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

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

Earthquake Index, #180

Verona, ND
0.00
North Dakota
0.00
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

Verona, ND
0.0000
North Dakota
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, #131

Verona, ND
100.06
North Dakota
81.79
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 1,479 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Verona, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:15Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:818Heat:1Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:466Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:1
Other:32 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Verona, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Verona, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
13.11957-08-12246°24'N / 97°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Ransom
14.51970-08-29246°24'N / 97°53'W46°26'N / 97°40'W10.30 Miles10 Yards0725K0Ransom
16.41999-08-15246°39'N / 98°11'W46°33'N / 98°04'W8.00 Miles400 Yards0000La Moure
 Brief Description: The storm survey was completed by NWS Grand Forks. The tornado started in Barnes county 1.5 miles southwest of Litchville, moved across far northeast LaMoure county, and dissipated in Ransom county 6 miles north of Lisbon. The total path length was 20 miles.
16.61999-08-15246°34'N / 97°59'W46°31'N / 97°41'W20.00 Miles400 Yards001.2M0Ransom
 Brief Description: Most of the damage from the tornado occurred roughly 3 miles northeast of Fort Ransom, just across the Sheyenne River. One farm had a wood barn and 2 large pole barns completely destroyed. At another nearby farm, another wood barn and a pole barn were destroyed, some debris deposited several hundred feet away. Numerous large trees were broken and a feeding car was thrown a half a mile away. Thousands of large trees surrounding the path of the tornado were snapped in two, many of these along the Sheyenne River Valley.
18.41957-06-20246°06'N / 98°06'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Dickey
19.01982-04-15246°17'N / 97°44'W46°23'N / 97°37'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Ransom
20.41974-05-20346°32'N / 98°28'W46°41'N / 98°10'W17.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0La Moure
22.11975-06-19246°14'N / 97°39'W0.30 Mile7 Yards0025K0Sargent
25.51958-07-13246°06'N / 97°42'W0025K0Sargent
26.81973-07-01346°02'N / 97°47'W00250K0Sargent
26.92004-07-18446°47'N / 98°23'W46°36'N / 98°23'W10.00 Miles200 Yards001.7M100KBarnes
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked south for about 4 miles along 97th avenue southeast, then turned to the southeast and tracked about 6 more miles before it crossed into LaMoure county about 2 miles north-northwest of Marion. One abandoned farmstead 10 miles west-northwest of Litchville was nearly swept clean of its buildings. Eight to nine buildings and 5 to 6 metal grain bins were swept away. At an occupied farmstead about 9 miles west of Litchville, the most damage was reported. The family was out baling hay at the time and were not hurt. The equipment they used to bale hay (three tractors and a baler) were the only things left unscathed by the tornado. Two houses, 5 outbuildings, a cattle barn, and miscellaneous farm equipment were all leveled. Machinery and debris were scattered across the yard and in the nearby pond and fields. A new pickup truck was demolished and sheet metal and metal support beams were wrapped around trees and vehicles. About 35 cows were killed, 20 grain bins were demolished, and a semi truck was overturned. The last F4 tornado in eastern North Dakota occurred on June 6, 1999, near Mountain, ND.
30.31960-08-02246°18'N / 98°42'W003K0Dickey
30.81950-06-13346°48'N / 97°55'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cass
31.51974-08-19246°22'N / 98°44'W000K0La Moure
32.51966-07-31246°00'N / 98°30'W0025K0Dickey
33.91999-07-27245°59'N / 98°31'W45°59'N / 98°31'W2.00 Miles40 Yards00800K0Dickey
 Brief Description: One half mile debris from 3 mobile homes. Large trees uprooted. 70kt winds reported with storm.
34.21953-05-30246°40'N / 98°41'W46°42'N / 98°34'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Stutsman
34.41965-05-20345°55'N / 98°29'W45°58'N / 98°25'W3.80 Miles400 Yards0025K0Brown
34.41976-06-11246°38'N / 98°41'W0025K0Stutsman
35.52007-07-15246°30'N / 97°22'W46°27'N / 97°19'W3.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M1.0MRansom
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado cut a large gap in mature hardwood trees near the Sheyenne River and snapped several wooden power poles. Several sections of a large irrigation system were also tipped over. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. Some crops were damaged in Owego Township. EPISODE NARRATIVE: At 3 pm CST on the 15th, a stationary front was located from near Minot (ND) to Jamestown (ND) to near Sisseton (SD). South of the front, mid afternoon temperatures ranged in the mid 80s to lower 90s. To the north of the front, a meso-high had formed, with much cooler and drier air around it. The temperature across the boundary ranged from 89F at Minot, to 73F at Devils Lake, to 64F at Crookston. The upper air pattern had a western ridge and an eastern trough, putting the northern plains in northwest flow aloft. A strengthening upper jet also moved toward eastern North Dakota, giving this system good surface and upper level support. A supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Steele County around 530 pm CST and tracked across western Cass County and into eastern Ransom County before weakening after 7 pm CST. Then, another supercell thunderstorm formed over northern Steele County around 725 pm CST. This storm tracked just west of the path of the first storm, again mainly hitting central Steele County, western Cass County, and eastern Ransom County, before weakening around 915 pm CST. Both thunderstorms tracked south-southeast at speeds between 40 and 50 mph and spawned multiple tornadoes which were embedded within the overall downburst wind and hail pattern. The significant downburst wind and wind driven hail was seen in two partially overlapping paths, with each path from 5 to 7 miles wide and between 60 and 80 miles long (this damage path showed up clearly on satellite images). The strength of these winds is believed to have exceeded 80 mph with speeds over 100 mph in some localized areas. Hail sizes ranged from penny to hen egg sized. Most areas received considerable hail damage at the same time as the strong winds. Law enforcement officials and witnesses stated that the hail often persisted for longer than 5 minutes and completely covered the ground. The hail damaged roofs, windows, and siding in many homes along the damage path. Stripped and decimated corn, bean, and wheat fields were typical along the entire storm path too. The ND Farm Service Administration estimated losses occurred on over 700,000 acres in five counties. Total crop losses may exceed $250 million, with other property losses from $15 to $20 million. Cass and Steele Counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
35.62005-06-29245°57'N / 97°37'W46°02'N / 97°30'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0000Sargent
 Brief Description: Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the damage path. A roof was torn off a pole barn in Havana. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
36.62010-05-22245°51'N / 98°18'W45°52'N / 98°17'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An eighth tornado touched down west of Hecla producing damage to one farm including tearing the roof off of an outbuilding and throwing several grain bins 100 yards or more. Widespread tree damage was also noted. The tornado continued northeast damaging another outbuilding and destroying an empty grain bin before lifting. Wind speeds were estimated between 112 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.
37.01958-09-06346°54'N / 98°00'W2.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Barnes
41.31974-08-19246°18'N / 98°56'W000K0Ward
41.62007-07-15246°55'N / 97°36'W46°49'N / 97°34'W8.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado plowed through wooden power poles and viciously ripped up mature trees over its damage path. The tornado also damaged a sturdy pole shed, where the sidewall was caved in and the roof and rafters were torn off. It tore the roof off and collapsed an older barn, then lifted and threw a well-built two car garage from its slab foundation. The tornado crumpled one steel, four footing, high voltage power tower. In combination with extreme downburst winds, the collapse of this first tower helped initiate the collapse of dozens more of these power towers. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: At 3 pm CST on the 15th, a stationary front was located from near Minot (ND) to Jamestown (ND) to near Sisseton (SD). South of the front, mid afternoon temperatures ranged in the mid 80s to lower 90s. To the north of the front, a meso-high had formed, with much cooler and drier air around it. The temperature across the boundary ranged from 89F at Minot, to 73F at Devils Lake, to 64F at Crookston. The upper air pattern had a western ridge and an eastern trough, putting the northern plains in northwest flow aloft. A strengthening upper jet also moved toward eastern North Dakota, giving this system good surface and upper level support. A supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Steele County around 530 pm CST and tracked across western Cass County and into eastern Ransom County before weakening after 7 pm CST. Then, another supercell thunderstorm formed over northern Steele County around 725 pm CST. This storm tracked just west of the path of the first storm, again mainly hitting central Steele County, western Cass County, and eastern Ransom County, before weakening around 915 pm CST. Both thunderstorms tracked south-southeast at speeds between 40 and 50 mph and spawned multiple tornadoes which were embedded within the overall downburst wind and hail pattern. The significant downburst wind and wind driven hail was seen in two partially overlapping paths, with each path from 5 to 7 miles wide and between 60 and 80 miles long (this damage path showed up clearly on satellite images). The strength of these winds is believed to have exceeded 80 mph with speeds over 100 mph in some localized areas. Hail sizes ranged from penny to hen egg sized. Most areas received considerable hail damage at the same time as the strong winds. Law enforcement officials and witnesses stated that the hail often persisted for longer than 5 minutes and completely covered the ground. The hail damaged roofs, windows, and siding in many homes along the damage path. Stripped and decimated corn, bean, and wheat fields were typical along the entire storm path too. The ND Farm Service Administration estimated losses occurred on over 700,000 acres in five counties. Total crop losses may exceed $250 million, with other property losses from $15 to $20 million. Cass and Steele Counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
41.71968-06-09245°50'N / 97°38'W45°53'N / 97°34'W3.80 Miles283 Yards01250K0Marshall
42.32007-07-15246°50'N / 97°27'W46°48'N / 97°29'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000.3M0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado toppled a barn, severely injuring a horse. It tumbled farm outbuildings and toppled one high voltage power tower. The tower was made of steel and had four footings. Peak winds were estimated at 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: At 3 pm CST on the 15th, a stationary front was located from near Minot (ND) to Jamestown (ND) to near Sisseton (SD). South of the front, mid afternoon temperatures ranged in the mid 80s to lower 90s. To the north of the front, a meso-high had formed, with much cooler and drier air around it. The temperature across the boundary ranged from 89F at Minot, to 73F at Devils Lake, to 64F at Crookston. The upper air pattern had a western ridge and an eastern trough, putting the northern plains in northwest flow aloft. A strengthening upper jet also moved toward eastern North Dakota, giving this system good surface and upper level support. A supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Steele County around 530 pm CST and tracked across western Cass County and into eastern Ransom County before weakening after 7 pm CST. Then, another supercell thunderstorm formed over northern Steele County around 725 pm CST. This storm tracked just west of the path of the first storm, again mainly hitting central Steele County, western Cass County, and eastern Ransom County, before weakening around 915 pm CST. Both thunderstorms tracked south-southeast at speeds between 40 and 50 mph and spawned multiple tornadoes which were embedded within the overall downburst wind and hail pattern. The significant downburst wind and wind driven hail was seen in two partially overlapping paths, with each path from 5 to 7 miles wide and between 60 and 80 miles long (this damage path showed up clearly on satellite images). The strength of these winds is believed to have exceeded 80 mph with speeds over 100 mph in some localized areas. Hail sizes ranged from penny to hen egg sized. Most areas received considerable hail damage at the same time as the strong winds. Law enforcement officials and witnesses stated that the hail often persisted for longer than 5 minutes and completely covered the ground. The hail damaged roofs, windows, and siding in many homes along the damage path. Stripped and decimated corn, bean, and wheat fields were typical along the entire storm path too. The ND Farm Service Administration estimated losses occurred on over 700,000 acres in five counties. Total crop losses may exceed $250 million, with other property losses from $15 to $20 million. Cass and Steele Counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
43.91955-08-03247°00'N / 98°00'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Barnes
43.91965-06-26247°00'N / 98°00'W0125K0Barnes
44.71976-08-19246°47'N / 97°21'W0.30 Mile20 Yards003K0Cass
45.52002-06-23445°41'N / 98°26'W45°49'N / 98°23'W9.00 Miles900 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: A powerful supercell thunderstorm produced six tornados from eastern McPherson county and across northern Brown county during the evening hours of June 23rd. The first weak tornado (F0) touched down briefly 6.4 miles northeast of Leola and resulted in no damage. The second tornado (F1) touched down 8.5 miles northeast of Leola and crossed over into Brown county where it dissipated 9 miles northwest of Barnard. This tornado brought down many trees and a barn and caused damage to the siding and the roof of a farmhouse in McPherson county and caused no damage in Brown county. A third weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred following the dissipation of the second tornado and resulted in no damage. A fourth strong tornado (F3) developed 6 miles west of Barnard and moved east and dissipated 3 miles southeast of Barnard. This tornado brought down some high power lines along with a support tower and tossed a pickup truck 100 yards into a group of trees. The pickup truck was totaled. The tornado caused extensive damage to two farmhouses, several farm buildings, and farm equipment. One farmhouse lost its garage and most of its roof with many trees completely snapped off down low and debarked. The fifth tornado developed 5 miles southeast of Barnard and became a violent tornado (F4). This tornado caused damage to one farmhouse, several outbuildings, trees, and equipment as it moved northeast and strengthened. The tornado then completely demolished two unoccupied homes, several outbuildings, many trees, along with destroying or damaging some farm equipment before dissipating 7.6 miles northeast of Barnard. Also, a sixth weak satellite tornado (F0) occurred with this violent tornado and caused no damage. This was the first F4 tornado recorded in Brown county and one of few recorded in South Dakota. The total estimated property loss exceeded a million dollars.
45.72004-07-18246°59'N / 97°40'W46°56'N / 97°37'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Cass
 Brief Description: The tornado knocked down high voltage power lines and three metal towers north of Tower City. Several farm buildings were also damaged northeast of Tower City.
45.81996-05-31345°41'N / 97°59'W45°44'N / 97°55'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Marshall
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.
46.51973-07-01346°07'N / 97°10'W00250K0Richland
48.81965-05-05246°42'N / 97°12'W46°47'N / 97°12'W5.70 Miles83 Yards00250K0Cass


* 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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