# Wichita Falls, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

#### Earthquake Index, #215

Wichita Falls, TX | 0.05 |

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

Wichita Falls, 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, #366

Wichita Falls, TX | 290.60 |

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 4,545 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wichita Falls, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count |

Avalanche: | 0 | Blizzard: | 1 | Cold: | 3 | Dense Fog: | 7 | Drought: | 62 |

Dust Storm: | 0 | Flood: | 196 | Hail: | 2,747 | Heat: | 12 | Heavy Snow: | 13 |

High Surf: | 0 | Hurricane: | 0 | Ice Storm: | 21 | Landslide: | 0 | Strong Wind: | 34 |

Thunderstorm Winds: | 1,333 | Tropical Storm: | 1 | Wildfire: | 4 | Winter Storm: | 18 | Winter Weather: | 22 |

Other: | 71 |

### Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

### Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

### Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

Distance (miles) | Date | Magnitude | Start Lat/Log | End Lat/Log | Length | Width | Fatalities | Injuries | Property Damage | Crop Damage | Affected County |

2.1 | 1955-05-26 | 2 | 33°55'N / 98°30'W | 33°55'N / 98°29'W | 1.30 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wichita |

2.2 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 33°50'N / 98°38'W | 33°55'N / 98°26'W | 12.90 Miles | 1760 Yards | 42 | 1700 | 250.0M | 0 | Wichita |

2.4 | 1953-08-11 | 2 | 33°56'N / 98°30'W | 33°56'N / 98°30'W | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Wichita | ||

3.1 | 1958-11-17 | 2 | 33°54'N / 98°36'W | 33°57'N / 98°33'W | 4.90 Miles | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wichita |

3.4 | 1958-04-02 | 3 | 33°54'N / 98°30'W | 33°54'N / 98°26'W | 4.30 Miles | 333 Yards | 1 | 14 | 250K | 0 | Wichita |

3.5 | 1964-04-03 | 5 | 33°54'N / 98°30'W | 33°56'N / 98°26'W | 4.70 Miles | 500 Yards | 7 | 111 | 25.0M | 0 | Wichita |

4.3 | 1961-04-08 | 2 | 33°57'N / 98°31'W | 33°59'N / 98°30'W | 3.00 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 2 | 25K | 0 | Wichita |

4.4 | 1951-04-20 | 2 | 33°55'N / 98°27'W | 1.50 Miles | 17 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wichita | |

6.0 | 1954-06-01 | 3 | 33°57'N / 98°40'W | 33°57'N / 98°34'W | 5.90 Miles | 50 Yards | 1 | 4 | 250K | 0 | Wichita |

6.5 | 1962-04-26 | 3 | 33°59'N / 98°30'W | 34°00'N / 98°27'W | 3.30 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 13 | 2.5M | 0 | Wichita |

8.7 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 33°49'N / 98°39'W | 33°50'N / 98°38'W | 1.30 Miles | 880 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Archer |

11.1 | 1958-04-02 | 3 | 33°54'N / 98°26'W | 33°57'N / 98°14'W | 12.10 Miles | 333 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Clay |

11.6 | 1951-05-09 | 2 | 33°56'N / 98°41'W | 33°56'N / 98°46'W | 4.90 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wichita |

15.1 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 33°55'N / 98°26'W | 34°02'N / 98°07'W | 19.90 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 40 | 0K | 0 | Clay |

18.5 | 1959-08-30 | 2 | 34°10'N / 98°27'W | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Cotton | |||

18.9 | 1967-05-30 | 2 | 34°07'N / 98°44'W | 34°08'N / 98°43'W | 1.90 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wichita |

20.5 | 1959-08-30 | 3 | 34°12'N / 98°35'W | 2.00 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Cotton | |

20.6 | 1955-04-05 | 2 | 33°49'N / 98°11'W | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Clay | |||

20.9 | 1956-08-08 | 2 | 34°04'N / 98°13'W | 2.00 Miles | 50 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Clay | |

22.0 | 1969-04-16 | 2 | 34°09'N / 98°36'W | 34°16'N / 98°12'W | 24.20 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Cotton |

22.1 | 1961-04-08 | 3 | 33°36'N / 98°38'W | 1.00 Mile | 33 Yards | 0 | 1 | 0K | 0 | Archer | |

22.3 | 1962-05-26 | 4 | 34°09'N / 98°27'W | 34°17'N / 98°23'W | 10.10 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Cotton |

23.6 | 1954-05-01 | 3 | 34°14'N / 98°37'W | 34°15'N / 98°36'W | 1.90 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Tillman |

24.7 | 1986-05-14 | 3 | 33°32'N / 98°42'W | 33°34'N / 98°25'W | 11.00 Miles | 250 Yards | 0 | 4 | 2.5M | 0 | Archer |

24.9 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°08'N / 98°53'W | 34°18'N / 98°37'W | 19.10 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 3 | 2.5M | 0 | Tillman |

26.4 | 1986-05-14 | 3 | 33°34'N / 98°25'W | 33°34'N / 98°13'W | 9.00 Miles | 250 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Clay |

26.7 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°06'N / 98°57'W | 34°08'N / 98°53'W | 4.70 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Wichita |

27.2 | 1954-05-01 | 3 | 34°15'N / 98°36'W | 34°21'N / 98°28'W | 10.40 Miles | 33 Yards | 3 | 3 | 250K | 0 | Cotton |

27.4 | 1954-05-01 | 3 | 34°10'N / 98°15'W | 34°12'N / 98°07'W | 8.00 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Cotton |

29.6 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°05'N / 99°02'W | 34°06'N / 98°57'W | 5.20 Miles | 33 Yards | 1 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Wilbarger |

30.6 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 34°02'N / 98°07'W | 34°11'N / 97°59'W | 12.80 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Jefferson |

31.3 | 1957-05-24 | 4 | 34°16'N / 98°30'W | 34°27'N / 98°27'W | 13.00 Miles | 880 Yards | 4 | 5 | 250K | 0 | Cotton |

32.5 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°18'N / 98°37'W | 34°27'N / 98°20'W | 19.20 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Cotton |

32.6 | 1954-05-01 | 2 | 33°33'N / 98°09'W | 33°34'N / 98°08'W | 1.30 Miles | 67 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Clay |

33.1 | 1958-11-17 | 3 | 34°17'N / 99°24'W | 34°21'N / 98°15'W | 65.80 Miles | 50 Yards | 0 | 4 | 0K | 0 | Cotton |

33.4 | 1955-04-06 | 3 | 33°26'N / 98°24'W | 33°28'N / 98°16'W | 8.20 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Jack |

35.2 | 1958-11-17 | 2 | 33°23'N / 98°46'W | 33°28'N / 98°41'W | 7.60 Miles | 133 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Young |

35.5 | 1955-09-25 | 2 | 33°26'N / 98°46'W | 1.00 Mile | 50 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Young | |

36.2 | 1951-05-18 | 4 | 33°25'N / 98°45'W | 2.00 Miles | 200 Yards | 2 | 100 | 2.5M | 0 | Young | |

36.4 | 1960-05-04 | 2 | 34°22'N / 98°19'W | 34°26'N / 98°17'W | 4.90 Miles | 150 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Cotton |

36.6 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°21'N / 98°54'W | 34°24'N / 98°45'W | 9.20 Miles | 120 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Tillman |

37.3 | 1955-04-06 | 3 | 33°28'N / 98°16'W | 33°28'N / 98°02'W | 13.50 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Clay |

37.5 | 1979-10-30 | 2 | 33°19'N / 98°30'W | 33°25'N / 98°24'W | 9.10 Miles | 77 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Jack |

38.3 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 34°12'N / 99°09'W | 34°16'N / 98°59'W | 10.60 Miles | 880 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Tillman |

38.3 | 1974-04-20 | 3 | 34°13'N / 98°02'W | 34°16'N / 97°57'W | 6.10 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Jefferson |

38.6 | 1966-04-10 | 2 | 33°21'N / 98°35'W | 1.00 Mile | 133 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Young | |

38.6 | 1985-04-21 | 2 | 33°25'N / 98°52'W | 33°25'N / 98°50'W | 2.20 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Archer |

38.9 | 1973-06-18 | 2 | 34°25'N / 98°49'W | 0.50 Mile | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Tillman | |

39.4 | 1980-04-02 | 4 | 33°36'N / 99°11'W | 33°41'N / 99°05'W | 8.40 Miles | 250 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Baylor |

39.8 | 2000-04-30 | 3 | 33°22'N / 98°46'W | 33°22'N / 98°46'W | 13.00 Miles | 800 Yards | 0 | 0 | 300K | 0 | Young |

Brief Description: A large tornado was reported from near the county line (between Elbert and Padgett) to east of Olney. A 100 year old home was completely destroyed one mile south of the Olney Airport. A total of three homes and two motor homes were destroyed. Damage was reported to a nursing home, barns, power lines and trees. Most of the damage, however, occurred in open country.
April 30, 2000 - Event Narrative
A big day for severe weather across northwest portions of the area. Several outflow boundaries, a dryline, and moist unstable air all helped contribute to thunderstorm development. There were several rounds of thunderstorms, the first wave was in the early morning hours, from about 3 am to 5 am. This activity developed in Young and Palo Pinto counties and moved eastward to affect Parker, Jack, Wise and Tarrant counties.
Another event developed in the early evening, generally north and west of a Dallas, Glen Rose, Eastland line. Most of the activity was centered on Young, Jack, and Stephens county. A large tornado occurred near Olney (Young County) during this event. A continuation of aa tornado that began in Throckmorton county. | |||||||||||

40.3 | 1973-06-02 | 2 | 34°29'N / 98°26'W | 34°29'N / 98°24'W | 2.30 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Comanche |

40.5 | 1954-05-01 | 2 | 34°15'N / 99°06'W | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Tillman | |||

40.5 | 1973-06-02 | 2 | 34°29'N / 98°24'W | 34°29'N / 98°23'W | 1.30 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Cotton |

40.8 | 1985-04-21 | 2 | 33°23'N / 98°55'W | 33°25'N / 98°52'W | 2.80 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Young |

41.2 | 1977-04-19 | 2 | 34°18'N / 99°04'W | 0.80 Mile | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Tillman | |

41.3 | 1973-03-13 | 2 | 34°30'N / 98°26'W | 0 | 5 | 25K | 0 | Comanche | |||

41.9 | 1957-05-24 | 4 | 34°27'N / 98°27'W | 34°34'N / 98°24'W | 8.60 Miles | 880 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Comanche |

42.4 | 1958-04-02 | 3 | 33°39'N / 97°54'W | 33°52'N / 97°43'W | 18.20 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Montague |

42.4 | 1982-05-16 | 3 | 33°56'N / 99°24'W | 34°04'N / 99°07'W | 15.00 Miles | 150 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wilbarger |

42.6 | 1952-06-29 | 2 | 34°23'N / 99°00'W | 0 | 1 | 3K | 0 | Tillman | |||

42.6 | 1956-04-28 | 2 | 34°10'N / 97°51'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Jefferson | |||

42.8 | 1962-05-20 | 2 | 33°59'N / 99°16'W | 1.00 Mile | 50 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Wilbarger | |

43.1 | 1976-04-19 | 2 | 34°09'N / 97°52'W | 34°11'N / 97°49'W | 3.80 Miles | 440 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Jefferson |

43.6 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 33°37'N / 99°18'W | 33°42'N / 99°09'W | 10.40 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Baylor |

43.7 | 1973-06-18 | 3 | 34°24'N / 99°01'W | 34°25'N / 98°58'W | 3.30 Miles | 50 Yards | 0 | 29 | 250K | 0 | Tillman |

44.5 | 1969-04-16 | 2 | 34°17'N / 97°59'W | 34°22'N / 97°53'W | 8.20 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Stephens |

44.8 | 1979-04-10 | 2 | 34°27'N / 98°20'W | 34°34'N / 98°08'W | 14.00 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Comanche |

45.4 | 1959-11-03 | 2 | 33°34'N / 97°51'W | 0.50 Mile | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Montague | |

45.6 | 1962-06-05 | 2 | 34°09'N / 99°16'W | 1.00 Mile | 50 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wilbarger | |

45.6 | 1992-06-07 | 2 | 34°09'N / 99°16'W | 1.00 Mile | 100 Yards | 0 | 5 | 2.5M | 0 | Wilbarger | |

46.4 | 1994-05-29 | 3 | 33°20'N / 98°49'W | 33°14'N / 98°50'W | 7.00 Miles | 600 Yards | 0 | 0 | 5K | 0 | Young |

Brief Description: A large tornado was video-taped by storm chasers. The tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes and moved south-southeast across open ranch land with the only known damage being to a garage and an oil storage tank. | |||||||||||

46.4 | 1957-04-02 | 2 | 33°56'N / 97°43'W | 2.00 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Montague | |

46.5 | 1979-06-06 | 3 | 33°13'N / 98°37'W | 33°15'N / 98°30'W | 7.10 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Young |

46.7 | 1954-05-01 | 4 | 34°12'N / 99°11'W | 34°39'N / 98°55'W | 34.60 Miles | 440 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Tillman |

47.0 | 1967-04-09 | 2 | 34°12'N / 99°16'W | 0.30 Mile | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Wilbarger | |

47.1 | 1979-04-10 | 4 | 34°02'N / 99°28'W | 34°12'N / 99°09'W | 21.50 Miles | 880 Yards | 11 | 67 | 25.0M | 0 | Wilbarger |

47.2 | 1982-05-27 | 2 | 34°23'N / 99°11'W | 34°27'N / 98°58'W | 12.00 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Tillman |

47.2 | 1964-08-26 | 2 | 33°47'N / 97°43'W | 0.10 Mile | 17 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Montague | |

47.3 | 1978-04-05 | 2 | 34°30'N / 98°17'W | 34°35'N / 98°09'W | 9.60 Miles | 150 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Comanche |

47.9 | 1979-04-10 | 3 | 34°34'N / 98°25'W | 34°37'N / 98°22'W | 4.50 Miles | 170 Yards | 3 | 100 | 25.0M | 0 | Comanche |

48.3 | 1954-05-01 | 4 | 34°04'N / 99°28'W | 34°12'N / 99°11'W | 18.60 Miles | 267 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Wilbarger |

48.4 | 1968-05-16 | 3 | 34°07'N / 99°20'W | 2.00 Miles | 23 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Wilbarger | |

48.6 | 1955-06-17 | 2 | 34°30'N / 98°59'W | 0.80 Mile | 440 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Tillman | |

49.1 | 1951-06-07 | 2 | 34°30'N / 99°00'W | 0.50 Mile | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Tillman | |

49.3 | 1965-04-14 | 3 | 33°52'N / 97°40'W | 1.00 Mile | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Montague | |

49.4 | 1952-05-23 | 2 | 34°37'N / 98°25'W | 0.30 Mile | 150 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Comanche |

* 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.