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Wray, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #547

Wray, CO

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

Wray, CO

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

Wray, CO

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:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:79Hail:1,698Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:588Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.31971-10-17240°05'N / 102°14'W1.00 Mile200 Yards092.5M0Yuma
11.31988-05-19239°58'N / 102°23'W1.50 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yuma
14.01984-06-11240°13'N / 102°02'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Dundy
20.01985-07-31240°14'N / 102°33'W0.50 Mile40 Yards02250K0Yuma
20.51972-06-21239°55'N / 102°30'W39°42'N / 102°16'W19.30 Miles33 Yards0325K0Yuma
25.21958-06-15240°08'N / 102°42'W003K0Yuma
27.61975-05-27239°37'N / 102°25'W39°46'N / 102°17'W12.60 Miles200 Yards003K0Yuma
29.21965-05-24240°30'N / 102°18'W0025K0Phillips
30.31957-07-07240°08'N / 101°59'W40°08'N / 101°20'W34.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Dundy
31.41971-10-17239°46'N / 101°48'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Cheyenne
31.51982-05-19239°45'N / 102°41'W39°46'N / 102°37'W3.50 Miles200 Yards000K0Yuma
37.41960-05-18239°48'N / 102°50'W000K0Washington
38.51984-06-11240°23'N / 101°37'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Chase
38.81994-06-07239°41'N / 101°48'W39°34'N / 101°48'W7.00 Miles800 Yards005.0M0Cheyenne
 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.
39.11977-07-09240°37'N / 102°28'W000K0Phillips
41.61960-06-20240°31'N / 101°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0325K0Chase
42.31955-06-18240°39'N / 102°36'W40°37'N / 102°33'W3.00 Miles83 Yards00250K0Phillips
42.82007-03-28239°33'N / 101°31'W39°54'N / 101°37'W27.00 Miles700 Yards002.0M0KCheyenne
 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.
43.31967-06-14240°33'N / 101°41'W000K0Chase
44.31950-08-05240°42'N / 102°30'W40°41'N / 102°28'W0025K0Sedgwick
44.51955-06-18240°39'N / 102°39'W40°39'N / 102°36'W1.90 Miles83 Yards01250K0Phillips
45.21958-07-20240°13'N / 103°04'W003K0Washington
45.71952-05-08239°29'N / 102°36'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Kit Carson
46.32000-07-05340°41'N / 102°42'W40°36'N / 102°43'W6.00 Miles1320 Yards02750K0Logan
 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.
46.51994-06-07239°32'N / 101°43'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00500K0Sherman
 Brief Description: Tornado inflicted $100,000 damage to farmstead.
47.31950-08-05240°44'N / 102°33'W40°43'N / 102°31'W0125K0Sedgwick
49.21951-05-20339°47'N / 101°23'W000K0Rawlins
49.21960-06-27340°49'N / 102°26'W40°45'N / 102°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards23250K0Sedgwick

* 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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