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Smithburg, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Smithburg is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Smithburg is about the same as 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, #684

Smithburg, WV
0.01
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

Smithburg, 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, #247

Smithburg, WV
38.02
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 2,426 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Smithburg, WV 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:544Hail:582Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,234Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Smithburg, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Smithburg, WV.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Smithburg, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41986-10-01339°18'N / 80°47'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Doddridge
18.91956-03-07239°03'N / 80°34'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0Lewis
25.61981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
27.71970-08-22239°18'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile127 Yards002.5M0Harrison
29.11981-07-28239°24'N / 81°18'W39°23'N / 81°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards03250K0Pleasants
32.01981-07-28239°25'N / 81°18'W39°24'N / 81°18'W1.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Washington
34.11967-05-07239°20'N / 80°05'W0025K0Taylor
38.51998-01-08239°13'N / 81°25'W39°14'N / 81°27'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00200K0Wood
 Brief Description: One mobile home along Farrow Hill Road was completely destroyed. Luckily, the owner was not at home. One church sustained roof damage. A side to a barn was ripped off. An old farm house was damaged. Some bark from a tree went through a cars windshield. One van was pushed several yards. Numerous trees were knocked down. Nobody was injured. Rare January dew points, in the upper 50s and lower 60s on the 8th, along with strong winds aloft, helped trigger severe weather. The rains from the past few days were heavier in Ohio, and eventually caused minor river flooding along the mainstem of the Ohio River. The high water was from the mouth of the Hocking River to the mouth of the Kanawha River. The crest at Pt. Pleasant was 41.5 feet. These levels closed some roads, parks, and parking lots, but did not reach into the towns.
43.81968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
47.11980-06-03339°32'N / 79°54'W39°30'N / 79°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Monongalia
48.52003-07-10239°15'N / 81°39'W39°16'N / 81°36'W2.50 Miles250 Yards001.5M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Raymond Street near Lubeck. Several homes were damaged here, including a brick garage, which had its roof thrown a couple hundred feet into neighboring homes. The tornado continued northeast along Smitherman Road, where it intensified to F2 strength. Eight homes were damaged at his time, including 2 homes with their roofs lifted off and thrown several hundred feet. More homes were damaged as the tornado cross Lake Washington Road. One resident took shelter in a basement bathroom. When she opened the door after the storm, there was nothing but daylight. Six RV trailers were overturned at a dealership. The tornado crossed White Acres Road damaging 6 homes. One attached garage was ripped away from a house. The tornado weakened as it crossed Route 892. Trees were mangled near Jewell Road. The storm crossed Island View Drive, but no houses suffered any significant damage. All total, on the order of 30 homes and a couple of businesses sustained damage, with a half dozen homes destroyed. About 15 power poles were snapped. Luckily, no fatalities or injuries occurred. A potent squall line developed during the early afternoon across central Ohio, on southwest to central Kentucky. This was along a prefrontal surface boundary, and well out ahead of a strong cold front. The atmosphere warmed into the 80s with surface dew points in the 70 to 75 degree range. Additional thunderstorms formed into a broken west to east line across West Virginia, ahead of the squall line. This caused flooding problems. After 1500E, the squall line accelerated eastward, moving near 50 mph. As a result of this event, a few more counties, such as Ritchie and Harrison, were added to FEMA's disaster declaration number 1474. This federal disaster was initiated during the month of June.
49.61998-06-27239°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


* 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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