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Westover, MD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #614

Westover, MD
0.02
Maryland
0.17
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

Westover, MD
0.0000
Maryland
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, #667

Westover, MD
41.01
Maryland
121.90
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 1,158 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Westover, MD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:182Heat:3Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:598Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:20Winter Weather:16
Other:217 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Westover, MD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Westover, MD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Westover, MD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
25.32002-04-28338°25'N / 76°18'W38°21'N / 75°49'W18.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Dorchester
 Brief Description: Tornado path length 16-18 miles. One house and several outbuildings destroyed near Hip Roof Road. Most of the damage along tornado path rated F0 to F1.
27.01973-10-02237°42'N / 75°45'W000K0Accomack
34.31989-05-02237°53'N / 76°24'W37°56'N / 76°20'W5.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Northumberland
47.11983-10-13238°22'N / 76°34'W38°25'N / 76°33'W3.00 Miles37 Yards0025K0St. Mary's
47.41983-10-13238°25'N / 76°33'W38°26'N / 76°32'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Calvert
49.81975-04-25237°50'N / 76°38'W0025K0Richmond


* 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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