Wray, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Wray is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wray is about the same as Colorado average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #547
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, #187
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, #198
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 2,414 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wray, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||79||Hail:||1,698||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||4|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||588||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Wray, CO.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wray, CO.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Wray, CO.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wray, CO.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|0.3||1971-10-17||2||40°05'N / 102°14'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||9||2.5M||0||Yuma|
|11.3||1988-05-19||2||39°58'N / 102°23'W||1.50 Miles||73 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Yuma|
|14.0||1984-06-11||2||40°13'N / 102°02'W||1.00 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Dundy|
|20.0||1985-07-31||2||40°14'N / 102°33'W||0.50 Mile||40 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Yuma|
|20.5||1972-06-21||2||39°55'N / 102°30'W||39°42'N / 102°16'W||19.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||25K||0||Yuma|
|25.2||1958-06-15||2||40°08'N / 102°42'W||0||0||3K||0||Yuma|
|27.6||1975-05-27||2||39°37'N / 102°25'W||39°46'N / 102°17'W||12.60 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Yuma|
|29.2||1965-05-24||2||40°30'N / 102°18'W||0||0||25K||0||Phillips|
|30.3||1957-07-07||2||40°08'N / 101°59'W||40°08'N / 101°20'W||34.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Dundy|
|31.4||1971-10-17||2||39°46'N / 101°48'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Cheyenne|
|31.5||1982-05-19||2||39°45'N / 102°41'W||39°46'N / 102°37'W||3.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Yuma|
|37.4||1960-05-18||2||39°48'N / 102°50'W||0||0||0K||0||Washington|
|38.5||1984-06-11||2||40°23'N / 101°37'W||2.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Chase|
|38.8||1994-06-07||2||39°41'N / 101°48'W||39°34'N / 101°48'W||7.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||5.0M||0||Cheyenne|
|Brief Description: Tornado moved south southeast at 20 mph. Several pivot irrigation rigs were destroyed. Two grain bins and a barn were destroyed and a quonset building door was torn off. One large feedlot, farm home, and outbuildings were damaged and utility poles destroyed. Estimated damage around $600,000.|
|39.1||1977-07-09||2||40°37'N / 102°28'W||0||0||0K||0||Phillips|
|41.6||1960-06-20||2||40°31'N / 101°41'W||1.00 Mile||300 Yards||0||3||25K||0||Chase|
|42.3||1955-06-18||2||40°39'N / 102°36'W||40°37'N / 102°33'W||3.00 Miles||83 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Phillips|
|42.8||2007-03-28||2||39°33'N / 101°31'W||39°54'N / 101°37'W||27.00 Miles||700 Yards||0||0||2.0M||0K||Cheyenne|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked from Sherman county through most of Cheyenne county with a total path length of 34 miles. The tornado was on the ground for 62 minutes and produced F1-F2 damage along much of its path. In Cheyenne county, four homes were affected, all having lost the entire roof and some with outside wall damage. Tree and power pole damage was extensive as well as significant property damage including garages, outbuildings, grain bins and livestock. The tornado tracked almost straight north along Road 30 for most of its length in Cheyenne county, and then at Road U the tornado veered left and dissipated near Roads AA and 26. The tornado began at the Sherman county line near Road 30. Wildlife officials stated that 22 mule deer, 50 ducks, 4 pheasants, 4 rabbits and 2 song birds were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major Spring storm system affecting the Central High Plains produced 16 tornadoes and flash flooding, in addition to severe hail and wind. This was the most tornadoes reported in a single day in the Goodland County Warning Area. The most significant tornado was an EF2 which began in Sherman county and moved north across most of Cheyenne county in Kansas. Four homesteads suffered significant property damage along the 36 mile path length. In addition to the EF2 tornado, there were three EF1 and twelve EF0 tornadoes stretching from Greeley county Kansas into Dundy county Nebraska. No injuries or fatalities occurred.|
|43.3||1967-06-14||2||40°33'N / 101°41'W||0||0||0K||0||Chase|
|44.3||1950-08-05||2||40°42'N / 102°30'W||40°41'N / 102°28'W||0||0||25K||0||Sedgwick|
|44.5||1955-06-18||2||40°39'N / 102°39'W||40°39'N / 102°36'W||1.90 Miles||83 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Phillips|
|45.2||1958-07-20||2||40°13'N / 103°04'W||0||0||3K||0||Washington|
|45.7||1952-05-08||2||39°29'N / 102°36'W||2.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Kit Carson|
|46.3||2000-07-05||3||40°41'N / 102°42'W||40°36'N / 102°43'W||6.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||2||750K||0||Logan|
|Brief Description: A large and destructive tornado accompanied with hail, up to softball size, ripped through eastern Logan County. An 88-year old farmer and his wife received minor injuries when the tornado flattened their home. The elderly man spared from serious injury when the recliner he was sitting in flipped upside down; just before a wall caved in on top of him. The farmer suffered a cracked vertebra and a lacerated hand. In all, five farmsteads were either damaged or destroyed. Several structures were destroyed, including three homes and numerous outbuildings. One modular home was lifted up and dropped 50 feet away from its foundation. Numerous pieces of farm equipment including, machinery, stock trailers and vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Three square miles of corn crops and several trees were destroyed. Some livestock were also killed. The tornado snapped power poles and downed electrical lines between Holyoke and Fleming. Initial damage estimates to two properties alone were around $750,000.|
|46.5||1994-06-07||2||39°32'N / 101°43'W||2.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||500K||0||Sherman|
|Brief Description: Tornado inflicted $100,000 damage to farmstead.|
|47.3||1950-08-05||2||40°44'N / 102°33'W||40°43'N / 102°31'W||0||1||25K||0||Sedgwick|
|49.2||1951-05-20||3||39°47'N / 101°23'W||0||0||0K||0||Rawlins|
|49.2||1960-06-27||3||40°49'N / 102°26'W||40°45'N / 102°20'W||6.50 Miles||33 Yards||2||3||250K||0||Sedgwick|
* 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.