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West Lebanon, NH Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in West Lebanon is lower than New Hampshire average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in West Lebanon is lower than New Hampshire average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #229

West Lebanon, NH
0.23
New Hampshire
1.01
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

West Lebanon, NH
0.0000
New Hampshire
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, #216

West Lebanon, NH
30.22
New Hampshire
65.04
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 2,357 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West Lebanon, NH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:42Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:279Hail:362Heat:18Heavy Snow:162
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:124
Thunderstorm Winds:871Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:153Winter Weather:73
Other:254 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near West Lebanon, NH.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near West Lebanon, NH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
39.81940-12-205.6N/A43.7-71.5
34.91982-01-194.7743.51-71.62
34.81963-12-043.73343.6-71.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West Lebanon, NH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
18.01973-05-11243°34'N / 71°57'W0.50 Mile150 Yards000K0Grafton
21.81955-10-24243°22'N / 72°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Windsor
23.01962-07-09243°18'N / 72°24'W43°20'N / 72°20'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Sullivan
24.71962-07-09243°18'N / 72°36'W43°22'N / 72°28'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Windsor
25.41966-08-11243°18'N / 72°28'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Windsor
26.21962-07-09243°16'N / 72°30'W43°18'N / 72°24'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Windsor
30.11966-08-11244°00'N / 72°06'W44°04'N / 71°56'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Grafton
38.82002-06-05243°11'N / 72°44'W43°11'N / 72°44'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0075K0Windham
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms, that initially developed in New York, and produced a macroburst in extreme eastern New York, moved into southern Vermont during the evening of the 5th. The storms spawned two tornados, one in Woodford Hollow, Bennington County and the other one near Wilmington, Windham County. The first touchdown, one mile north from Route 9, produced a swath 150 yards wide and a path length of one half mile. Many trees, as large as a foot in diamter, were either knocked over or ripped apart. Trees also fell on three automobiles. This tornado was assesed to be a F1 intensity, with winds estimated between 80 and 100 mph. The second tornado, 4 miles northeast of Wilmington, was even stronger despite a narrower swath of 50 yards. The path length was also about a half mile. This tornado, in addition to blowing some trees down, mostly destroyed a sturdy house on Haynes Road. The garage of the house was blown off its foundation. The family room was ripped off the end of the house, nearly killing the owner. Luckily the owner escaped without any injuries. However, antiques in the attic of the home, as well as numerous other possessions from throughout the house, were spread out for miles downwind, and a propane tanke was missing. The winds with this tornado were estimated between 125 and 150 mph. Non-tornadic thunderstorm winds blew some trees down in the town of Pownal. Lightnting struck a home in North Bennington causing a very small fire with minimal damage to the structure of the house.
45.41968-08-20343°06'N / 72°48'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0Hillsborough
45.61998-05-31243°02'N / 71°57'W43°02'N / 71°57'W0.50 Mile85 Yards0030K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-duration minimal F2 tornado moved along a half-mile long track which averaged 85 yards wide in Antrim in northwest Hillsborough County. A National Weather Service survey team investigated the damaging effects of this tornado and spoke with many eyewitnesses. One resident recalled seeing the NWS' Tornado Warning (which specifically mentioned Antrim) scroll on Cable TV a few minutes before the tornado struck. The tornado began at Nahor Hill and travelled north-northeast about a half mile before ending up just past the Great Brook Elementary School. Along the middle of its path, a wooded stretch sustained severe tree damage. Most of the trees were either uprooted or snapped in half...and they fell in different directions. A small boat was flipped over and a camper-trailer was turned around and flipped over. A single family home had some shingles torn off. An apartment complex resident said he saw the metal garbage dumpster rise a short distance while a dark gray-black cloud went by. At the elementary school, a wall was damaged. Only minor damage and no injuries occurred as a result of this tornado, but had the track been only a few hundred yards to the east, it could have caused significant damage to the center of the small town of Antrim.
45.81972-07-03243°25'N / 71°26'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0725K0Belknap
48.01961-07-02243°06'N / 71°42'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Hillsborough


* 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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