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The chance of earthquake damage in Shackelford County is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Shackelford County 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, #131

Shackelford County
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

Shackelford County
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, #93

Shackelford County
179.52
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 11,232 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Shackelford County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:58
Dust Storm:1Flood:948Hail:6,870Heat:7Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:29
Thunderstorm Winds:3,113Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:16Winter Storm:24Winter Weather:31
Other:95 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Shackelford County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Shackelford County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 72 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Shackelford County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.81980-08-23232°55'N / 99°26'W32°52'N / 99°28'W4.30 Miles73 Yards00250K0Palo Pinto
13.52003-05-15232°33'N / 99°18'W32°33'N / 99°20'W1.50 Miles450 Yards003K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: This was the northern tornado track of the two that paralleled one another. This tornado snapped and stripped large trees and ripped up some T post fence along it's path. It seems that the tree damage was more severe on this track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
15.51994-02-19232°55'N / 99°31'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0000Shackelford
 Brief Description: A brief tornado formed in open country on the Nail Ranch.
15.91969-06-19232°47'N / 99°37'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Jones
16.92003-05-15232°30'N / 99°20'W32°30'N / 99°19'W1.50 Miles800 Yards0050K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes paralleled one another. This tornado was the southern tornado track and destroyed oil storage tanks, oil equipment, a small building, and a couple of recreational vehicles. A trained spotter reported that this tornado was multiple vortex. The survey team noted separate damage areas south and southwest of the main track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
18.71955-04-05232°59'N / 99°29'W33°02'N / 99°04'W24.40 Miles67 Yards03250K0Throckmorton
19.11961-05-07332°56'N / 99°35'W32°58'N / 99°33'W3.60 Miles133 Yards00250K0Shackelford
20.41976-05-25332°29'N / 99°35'W32°28'N / 99°24'W10.80 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Callahan
22.31955-04-05232°57'N / 99°46'W32°59'N / 99°29'W16.60 Miles67 Yards00250K0Haskell
22.31969-05-06232°37'N / 99°42'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Jones
22.51962-04-26232°52'N / 99°43'W32°55'N / 99°40'W4.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jones
22.51957-08-12232°35'N / 99°41'W0.50 Mile7 Yards003K0Jones
23.41976-05-25332°30'N / 99°39'W32°29'N / 99°35'W4.30 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Taylor
23.61976-05-26332°31'N / 99°39'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
23.61976-05-25332°34'N / 99°41'W32°30'N / 99°39'W5.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jones
24.11950-04-28432°25'N / 99°30'W32°25'N / 99°29'W1.30 Miles233 Yards55250K0Callahan
24.61989-06-07232°23'N / 99°28'W32°24'N / 99°22'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Callahan
24.91977-04-20232°24'N / 99°18'W32°24'N / 99°08'W9.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Callahan
27.01965-05-15332°27'N / 99°44'W32°35'N / 99°43'W9.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jones
27.61963-04-28232°59'N / 98°58'W000K0Camp
28.01979-10-30332°37'N / 98°59'W32°48'N / 98°45'W18.60 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Stephens
28.22004-03-04233°05'N / 99°37'W33°05'N / 99°37'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00100K0Haskell
 Brief Description: Numerous manufactured homes were damaged or destroyed by the tornado along Lake Stamford. A strong upper level disturbance combined with a strong surface low pressure system moving across West Central Texas produced a significant squall line that moved through the entire San Angelo county warning area. This squall line was accompanied by 60 to 80 MPH winds which produced widespread damage, especially across the Big Country. Embedded within the squall line, were several Supercell thunderstorms which produced nine tornadoes within the San Angelo county warning area.
28.41962-06-01232°20'N / 99°22'W012.5M0Callahan
28.81955-04-05232°56'N / 99°48'W32°57'N / 99°46'W2.70 Miles67 Yards03250K0Jones
28.92003-05-03233°04'N / 99°38'W33°07'N / 99°37'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0010K0Haskell
 Brief Description: Spotters watched a large one quarter mile wide tornado that moved across the northeast portion of lake Stamford. This tornado came within yards of hitting the lake Stamford power plant, however it did knock down 11 transmission poles coming out of the power plant and eight distribution poles. This tornado was also filmed by a weather broadcaster from a local Abilene television station. An isolated severe thunderstorm formed along the dry line in the late afternoon in Dickens County. This thunderstorm split into two different cells with one going northeast into Oklahoma and the other moving almost due east across Stonewall, Haskell and Eastern Throckmorton Counties. As the thunderstorm was over eastern Stonewall County, it begin to take on tornadic radar signatures and continued to intensify as it moved into Haskell County. During it's two hour trek across Haskell County, it produced at least four tornadoes. Right after the storm crossed over into Throckmorton County it weakened rapidly and eventually dissipated over the southeastern portion of Throckmorton County.
30.31990-04-05232°27'N / 99°44'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Taylor
31.81973-04-22232°17'N / 99°19'W0.30 Mile100 Yards003K0Callahan
32.22002-04-07233°11'N / 99°20'W33°14'N / 99°15'W7.00 Miles1500 Yards0010K0Throckmorton
 Brief Description: Immediately after the first tornado dissipated, a second larger, more stable multiple vortex tornado developed. Tracking along a 7 mile long path across western Throckmorton County, this tornado would reach over three quarters of a mile wide. Fortunately, the tornado tracked largely over open county and damage was minimal for a tornado of this size. Partially buried fence posts were torn out of the ground and disappeared, while a 300 yard path was swept clean and a large mesquite tree was ripped out of the ground. Severe thunderstorms rolled across much of West Central Texas during the afternoon and evening hours of the 7th. Two supercells produced a total of 5 tornadoes, 3 across the northern Big Country in Throckmorton County and 2 more across the Northern Edwards Plateau in Crockett County. Although one of the tornadoes in Throckmorton was about three quarters of a mile wide and stayed on the ground for 16 minutes, it fortunately crossed open farmland, striking no homes were causing no injuries. Damage was more extensive with the southern supercell, with tennis ball size hail causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to several ranch houses in eastern Crockett County. Other storms produced hail up to golf ball size across parts of the Concho Valley and Heartland.
32.61990-05-14332°53'N / 99°53'W0.20 Mile10 Yards020K0Jones
32.81962-05-31332°18'N / 99°33'W2.00 Miles33 Yards020K0Callahan
33.21979-05-21332°34'N / 98°49'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0Stephens
34.01990-04-05232°35'N / 99°54'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Jones
34.81962-05-26433°10'N / 99°46'W33°10'N / 99°35'W10.70 Miles133 Yards012.5M0Haskell
35.21978-07-03232°29'N / 99°52'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Taylor
35.81982-05-30232°57'N / 99°56'W32°56'N / 99°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jones
35.81989-05-13232°35'N / 99°56'W1.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Jones
35.91963-04-05233°09'N / 99°44'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Haskell
36.81973-03-10232°20'N / 99°45'W0125K0Taylor
37.21991-04-24333°09'N / 99°46'W33°12'N / 99°42'W3.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Haskell
37.81962-05-25332°50'N / 100°00'W32°53'N / 99°58'W4.10 Miles67 Yards1125K0Jones
38.01962-05-26233°10'N / 99°46'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Haskell
38.21957-04-19232°24'N / 98°50'W0.30 Mile17 Yards003K0Eastland
38.31975-03-17232°16'N / 98°56'W32°23'N / 98°54'W8.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eastland
38.41990-05-14232°50'N / 100°00'W0.20 Mile10 Yards030K0Jones
38.41982-05-30233°00'N / 99°58'W32°57'N / 99°56'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Haskell
39.11990-05-14232°53'N / 100°00'W0.20 Mile10 Yards020K0Jones
39.61970-10-22232°23'N / 98°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Eastland
40.11985-04-21333°14'N / 99°00'W33°15'N / 98°59'W1.50 Miles400 Yards30250K0Throckmorton
40.21985-04-28232°36'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles400 Yards0025K0Jones
41.01990-05-14232°56'N / 100°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jones
42.21994-05-29232°11'N / 99°12'W32°07'N / 99°09'W6.00 Miles200 Yards03500K0Callahan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Cottonwood and moved southeast through Cross Plains doing heavy damage. Eighteen homes were destroyed and one hundred were damaged. Ninety percent of the businesses in town were damaged.
42.31985-04-21333°15'N / 98°59'W33°17'N / 98°57'W3.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Young
43.71958-11-17233°19'N / 99°40'W1.00 Mile33 Yards07250K0Haskell
44.41979-06-06233°12'N / 98°53'W33°13'N / 98°45'W7.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Young
44.91982-03-14332°06'N / 99°37'W32°09'N / 99°33'W3.50 Miles173 Yards002.5M0Callahan
45.01979-10-30232°13'N / 99°48'W0025K0Taylor
45.22009-06-13233°12'N / 99°57'W33°10'N / 99°54'W4.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M0KHaskell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service survey team found a quarter mile wide EF2 tornado that tore the roof off of four homes and desroyed several outbuildings, irrigation sprinklers, and power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: On June 13, thunderstorms developed along an outflow boundary across Northwest Texas. A supercell thunderstorm moved southeast across Haskell County and produced a strong tornado. There was significant damage near Rule. Also, large hail and widespread 60 to 70 mph winds were reported with this severe storm.
45.91970-04-26232°12'N / 99°48'W0.10 Mile200 Yards003K0Taylor
46.61991-05-02232°53'N / 100°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Jones
47.41970-04-26232°00'N / 99°24'W32°07'N / 99°12'W14.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Coleman
47.71957-08-12233°26'N / 99°24'W0.40 Mile100 Yards0025K0Baylor
47.81976-04-15233°26'N / 99°16'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Baylor
47.91982-03-14332°05'N / 99°38'W32°06'N / 99°37'W2.00 Miles173 Yards052.5M0Taylor
48.01994-05-29333°20'N / 98°49'W33°14'N / 98°50'W7.00 Miles600 Yards005K0Young
 Brief Description: A large tornado was video-taped by storm chasers. The tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes and moved south-southeast across open ranch land with the only known damage being to a garage and an oil storage tank.
48.71976-06-23233°23'N / 99°42'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Knox
49.02004-03-04232°07'N / 99°55'W32°14'N / 99°47'W10.00 Miles440 Yards02800K0Taylor
 Brief Description: A quickly moving tornado tore a 10 mile path through southern Taylor County. This tornado hit the community of Tuscola, where it damaged the Jim Ned high school injuring two people. A strong upper level disturbance combined with a strong surface low pressure system moving across West Central Texas produced a significant squall line that moved through the entire San Angelo county warning area. This squall line was accompanied by 60 to 80 MPH winds which produced widespread damage, especially across the Big Country. Embedded within the squall line, were several Supercell thunderstorms which produced nine tornadoes within the San Angelo county warning area.
49.01971-05-04233°25'N / 99°37'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Knox
49.11970-04-25233°03'N / 98°35'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Young
49.51955-06-04232°03'N / 99°08'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brown
49.51976-04-15233°07'N / 98°37'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Young
49.81982-03-14332°04'N / 99°42'W32°05'N / 99°38'W5.00 Miles173 Yards052.5M0Coleman
49.81974-06-04233°06'N / 98°36'W1.00 Mile467 Yards000K0Young


* 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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