Brownfield Independent School District Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
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.
Earthquake Index, #560
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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
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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
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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:
|Dust Storm:||6||Flood:||187||Hail:||1,692||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||10|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||3||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||48|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||755||Tropical Storm:||1||Wildfire:||2||Winter Storm:||13||Winter Weather:||24|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|4.3||1981-06-03||2||33°13'N / 102°17'W||2.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Terry|
|5.7||1971-08-13||2||33°17'N / 102°21'W||33°17'N / 102°17'W||4.10 Miles||133 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Terry|
|8.3||1961-05-20||2||33°19'N / 102°25'W||0.10 Mile||23 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Terry|
|9.2||1971-08-12||2||33°11'N / 102°12'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Terry|
|9.2||1971-08-12||2||33°11'N / 102°12'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Terry|
|9.2||1971-08-12||2||33°11'N / 102°12'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Terry|
|15.6||1963-05-29||2||33°21'N / 102°17'W||33°30'N / 102°17'W||10.30 Miles||67 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Bailey|
|16.2||1963-05-29||2||33°25'N / 102°29'W||1.00 Mile||1320 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hockley|
|27.1||1963-06-08||2||33°36'N / 102°22'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hockley|
|27.6||1957-05-15||2||33°11'N / 102°50'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Yoakum|
|29.3||1965-10-17||2||33°36'N / 102°10'W||0.20 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hockley|
|29.6||1965-06-08||2||32°54'N / 102°10'W||32°54'N / 101°50'W||19.40 Miles||17 Yards||0||8||25K||0||Dawson|
|30.8||1980-06-19||2||32°50'N / 102°04'W||2.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Dawson|
|30.9||1987-05-29||2||33°30'N / 102°02'W||33°37'N / 102°01'W||8.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Lubbock|
|31.0||1970-04-17||4||33°36'N / 102°38'W||33°36'N / 102°36'W||2.00 Miles||880 Yards||0||20||25.0M||0||Cochran|
|32.4||1970-04-17||4||33°36'N / 102°36'W||33°44'N / 102°20'W||18.50 Miles||880 Yards||0||4||25.0M||0||Hockley|
|33.5||1965-05-13||2||33°25'N / 101°50'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Lubbock|
|34.0||1997-04-10||2||32°43'N / 102°25'W||32°43'N / 102°25'W||2.60 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||80K||0||Gaines|
|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.|
|35.2||1957-04-21||4||33°36'N / 102°18'W||33°50'N / 102°21'W||16.40 Miles||880 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Hockley|
|36.4||1969-06-10||2||33°44'N / 102°19'W||0||0||0K||0||Hockley|
|36.5||1971-05-08||2||33°24'N / 101°46'W||2.00 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lubbock|
|36.8||1957-05-24||3||33°10'N / 101°47'W||33°24'N / 101°40'W||17.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lynn|
|39.3||1957-04-21||2||33°35'N / 101°50'W||33°42'N / 102°00'W||12.60 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Lubbock|
|39.4||1969-04-19||3||32°42'N / 102°40'W||0.10 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Gaines|
|39.4||1970-05-11||5||33°33'N / 101°54'W||33°36'N / 101°46'W||8.40 Miles||1333 Yards||26||500||250.0M||0||Lubbock|
|39.6||1970-04-17||4||33°44'N / 102°20'W||33°49'N / 102°12'W||9.50 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Hockley|
|39.8||1967-06-01||2||33°36'N / 101°51'W||2.00 Miles||67 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Lubbock|
|41.5||1957-04-21||4||33°26'N / 101°38'W||33°35'N / 101°50'W||15.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Lubbock|
|42.0||1970-05-12||2||33°15'N / 101°41'W||33°18'N / 101°35'W||6.80 Miles||17 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Lynn|
|42.3||1961-06-18||2||32°37'N / 102°33'W||0||2||25K||0||Gaines|
|43.1||1957-04-21||2||33°42'N / 102°00'W||33°50'N / 102°03'W||9.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Lubbock|
|43.1||1957-04-21||2||33°42'N / 102°00'W||33°50'N / 102°03'W||9.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Lubbock|
|43.3||1956-06-17||3||33°49'N / 102°11'W||1.00 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Hockley|
|43.6||1982-05-12||2||32°32'N / 102°43'W||32°45'N / 102°40'W||15.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||17||2.5M||0||Gaines|
|44.1||1971-05-08||2||32°36'N / 102°07'W||1.00 Mile||440 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Dawson|
|44.2||1965-06-09||2||33°43'N / 102°46'W||33°50'N / 102°39'W||10.40 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Cochran|
|44.7||1969-05-05||2||33°09'N / 101°37'W||33°11'N / 101°33'W||4.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Lynn|
|44.8||2007-03-23||2||33°43'N / 102°50'W||33°44'N / 102°49'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||175K||0K||Cochran|
|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.|
|45.6||1991-05-10||3||33°50'N / 102°34'W||33°51'N / 102°35'W||1.00 Mile||450 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hockley|
|45.7||1963-06-04||2||33°43'N / 101°51'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Lubbock|
|47.0||1991-05-10||3||33°51'N / 102°35'W||33°52'N / 102°36'W||4.00 Miles||450 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Lamb|
|47.5||1967-06-01||2||33°45'N / 101°51'W||0.10 Mile||67 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Lubbock|
|48.0||1970-05-31||2||32°30'N / 102°07'W||32°40'N / 101°52'W||18.60 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Martin|
|48.0||1961-06-03||2||33°53'N / 102°09'W||33°52'N / 102°06'W||3.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Hockley|
|49.2||1965-10-17||3||33°55'N / 102°26'W||0.20 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Hockley|
|49.6||1957-04-21||4||33°50'N / 102°21'W||34°01'N / 102°23'W||12.80 Miles||880 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Lamb|
|49.7||1969-05-16||3||33°55'N / 102°30'W||0.60 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lamb|
|49.7||1991-05-10||3||33°52'N / 102°36'W||33°55'N / 102°39'W||3.50 Miles||450 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Bailey|
* 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.