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Willow Lake, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Willow Lake is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Willow Lake is higher than South Dakota average and is about the same as the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #292

Willow Lake, SD
South Dakota

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

Willow Lake, SD
South Dakota

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, #128

Willow Lake, SD
South Dakota

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 2,278 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Willow Lake, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:27Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:137Hail:1,193Heat:2Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:749Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:17

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Willow Lake, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Willow Lake, SD.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Willow Lake, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 44 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Willow Lake, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.51953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
6.11962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
11.31961-06-21344°59'N / 97°59'W44°33'N / 97°32'W37.10 Miles33 Yards17250K0Clark
11.91964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
12.61965-05-20244°27'N / 97°54'W44°35'N / 97°47'W10.40 Miles150 Yards003K0Beadle
14.02003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
15.91984-05-12344°53'N / 97°44'W44°50'N / 97°30'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Clark
17.42003-06-24244°26'N / 97°54'W44°29'N / 97°54'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged farm structures.
18.21986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
18.31984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
19.92003-06-24444°17'N / 97°46'W44°25'N / 97°43'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards043.0M0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged all buildings, other structures, and vehicles in the small town of Manchester. Propane and fuel oil tanks were destroyed. Many homes were stripped to the foundation. Of the six residents of the town, four were injured and were transported to hospitals. Three were deemed to be seriously injured, but non of the injuries were life threatening. One of the injured was in a basement, one was blown out of the home on the way to the same basement, and two were in a mobile home which was destroyed. The tornado damaged crops, trees, and power lines south of Manchester prior to reaching the town. The tornado also heavily damaged several farms north of Manchester, including two farms on which several buildings including the homes were destroyed. One of the farms was a "Centennial Farm". About 12 cattle were killed and others injured. The amount of crop damage was not known. During its path, the tornado was observed to have multiple vortices. The tornado was observed and video taped by numerous storm chasers and researchers. Researchers also deployed weather sensors around the town of Manchester. One of these sensors recorded a 100 millibar pressure drop as the tornado passed.
20.31962-07-07244°24'N / 97°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Beadle
21.31972-07-19244°22'N / 97°52'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0025K0Beadle
23.81964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
25.22003-06-24344°22'N / 98°02'W44°24'N / 98°00'W3.50 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings and numerous trees, resulting in F3 damage southwest of Cavour. Homes and businesses within the town of Cavour were severely damaged (F2). Winds of 120 mph were measured by an anemometer on top of a grain elevator in Cavour.
25.31963-07-26244°57'N / 97°53'W1.00 Mile1000 Yards0025K0Clark
28.51981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
29.31961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
29.81983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
31.01964-07-23244°51'N / 98°13'W44°55'N / 98°06'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spink
31.11992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
31.51964-06-08245°05'N / 97°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Clark
31.91962-05-16244°10'N / 97°39'W000K0Miner
32.41979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
33.52006-08-24244°19'N / 98°10'W44°15'N / 98°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado severely damaged 3 houses and destroyed or damaged a barn and several smaller buildings on farmsteads. The tornado knocked down power poles, with a transformer on one of the poles starting a brief fire. A tree shelter belt and crops were damaged. The amount of crop damage was not known.
33.71992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
35.01992-06-16344°05'N / 97°32'W44°11'N / 97°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Miner
35.71962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
36.41959-07-07245°03'N / 98°05'W0025K0Spink
38.21971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
38.82007-05-05244°04'N / 97°36'W44°04'N / 97°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KMiner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged outbuildings and destroyed a hunting lodge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
41.21962-05-15244°00'N / 97°42'W44°04'N / 97°44'W4.10 Miles33 Yards020K0Miner
41.71973-04-19244°00'N / 97°54'W44°12'N / 98°12'W20.10 Miles200 Yards0225K0Sanborn
42.51984-06-07244°01'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile60 Yards00250K0Miner
43.41971-06-19244°38'N / 97°06'W44°22'N / 96°27'W36.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamlin
44.41961-06-21344°00'N / 97°05'W44°31'N / 96°43'W39.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Minnehaha
45.02006-08-24344°25'N / 98°41'W44°19'N / 98°16'W19.50 Miles500 Yards0215.0M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado, entering Beadle County from Hand County to the west, destroyed 8 houses, damaged at least 7 other houses, and destroyed or damaged numerous farm buildings. One of the destroyed houses and several destroyed small buildings were on a farmstead 2 miles south of Wessington, and five large high voltage transmission towers were blown down about 3 miles southeast of Wessington. A woman was cut on the neck at one farm southwest of Wolsey where the house and all other buildings were destroyed; the injury was not life threatening. The tornado tossed a car and 2 pickups up to 50 feet at the same farm. Another non life threatening injury occurred southeast of Wolsey, again on a farm where the house and all buildings were destroyed. Several vehicles were destroyed or damaged. The tornado killed 10 head of cattle at one farmstead just south of Wolsey. The tornado snapped off numerous power poles, caused widespread tree damage, and severely damaged a bridge where it crossed U.S. Highway 14. The tornado also caused crop damage, but the amount of crop damage was not known. The tornado dissipated one and a half miles southwest of Huron.
45.11965-05-24244°00'N / 97°10'W44°07'N / 97°13'W7.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lake
45.51992-06-16243°59'N / 97°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Miner
45.61962-05-14344°30'N / 98°14'W43°38'N / 98°01'W60.70 Miles1760 Yards020K0Davison
45.91965-05-08243°57'N / 97°30'W43°59'N / 97°34'W3.30 Miles243 Yards0025K0Miner
47.21961-06-21345°28'N / 98°14'W44°59'N / 97°59'W35.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Brown
47.81970-06-15344°09'N / 96°57'W44°10'N / 96°54'W00250K0Lake
48.81965-05-24244°00'N / 97°11'W000K0Lake

* 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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