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Tryon, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #116

Tryon, NC
0.24
North Carolina
0.18
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

Tryon, NC
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #537

Tryon, NC
102.82
North Carolina
115.21
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 4,779 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tryon, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:17Dense Fog:6Drought:81
Dust Storm:0Flood:382Hail:1,580Heat:6Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:22Landslide:0Strong Wind:47
Thunderstorm Winds:2,204Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:4Winter Storm:19Winter Weather:43
Other:305 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tryon, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Tryon, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.61979-08-263.7234.93-82.97
13.71981-05-053.51335.33-82.43

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tryon, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
18.31973-05-27334°55'N / 82°13'W35°00'N / 82°03'W11.10 Miles150 Yards0162.5M0Spartanburg
19.91985-08-17234°58'N / 82°00'W35°06'N / 81°55'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0392.5M0Spartanburg
20.51973-05-27335°00'N / 82°03'W35°10'N / 81°46'W19.80 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Cherokee
20.81989-05-05435°05'N / 81°56'W35°10'N / 81°50'W6.00 Miles700 Yards2352.5M0Spartanburg
23.81989-04-04234°54'N / 82°03'W2.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Spartanburg
23.91989-05-05435°10'N / 81°50'W35°11'N / 81°48'W3.00 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Cherokee
24.21989-05-05435°11'N / 81°48'W35°15'N / 81°49'W6.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Rutherford
25.31997-02-21234°55'N / 81°58'W34°55'N / 81°58'W1.00 Mile75 Yards00330K0Spartanburg
25.81975-05-18235°23'N / 81°50'W003K0Rutherford
25.81973-05-27334°46'N / 82°26'W34°55'N / 82°13'W16.00 Miles100 Yards0172.5M0Greenville
26.41979-03-23234°51'N / 82°24'W0.10 Mile77 Yards022.5M0Greenville
27.31973-05-27234°53'N / 82°47'W34°59'N / 82°23'W23.60 Miles150 Yards0025K0Pickens
27.81967-05-02234°50'N / 82°25'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Greenville
28.41952-05-10334°48'N / 82°15'W34°48'N / 82°08'W6.60 Miles83 Yards000K0Greenville
31.31973-05-27335°10'N / 81°46'W35°18'N / 81°36'W13.20 Miles100 Yards03250K0Cleveland
31.51952-05-10334°48'N / 82°08'W34°48'N / 81°51'W16.10 Miles83 Yards240K0Spartanburg
31.61973-03-31234°46'N / 82°37'W34°52'N / 82°26'W12.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pickens
31.61998-05-07235°37'N / 81°59'W35°37'N / 81°59'W3.70 Miles880 Yards00482K0Mcdowell
 Brief Description: Another supercell which tracked across the mountains spawned a tornado that travelled through a portion of Glenwood. Several homes and mobiles sustained damage or were destroyed. Supercell thunderstorms developed in a highly sheared atmosphere in eastern Tennessee then moved east across the mountains, foothills and western piedmont of North Carolina. These long-lived, cyclic supercells produced a considerable amount of large hail and some damaging winds in the mountains. The first tornado of the day in western North Carolina occurred in Madison county. Numerous reports of hail as large as golf balls were reported from the mountains. In Madison and Yancey counties, hail covered roads. More supercell thunderstorms developed behind the previous ones and followed similar tracks. In northern Buncombe county, the town of Barnardsville had three separate severe storms cross overhead and drop hail on the ground to a depth of 3 inches. Yancey county also had 3 separate storms move across the county that accumulated hail to 6 inches in depth. The hail was still on the ground the next morning. As the supercells moved into the foothills, they began to curve a little to the right, indicative of strong mesocyclonic circulations present. One supercell produced several tornadoes from Alexander county to Davie county. Another storm produced a tornado that tracked from western Caldwell county into south-central Alexander county. A third supercell that emerged out of the mountains in McDowell county produced several tornadoes from the southern part of that county to northern Mecklenburg county. Damage was fairly significant across western North Carolina with numerous homes either damaged or destroyed. Fortunately, no one was killed. However, 2 people were injured as a result of the violent F4 tornado in eastern Caldwell county. One person received minor injuries from a lightning strike in Yancey county later in the evening. The storms continued to reform in eastern Tennessee until very late in the evening and still produced large hail as they crossed the border into the mountain counties of North Carolina, before weakening shortly after midnight..
31.81989-04-04234°46'N / 82°30'W34°49'N / 82°27'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Greenville
32.71975-01-10235°09'N / 82°50'W35°12'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Transylvania
33.21969-04-18235°01'N / 81°42'W0.50 Mile83 Yards0025K0Cherokee
33.71994-03-27235°03'N / 82°03'W35°24'N / 81°14'W25.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Spartanburg
33.91998-01-07234°48'N / 82°36'W34°50'N / 82°36'W1.50 Miles35 Yards043.0M0Pickens
 Brief Description: A tornado developed from a fast moving severe thunderstorm that raced north out of eastern Georgia. The F2 tornado destroyed several houses and mobile homes and severely damaged many other homes and businesses. Damage was sustained to the south of the track of the tornado due to strong inflow into the storm. Damage from severe thunderstorm winds in the rear flank downdraft occurred north into Easley. A powerful winter storm brought flooding rain, high winds, and a tornado to the Upstate from the evening of the 7th into the early morning of the 8th. Rainfall between 4 and 7 inches during a 2-day period across the mountains and foothills resulted in significant flooding. Many roads and bridges were covered or washed out. A wash out in Pickens county resulted in one fatality. Thunderstorms raced north through the area adding to the deluge as well as creating or enhancing strong to damaging winds. An F2 tornado touched down near Easley. Meso-scale high winds behind the complex of thunderstorms moved across the northern half of Greenville county and blew down trees and power lines. Severe thunderstorm winds combined with strong gradient winds to down trees and power lines in York county as well.
34.91989-04-04234°45'N / 82°32'W34°46'N / 82°30'W2.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Anderson
38.81990-02-10235°12'N / 81°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0Cleveland
40.11980-04-13234°34'N / 82°25'W34°43'N / 82°22'W10.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Greenville
42.51994-08-16334°38'N / 81°31'W34°59'N / 81°49'W30.00 Miles250 Yards00500K0Union And Spartanburg
 Brief Description: Tornado began near Santuc as a large multi-vortex F3 tornado. Spotters engaged the storm almost immediately and followed it as it curved north to northwest through the County. The storm had intermittent ground contact of about 30 to 40 percent but there was not a great deal of separation between areas of damage. The path width gradually diminished to about 50 yards from 0.75 mile initially, and the storm intensity gradually weakened to F2 and then to F1 at Pauline. The tornado crossed into Spartanburg County near Pacolet Mills at 1545EST. A well constructed home near Santuc was destroyed, a stationary vehicle was thrown aout 150 yds, and other homes and structures received severe damage along its path.
42.91975-11-12234°40'N / 81°52'W0.70 Mile50 Yards04250K0Edgefield
43.91980-05-23234°39'N / 81°52'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Spartanburg
44.51989-05-05435°28'N / 81°35'W35°32'N / 81°29'W5.00 Miles800 Yards03025.0M0Cleveland
45.21984-03-28234°33'N / 82°05'W34°37'N / 81°55'W10.00 Miles700 Yards04325.0M0Laurens
47.01994-06-26234°51'N / 83°02'W34°58'N / 82°56'W12.00 Miles900 Yards01500K0Oconee
48.31973-05-27234°52'N / 82°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Oconee
49.31979-05-24235°45'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile30 Yards00250K0Burke
49.71989-05-05435°32'N / 81°29'W35°35'N / 81°27'W3.00 Miles800 Yards41925.0M0Lincoln


* 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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