Snyder County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Snyder County is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Snyder County is lower than Pennsylvania average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #31
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
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, #37
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 12,179 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Snyder County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||1,754||Hail:||1,868||Heat:||143||Heavy Snow:||203|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||46||Landslide:||1||Strong Wind:||244|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||6,515||Tropical Storm:||2||Wildfire:||29||Winter Storm:||153||Winter Weather:||143|
No volcano is found in or near Snyder County.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Snyder County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Snyder County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|12.1||1980-04-09||2||40°44'N / 77°19'W||40°43'N / 77°17'W||0||0||250K||0||Snyder|
|14.7||1978-08-28||2||40°53'N / 76°52'W||40°51'N / 76°48'W||3.30 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Snyder|
|16.7||1978-08-28||2||40°51'N / 76°48'W||40°52'N / 76°46'W||0||0||25K||0||Northumberland|
|20.0||1950-07-05||2||40°36'N / 76°45'W||0||0||3K||0||Dauphin|
|24.0||1953-09-12||2||40°40'N / 76°41'W||40°39'N / 76°35'W||4.70 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Northumberland|
|24.1||1967-09-21||2||40°25'N / 77°11'W||0.10 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Perry|
|27.5||1985-05-31||3||41°08'N / 76°58'W||41°09'N / 76°55'W||4.00 Miles||910 Yards||2||20||25.0M||0||Union|
|27.6||1952-07-23||2||40°37'N / 77°34'W||0||4||25K||0||Mifflin|
|27.8||1985-05-31||3||41°11'N / 77°09'W||41°08'N / 76°58'W||11.00 Miles||910 Yards||2||20||25.0M||0||Lycoming|
|28.1||1985-05-31||3||41°09'N / 76°55'W||41°07'N / 76°50'W||4.00 Miles||2640 Yards||2||20||25.0M||0||Northumberland|
|29.4||1955-08-19||2||40°24'N / 77°23'W||0||0||25K||0||Chester|
|31.9||1976-07-29||3||41°12'N / 77°16'W||41°14'N / 76°47'W||25.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Lycoming|
|35.0||1989-06-20||2||40°22'N / 77°30'W||2.00 Miles||23 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Perry|
|37.1||1977-04-05||2||40°15'N / 76°50'W||2.00 Miles||67 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Dauphin|
|37.4||1970-03-26||2||40°16'N / 76°46'W||2.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Dauphin|
|38.1||1966-08-16||2||41°18'N / 77°00'W||41°18'N / 76°54'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Lycoming|
|38.4||1991-09-18||2||40°40'N / 77°49'W||40°42'N / 77°47'W||4.00 Miles||330 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Huntingdon|
|39.0||1989-11-20||2||40°37'N / 77°49'W||40°39'N / 77°47'W||3.50 Miles||1230 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Huntingdon|
|39.7||1967-10-18||2||40°13'N / 76°45'W||40°19'N / 76°36'W||10.20 Miles||30 Yards||0||11||250K||0||Dauphin|
|40.5||1985-05-31||4||41°10'N / 77°52'W||41°13'N / 77°19'W||29.00 Miles||3330 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Clinton|
|40.6||1957-11-19||2||40°18'N / 76°35'W||2.00 Miles||13 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lebanon|
|41.5||2004-07-14||3||40°17'N / 76°35'W||40°17'N / 76°35'W||7.50 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||18.0M||0||Lebanon|
|Brief Description: Thunderstorms spawned a strong F3 tornado in southern Lebanon County during the afternoon of July 14. The tornado first touched down in far western Lebanon County at 3:05 pm EDT, about 1 mile west of the town of Campbelltown. The tornado traveled east, and struck a housing development about one quarter mile south of Route 322. A total of 32 homes were destroyed, with another 37 homes sustaining significant damage. An additional 50 homes and 9 farm buildings in the area were damaged by downburst winds associated with the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado. The tornado continued along a path to the east for seven and one half miles. The tornado crossed Route 322 west of Mount Pleasant, and continued east, mainly across fields, until it lifted up about 2 miles northwest of the town of Cornwall at 3:15 pm EDT. The width of the tornado was one quarter mile. Although the tornadic damage was confined to the path described, additional damage occurred outside this path, again associated with downburst winds from the parent thunderstorm. Winds were estimated between 175 and 200 MPH, making this a strong F3 tornado on the Fujita scale. The tornado injured 24 persons, one critically. There were no deaths. The American Red Cross opened a mass care center, where over 50 people required assistance with sheltering. Between 25,000 and 30,000 customers lost power in Lebanon and Berks Counties as a result of the storms.|
|42.5||1985-07-31||2||40°10'N / 76°54'W||40°09'N / 76°51'W||3.00 Miles||20 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Lancaster|
|43.7||1981-07-26||2||40°52'N / 76°15'W||0||0||25K||0||Schuylkill|
|43.7||1992-07-17||2||40°24'N / 76°23'W||1.00 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Lebanon|
|44.1||1975-06-05||2||40°45'N / 77°55'W||0||0||250K||0||Centre|
|44.6||1992-10-09||2||40°07'N / 76°57'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||York|
|48.2||1970-07-02||2||40°09'N / 76°37'W||1.00 Mile||1760 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lancaster|
|48.7||1982-04-17||2||41°12'N / 76°24'W||41°15'N / 76°21'W||4.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Columbia|
|48.9||1970-06-18||3||40°24'N / 76°18'W||40°24'N / 76°14'W||1.90 Miles||880 Yards||1||5||2.5M||0||Lebanon|
* 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.