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The chance of earthquake damage in Warren County is lower than Missouri average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Warren County is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Warren County
0.36
Missouri
0.70
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

Warren County
0.0000
Missouri
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, #87

Warren County
146.91
Missouri
214.01
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 11,541 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Warren County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:91Dense Fog:71Drought:50
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,317Hail:4,280Heat:149Heavy Snow:85
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:41Landslide:0Strong Wind:109
Thunderstorm Winds:4,794Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:8Winter Storm:192Winter Weather:94
Other:253 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Warren County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Warren County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Warren County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 50 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Warren County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.91981-06-21238°50'N / 91°08'W38°48'N / 91°01'W6.50 Miles300 Yards16250K0Warren
9.01980-05-12238°50'N / 91°18'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
9.11983-05-01238°50'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile200 Yards032.5M0Warren
10.22006-03-13338°51'N / 91°19'W38°53'N / 91°16'W4.00 Miles300 Yards01800K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm that produced tornadoes in Osage, Callaway, and Montgomery counties produced another tornado in Montgomery County that formed in Jonesburg about Midnight CST March 13, 2006. Damage was first found on Highway Y where a home suffered roof damage. On West Boonslick Road a porta potty business suffered roof damage in addition to having about 20 porta potties destroyed, a few of which were missing. A garbage bin was blown about 100 yards into a field and a mobile home just north of the business was blown onto its side and destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F1 and was 100 yards wide. The tornado crossed Interstate 70 at mile marker 83 where it pushed a tractor-trailer off the highway. The tornado then produced damage as it crossed Highway E. Several homes suffered roof damage and several garage and barn type structures were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast and caused extensive damage as it crossed Oak Hall Road (County Road 250). The CC Pallet Company was destroyed and two mobile homes were destroyed. A 73 year old woman suffered broken bones and a back injury in one of the mobile homes. The tornado at this location was 200 yards wide and was rated F2. The tornado moved northeast causing tree damage as it moved across primarily open fields. Just north of Highway NN a new home was destroyed, tress were mangled and another home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F3 at this location and was 300 yards wide. The tornado next caused significant damage along Highway NN right at the Montgomery Warren County line about 12:10 am CST. A barn and several outbuildings were destroyed and a home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F1 and was about 100 yards wide at this location. The tornado then continued into Warren County. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reported 8 structures destroyed, 10 with extensive damage and 14 with moderate damage. This covers homes and businesses and does not include barns and outbuildings.
11.81980-05-12238°52'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards07250K0Montgomery
14.71981-07-20238°53'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Montgomery
17.11967-10-24238°49'N / 90°51'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0525K0St. Charles
18.31969-10-10238°58'N / 90°59'W38°59'N / 90°56'W2.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lincoln
23.12006-03-13239°03'N / 91°22'W39°06'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles300 Yards00200K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that tracked from northeast Montgomery County, across northern Lincoln County, crossed into southeast Pike County, and then crossed the Mississippi River into Calhoun County, IL during the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2006. The total damage track was almost 45 miles with the tornado reaching a maximum damage width of 300 yards and a F3 rating. The tornado first formed and caused damage in northeast Montgomery County about 1:20 am CST along Union Chapel Road northwest of Bellflower. A home suffered roof damage with several trusses on the northwest side destroyed. The tornado was about 100 yards wide at this point and was rated F1. The tornado moved northeast and crossed Highway E several times. In the small community of Gamma, two homes suffered major roof damage, a barn and several outbuildings destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 at this location and was about 200 years wide. The tornado weakened and caused tree damage near the West Fork of the Cuivre River as it crossed into Lincoln County southwest of Olney.
23.31984-04-29338°57'N / 90°55'W39°01'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lincoln
23.51980-04-07238°24'N / 91°19'W38°28'N / 91°14'W6.50 Miles30 Yards00250K0Franklin
24.91958-06-10238°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0St. Charles
24.91988-11-15338°48'N / 90°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0102.5M0St. Charles
25.81983-05-01238°47'N / 90°42'W38°49'N / 90°40'W3.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0St. Charles
25.81990-11-27238°47'N / 90°43'W38°50'N / 90°39'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03025.0M0St. Charles
27.72006-03-13339°04'N / 91°16'W39°15'N / 90°54'W24.00 Miles300 Yards062.5M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: The tornado that formed in Montgomery County north of Bellflower moved into Lincoln County, strengthened, and caused extensive damage along Highway E on the north side of Olney. A home was completely destroyed as the tornado reached F3 intensity and was about 300 yards wide. The family at home escaped injury as they had taken shelter in the basement. About 1:35 am CST, the tornado destroyed a home and caused damage to a home business along Highway H northwest of Silex. At this point the tornado was a strong F2 and about 200 yards wide. A man in the home that was destroyed suffered a broken leg. At the home business, the home suffered roof damage and had the north side brick wall pulled off of the house. A large machine shed suffered extensive damage and a 50 foot travel trailer and the pickup truck it was attached too were blown onto their sides. The tornado continued northeast and primarily crossed over wildlife and conservation areas south of Whiteside. The tornado crossed US Highway 61 near the intersection with Highway F about 1:40 am CST and caused minor damage at a farm and a couple of homes. An old barn was destroyed, a metal shed was destroyed, a garage had the door buckled and windows blown out. A nearly constant trail of tree damage continued as the tornado approached the Lincoln Pike County line west of Dameron about 1:46 am CST.
28.51955-04-23238°58'N / 91°33'W39°06'N / 91°34'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
30.11954-03-25338°48'N / 90°48'W38°56'N / 90°26'W21.60 Miles20 Yards0025K0St. Charles
30.71993-09-22239°06'N / 91°39'W39°05'N / 91°26'W12.00 Miles120 Yards005.0M0Audrain And Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado with an intermittent damage track first touched down in Martinsburg where many windows were shattered and numerous large trees were blown down. The county sheriff office reported the heaviest damage in a well defined path through town. The tornado crossed into Montgomery County at about 1655 CST. In Wellsville, two eye witnesses saw a tornado approach from the northwest and split into two funnels. The tornado uprooted trees which fell on several cars and houses. A few cars were crushed. A roof off the Kiddie Kastle Day Care Center along Highway 19 was ripped off and deposited between 200 and 250 yards downwind. Extensive damage to houses occured mainly in the southeast part of town. Strong winds from the tornado tore the roof off at least two houses. A wind gust to 90 mph was reported in town but it us unknown if it was directly associated with the tornado. To the east of Wellsville, the tornado apparently tore the roof off a barn near the intersection of Highway 161 and County Road CC before lifting. No one was injured.
30.71954-03-25238°28'N / 90°45'W38°29'N / 90°42'W3.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Franklin
31.82010-12-31238°20'N / 90°53'W38°27'N / 90°44'W11.00 Miles370 Yards000K0KFranklin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down around three quarters of a mile southwest of Bruns Bridge on Mill Hill Road and four tenths of a mile east of the northern end of Ely Road, within the Meramec River valley. The tornado moved rapidly northeast at 50 mph crossing the Meramec River six times while producing extensive tree damage along its entire path to Robertsville. Large sections of trees were completely leveled within wooded areas in rural southeast Franklin County. Over two dozen structures were also damaged along the path to the southwest of Robertsville, including one house that was totally destroyed at the intersection of Eagle Ridge Road and Woods Creek Road, and another building on south Oak Drive. In Robertsville, seven homes were damaged on Hayfield Drive in the Hayfield Estates subdivision, with two sustaining significant damage. The tornado then hit the Shiloh Baptist Church causing severe damage to its west facing wall, and leveling the old church sanctuary just north of the church. The tornado then destroyed a building at the intersection of Route O and Route N as it exited town. The tornado weakened some as it moved northeast of Robertsville moving across the southeast portion of the Robertsville State Park and crossing Highway N just south of Mueller Road, about six tenths of a mile north of Catawissa. The tornado then continued northeast, crossing Solidarity Drive, which is on the Franklin/Jefferson county line, into Jefferson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front, triggering numerous showers and thunderstorms. A number of tornadoes were reported as well as damaging winds and large hail.
32.51955-04-23239°06'N / 91°34'W39°08'N / 91°33'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
36.01966-10-14338°47'N / 90°31'W38°48'N / 90°28'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0262.5M0St. Charles
36.31970-06-12239°17'N / 91°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pike
36.51956-02-24438°27'N / 90°55'W38°30'N / 90°16'W35.30 Miles33 Yards016250K0Franklin
37.62009-03-08239°02'N / 90°34'W39°03'N / 90°33'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KJersey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down along the eastern shore of the Illinois River in the Hadley Landing Public Access Area. Two cabins sustained minor roof and siding damage while a third cabin sustained severe damage. A fourth cabin was totally destroyed. Numerous large trees were also severed or snapped off near the base of the trunk just east of the cabin. Debris from the destroyed cabin extended over 300 yards to the east northeast. The damage over this area was rated low end EF2. The tornado travelled northeastward and caused additional tree damage in the flood plain. The tornado approached the intersection of Illinois Route 100 and Coon Creek Road. A farmstead at this location sustained varying degrees of damage. One machine shed sustained roof and side damage while a small garage was totally destroyed. The farm home sustained minor roof damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
38.01984-04-29238°13'N / 91°36'W38°22'N / 91°27'W14.00 Miles10 Yards01025.0M0Gasconade
39.01973-05-26238°39'N / 90°27'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0St. Louis
39.21999-02-11239°14'N / 90°52'W39°18'N / 90°47'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Pike
 Brief Description: The same supercell that spawned the Whiteside tornado in Lincoln County created another tornado which tracked for 20 plus miles from southwest of Annada in Pike County, MO, northeast across Calhoun County, IL, then into Pike County, IL. The first segment extended for about 6 1/2 miles from southwest of Annada to the Mississippi river west of Mozier IL. The tornado started out at F2 travelling along a bluff and destroying one home and damaging 2 others. 2 of the 4 sides of the destroyed home were blown 100 to 150 yards downwind. Several trees were downed along the path as well.
39.81969-10-10239°14'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0425K0Calhoun
39.91967-06-10238°25'N / 90°34'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
39.91966-05-23238°47'N / 91°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Callaway
39.91959-02-10438°32'N / 90°36'W38°37'N / 90°19'W16.20 Miles200 Yards1017025.0M0St. Louis
40.61967-05-28238°24'N / 90°34'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jefferson
40.91983-05-01338°27'N / 91°55'W38°29'N / 91°43'W9.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Osage
42.91957-05-09238°48'N / 90°23'W38°51'N / 90°21'W3.60 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Louis
43.32010-12-31338°30'N / 90°27'W38°33'N / 90°23'W6.00 Miles440 Yards161.0M0KSt. Louis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado's second touchdown occurred at the Jefferson, St. Louis County Line at Delmar Gardens on Arbor Terrace. Small trees and minor roof damage occurred at Delmar Gardens. The damage path was 50 yards wide and rated EF0. The tornado continued to skip northeast along Highway 30, in St. Louis County, through a large subdivision in which many homes sustained minor roof and tree damage, however three homes on the east end of the subdivision sustained both siding damage and a greater degree of roof damage. The width of the damage area was 100 yards. Damage intensity over much of the subdivision was EF0, except for the three homes, this damage intensity was rated EF1. The tornado crossed Highway 141 just north of Highway 30. A 2007 Honda CR-V was driving northbound on Highway 141 when the tornado picked it up and slammed it sideways into a wall along the highway. The occupant, a 70 year old woman, sustained major injuries and died about eleven days later from her injuries. The tornado then hit a church, elementary school and parsonage, which sustained various degrees of damage with the parsonage having the highest degree of damage. Most of the roof was removed and one wall collapsed. Three trees sustained substantial damage in which one tree was partially debarked. Damage intensity was rated EF2 while the damage width was 100 yards. The tornado moved through the Fenton City Park and crossed the Meramec River half mile north of Highway 30. Much of the tree damage was minor over this area. The tornado paralleled Watson Road and crossed it near Bond Road where three separate large trees damaged a house, vehicle and garage. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Interstate 270, two miles southeast of Interstate 44. Just east of I-270 the tornado paralleled Old Watson Road in which an intermittent path of damage was observed. One home northeast of I-270 sustained minor roof damage and a second home further northeast experienced shingle and tree damage. The damage over this area was rated EF1 while the damage width was 50 yards. At approximately 11:56 AM the tornado rapidly intensified as it neared Lindbergh Blvd. Many trees in Watson Trail Park were snapped or uprooted. Seven homes along Old Watson Road sustained varying degrees of damage. Peak intensity was EF3 with 145 mph winds. Two homes had the roofs removed and most of the exterior walls collapsed. Several homes along Court Drive sustained significant damage. The worst damage occurred on the east end of Court Drive in which four homes had large portions of the roof removed and one had several walls collapsed. Damage intensity was rated EF3 with wind speeds near 150 mph. On Lindbergh Blvd, one home was completely demolished and moved less than 50 yards from the foundation. A brick veneer garage was also destroyed by the tornado. Further north on Lindbergh a medical facility also sustained heavy damage. Damage over this area was rated EF3, but the demolished home was rated high-end EF3. Damage over this area was a quarter of a mile wide. The tornado crossed Lindbergh near Court Drive and crossed over a strip mall. Two cars and a delivery truck were tipped over in the parking lot. Several windows were blown in on the stores in the strip mall and a greenhouse behind and adjacent to the mall suffered roof and water pipe damage. The tornado made a turn to the east-northeast and crossed the east end of Woodfox Drive. About a dozen pine trees along the east end of Woodfox Drive were blown over, all lying to the north. Eight homes on Woodfox Drive suffered roof damage and several trees were either pushed over or snapped off about halfway up the trunk. The tornado crossed Woodpark Drive were it caused roof damage to three more homes and downed a large oak tree. One home had the roof lifted and partially removed. The damage path width from Woodfox to Woodpark was 300 yards wide and was rated EF1. The tornado then turned a bit to the northeast and crossed Eggeling Lane and Gladlea Drive. On Eggeling Lane, four homes suffered roof damage and several trees were downed. On Gladlea Drive, three homes suffered roof damage and several more trees were downed. This damage path was 150 yards wide and rated EF0. The tornado crossed East Watson between Lynn Lane, Watson Woods Court, and Kathy Court. On Lynn Lane, a couple of trees were snapped off and two homes suffered roof damage and had windows blown in. This portion of the damage path was 100 yards wide and rated EF1. The tornado crossed over Kathy Court and Fern Glen Drive. Some large tree branches were broken which took down some power lines. This damage was rated EF0 and the damage path was 100 yards wide. The tornado continued northeast and crossed the area near Maebern Terrace, Sturdy Drive and Crestwood Lane. At Sturdy and Maebern Terrace, two homes suffered roof damage with one home having the roof lifted and partially removed. A couple of large trees were also downed in this area. This damage was EF1 and 100 yards wide. The tornado continued northeast to Watson Road with minor tree and roof damage noted. Six power poles were pushed over along Watson Road. The tornado continued northeast with additional damage to trees and roofs until it weakened and lifted at the intersection of Rayburn Avenue and S. Sappington Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front, triggering numerous showers and thunderstorms. A number of tornadoes were reported as well as damaging winds and large hail.
44.02006-03-13238°46'N / 92°04'W38°51'N / 91°53'W13.00 Miles100 Yards0200Callaway
 Brief Description: A tornado initially formed at approximately 12:30 am CST along County Road 337 about 2 miles northeast of Guthrie. Light tree damaged occurred in this area. The tornado traveled northeast and moderately damaged a home just north of County Road 328 approximately 1.5 miles west of US Highway 54. The home was moved approximately 25 feet off the foundation. Extensive tree damage occurred to the southwest and northeast of this location. Two people were injured at this location and were hospitalized for several days. Another home just to the east suffered roof damage. The damage width in this area was about 100 yards wide and was rated as F2 intensity. The tornado damaged a barn along US Highway 54 approximately 2 miles southwest of Fulton. Debris from the barn was thrown into the highway median. The track continued to the northeast and damaged trees along Highway NN, and damaged outbuildings along Highway C approximately 1.5 miles south of Fulton. The damage in this area was rated as F0 intensity. The tornado track continued northeast crossing Highways O and UU causing tree damage. The tornado dissipated approximately 3 miles east of Fulton along highway JJ. The damage in this area was rated as F0 intensity. The complete tornado track was approximately 13 miles long.
44.41957-05-09238°51'N / 90°21'W38°56'N / 90°21'W5.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Charles
44.51967-10-24338°43'N / 90°29'W38°49'N / 90°11'W17.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0St. Louis
44.51967-01-24438°41'N / 90°33'W38°49'N / 90°07'W25.00 Miles200 Yards321625.0M0St. Louis
45.01970-06-12339°09'N / 91°50'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Audrain
45.91980-04-07338°47'N / 90°20'W38°50'N / 90°17'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0152.5M0St. Louis
47.21960-11-15238°13'N / 91°43'W38°14'N / 91°41'W1.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Maries
47.31999-02-11239°18'N / 90°46'W39°25'N / 90°41'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The Annada, MO tornado crossed the Mississippi River west of Mozier and continued northeast for about 9 miles across Calhoun County, IL. The tornado reached a maximum intensity of F2 with a damage path up to 100 yards wide. The tornado first damaged a home as it crossed Highway 96 north of Mozier. A 2 car garage was destroyed, the porch destroyed and several windows were blown out. The tornado moved northeast up West Panther Creek Hollow where it reached F2 intensity. One home was destroyed with only 2 walls left standing. 2 x 4 boards became missiles with several driven into walls and into the ground. Half of the roof of another nearby home was also blown off. 3 other homes suffered minor damage. Several outbuildings were also destroyed and numerous trees were uprooted along the path.
47.81982-04-16238°06'N / 91°25'W00250K0Crawford
48.91980-04-07338°50'N / 90°17'W38°52'N / 90°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0St. Charles
49.01974-04-14238°03'N / 91°24'W38°05'N / 91°17'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Crawford
49.71959-02-10438°37'N / 90°19'W38°40'N / 90°11'W7.70 Miles200 Yards1117525.0M0St. Louis (c)
49.81975-03-07238°30'N / 90°18'W0.10 Mile20 Yards04250K0St. Louis


* 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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