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

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

Earthquake Index, #528

Weyanoke, LA

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

Weyanoke, LA

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, #529

Weyanoke, LA

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 1,705 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Weyanoke, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:125Hail:375Heat:8Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,037Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:4

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Weyanoke, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Weyanoke, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Weyanoke, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.71954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
12.51957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
17.91992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
20.32001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
21.51986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
22.31968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
23.41992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
23.91961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
25.61957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
26.21990-05-12231°16'N / 91°24'W31°18'N / 91°05'W19.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wilkinson
26.81984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
27.41983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
28.21984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
28.71995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
29.51961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
30.01972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
30.11982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
30.21974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
30.61984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
30.71989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
32.01964-11-27231°08'N / 92°00'W31°12'N / 91°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
34.21989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
35.51989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
37.81992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
38.51992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
38.51983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
38.61989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
39.11958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
39.31973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
39.61983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
40.11957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
40.41983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
40.52009-12-24230°46'N / 92°09'W30°51'N / 92°07'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00500K0KSt. Landry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Whiteville Tornado touched down near Interstate 49 about 2 miles southwest of the community, then moved north-northeastward. Upon reaching Parish Road 5-230, the tornado destroyed an outbuilding and blew down numerous trees along Bayou Boeuf. A home was damaged south of Highway 182 just east of Bayou Boeuf, and two mobile homes received roof damage along Sonnier Road. The tornado then struck the Resurrection Catholic Church, obliterating the building and damaging several tombstones and tombs in the nearby graveyard. A farm located just north of the church received major damage, with one large rice silo blown 50 yards southwestward into the bayou and another rice silo severely damaged. Two tractor trailers at the farm were also damaged, with one blown by the tornado into a jack-knife position, and the other having a large tree fall onto it. Continuing north-northeastward across open fields, the tornado then blew down numerous trees along WPA Road. No damage occurred for the next few miles as the tornado moved across open farmland and crossed into Avoyelles Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
40.51971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
41.01989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
41.51989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
41.51973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
42.31983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
43.12000-11-06230°54'N / 92°13'W30°56'N / 92°11'W3.00 Miles25 Yards03200K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado moved across rural sections of Avoyelles Parish, destroying two homes and damaging several other bulidings. The tornado began near a church in Eola, where a home lost part of its roof and the steeple blew off the church. A neighboring home lost its porch and had a window blown out, while some old buildings nearby were flattened. Many trees were also blown down. On Highway 29 south of Bunkie, one permanent home lost a portion of its roof, one outside wall, and the carport. Another permanent home bult on a foundation was swept off its foundation and moved 200 feet. In this home, three people received minor injuries. They were found in debris 300 feet from where the home originally lay. The wood frame home they were in was torn to pieces. Two cars and a horse trailer were thrown over 100 feet into a field.
43.11975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
43.21989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
43.71969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
44.01972-01-04231°21'N / 90°53'W1.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
44.41973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
44.91952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
45.11965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
45.31975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
45.61991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
46.31965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
46.51976-06-29231°37'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Adams
46.71969-12-29331°32'N / 91°48'W31°43'N / 91°26'W25.00 Miles183 Yards00250K0Concordia
46.81981-06-03231°38'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Concordia
46.81991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
47.51977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
47.81957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
47.81957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
48.32002-10-29230°36'N / 92°10'W30°38'N / 92°12'W5.00 Miles20 Yards005.0M0St. Landry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across the small community of Prairie Ronde, destroying the school. Several neighboring houses also received major damage.
48.61953-05-16230°25'N / 92°14'W30°34'N / 91°56'W20.60 Miles150 Yards03250K0St. Landry
48.61983-02-09330°25'N / 92°10'W30°34'N / 92°00'W13.00 Miles150 Yards072.5M0St. Landry
48.91971-05-11230°31'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0St. Landry
49.62007-02-24231°38'N / 91°46'W31°39'N / 91°43'W3.00 Miles400 Yards000K150KCatahoula
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish, this tornado continued across wooded and open farm land. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
49.81974-10-28231°36'N / 91°42'W31°43'N / 91°40'W8.40 Miles27 Yards01625K0Concordia
49.81970-05-24230°44'N / 92°18'W30°48'N / 92°16'W5.20 Miles417 Yards0025K0Evangeline

* 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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