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Watertown, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #3

Watertown, FL
1.00
Florida
0.01
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

Watertown, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #858

Watertown, FL
114.44
Florida
185.89
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 1,844 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:45Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:66Hail:436Heat:2Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:998Tropical Storm:13Wildfire:43Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:212 

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.92008-03-07230°11'N / 82°39'W30°12'N / 82°37'W1.00 Mile800 Yards154.0M0KColumbia
 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.
2.11960-02-25330°12'N / 82°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbia
12.52006-12-25230°06'N / 82°25'W30°08'N / 82°24'W3.00 Miles300 Yards010K0KColumbia
 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.
13.21974-03-21230°20'N / 82°46'W30°20'N / 82°43'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Columbia
20.21983-04-23229°52'N / 82°45'W29°56'N / 82°36'W4.00 Miles80 Yards022.5M0Columbia
20.91954-06-10230°09'N / 82°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Suwannee
21.61975-02-06230°02'N / 83°02'W30°05'N / 82°50'W12.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Suwannee
23.01956-09-24229°54'N / 82°48'W0025K0Suwannee
26.11978-04-19229°51'N / 82°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Alachua
27.11970-08-25229°56'N / 82°57'W000K0Lafayette
27.91965-06-15230°24'N / 83°00'W003K0Suwannee
30.02001-03-13230°21'N / 83°02'W30°25'N / 83°04'W3.50 Miles30 Yards0080K0Hamilton
 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.
30.31983-04-23229°43'N / 82°54'W29°52'N / 82°45'W11.00 Miles80 Yards042.5M0Gilchrist
31.12007-04-15230°31'N / 82°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KBaker
 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.
31.21998-09-29230°18'N / 83°06'W30°21'N / 83°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05600K0Suwannee
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.
31.21974-05-12230°17'N / 82°07'W30°17'N / 82°04'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Baker
31.81984-02-27330°03'N / 83°10'W30°02'N / 83°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lafayette
32.31972-12-21230°15'N / 83°12'W30°22'N / 83°03'W12.20 Miles30 Yards0025K0Suwannee
32.81975-02-06230°00'N / 83°12'W30°02'N / 83°02'W10.30 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Lafayette
33.41970-07-03229°46'N / 82°53'W003K0Gilchrist
34.21971-02-07229°57'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Bradford
37.71971-02-07229°57'N / 82°02'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clay
38.11970-02-03229°42'N / 82°18'W0025K0Alachua
38.11957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua
38.91966-09-28229°40'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Alachua
39.71974-05-12230°17'N / 82°04'W30°19'N / 81°50'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Duval
40.71986-03-14229°39'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles10 Yards002.5M0Alachua
41.21978-05-04229°34'N / 82°27'W29°41'N / 82°17'W12.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Alachua
44.11984-02-27229°47'N / 82°01'W29°50'N / 82°00'W3.00 Miles30 Yards02250K0Clay
44.11969-12-25230°24'N / 83°18'W013K0Madison
44.51988-11-05230°22'N / 83°21'W30°28'N / 83°15'W8.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Madison
47.11988-04-19330°27'N / 83°25'W30°32'N / 83°12'W12.00 Miles300 Yards41825.0M0Madison
48.01988-04-19230°36'N / 83°15'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Hamilton


* 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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