Watertown, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Watertown is higher than Florida average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Watertown is much lower than Florida average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #3
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
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, #858
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 1,844 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Watertown, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||66||Hail:||436||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||8||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||8|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||998||Tropical Storm:||13||Wildfire:||43||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Watertown, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Watertown, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Watertown, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 33 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Watertown, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|1.9||2008-03-07||2||30°11'N / 82°39'W||30°12'N / 82°37'W||1.00 Mile||800 Yards||1||5||4.0M||0K||Columbia|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: National Weather Service Storm Survey of the tornado track indicated most damage was EF1 scale with a small area of EF2 damage near NE Denver Street opposite a large field. Numerous Trees and power lines were snapped or blown over by the storm. Truck and trailers were also blown over in an industrial park. Nineteen homes were destroyed, twenty-one suffered major damage, and twenty had minor damage. Two businesses were destroyed with six suffering major damage. One female fatality occurred when a tree went through her mobile home. A male indirect fatality occurred when trying to connect a power generator. The mesocyclone which spanned this tornado was tracked across Taylor, Lafayette, and Suwannee Counties prior to this touchdown and it later spanned tornadoes in Baker, Charlton and Nassau Counties. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line with severe weather and several tornadoes moved across north Florida and southeast Georgia.|
|2.1||1960-02-25||3||30°12'N / 82°38'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Columbia|
|12.5||2006-12-25||2||30°06'N / 82°25'W||30°08'N / 82°24'W||3.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||1||0K||0K||Columbia|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Columbia County Emergency Management reports damage to 12 homes and one home destroyed. A business was also destroyed. Extensive damage was reported in the community of Woodborough along Scenic Lake drive as well as along Moore road northwest of Lake City. One minor injury was reported with minor lacerations. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous short wave trough and squall line moved across north Florida on Christmas Day resulting in severe weather across the northern and central portions of the state and a tornado near Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.|
|13.2||1974-03-21||2||30°20'N / 82°46'W||30°20'N / 82°43'W||3.60 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Columbia|
|20.2||1983-04-23||2||29°52'N / 82°45'W||29°56'N / 82°36'W||4.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Columbia|
|20.9||1954-06-10||2||30°09'N / 82°57'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Suwannee|
|21.6||1975-02-06||2||30°02'N / 83°02'W||30°05'N / 82°50'W||12.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|23.0||1956-09-24||2||29°54'N / 82°48'W||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|26.1||1978-04-19||2||29°51'N / 82°24'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Alachua|
|27.1||1970-08-25||2||29°56'N / 82°57'W||0||0||0K||0||Lafayette|
|27.9||1965-06-15||2||30°24'N / 83°00'W||0||0||3K||0||Suwannee|
|30.0||2001-03-13||2||30°21'N / 83°02'W||30°25'N / 83°04'W||3.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||80K||0||Hamilton|
|Brief Description: One mobile home and one church were destroyed. Two vehicles damaged. Tornado ranged from F0-F2 and skipped along the path. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.|
|30.3||1983-04-23||2||29°43'N / 82°54'W||29°52'N / 82°45'W||11.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Gilchrist|
|31.1||2007-04-15||2||30°31'N / 82°15'W||2.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Baker|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado tracked across rural farmland in extreme northeast Baker county, just southwest of Moniac. A residence off of Moccasin Creek Road had an out building destroyed, widespread tree damage and minor damage to the primary residence. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A surface low rapidly deepened over NC during the early morning hours of April 15, 2007, as the parent upper level trough phased with the surface feature. A squall line of severe storms preceding a cold front moved through northeast Florida during the early morning hours of April 15th and produced multiple supercells.|
|31.2||1998-09-29||2||30°18'N / 83°06'W||30°21'N / 83°06'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||600K||0||Suwannee|
|Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.|
|31.2||1974-05-12||2||30°17'N / 82°07'W||30°17'N / 82°04'W||3.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Baker|
|31.8||1984-02-27||3||30°03'N / 83°10'W||30°02'N / 83°03'W||7.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lafayette|
|32.3||1972-12-21||2||30°15'N / 83°12'W||30°22'N / 83°03'W||12.20 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|32.8||1975-02-06||2||30°00'N / 83°12'W||30°02'N / 83°02'W||10.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Lafayette|
|33.4||1970-07-03||2||29°46'N / 82°53'W||0||0||3K||0||Gilchrist|
|34.2||1971-02-07||2||29°57'N / 82°06'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Bradford|
|37.7||1971-02-07||2||29°57'N / 82°02'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Clay|
|38.1||1970-02-03||2||29°42'N / 82°18'W||0||0||25K||0||Alachua|
|38.1||1957-06-08||2||29°38'N / 82°37'W||0||0||3K||0||Alachua|
|38.9||1966-09-28||2||29°40'N / 82°21'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Alachua|
|39.7||1974-05-12||2||30°17'N / 82°04'W||30°19'N / 81°50'W||14.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Duval|
|40.7||1986-03-14||2||29°39'N / 82°19'W||2.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Alachua|
|41.2||1978-05-04||2||29°34'N / 82°27'W||29°41'N / 82°17'W||12.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Alachua|
|44.1||1984-02-27||2||29°47'N / 82°01'W||29°50'N / 82°00'W||3.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Clay|
|44.1||1969-12-25||2||30°24'N / 83°18'W||0||1||3K||0||Madison|
|44.5||1988-11-05||2||30°22'N / 83°21'W||30°28'N / 83°15'W||8.00 Miles||50 Yards||1||3||25K||0||Madison|
|47.1||1988-04-19||3||30°27'N / 83°25'W||30°32'N / 83°12'W||12.00 Miles||300 Yards||4||18||25.0M||0||Madison|
|48.0||1988-04-19||2||30°36'N / 83°15'W||2.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hamilton|
* 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.