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Wishek, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Wishek is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wishek is about the same as North Dakota average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #70

Wishek, ND
0.00
North Dakota
0.00
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

Wishek, ND
0.0000
North Dakota
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, #204

Wishek, ND
76.52
North Dakota
81.79
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 1,011 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wishek, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:33Cold:25Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:34Hail:547Heat:1Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:285Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:0
Other:26 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wishek, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wishek, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wishek, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.91974-08-19346°17'N / 99°21'W030K0Logan
10.81964-05-05246°01'N / 100°02'W46°36'N / 99°30'W47.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Emmons
18.51966-07-31346°00'N / 99°28'W46°00'N / 99°25'W1.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
23.01974-08-19246°22'N / 99°06'W000K0Logan
24.31955-04-19245°56'N / 99°50'W45°59'N / 99°49'W2.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Potter
24.81974-08-19246°35'N / 99°46'W020K0Logan
27.91962-07-06246°02'N / 99°04'W000K0Mcintosh
28.71966-05-22346°30'N / 99°18'W46°40'N / 99°04'W15.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Logan
29.01982-07-04246°39'N / 99°30'W46°41'N / 99°22'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stutsman
29.11999-08-15246°37'N / 99°24'W46°42'N / 99°21'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0080K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm developed over Emmons county in south central North Dakota and moved northeast producing an F1 tornado in open county 12 miles northeast of Napoleon in Logan county. The tornado continued northeast increasing to an F2 tornado 3 miles southwest of Streeter then lifted 3 miles north of Streeter. The tornado narrowly missed the city of Streeter but inflicted damage to a farmstead destroying a pickup truck...garage and quonset.
29.21962-07-06246°01'N / 99°03'W0025K0Mcintosh
29.81974-08-19246°18'N / 98°56'W000K0Ward
30.31974-08-19246°30'N / 100°05'W0025K0Emmons
31.01959-08-25246°30'N / 100°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Emmons
31.11966-07-31346°00'N / 99°25'W45°43'N / 99°05'W25.10 Miles280 Yards24250K0Mcpherson
31.71974-05-26246°29'N / 100°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Emmons
33.01959-08-24246°42'N / 99°18'W010K0Stutsman
33.51962-07-06245°56'N / 99°04'W45°55'N / 99°01'W3.00 Miles550 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
35.81955-07-01346°23'N / 100°18'W46°25'N / 100°15'W1.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Emmons
38.51965-06-13245°53'N / 100°09'W45°56'N / 100°13'W4.10 Miles30 Yards0025K0Campbell
39.11983-06-21345°55'N / 100°17'W45°54'N / 100°07'W6.00 Miles600 Yards04250K0Campbell
39.91974-08-19246°22'N / 98°44'W000K0La Moure
40.21964-05-05245°55'N / 100°06'W45°41'N / 100°03'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Campbell
40.91960-08-02246°18'N / 98°42'W003K0Dickey
42.71983-06-22245°55'N / 100°18'W0.20 Mile13 Yards0025K0Campbell
43.02006-08-24345°40'N / 99°41'W45°36'N / 99°29'W14.00 Miles300 Yards0100Mcpherson
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced an F3 tornado in southwest Mcpherson county. The tornado was on the ground for nearly a half hour and covered about 14 miles. The tornado touched down near the Campbell county line. There were four different sites damaged with the greatest damage 8 miles south of Eureka and 2 miles southeast of Hillsview. Damage included numerous power poles snapped off, trees shredded of leaves, bark and/or uprooted. Numerous livestock and deer were killed. Devastating damage was observed to farm equipment, homes, barns, grain bins, and vehicles. A well anchored mobile home was completely destroyed. Debris from each site was observed up to 3 miles away. One person received minor scrapes and bruises.
43.11999-06-03246°50'N / 99°54'W46°51'N / 99°50'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00400K0Kidder
46.11960-08-02246°54'N / 99°18'W003K0Stutsman
46.71970-06-14245°40'N / 100°02'W2.50 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Campbell
49.01976-06-11246°38'N / 98°41'W0025K0Stutsman
50.02002-08-11446°57'N / 99°18'W46°58'N / 99°18'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00650K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: The tornado formed 5 miles north of Medina, over open country, traveling slowly to the north...northeast. One farmstead was totally destroyed and the second farmstead suffered moderate damage. No injuries were reported but a family pet was killed. Other damage reported was a 9 ton grain truck moved 250 feet and destroyed, three other vehicles moved 150 to 250 feet and heavily damaged, and a farm tractor picked up and laid on top a farm pickup truck. Also destroyed were 5 transmission towers with a cost replacement of $200 thousand. The tornado was rated by National Weather Service Storm Survey Team.


* 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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