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Short Creek, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Short Creek is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Short Creek is higher than West 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, #772

Short Creek, WV
0.00
West Virginia
0.06
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

Short Creek, WV
0.0000
West 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, #74

Short Creek, WV
57.35
West Virginia
34.13
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 4,504 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Short Creek, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:834Hail:850Heat:3Heavy Snow:57
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:30Landslide:0Strong Wind:92
Thunderstorm Winds:2,501Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:3
Other:90 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Short Creek, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Short Creek, WV.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Short Creek, WV.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 23 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Short Creek, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.21954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
23.72000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
28.11990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
28.81969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
29.91968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
36.21956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
36.71971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
42.71963-08-03340°19'N / 79°53'W27025.0M0Allegheny
43.71967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
44.01958-07-22240°14'N / 81°34'W40°20'N / 81°26'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tuscarawas
44.31975-06-04240°35'N / 80°13'W40°11'N / 79°32'W45.30 Miles30 Yards000K0Beaver
44.41956-05-13240°22'N / 79°52'W0.70 Mile200 Yards05250K0Allegheny
44.91983-05-22240°17'N / 79°53'W40°18'N / 79°47'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Allegheny
46.01998-06-27239°48'N / 81°23'W39°48'N / 81°23'W0.30 Mile200 Yards1175K0Noble
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH
46.31954-09-30240°45'N / 81°09'W1325K0Carroll
46.41978-10-12340°48'N / 80°55'W40°53'N / 80°49'W7.30 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Columbiana
46.51985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
46.61985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
47.02003-11-12240°27'N / 81°31'W40°30'N / 81°27'W3.50 Miles175 Yards01160K0Tuscarawas
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near May Rd just off Route 52 southwest of New Philadelphia. It moved east northeast at 45 mph, damaging several homes along Crooked Run Rd. Several homes had significant damage with roofs taken completely off; some walls were toppled. Several garages and barns suffered significant damage. Few garages completely destroyed. A least one mobile home was knocked off its foundation.Many trees and power lines were downed. Tornado went across Interstate 77 and into New Philadelphia, where 12 homes had scattered damage. Crooked Run Rd had the most significant damage. Path length 3.5 miles; path width 175 yards; maximum winds estimated 120 mph.
47.91955-03-11240°17'N / 81°37'W40°17'N / 81°32'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Tuscarawas
48.21981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
48.71954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
48.91955-03-11240°53'N / 80°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbiana


* 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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