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Tennessee Colony, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #562

Tennessee Colony, TX
0.02
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

Tennessee Colony, 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, #1252

Tennessee Colony, TX
151.92
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 2,548 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tennessee Colony, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:341Hail:930Heat:10Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:1,123Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:3Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:10
Other:47 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tennessee Colony, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Tennessee Colony, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Tennessee Colony, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tennessee Colony, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.71981-05-09331°57'N / 95°54'W32°03'N / 95°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Anderson
11.61953-11-19231°46'N / 95°43'W31°48'N / 95°38'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Anderson
12.51967-04-13231°43'N / 95°52'W31°37'N / 95°47'W8.60 Miles300 Yards0025K0Leon
13.01984-02-11231°45'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards032.5M0Anderson
14.31981-05-09231°52'N / 95°42'W31°53'N / 95°32'W9.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Anderson
15.61981-05-09332°03'N / 95°47'W32°03'N / 95°42'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henderson
15.91980-10-16231°43'N / 95°38'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0125K0Anderson
16.31987-11-15331°36'N / 95°42'W31°45'N / 95°38'W10.50 Miles250 Yards15925.0M0Anderson
18.12010-01-20232°03'N / 95°41'W32°04'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0030K0KHenderson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down about 3 miles south of the town of Larue and tracked northeast for about a mile. A total of seven homes were damaged, and the exterior walls collapsed on some structures. The Larue Church of Christ suffered extensive damage. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with estimated maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
19.71981-10-13331°57'N / 96°09'W32°03'N / 96°08'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Navarro
22.61974-10-31331°37'N / 95°35'W2.00 Miles500 Yards040K0Anderson
24.11959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
26.31957-04-24231°38'N / 96°16'W31°40'N / 96°13'W4.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Freestone
27.11955-04-12332°03'N / 95°31'W32°05'N / 95°26'W5.60 Miles300 Yards07250K0Anderson
27.91954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
29.31961-04-11232°01'N / 95°24'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Cherokee
30.21991-04-26232°01'N / 95°23'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Cherokee
30.71979-02-23332°09'N / 95°30'W32°10'N / 95°28'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Henderson
31.91979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
33.31999-04-04231°47'N / 95°19'W31°50'N / 95°16'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0015K0Cherokee
 Brief Description: Abandoned chicken coop collapsed, large oaks (3 feet in diameter) uprooted otherwise minor damage to vehicles and about 10 homes.
33.32007-09-05231°50'N / 96°26'W31°55'N / 96°25'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0040K0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed roughly two miles east-southeast of the first tornado. Damage was first noted along CR 2410 just north of the Freestone County line. Trees were uprooted and trunks and large limbs snapped as the tornado moved northeast. A barn was destroyed roughly one mile west of Interstate 45, and two metal transmission line towers were damaged 1/2 miles west of the interstate. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Interstate 45. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low lingered in the area creating conditions ripe for flooding. Several instances of flash flooding were reported as a large area of rain persisted through mid-morning.
34.01961-09-11331°55'N / 95°17'W0325K0Jackson
35.11979-02-23332°10'N / 95°28'W32°12'N / 95°21'W7.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Smith
35.41977-08-22232°06'N / 96°23'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Navarro
35.91987-11-15331°49'N / 95°20'W32°09'N / 95°12'W21.00 Miles500 Yards27525.0M0Cherokee
36.21972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards000K0Henderson
36.21972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Henderson
37.11965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
37.31979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
37.41991-04-26332°03'N / 95°18'W32°05'N / 95°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Cherokee
37.71966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
38.01957-08-17232°06'N / 96°28'W32°06'N / 96°24'W4.10 Miles1333 Yards0025K0Navarro
38.61953-05-11231°19'N / 96°13'W31°22'N / 96°04'W9.50 Miles267 Yards0025K0Leon
39.41976-05-25231°41'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Limestone
39.61990-04-27331°36'N / 96°30'W31°38'N / 96°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Limestone
39.61973-01-20232°09'N / 95°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Smith
39.71965-05-10232°06'N / 96°28'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Navarro
39.71975-07-03232°06'N / 96°28'W0025K0Navarro
39.71983-08-18232°06'N / 96°28'W2.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Navarro
40.11967-07-03232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Smith
40.11979-03-02232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0225K0Smith
40.61973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
40.91973-06-03331°46'N / 95°10'W0.10 Mile33 Yards030K0Cherokee
41.11967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
41.51955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
42.21998-01-05232°14'N / 95°21'W32°17'N / 95°18'W4.20 Miles75 Yards00120K0Smith
 Brief Description: HP Supercell developed along a quasi-stationary front and moved northeast. This Supercell produced a family of three tornadoes, numerous microbursts and giant hail. A meso was detected by dopplar radar with the HP supercell. In this supercell an F2 tornado was produced. As the supercell developed, massive mid level convergence occurred resulting in giant hail. The evolution continued resulting in a bow echo pattern where two additional weak tornadoes occurred in the northern comma heads In the first tornado, damage consisted of numerous snapped and fallen trees. Fifteen homes and three businesses were either moderately or severely damaged including roofs removed on two homes. Southwestern Bell phone truck heavily damaged from a fallen tree and a Ford Aerostar Van was crushed almost beyond recognition. Several telephone poles were tilted to a 45 degree angle.
42.51969-07-15232°02'N / 95°10'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Cherokee
43.71979-04-01232°14'N / 95°18'W32°16'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Smith
43.71961-03-26231°19'N / 95°27'W1.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Houston
43.81955-04-12231°46'N / 95°07'W003K0Cherokee
44.21953-05-16331°14'N / 95°34'W31°15'N / 95°39'W5.20 Miles33 Yards180K0Houston
44.91961-03-26231°41'N / 95°07'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cherokee
45.21967-04-13232°30'N / 95°57'W32°30'N / 95°51'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Van Zandt
45.52010-10-24232°11'N / 96°33'W32°15'N / 96°27'W7.00 Miles480 Yards041.0M0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice damaging several homes, derailing train cars, damaging a school, and overturning cars on the interstate. The tornado began about 4 miles outside the town limits of Rice and first damaged two homes near NW 050 road. One of the homes was completely destroyed. About a mile and half later, the tornado struck another home causing the exterior walls to collapse and taking the roof off the home. Next, the tornado entered the town of Rice and moved over a train track derailing 11 train cars. One of the train cars ended up in the nearby baseball field of the high school. The baseball field and nearby football stadium was also damaged, and the softball field was completely destroyed. Power poles and bleachers were damaged at the football and baseball field. At the softball field, the fences, dugouts, scorekeepers stand, scoreboard, light poles, and bleachers were all destroyed. The tornado then damaged an intermediate school causing one wall to lean and peeling the roof off the gymnasium. Next, the tornado crossed Interstate 45 where it overturned a few cars and trapped some people. One 18 wheeler carrying a dump truck lost the dump truck which fell onto a car traveling in the other direction. The driver of the car sustained minor cuts. East of the interstate, the tornado damaged 4 more homes causing mainly roof damage to the homes. The roof damage east of the interstate was mostly EF1 intensity. A total of 4 persons were injured during this tornado. All were transported to area hospitals with minor, non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the structural damage, trees were snapped along the path of the tornado. The maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and east of Interstate 35 in association with a dryline across north Texas. The storms produced large amounts of hail which damaged hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs. In Hunt County alone, emergency officials estimated nearly 500 homes had some form of roof damage. In addition, a strong EF2 tornado moved through Rice damaging the new intermediate school, several homes, derailing train cars and overturning vehicles on Interstate 45. A second EF0 tornado damaged 10 homes near Lone Oak.
45.81950-02-12231°31'N / 96°33'W31°34'N / 96°33'W3.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Limestone
46.11961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
46.21998-10-17231°58'N / 96°38'W31°58'N / 96°38'W3.50 Miles100 Yards14100K0Navarro
 Brief Description: A 33 year old man was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home. M33MH
46.41958-04-29231°59'N / 95°06'W31°59'N / 95°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards04250K0Rusk
46.81957-04-24231°57'N / 96°41'W32°00'N / 96°36'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Navarro
47.01958-07-06232°21'N / 95°19'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
47.21967-06-11231°58'N / 96°39'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
47.71987-11-15332°09'N / 95°12'W32°18'N / 95°09'W12.00 Miles500 Yards2625.0M0Smith
48.21967-04-13232°12'N / 95°18'W32°20'N / 95°06'W14.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Smith
48.81999-05-04231°45'N / 95°06'W31°40'N / 94°59'W9.40 Miles200 Yards0000Cherokee
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped.
48.82002-03-30231°24'N / 96°35'W31°27'N / 96°28'W7.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Limestone
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down just west of farm road 2749 about .5 mile southeast of Thornton. Two houses were damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a mobile home unroofed. The tornado moved northeast damaging a barn, then moved into the Davis Prairie community damaging several houses, some mobile homes, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado moved northeast and weakened before dissipating 2.4 miles south of the Box Church community.
49.52003-04-06231°54'N / 95°03'W31°56'N / 94°59'W4.20 Miles220 Yards0000Cherokee
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast across east extreme east central Cherokee County. Two mobile homes were damaged and numerous trees were twisted, broken and uprooted. This tornado moved into Rusk County, TX.
49.51973-06-03231°26'N / 96°37'W31°29'N / 96°31'W6.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Limestone
49.91957-04-26232°21'N / 95°19'W32°24'N / 95°14'W6.10 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Smith
50.02006-12-29231°19'N / 96°38'W31°36'N / 96°31'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1201.0M0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.


* 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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