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The chance of earthquake damage in Waller is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Waller 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, #1515

Waller, TX
0.00
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

Waller, 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, #926

Waller, TX
196.79
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 2,674 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Waller, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:57
Dust Storm:4Flood:351Hail:944Heat:16Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,018Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:6Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:18
Other:180 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Waller, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Waller, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Waller, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.81962-06-18230°04'N / 95°56'W000K0Waller
0.81957-10-14230°03'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0025K0Waller
6.11957-10-14330°07'N / 96°00'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
11.01957-10-14230°06'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
15.01973-02-13229°58'N / 95°43'W29°59'N / 95°40'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0125K0Harris
15.61965-09-22330°13'N / 95°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards000K0Montgomery
16.51986-02-05229°50'N / 95°49'W29°52'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles170 Yards00250K0Harris
16.61986-02-05229°50'N / 95°51'W29°50'N / 95°49'W4.00 Miles170 Yards05250K0Waller
16.81998-10-18229°49'N / 95°56'W29°49'N / 95°56'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1175K0Waller
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed mobile home. One person killed and another injured in the home. Nine other homes damaged and 2 barns destroyed. M47MH
18.31950-06-05330°11'N / 96°24'W30°01'N / 96°03'W23.90 Miles67 Yards06250K0Washington
18.51986-02-05230°01'N / 95°37'W2.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Harris
19.21992-11-21229°47'N / 95°46'W29°58'N / 95°36'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Harris
21.31960-02-17229°46'N / 95°48'W29°48'N / 95°44'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0325K0Harris
21.51983-01-31229°47'N / 96°08'W29°50'N / 96°08'W3.00 Miles60 Yards042.5M0Austin
21.91961-03-16229°57'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile80 Yards003K0Austin
22.61964-05-01230°18'N / 96°12'W30°20'N / 96°07'W5.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Washington
24.11992-11-21229°41'N / 95°48'W29°47'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0625.0M0Harris
24.51986-02-05330°02'N / 95°33'W29°59'N / 95°29'W5.00 Miles70 Yards2025.0M0Harris
24.61983-05-20229°54'N / 96°06'W29°55'N / 95°00'W4.00 Miles333 Yards12250K0Harris
24.71983-05-20230°04'N / 95°34'W30°04'N / 95°27'W7.00 Miles333 Yards152.5M0Harris
26.31953-12-02230°22'N / 96°11'W250K0Washington
27.11981-05-09230°27'N / 95°45'W30°23'N / 95°43'W5.10 Miles40 Yards0225K0Montgomery
28.51971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Washington
28.51971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Washington
28.61974-07-14229°47'N / 95°34'W0.80 Mile880 Yards002.5M0Harris
29.91983-11-19230°24'N / 96°14'W1.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brazos
30.11974-08-29229°47'N / 95°32'W1.00 Mile67 Yards00250K0Harris
30.81983-05-20229°50'N / 95°32'W29°56'N / 95°22'W12.00 Miles333 Yards172.5M0Harris
33.71974-09-13329°35'N / 95°45'W29°37'N / 95°43'W3.60 Miles73 Yards020K0Fort Bend
34.41967-09-21229°56'N / 95°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards033K0Harris
35.22003-11-17229°37'N / 95°38'W29°37'N / 95°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards060500K0Fort Bend
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down on west Airport Drive near Industrial in Sugar Land. 60 injuries with 7 people sent to hospital for further treatment. Damage to several office building roofs in Industrial Park. Additional damage to a Daycare facility at West Airport Drive and Dairy Ashford Road. Roof damage to several residential homes in the Meadows subdivision. Reports of several cars overturned or blown off of road along Airport Drive. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
36.61966-06-18229°48'N / 95°24'W29°51'N / 95°21'W4.90 Miles27 Yards000K0Harris
36.72003-11-17229°38'N / 95°34'W29°38'N / 95°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00300K0Fort Bend
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in the Meadows subdivision in Fort Bend County and traveled into Harris County. One home lost roof with several other homes damaged. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
36.71954-02-19230°19'N / 95°27'W30°27'N / 95°25'W9.50 Miles150 Yards07250K0Montgomery
37.21968-12-12330°19'N / 95°26'W30°22'N / 95°21'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery
37.31970-10-27229°53'N / 95°20'W2.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Harris
37.81979-09-18229°44'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile350 Yards012.5M0Harris
37.92003-11-17229°37'N / 95°33'W29°37'N / 95°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00500K0Harris
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in the Meadows subdivision in Fort Bend County and traveled into Harris County. Tornado moved over the intersection of West Bellfort and Kirkwood. Numerous apartments lost roofs in the extensive SW Village Apartment Complex damage. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
38.81964-02-04229°36'N / 96°20'W29°37'N / 96°17'W3.80 Miles880 Yards01250K0Colorado
40.01997-10-23230°18'N / 95°21'W30°17'N / 95°16'W5.00 Miles440 Yards01175K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: This tornado was probably the most significant in strength and length that occurred this day. Several homes and mobile homes received major damage. There was one injury when a young boy was in a mobile home when the tornado picked it up and wrapped it around a tree. Damage to trees was extensive with many trees being snapped off above the ground. This storm was surveyed from the air and had continuous tree damage from Midway to Shepherd in San Jacinto County.
40.01983-02-09229°39'N / 95°27'W1.50 Miles50 Yards03250K0Harris
40.51981-05-09229°30'N / 95°49'W29°28'N / 95°47'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Fort Bend
42.41965-04-19329°27'N / 96°00'W0.20 Mile150 Yards1325K0Fort Bend
42.41992-11-21229°42'N / 95°23'W29°47'N / 95°15'W12.00 Miles200 Yards0625.0M0Harris
42.82000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
43.21978-05-29229°48'N / 95°16'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Harris
43.81964-04-17229°55'N / 95°23'W29°42'N / 95°07'W21.90 Miles27 Yards123K0Harris
46.61961-11-22329°24'N / 96°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards010K0Wharton
46.81954-04-30230°38'N / 96°20'W30°39'N / 96°19'W1.90 Miles67 Yards000K0Brazos
46.81977-12-13329°47'N / 95°17'W29°59'N / 95°03'W19.70 Miles400 Yards13525.0M0Harris
47.81979-04-18230°15'N / 95°12'W30°17'N / 95°07'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Montgomery
48.01954-04-30230°08'N / 96°49'W30°12'N / 96°37'W12.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Fayette
49.01981-02-10230°46'N / 96°00'W2.50 Miles77 Yards02250K0Grimes
49.01966-03-28329°27'N / 96°20'W29°23'N / 96°12'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Colorado
49.01969-09-08329°42'N / 95°13'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Harris
49.11992-11-21429°44'N / 95°17'W29°57'N / 95°00'W20.00 Miles1800 Yards015250.0M0Harris
49.31956-04-05330°41'N / 96°22'W30°41'N / 96°17'W5.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Brazos
49.42003-11-17229°40'N / 95°14'W29°40'N / 95°14'W0.70 Mile100 Yards00550K0Harris
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down just east of Highway 288 in the Third Ward. One church completely destroyed, 50 homes damaged, and extensive tree damage. Wind damage to several downtown buildings in SE Houston near Minute Maid ballpark. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
49.41993-04-07229°25'N / 96°17'W0.50 Mile400 Yards0050K0Wharton
 Brief Description: The Wharton Newspaper reported large trees blown down, metal roofs blown off barns and water pump housings blown over on Farm-to-Market Road 2614 northwest of Egypt near the community of Bonus. There were numerous reports of street flooding in the Wharton vicinity.
49.71971-07-29229°50'N / 95°08'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0825K0Harris
49.81994-04-15229°57'N / 95°09'W29°57'N / 95°03'W5.00 Miles300 Yards12050K0Harris
 Brief Description: Tornado began on west shore of Lake Houston, crossed the lake then crossed the east shore in Indian Shores Estates. The air survey located minor damage and trees down on the west shore of the lake. Eye witnesses observed the tornado over the lake and WSR-88D reflectivity/ velocity data indicated a strong low-level mesocyclone near the west shore of the lake just prior to the first tornado reports. The tornado moved across the east shore of the lake and into Indian Shores Estates around 1710 CST and produced a damage path 300 to 400-yards wide and approximately 2.5 miles in length that ended about 1.5 miles east of the intersection of FM 2100 and Heathergate. One woman was killed in a mobile home, and 20 received injuries in the area.
49.92001-10-11229°42'N / 95°12'W29°42'N / 95°12'W3.50 Miles100 Yards003.8M0Harris
 Brief Description: 120 homes, 3 apartment complexes, 2 schools, and some businesses damaged by a tornado. The tornado touched down near Fairmont and Shaver, moving northeast to near the intersection of Southmore and Red-Bluff Road.


* 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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