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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Zachow, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
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

Zachow, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #681

Zachow, WI
106.52
Wisconsin
153.98
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 1,911 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Zachow, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:26Dense Fog:22Drought:35
Dust Storm:0Flood:54Hail:541Heat:14Heavy Snow:89
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:837Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:65Winter Weather:16
Other:144 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Zachow, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Zachow, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 45 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Zachow, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.11969-06-26344°35'N / 88°17'W44°41'N / 88°12'W7.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Shawano
10.71968-08-16244°36'N / 88°15'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Brown
12.81966-06-04244°53'N / 88°18'W44°55'N / 88°12'W4.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Oconto
13.21969-06-26344°30'N / 88°24'W44°35'N / 88°17'W7.70 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Outagamie
16.61966-06-04244°57'N / 88°20'W44°59'N / 88°14'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Oconto
17.11979-06-16244°53'N / 88°18'W44°59'N / 88°01'W15.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Oconto
20.51959-05-06244°28'N / 88°33'W0025K0Outagamie
20.91966-06-04245°01'N / 88°23'W45°03'N / 88°16'W5.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Oconto
23.01970-04-22244°28'N / 88°04'W44°31'N / 88°01'W3.60 Miles800 Yards02250K0Brown
23.71959-05-10244°29'N / 88°03'W44°31'N / 87°58'W4.30 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Brown
23.71982-05-06244°22'N / 88°35'W44°27'N / 88°28'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Outagamie
24.01970-04-22244°27'N / 88°02'W44°33'N / 87°58'W7.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Brown
24.21964-05-08244°35'N / 88°51'W44°38'N / 88°48'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Waupaca
24.31984-04-27344°40'N / 88°53'W44°56'N / 88°49'W17.00 Miles43 Yards002.5M0Shawano
25.11970-12-01344°20'N / 88°39'W44°27'N / 88°26'W13.10 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Outagamie
25.41959-05-06244°31'N / 88°52'W44°32'N / 88°43'W7.20 Miles1760 Yards000K0Waupaca
26.51984-04-27444°15'N / 88°32'W44°27'N / 88°18'W15.50 Miles60 Yards092.5M0Outagamie
27.41984-04-27344°32'N / 88°55'W44°43'N / 88°53'W8.00 Miles43 Yards002.5M0Waupaca
28.21984-04-27344°56'N / 88°49'W45°04'N / 88°47'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Menominee (c)
28.81970-12-01244°32'N / 89°13'W44°47'N / 88°40'W31.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Waupaca
31.21964-05-08244°14'N / 88°25'W44°20'N / 88°10'W14.00 Miles63 Yards002.5M0Calumet
31.51964-06-09245°06'N / 88°03'W45°08'N / 87°59'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Marinette
32.11971-09-28345°10'N / 88°38'W45°13'N / 88°18'W16.40 Miles300 Yards04250K0Oconto
32.72007-06-07345°07'N / 88°46'W45°10'N / 88°38'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards012.2M0KLanglade
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-track tornado moved from Menominee Co. into Langlade Co. about three miles south of White Lake at 4:48 PM CDT. Significant damage occurred as the tornado grew to just over one-half mile. The Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort sustained severe damage with nearly every building (ten) damaged or destroyed, including a three-story inn that was pushed over by the high winds. Only nine people were on site at the time of the tornado; hundreds were expected the next day for the upcoming weekend. One employee at the resort was injured, suffering minor cuts to the head. Hundreds of acres of trees were flattened, and nine homes sustained damage. The average width of the tornado was 700 yards as it moved across the county. The tornado was rated EF3 (DI 6, DOD 9; poorly anchored buildings) with winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The tornado exited Langlade Co., around 6 miles east-northeast of White Lake, and moved into Oconto Co. at 4:58 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unseasonably strong upper level storm system and deep surface low pressure (with central pressure as low as 979 mb) interacted with a cold front that moved from west to east across the area during the late afternoon and evening. A moist and unstable airmass ahead of the cold front provided the fuel to generate severe thunderstorms that included five tornadoes, near record-size hail and damaging winds. Thousands of homes sustained damage and about 15,000 customers lost power during the storms, some for almost 3 days as trees blocked roads and slowed repair work to power lines. Four people sustained minor injuries, and total damage from the storms exceeded $60 million. The first tornado of the outbreak moved across eastern Marathon County shortly after 4:00 PM CDT, producing damage to several homes. The tornado was rated EF2. A second thunderstorm produced a weak tornado in Wood County, which was rated EF0. The same storm responsible for this tornado produced softball size hail that damaged thousands of homes, several businesses and hundreds of vehicles. One hailstone that fell in Port Edwards measured 5.50 inches in diameter, making it the second largest hailstone on record in Wisconsin. The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Marathon County tornado also produced a long-track tornado across northeast Shawano, northwest Menominee, southeast Langlade and northern Oconto counties. This tornado was on the ground for 47 minutes, covering 40.1 miles, and destroyed 14,400 acres of woodlands (timber loss was estimated at $12.5 million) and dozens of buildings along its path. The twister, which was over one-half mile at times, was rated EF3, with peak winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The storm responsible for the tornado also produced significant straight-line wind damage as it moved into western Marinette County. The fourth tornado of the outbreak, rated EF1, developed near Cedarville in Marinette Co., which was from the same thunderstorm that produced the long-track tornado. The final tornado of the afternoon and evening touched down near Harmony in Marinette Co. This tornado was rated EF1. Details of the tornadoes, hail, and wind damage can be found in the event narratives of the affected counties.
33.72007-06-07245°01'N / 88°58'W45°07'N / 88°46'W13.00 Miles700 Yards002.7M0KMenominee (c)
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-track tornado moved into Menominee Co. from Shawano Co. about 7.8 miles west-northwest of Neopit at 4:32 PM CDT. Three thousand acres of trees were snapped or uprooted, many in prime stands of maples, some 150 to 200 years old. The tornado exited Menominee Co. and moved into Langlade Co. at 4:48 PM CDT. The average path width of the tornado in Menominee Co. was 500 yards wide, and damage was rated EF2 (DI 27, DOD 4) in this segment, with estimated winds of 120 to 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unseasonably strong upper level storm system and deep surface low pressure (with central pressure as low as 979 mb) interacted with a cold front that moved from west to east across the area during the late afternoon and evening. A moist and unstable airmass ahead of the cold front provided the fuel to generate severe thunderstorms that included five tornadoes, near record-size hail and damaging winds. Thousands of homes sustained damage and about 15,000 customers lost power during the storms, some for almost 3 days as trees blocked roads and slowed repair work to power lines. Four people sustained minor injuries, and total damage from the storms exceeded $60 million. The first tornado of the outbreak moved across eastern Marathon County shortly after 4:00 PM CDT, producing damage to several homes. The tornado was rated EF2. A second thunderstorm produced a weak tornado in Wood County, which was rated EF0. The same storm responsible for this tornado produced softball size hail that damaged thousands of homes, several businesses and hundreds of vehicles. One hailstone that fell in Port Edwards measured 5.50 inches in diameter, making it the second largest hailstone on record in Wisconsin. The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Marathon County tornado also produced a long-track tornado across northeast Shawano, northwest Menominee, southeast Langlade and northern Oconto counties. This tornado was on the ground for 47 minutes, covering 40.1 miles, and destroyed 14,400 acres of woodlands (timber loss was estimated at $12.5 million) and dozens of buildings along its path. The twister, which was over one-half mile at times, was rated EF3, with peak winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The storm responsible for the tornado also produced significant straight-line wind damage as it moved into western Marinette County. The fourth tornado of the outbreak, rated EF1, developed near Cedarville in Marinette Co., which was from the same thunderstorm that produced the long-track tornado. The final tornado of the afternoon and evening touched down near Harmony in Marinette Co. This tornado was rated EF1. Details of the tornadoes, hail, and wind damage can be found in the event narratives of the affected counties.
33.81968-08-16244°15'N / 88°15'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Outagamie
34.21968-08-19445°05'N / 88°05'W45°04'N / 87°38'W21.80 Miles33 Yards232.5M0Marinette
35.11974-04-12244°50'N / 89°10'W44°53'N / 88°57'W10.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Shawano
35.52007-06-07245°10'N / 88°38'W45°19'N / 88°18'W19.00 Miles1320 Yards0210.5M0KOconto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-track tornado moved from Langlade Co. into Oconto Co. about 8 miles west of Mountain at 4:58 PM CDT. The tornado reached a width of three-quarters of a mile wide as it flattened over 7000 acres of trees in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (DI 27, DOD4). The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 12 homes (DI 4, DOD 11), with 14 others sustaining damage of varying degrees. Nearly all of the damaged homes were either manufactured homes or vacation cottages. Two people sustained minor injuries as they sought shelter in a bedroom of their home. The tornado dissipated about 10 miles east-northeast of Lakewood, near the Marinette County line, at 5:18 PM CDT. The tornado was rated EF2 in Langlade Co., with estimated winds of 125 to 135 mph, and an average path length of 1000 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unseasonably strong upper level storm system and deep surface low pressure (with central pressure as low as 979 mb) interacted with a cold front that moved from west to east across the area during the late afternoon and evening. A moist and unstable airmass ahead of the cold front provided the fuel to generate severe thunderstorms that included five tornadoes, near record-size hail and damaging winds. Thousands of homes sustained damage and about 15,000 customers lost power during the storms, some for almost 3 days as trees blocked roads and slowed repair work to power lines. Four people sustained minor injuries, and total damage from the storms exceeded $60 million. The first tornado of the outbreak moved across eastern Marathon County shortly after 4:00 PM CDT, producing damage to several homes. The tornado was rated EF2. A second thunderstorm produced a weak tornado in Wood County, which was rated EF0. The same storm responsible for this tornado produced softball size hail that damaged thousands of homes, several businesses and hundreds of vehicles. One hailstone that fell in Port Edwards measured 5.50 inches in diameter, making it the second largest hailstone on record in Wisconsin. The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Marathon County tornado also produced a long-track tornado across northeast Shawano, northwest Menominee, southeast Langlade and northern Oconto counties. This tornado was on the ground for 47 minutes, covering 40.1 miles, and destroyed 14,400 acres of woodlands (timber loss was estimated at $12.5 million) and dozens of buildings along its path. The twister, which was over one-half mile at times, was rated EF3, with peak winds estimated of 150 to 160 mph. The storm responsible for the tornado also produced significant straight-line wind damage as it moved into western Marinette County. The fourth tornado of the outbreak, rated EF1, developed near Cedarville in Marinette Co., which was from the same thunderstorm that produced the long-track tornado. The final tornado of the afternoon and evening touched down near Harmony in Marinette Co. This tornado was rated EF1. Details of the tornadoes, hail, and wind damage can be found in the event narratives of the affected counties.
36.11971-09-28345°13'N / 88°18'W45°15'N / 88°00'W14.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marinette
38.11951-09-26444°22'N / 89°13'W44°28'N / 88°47'W22.30 Miles100 Yards63250K0Waupaca
38.71965-07-08244°10'N / 88°18'W44°11'N / 88°15'W0025K0Calumet
39.31971-09-28345°06'N / 89°14'W45°10'N / 88°38'W29.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Langlade
39.81964-05-08244°07'N / 88°43'W44°14'N / 88°25'W16.60 Miles63 Yards052.5M0Winnebago
40.81994-07-05244°18'N / 87°48'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00500K50KManitowoc
41.01970-04-22244°35'N / 87°37'W44°40'N / 87°28'W8.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kewaunee
41.01994-07-05444°17'N / 87°49'W44°19'N / 87°46'W3.50 Miles150 Yards025.0M500KManitowoc
41.41984-04-27444°05'N / 88°45'W44°15'N / 88°32'W12.00 Miles60 Yards1102.5M0Winnebago
42.41974-04-21245°17'N / 88°04'W45°19'N / 88°00'W2.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marinette
44.11970-04-22244°40'N / 87°28'W44°42'N / 87°28'W2.30 Miles500 Yards02250K0Door
46.11979-08-09244°04'N / 88°18'W1025K0Calumet
46.11972-09-16245°27'N / 88°45'W45°20'N / 87°40'W53.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Forest
48.21958-05-17245°21'N / 88°00'W45°23'N / 87°54'W4.70 Miles83 Yards00250K0Marinette
49.12004-06-23244°16'N / 89°11'W44°16'N / 89°03'W7.50 Miles125 Yards00915K0Waupaca
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms that developed ahead of a strong cold front that moved through Wisconsin produced severe weather in the central and east central parts of the state during the evening. A line of thunderstorms tore the roof from a barn, downed numerous trees and power lines and blew a pickup truck into a ditch as the storms moved through the Wood county communities of Vesper, Nekoosa, and Wisconsin Rapids. Glass fragments caused a minor injury to one of the occupants of the pickup truck. The storms also produced 7 minutes of dime size hail 1 mile east of Wisconsin Rapids. The storms also damaged several buildings 4 miles west of Stevens Point (Portage co.), downed trees in Saxeville (Waushara co.) and dropped quarter size hail in Plover (Portage co.). As the storms moved through Portage county three tornadoes touched down. One of the tornadoes caused minor tree damage in an industrial park in Whiting. Eyewitnesses observed water being sucked out of a pond at the same time as doors to an office were sucked open. Another tornado downed several trees, knocked down a fence, damaged the roof of a house and damaged some outbuildings as it passed north of Almond. The third tornado was the strongest and was on the ground intermittently for 10 miles from southeast Portage county into southwest Waupaca county. It downed trees and overturned an irrigation system in Portage county. It strengthened in Waupaca county where it scoured asphalt off a road, destroyed a barn, sheared off the top 50 feet of a silo, crushing three calves, damaged a sheet metal outbuilding and killed 3 sheep. It tore the roof from a house and destroyed the garage, overturned a semi trailer and moved it 50 feet, blew hay wagons against trees and snapped off or uprooted numerous trees. Some of the debris from this tornado landed several miles east in the Fremont area (Waupaca co.). A tornado touched down in at least four locations from Little Chute to Kaukauna as the storms moved across Outagamie county. It toppled or twisted large trees, ripped parts of the roofs from residential and commercial buildings, destroyed storage sheds and an old barn and overturned semi trailers and dropped some of them on other vehicles. A brief tornado touchdown also occurred on the west side of Green Bay (Brown co.) where it caused some tree damage.
50.01967-06-30244°02'N / 88°10'W44°02'N / 88°02'W5.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Calumet


* 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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