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Scott County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Scott County is about the same as Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Scott County is lower than Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #61

Scott County
0.09
Virginia
0.20
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

Scott County
0.0000
Virginia
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, #100

Scott County
31.95
Virginia
88.66
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 12,942 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Scott County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:81Dense Fog:30Drought:91
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,708Hail:3,147Heat:46Heavy Snow:272
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:51Landslide:4Strong Wind:160
Thunderstorm Winds:6,594Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:24Winter Storm:128Winter Weather:137
Other:454 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Scott County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Scott County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Scott County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Scott County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
20.01955-03-05236°28'N / 82°52'W36°30'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles300 Yards06250K0Hawkins
24.21962-06-03236°36'N / 82°12'W0025K0Washington
24.82009-05-08237°04'N / 82°33'W37°04'N / 82°31'W2.00 Miles120 Yards000K0KWise
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 120 miles an hour occurred around five miles southeast of Pound, Virginia. Tornado damage was observed along the path which measured 1.7 mile in length with a path width of 120 yards. Two trailers along with several outbuildings were destroyed while one trailer was damaged. Numerous trees...some in clusters...were downed by the high wind speeds generated by the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
28.61957-04-08236°17'N / 82°35'W36°19'N / 82°33'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Washington
35.61967-04-22236°12'N / 82°41'W0.20 Mile250 Yards00250K0Greene
37.31967-03-12236°08'N / 82°55'W36°15'N / 82°40'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15250K0Greene
37.41980-07-06236°35'N / 83°15'W36°25'N / 83°13'W11.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
39.72009-05-08236°56'N / 81°57'W1.00 Mile250 Yards000K0KRussell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about eight miles east-northeast of Lebanon, Virginia with maximum wind speeds of 125 miles an hour. The path length was 1.1 mile and maximum width was 250 yards. Approximately 100 trees were snapped and uprooted along the tornado path. In addition...a well constructed wooden barn was completely destroyed and while a home incurred moderate damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
42.51974-04-04336°51'N / 81°55'W36°52'N / 81°49'W5.40 Miles177 Yards11250K0Washington
46.81974-04-04336°52'N / 81°49'W36°53'N / 81°46'W3.00 Miles177 Yards03250K0Smyth
48.01975-01-25236°47'N / 81°46'W36°47'N / 81°44'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Washington
49.91975-01-25236°47'N / 81°44'W36°48'N / 81°42'W1.90 Miles30 Yards0225K0Smyth


* 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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