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Sheffield, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1039

Sheffield, TX
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

Sheffield, 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, #1947

Sheffield, TX
27.33
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 744 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sheffield, 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:164Hail:455Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:120Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:5 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sheffield, 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 Sheffield, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.61982-01-043.9531.18-102.49

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sheffield, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
17.82009-04-29230°26'N / 102°03'W30°26'N / 102°03'W005K0KTerrell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Although a tornado was never reported during the time of issuance, later public reports and a NWS Storm Survey indicated in fact there was a tornado. Based on radar estimates, tornadic damage began sometime around 4 PM CST about 28 miles north of Dryden, TX. This is where a 30 gallon fiberglass tank was destroyed, in addition to another chemical tank. Pieces of the fiberglass tank were found downwind. A set of metal stairs that appeared to have been welded to the tank were also found downwind and were no longer attached to the tank. As the tornado tracked southeastward, its debris field of rocks, gravel and tree limbs stripped the paint off of a recently painted 300 gallon storage tank. The tornado continued on its path and weakened after stripping some cedar trees sometime around 404 PM CST. Please see the attached images for damage photos and a detailed image of the tornado's damage path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the afternoon of April 29, 2009, a surface low developed near Raton Mesa with a dryline extending from the eastern NM/TX border to the Davis Mountains of west Texas. Strong daytime heating resulted in mixed layer CAPE values near 3000 j/kg. As a strong southern stream mid-level jet max approached, favored kinematic profiles lead to the rapid development of supercells across southwest Texas. Although coverage remained fairly isolated due to weak upper level support, upslope/backed flow did result in at least one tornado being observed.
21.91990-06-01431°05'N / 102°21'W30°51'N / 101°57'W22.00 Miles1233 Yards22125.0M0Pecos
21.91954-06-01230°54'N / 102°18'W30°56'N / 102°10'W8.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Pecos
25.11961-05-04330°32'N / 102°22'W1.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pecos
28.61965-09-21330°18'N / 101°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Terrell
32.21960-04-26231°08'N / 102°13'W31°08'N / 102°02'W10.90 Miles200 Yards003K0Upton
45.41965-08-10230°08'N / 102°24'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Terrell
45.51955-06-16230°43'N / 101°13'W3.00 Miles333 Yards000K0Crockett


* 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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