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Ward, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ward is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ward is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #179

Ward, CO
0.36
Colorado
1.32
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, #121

Ward, CO
0.0014
Colorado
0.0009
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, #266

Ward, CO
88.43
Colorado
117.98
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 2,610 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ward, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:29
Dust Storm:0Flood:113Hail:1,683Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:29
Thunderstorm Winds:418Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:332 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Ward, CO.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
85.4DotseroUS-Colorado, United States39.65-107.032230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 26 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ward, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
44.81967-08-095.3N/A39.9-104.7
43.41967-11-275.2N/A40-104.7
47.21966-01-055N/A39.8-104.7
29.81965-02-164.9N/A39.9-105
39.81967-04-104.8N/A39.9-104.8
29.11965-09-294.7N/A39.8-105.1
37.71965-11-214.7N/A39.8-104.9
42.41965-09-144.7N/A39.8-104.8
49.91965-09-144.7N/A39.9-104.6
25.11965-02-164.6N/A39.9-105.1
41.61965-07-314.6N/A39.7-104.9
42.41965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
42.41965-11-214.6N/A39.8-104.8
42.41965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
42.41965-09-134.5N/A39.8-104.8
39.81971-08-084.4539.9-104.8
44.81967-11-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
44.81965-11-214.4N/A39.9-104.7
44.81967-04-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
44.81966-11-144.3N/A39.9-104.7
45.91967-02-034.3N/A39.7-104.8
25.11970-05-234.1539.9-105.1
49.91962-12-054N/A39.9-104.6
32.01981-04-023.8939.91-104.95
49.91967-11-153.7N/A39.9-104.6
47.21962-12-043.5N/A39.8-104.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 23 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ward, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.31980-10-15240°01'N / 105°13'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Boulder
25.31988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder
28.71988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
28.91988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
31.61981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
34.81981-06-03239°43'N / 105°03'W39°44'N / 105°02'W002.5M0Jefferson
35.11981-06-03239°44'N / 105°02'W39°44'N / 105°01'W002.5M0Denver
38.21976-06-04240°13'N / 104°49'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
38.81988-06-15239°44'N / 104°56'W0.50 Mile400 Yards002.5M0Denver
38.81988-06-15339°44'N / 104°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Denver
40.31976-05-30239°48'N / 104°53'W39°50'N / 104°47'W5.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Adams
40.91986-06-08239°43'N / 104°54'W1.00 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Denver
41.12008-05-22340°13'N / 104°45'W40°33'N / 104°57'W24.00 Miles1760 Yards178147.0M0KWeld
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A powerful tornado swept north-northwestward across Weld County and into Larimer County, carving a path of destruction, nearly 39 miles in length. The tornado, up to one-mile wide at times, initially touched down northeast of Platteville and finally lifted 6 miles west-northwest of Wellington. A tornado assessment in the aftermath of the tornado revealed extensive areas of damage. On the enhanced Fujita Scale there were pockets of EF3 damage, mainly near the Missile Silo Park Campground, and to businesses and home in eastern Windsor. There was one fatality, and 78 injuries. One man was killed when he tried to escape the trailer park in his motor home. Preliminary estimates from FEMA indicated 850 homes were damaged, and nearly 300 homes were significantly damaged or destroyed. Privately insured damages totaled $147 million, and the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Associated reported $1 million of damage to electric transmission lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful tornado swept north-northwestward across Weld County, carving a path of destruction, nearly 39 miles in length. The tornado, up to one-mile wide at times, initially touched down northeast of Platteville and finally lifted 6 miles west-northwest of Wellington. A tornado assessment in the aftermath of the tornado revealed extensive areas of damage. On the enhanced Fujita Scale there were pockets of EF3 damage, mainly near the Missile Silo Park Campground, and to businesses and home in eastern Windsor. Farmers also reported extensive damage to crops and irrigation equipment. There was one fatality, and 78 injuries ranging from broken bones to minor cuts and lacerations. One man was killed when he tried to escape a trailer park in his motor home. Tractor trailers were flipped along U.S. Highway 85, and over 200 power poles were snapped or blown down. Approximately 60,000 people were left without electricity. The tornado overturned 15 railroad cars and destroyed a lumber car on the Great Western Railway of Colorado. The tornado also flattened Windsor's main feedlot and destroyed a dairy barn. Most of the four-hundred cows were killed in the tornado or destroyed later. In addition to the damaging winds, the thunderstorm also produced hail up to the size of baseballs. Another tornado rated an EF1, from a separate severe thunderstorm, briefly touched down near Dacono and destroyed 5 buildings. The tornado overturned a five-wheel trailer and injured the man who was sitting inside. Preliminary estimates from FEMA indicated 850 homes were damaged, and nearly 300 homes were significantly damaged or destroyed. The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association reported $1 million of damage to electric transmission lines. Privately insured damages totaled $147 million, making it the state's 4th costliest disaster.
41.91976-06-04240°35'N / 105°05'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Larimer
41.91957-05-30240°28'N / 104°56'W40°28'N / 104°53'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Larimer
42.31957-05-30240°30'N / 104°56'W40°28'N / 104°54'W1.30 Miles33 Yards013K0Weld
42.91957-05-30240°28'N / 104°53'W40°27'N / 104°52'W003K0Weld
43.11986-06-08239°43'N / 104°51'W39°43'N / 104°51'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Arapahoe
43.51987-07-02239°53'N / 104°44'W1.00 Mile250 Yards003K0Adams
46.11957-05-30240°27'N / 104°52'W40°33'N / 104°49'W7.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
46.11975-05-18339°48'N / 104°44'W39°51'N / 104°41'W4.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Adams
46.61958-06-08240°04'N / 104°42'W40°06'N / 104°34'W7.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
47.41984-05-18240°07'N / 104°40'W40°12'N / 104°35'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Weld


* 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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