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Whitesburg, TN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Whitesburg is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Whitesburg is much lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #333

Whitesburg, TN
0.14
Tennessee
0.56
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

Whitesburg, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #635

Whitesburg, TN
29.57
Tennessee
175.35
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 3,534 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Whitesburg, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:17Dense Fog:4Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:273Hail:651Heat:2Heavy Snow:119
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:2Strong Wind:45
Thunderstorm Winds:2,155Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:47Winter Weather:53
Other:108 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Whitesburg, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Whitesburg, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
35.61984-02-143.61036.13-83.74
34.21969-07-133.5N/A36.1-83.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 9 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Whitesburg, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.51980-07-06236°35'N / 83°15'W36°25'N / 83°13'W11.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
19.31963-03-11236°00'N / 83°07'W36°02'N / 83°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards11250K0Cocke
20.21967-03-12236°08'N / 82°55'W36°15'N / 82°40'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15250K0Greene
21.31955-03-05236°28'N / 82°52'W36°30'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles300 Yards06250K0Hawkins
24.01976-02-18235°57'N / 83°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0102.5M0Cocke
25.81967-04-22236°12'N / 82°41'W0.20 Mile250 Yards00250K0Greene
26.52009-05-08236°27'N / 83°34'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KClaiborne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 110 miles an hour occurred around five miles southwest of Tazewell. The tornado initially touched down along Cole Road and quickly produced 110 mph winds. It lifted the roof off of a home on Cole Road moved east across the road and moved east across the road and destroyed two large wooden barns carrying debris up to a half mile away. Several trees were also snapped off at mid trunk level. The tornado continued in a 2.2 mile path and dissipated near Neely Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
31.51957-04-08236°17'N / 82°35'W36°19'N / 82°33'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Washington
38.01988-05-09336°36'N / 83°45'W36°36'N / 83°39'W5.00 Miles500 Yards11525.0M0Bell


* 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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