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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Sheldon, WI

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

Sheldon, WI

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, #619

Sheldon, WI

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 1,566 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sheldon, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:10Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:53Hail:606Heat:10Heavy Snow:32
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:742Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:37Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sheldon, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sheldon, WI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Sheldon, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 55 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sheldon, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.51977-07-30245°18'N / 90°55'W45°23'N / 90°50'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Taylor
7.21977-07-30245°11'N / 91°13'W45°18'N / 90°55'W16.50 Miles1000 Yards182.5M0Chippewa
10.72002-09-02345°28'N / 91°08'W45°28'N / 90°49'W16.00 Miles440 Yards02725.0M0Rusk
 Brief Description: The first tornadic supercell to rake Wisconsin this day started just west of Ladysmith and tore through the downtown before moving into rural parts of eastern Rusk County. Injury totals fluctuated at first, but Rusk County Emergency Management stated there were approximately 27 injuries, none more serious than a broken leg. The NWS performed a damage survey the next day, and the most severe damage, rated F3, was in downtown Ladysmith. In this area 4 blocks wide and 16 blocks long, 40 buildings were destroyed and 159 damaged. One church was blown off its foundation, although during the damage survey, it was apparent that it had been barely attached to the foundation. A pickup truck was also picked up and thrown into a tree. Two old brick buildings collapsed. As the tornado reached the east side of Ladysmith, it weakened to F2 status. Once it left Ladysmith, the tornado continued on an eastward path, striking a number of rural farm houses and producing mostly F1 damage until it dissipated.
10.81977-07-30245°23'N / 90°55'W45°29'N / 90°43'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Rusk
11.81975-08-24245°16'N / 91°27'W45°33'N / 90°52'W34.20 Miles400 Yards0625K0Rusk
13.71953-05-10444°52'N / 91°04'W45°30'N / 90°25'W53.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Chippewa
14.01982-09-12245°22'N / 91°12'W45°32'N / 91°08'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Rusk
14.51966-07-03245°08'N / 90°48'W01250K0Taylor
16.71959-05-26245°20'N / 91°18'W2.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rusk
18.02002-09-02245°11'N / 90°49'W45°08'N / 90°30'W17.00 Miles75 Yards003.9M0Taylor
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about a mile northwest of Gilman (Taylor County) and moved southeast into the village a couple minutes later. A few trees and homes were lightly damaged before the tornado hit the Gilman school. The roof was blown off the school gymnasium, where the high school football team had been seeking cover a minute before moving into the hallways and interior rooms. Debris was blown from the school onto the nearby football field and into homes east of Gilman. The tornado kept tracking southeast into the Chequamegon National Forest, producing occasional house damage and knocking down hundreds of trees. The path of the storm crossed Trucker Lane, Winter Sports Road and damaged several homes near Sawyer Avenue as it increased in size and strength. The worst damage was when the top story of a two story house was completely removed along Sawyer Avenue shortly before the tornado dissipated before crossing Highway 64 west of Medford (Taylor County). There were no reports of deaths or injuries. This was the first confirmed tornado in Taylor County since July 30, 1977.
18.31967-07-22245°18'N / 91°32'W45°13'N / 91°07'W20.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rusk
21.61958-06-04245°35'N / 91°06'W45°40'N / 90°50'W13.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Rusk
22.21977-07-30445°06'N / 91°32'W45°16'N / 91°13'W19.00 Miles300 Yards02025.0M0Chippewa
22.51984-06-07244°59'N / 90°55'W45°01'N / 90°44'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Clark
23.31984-06-07244°58'N / 90°56'W44°59'N / 90°55'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Chippewa
25.61962-06-23244°58'N / 90°50'W44°57'N / 90°46'W2.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Clark
25.61958-06-04344°57'N / 91°10'W44°58'N / 91°04'W4.30 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Chippewa
27.91964-07-06245°13'N / 90°26'W45°10'N / 90°23'W3.30 Miles33 Yards023K0Taylor
29.01971-09-28344°55'N / 91°02'W44°52'N / 90°56'W5.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Chippewa
30.81958-06-04444°56'N / 91°28'W45°00'N / 91°15'W11.10 Miles600 Yards350250K0Chippewa
31.21969-06-26244°46'N / 90°55'W45°02'N / 90°28'W28.50 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Clark
32.11986-09-03245°19'N / 91°38'W45°20'N / 91°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Barron
32.21971-09-28344°52'N / 90°56'W44°50'N / 90°48'W6.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clark
32.81983-07-19244°51'N / 90°48'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Clark
33.11990-09-11245°26'N / 91°39'W45°26'N / 91°35'W3.00 Miles2500 Yards002.5M0Barron
33.21994-04-26245°24'N / 90°22'W45°34'N / 90°16'W12.00 Miles1200 Yards00500K500KPrice
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorm winds caused property damage just north of Downing, Dunn County. A tornado skipped along a 12-mile path in Price County from four miles southwest of Ogema to two miles northeast of Prentice. Along its path, the tornado damaged a construction company shed, knocked a garage against a home, rolled a large mobile home onto its top, demolished a cabin trailer and barn, and damaged a farm home.
34.01964-06-18245°25'N / 91°39'W45°25'N / 91°38'W0225K0Barron
34.21971-09-28344°50'N / 90°48'W44°59'N / 90°18'W26.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Clark
36.61958-06-04444°46'N / 91°16'W44°49'N / 90°56'W16.50 Miles880 Yards432.5M0Eau Claire
36.91964-06-18245°26'N / 91°45'W45°25'N / 91°39'W4.10 Miles13 Yards000K0Barron
38.41958-06-04444°49'N / 90°56'W44°54'N / 90°04'W42.70 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Clark
40.11980-07-15244°52'N / 91°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards152.5M0Chippewa
40.31950-06-25245°34'N / 90°18'W45°34'N / 90°07'W8.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Price
40.91971-07-18244°52'N / 91°32'W44°50'N / 91°26'W4.50 Miles100 Yards12250K0Eau Claire
40.91950-06-25244°55'N / 90°19'W44°58'N / 90°17'W2.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0Marathon
41.01972-09-20245°40'N / 90°27'W45°45'N / 90°12'W13.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Price
41.31983-07-03244°51'N / 90°27'W44°53'N / 90°20'W6.00 Miles57 Yards00250K0Clark
41.81967-07-22245°24'N / 92°06'W45°18'N / 91°32'W28.20 Miles33 Yards06250K0Barron
41.81976-06-12244°50'N / 91°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0St. Croix
41.91953-05-10444°36'N / 91°22'W44°52'N / 91°04'W23.40 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Eau Claire
42.61957-07-04245°36'N / 91°46'W45°36'N / 91°42'W1.30 Miles150 Yards04250K0Barron
42.81983-07-03244°49'N / 91°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Eau Claire
42.81950-06-25244°50'N / 90°21'W44°55'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles17 Yards1025K0Clark
42.91974-04-12245°02'N / 90°10'W45°04'N / 90°09'W0025K0Marathon
42.91980-07-15344°50'N / 91°31'W1.00 Mile440 Yards1102.5M0Eau Claire
43.11971-09-28344°59'N / 90°18'W45°02'N / 90°04'W11.60 Miles300 Yards01250K0Marathon
43.31982-09-12244°48'N / 91°33'W44°50'N / 91°27'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
43.51982-09-12244°46'N / 91°30'W44°49'N / 91°25'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Eau Claire
44.11970-09-21244°42'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Eau Claire
44.71983-07-03244°53'N / 90°20'W44°54'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles57 Yards00250K0Marathon
45.61983-07-03244°38'N / 91°15'W44°43'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
46.01958-06-04544°57'N / 91°55'W45°03'N / 91°40'W13.70 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Dunn
48.11959-05-26344°35'N / 90°56'W44°39'N / 90°53'W4.30 Miles67 Yards02250K0Clark
48.91980-07-15244°37'N / 91°11'W44°37'N / 91°07'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
49.61996-08-07245°04'N / 90°04'W44°54'N / 90°02'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00200K250KMarathon
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 6.5 miles north of Stratford, tore the top portion of a home off, flattened a garage and snapped off several large trees. The storm moved east-northeast for 2.5 miles, damaging a storage shed and 30 trees on a farm. Dozens of Ginseng shelters were thrown about. The tornado was not on the ground for the entire path.

* 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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