, but property damage estimates totaled more than $400,000.
45.61991-05-10333°50'N / 102°34'W33°51'N / 102°35'W1.00 Mile450 Yards00250K0Hockley
45.71963-06-04233°43'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lubbock
47.01991-05-10333°51'N / 102°35'W33°52'N / 102°36'W4.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Lamb
47.51967-06-01233°45'N / 101°51'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Lubbock
48.01970-05-31232°30'N / 102°07'W32°40'N / 101°52'W18.60 Miles67 Yards000K0Martin
48.01961-06-03233°53'N / 102°09'W33°52'N / 102°06'W3.00 Miles440 Yards000K0Hockley
49.21965-10-17333°55'N / 102°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hockley
49.61957-04-21433°50'N / 102°21'W34°01'N / 102°23'W12.80 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Lamb
49.71969-05-16333°55'N / 102°30'W0.60 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lamb
49.71991-05-10333°52'N / 102°36'W33°55'N / 102°39'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Bailey


* 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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