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Webster, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Webster is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Webster is about the same as North Dakota average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #180

Webster, ND
0.00
North Dakota
0.00
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

Webster, ND
0.0000
North Dakota
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, #218

Webster, ND
72.57
North Dakota
81.79
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 1,575 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Webster, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:16Cold:7Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:144Hail:907Heat:0Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:29
Thunderstorm Winds:420Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:3
Other:23 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Webster, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Webster, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Webster, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
13.51971-06-21248°16'N / 98°31'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Ramsey
15.81966-08-05248°06'N / 98°54'W01250K0Ramsey
16.31976-06-12248°05'N / 98°50'W000K0Ramsey
19.61971-06-21248°40'N / 98°52'W48°32'N / 98°50'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cavalier
29.71959-06-06248°42'N / 98°30'W000K0Cavalier
34.31999-06-06248°13'N / 98°04'W48°14'N / 98°04'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Walsh
 Brief Description: A 54x108 foot building and a shed were destroyed by the tornado. One tractor inside was moved and the building doors were wrapped around the cab. Shingles from the barn were impaled in the swather. Some of the farm equipment was overturned and some boards were driven into the ground. Debris was picked up and tossed in a nearby slough.
36.61974-05-20247°56'N / 99°25'W47°59'N / 99°21'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benson
36.92001-08-08248°00'N / 99°35'W47°55'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Benson
 Brief Description: The tornado began northwest of Maddock and travelled along a path intermittently to near Flora and near Oberon. A 40x60 foot metal shed was demolished. About 2 miles northeast of Maddock, a grain bin was pulled from its foundation and thrown about 500 yards. A hopper bin and concrete pad were also turned on end at this location. Many large trees were flattened all along the path until the tornado weakened from Flora to near Oberon.
37.51999-06-06248°16'N / 98°00'W48°21'N / 97°58'W3.00 Miles130 Yards0015K0Walsh
 Brief Description: Several large trees were snapped off and light poles were bent over. Several metal grain bins were blown off their concrete foundations and thrown 200 feet. An old shed was also tossed 150 feet.
41.21985-06-24248°47'N / 98°14'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Cavalier
41.62001-08-08247°59'N / 99°33'W47°58'N / 99°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Benson
 Brief Description: A grain elevator was heavily damaged and will likely be shut down for the rest of the year. Many trees were uprooted and a camper was overturned. 1.5 miles of powerline was blown down with 24 poles snapped.
46.92001-07-18347°41'N / 98°27'W47°43'N / 98°19'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Nelson
 Brief Description: A tornado hit the home of the Nelson county sheriff, who was out of town at the time. The tornado tore the roof off the house and destroyed the barn. A piece of farm machinery was thrown through the bedroom wall and a tractor was hurled 75 yards. The sheriff's squad car was crushed.
47.61974-07-11247°41'N / 99°12'W0025K0Eddy
47.72008-07-07348°51'N / 99°31'W48°50'N / 99°27'W3.00 Miles75 Yards005K5KTowner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Rolette County, where it produced EF3 damage near Rolla. It continued into Towner County for about 3 more miles and lifted about 11 miles west-northwest of Rock Lake. It produced mainly EF1 damage to scattered trees and fields in Towner County. Peak winds in Towner County were estimated at 90 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An area of low pressure moved along the Canadian border on Monday (7th) and developed several severe thunderstorms. A triple point, or the intersection of multiple boundaries, formed in north central North Dakota, and resulted in several tornado reports.
47.91958-05-30347°56'N / 99°48'W48°03'N / 99°38'W10.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Benson


* 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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