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

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Earthquake Index, #1306

Whitney, TX
0.00
Texas
0.04
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

Whitney, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #341

Whitney, TX
294.79
Texas
208.58
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 3,530 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Whitney, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:25
Dust Storm:0Flood:445Hail:1,633Heat:8Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,338Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:4
Other:51 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Whitney, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Whitney, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 115 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Whitney, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.51965-05-09231°56'N / 97°20'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hill
3.71971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
3.71971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
3.71971-05-23331°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards1490K0Hill
4.52000-05-12331°54'N / 97°22'W31°54'N / 97°22'W7.00 Miles400 Yards203.0M0Bosque
 Brief Description: A tornado formed over the central part of Lake Whitney at approximately 1610 CST. The tornado moved south and dissipated near the dam at 1625 CST. The tornado caused two deaths, both of which occurred in the same home, but no other injuries. The most significant damaged occurred at the Lakewood Harbor Subdivision, three miles northwest of the Dam, around 1615 CST. 38 homes were destroyed and 27 others were damaged. M70PH, F80PH May 12, 2000 - Event Narrative A cold front moved into North Texas, and became stationary along a Bonham, Dallas, Hillsboro, Goldthwaite line. Numerous hail and wind reports were received. An F-3 tornado touched down near Lake Whitney in the late afternoon hours.The parent storm continued to develop on the south flank, resulting in a long lived wall cloud that moved south through southern Bosque, western McLennan, eastern Coryell, and western Bell counties. While reports of hail and funnels continued through the life of the storm, no additional tornadoes were sighted.
8.81959-03-31431°51'N / 97°13'W31°59'N / 97°08'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards63125K0Hill
9.01981-05-09231°58'N / 97°15'W31°58'N / 97°05'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
11.01990-03-14231°58'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
11.01979-05-10231°56'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hill
11.41976-05-25332°00'N / 97°08'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
11.41990-04-27232°01'N / 97°30'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
12.21971-02-18231°50'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile440 Yards003K0Hill
13.32006-12-29232°05'N / 97°24'W32°12'N / 97°20'W8.00 Miles587 Yards00500K0KHill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that a tornado developed west of FM 933 and south of CR 1145. Tree damage was noted as the tornado crossed FM 933 and FM 67 one mile southeast of Blum. The tornado apparently increased in size and intensity after crossing FM 67. A large grain silo was toppled over on CR 1137, roughly 1.5 miles northeast of Blum. Extensive tree and power pole damage was also noted. The path width was over a quarter of a mile at this time. As the tornado crossed County Roads 1136 and 1133, widespread tree damage was noted, as was structural damage to roofs and windows. The tornado then moved across FM 2488 just south of the Johnson County line, where a well-engineered home lost portions of roof decking and a large barn was destroyed. Portions of the barn's metal skin were carried over a mile to the north-northeast. The tornado then crossed into Johnson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
13.42006-12-29231°46'N / 97°30'W31°52'N / 97°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KBosque
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and concluded a tornado formed east of Clifton. The tornado took a northeast track and went on to damage trees along CR 3355 just south of FM 708. The tornado also heavily damaged a turkey farm at the intersection of CR 3355 and FM 708. Debris from the turkey farm was scattered over a quarter mile northeast of the farm. The tornado continued northeast and heavily damaged two barns on CR 3440 south of the Womack community. Trees and fences were damaged along CR 3410 and CR 3415 just south and east of Womack. The tornado then crossed FM 219 east of Womack and dissipated near the intersection of FM 219 and Highway 22. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
13.61981-10-13232°08'N / 97°20'W32°10'N / 97°19'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
14.51990-05-02231°58'N / 97°34'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
14.91972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
15.31980-06-20231°50'N / 97°33'W31°48'N / 97°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Bosque
15.61960-10-13231°53'N / 97°04'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hill
16.51985-10-17231°52'N / 97°04'W31°58'N / 97°01'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hill
16.72001-10-12231°45'N / 97°10'W31°48'N / 97°05'W6.20 Miles150 Yards00500K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The second McLennan county tornado touched down just southwest of Tokio then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.3 miles east of West. Homes, a church, and several businesses were damaged in Tokio. After moving through Tokio, the tornado moved along FM 1858, causing heavy damage to wood-frame structures, mobile homes, storage buildings, and minor damage to several brick homes. As the tornado moved across the extreme southern edge of West, several homes and storage buildings were damaged. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
18.41978-04-30231°52'N / 97°37'W003K0Bosque
19.41973-05-06531°38'N / 97°29'W31°44'N / 97°21'W10.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Mclennan
19.81967-06-11231°40'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
20.12001-10-12231°41'N / 97°27'W31°41'N / 97°27'W4.20 Miles150 Yards00100K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The first tornado to hit the county touched down 2.5 miles southwest of Valley Mills, then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.5 miles east of Valley Mills. The most significant damage was to a frame house near the beginning of the damage path. There was also damage to house roofs and mobile homes along Cap Fiske Road, Highway 317, and near Highway 6 on the southern edge of Valley Mills. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
20.21981-05-09331°58'N / 97°01'W31°56'N / 96°56'W5.20 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Hill
20.91976-05-25231°39'N / 97°19'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
21.31976-05-26432°16'N / 97°17'W32°15'N / 97°16'W1.90 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Johnson
21.51968-05-11232°10'N / 97°14'W32°17'N / 97°03'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hill
21.51976-05-26432°15'N / 97°16'W32°12'N / 97°01'W15.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hill
21.71976-05-26232°16'N / 97°18'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Johnson
21.92006-12-29232°10'N / 97°19'W32°22'N / 97°14'W15.00 Miles587 Yards0122.0M0KJohnson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that the tornado which originated in Hill County continued on its destructive northeast path into Johnson County. Damage to sheds and vegetation was noted along County Roads 1205 and 1204. The most significant damage to structures was found near FM 916, CR 1202, and CR 1205, northeast to near Highway 171. Several structures were unroofed while others suffered partial roof loss. Major damage to trees was also noted here. Damage to homes and trees continued along the track near CR 421, CR 423, and CR 415 just north of Highway 4. The tornado then crossed FM 2415. The last observed damage was along the south shore of Lake Alvarado. County officials reported that twenty-two residences were destroyed, twenty were heavily damaged, and twenty more had minor damages. Ten people were taken to local hospitals. Most were for minor injuries, but two suffered more serious injuries and were released from the hospital the next day. The Governor designated Johnson County a disaster area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
21.91957-05-22331°54'N / 96°59'W31°55'N / 96°55'W4.10 Miles200 Yards04250K0Hill
22.11976-05-25231°40'N / 97°28'W31°38'N / 97°25'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Bosque
23.11991-04-12232°14'N / 97°32'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
23.11971-05-09231°43'N / 97°36'W0.10 Mile67 Yards000K0Bosque
23.61990-05-18231°39'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Mclennan
24.41991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Johnson
24.41991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnson
24.61976-05-26432°12'N / 97°01'W32°11'N / 97°00'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellis
24.91963-08-30231°37'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mclennan
25.01975-10-24232°08'N / 96°57'W0025K0Ellis
25.61973-03-01231°37'N / 97°12'W31°37'N / 97°04'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mclennan
25.71969-05-14331°55'N / 96°53'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
25.81957-05-12231°36'N / 97°28'W1.00 Mile30 Yards003K0Mclennan
25.81965-03-16332°00'N / 96°54'W32°01'N / 96°52'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Hill
26.31962-06-28232°20'N / 97°20'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Johnson
26.41966-04-19232°04'N / 97°45'W2.00 Miles880 Yards003K0Bosque
26.51971-02-21231°37'N / 97°06'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Mclennan
26.91962-09-07232°20'N / 97°25'W2.00 Miles167 Yards01250K0Johnson
27.01976-05-25231°38'N / 97°25'W31°30'N / 97°22'W9.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mclennan
27.41953-05-11531°33'N / 97°09'W31°45'N / 96°53'W20.90 Miles583 Yards11459725.0M0Mclennan
27.81973-11-24332°21'N / 97°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Johnson
27.81975-04-07232°21'N / 97°24'W0.20 Mile27 Yards01250K0Johnson
28.11974-04-13231°33'N / 97°15'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mclennan
28.81973-04-23332°22'N / 97°23'W2.50 Miles333 Yards030K0Johnson
28.91972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.50 Miles20 Yards000K0Mclennan
28.91972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards03250K0Mclennan
29.52006-05-05231°33'N / 97°09'W31°33'N / 97°09'W2.60 Miles150 Yards003.0M0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado was reported on Waco Drive by the media, just north of the damage swath produced by the downburst. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado formed south of New Road and just west of Spur 298 (Franklin Avenue), or just north of Richland Mall. The tornado reached its peak intensity of lower F2 and did the most damage just east of Spur 298. Several commercial buildings had large sections of their roofs and walls damaged. A Coca-Cola Bottling Plant lost much of its roof and most of its inventory was damaged. A spokesman for the company stated that the tornado did well over $1 million worth of damage. An owner of an auto repair shop which was badly damaged estimated damages at $600,000. A horse barn owned by Baylor University was leveled and two horses killed. Numerous trees were downed and power lines snapped in and east of this area. The circulation weakened as it approached Interstate 35, and the tornado dissipated approximately three-fourths of a mile east of Interstate 35. A countywide disaster declaration was issued by the McLennan County judge.
29.51961-03-16232°20'N / 97°33'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
29.91968-05-13232°23'N / 97°22'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Johnson
30.01981-10-13231°32'N / 97°11'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0425.0M0Mclennan
30.01976-05-26332°24'N / 97°27'W32°21'N / 97°26'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
30.31991-04-12232°15'N / 97°45'W32°14'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Somervell
30.61990-04-27231°55'N / 96°48'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
30.91965-03-16332°01'N / 96°52'W32°03'N / 96°44'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0125K0Navarro
31.31978-04-30232°24'N / 97°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
31.61973-03-10431°46'N / 96°49'W31°51'N / 96°48'W5.90 Miles150 Yards6750K0Hill
32.01961-04-11231°58'N / 96°48'W32°00'N / 96°45'W3.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Navarro
32.51952-04-21431°30'N / 97°27'W31°29'N / 97°25'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mclennan
32.91991-04-12232°17'N / 97°45'W32°17'N / 97°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Somervell
33.01994-04-26232°04'N / 97°52'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01500K0Bosque
 Brief Description: Tornado number one was on the ground intermittently for about one mile. A grain silo was unroofed, one house destroyed, two mobile homes destroyed, a barn was destroyed, and at least 20 telephone poles were blown down. There was one minor injury.
33.41973-03-10431°38'N / 96°51'W31°46'N / 96°49'W9.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Limestone
34.11971-04-28232°26'N / 97°11'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Johnson
34.41951-06-16232°27'N / 97°25'W32°27'N / 97°10'W14.50 Miles20 Yards0025K0Johnson
34.41962-06-08232°27'N / 97°21'W1.50 Miles133 Yards000K0Johnson
34.61961-03-26332°11'N / 96°53'W32°15'N / 96°45'W9.10 Miles280 Yards042.5M0Ellis
34.91976-04-15231°26'N / 97°31'W31°30'N / 97°27'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mclennan
35.71971-10-19232°25'N / 97°32'W32°29'N / 97°26'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
36.41955-03-20232°05'N / 96°43'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
36.81961-03-26332°29'N / 97°22'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Johnson
36.81981-10-13232°28'N / 97°23'W32°30'N / 97°22'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.01973-03-10431°32'N / 96°50'W31°35'N / 96°57'W7.90 Miles150 Yards020K0Mclennan
37.11958-04-21232°28'N / 96°59'W32°16'N / 96°51'W15.90 Miles440 Yards018250K0Ellis
37.91974-10-31232°03'N / 96°41'W0025K0Navarro
38.81998-10-17231°25'N / 97°31'W31°25'N / 97°31'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0050K0Coryell
 Brief Description: Two brick homes were destroyed and large trees were uprooted when a narrow tornado touched down briefly.
39.21967-06-11231°58'N / 96°39'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
39.31997-05-27231°23'N / 97°19'W31°23'N / 97°20'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado developed just west of Box Ranch Road and moved west-southwest to just west of Mackey Ranch Road where a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado also uprooted numerous large trees along its path.
39.51971-12-14232°31'N / 97°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards00250K0Johnson
39.81957-04-24231°57'N / 96°41'W32°00'N / 96°36'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Navarro
40.21998-10-17231°58'N / 96°38'W31°58'N / 96°38'W3.50 Miles100 Yards14100K0Navarro
 Brief Description: A 33 year old man was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home. M33MH
41.31963-09-06232°33'N / 97°19'W1.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Johnson
41.31973-05-06232°33'N / 97°20'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Johnson
41.31961-03-26232°33'N / 97°22'W0.30 Mile17 Yards010K0Johnson
41.41990-04-27231°40'N / 96°42'W16.00 Miles880 Yards0825.0M0Limestone
41.52008-04-23232°33'N / 97°24'W32°33'N / 97°24'W001.0M0KTarrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A storm survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado touched down in the town of Crowley near Sharondale Drive and Morfield Drive. Damage was mostly confined to these two streets where two houses lost significant portions of their roofs and received damage to external walls. Two houses had portions of roof decking removed and several metal storage buildings were damaged. Several additional homes suffered minor roof damage and nearby trees had large limbs broken off. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with maximum sustained winds of 110-115 MPH. EPISODE NARRATIVE: North Texas was impacted with a linear mesoscale convective system as well as discrete supercell thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. An EF-2 tornado destroyed several homes in the town of Crowley and several other brief tornadoes were reported as well. Other severe reports included large hail and damaging winds.
42.21971-04-28232°25'N / 96°51'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Ellis
43.71977-07-27232°27'N / 97°47'W0.70 Mile250 Yards003K0Hood
45.01976-04-19232°27'N / 97°49'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Hood
45.11971-04-28232°28'N / 97°50'W32°32'N / 97°39'W11.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hood
45.41956-08-14232°33'N / 97°04'W32°35'N / 97°01'W3.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Ellis
45.61997-05-27331°19'N / 97°20'W31°16'N / 97°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The third tornado developed about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Moody in open country just south of Farm-to-Market Road 107. The tornado moved south-southwest and destroyed a house and a barn. Another house was damaged and numerous trees were uprooted. Two vehicles were tossed several hundred feet by the tornado. The strong tornado dissipated about 0.5 miles after moving into extreme northern Bell County.
45.91976-04-19232°37'N / 97°17'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Tarrant
46.51989-05-04232°29'N / 97°52'W32°27'N / 97°48'W3.50 Miles500 Yards0220K0Hood
46.91972-10-21231°15'N / 97°24'W31°18'N / 97°20'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bell
47.21979-04-11231°54'N / 98°11'W31°59'N / 98°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards03250K0Hamilton
47.31981-05-08232°34'N / 96°59'W32°33'N / 96°54'W4.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Dallas
47.41976-04-19232°31'N / 97°47'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Hood
47.51993-09-13232°34'N / 97°14'W32°42'N / 97°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Tarrant
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 5 miles west of Mansfield and moved north-northeast into southwest Arlington before lifting. A large microwave tower was flattened. Additionally, 6 mobile homes, 20 houses, and 3 businesses were damaged.
47.51997-05-27331°16'N / 97°23'W31°16'N / 97°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0000Bell
 Brief Description: This is the same tornado that began 1mile east of Moody in McLennan County.
47.51965-06-23232°37'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Johnson
47.81983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
49.11955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
49.31973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
49.41971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis


* 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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