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

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Earthquake Index, #572

Arcadia, NE

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

Arcadia, NE

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, #252

Arcadia, NE

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 2,252 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Arcadia, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:51Hail:1,504Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:570Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:5

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Arcadia, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Arcadia, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Arcadia, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.71959-05-28241°24'N / 99°13'W41°27'N / 99°06'W6.40 Miles250 Yards02250K0Valley
3.51953-06-07441°21'N / 99°06'W41°34'N / 99°03'W15.00 Miles440 Yards110250K0Valley
5.81953-06-07441°20'N / 99°08'W41°21'N / 99°06'W00250K0Sherman
7.21974-04-20341°14'N / 99°15'W41°26'N / 99°08'W14.70 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
7.51963-08-27241°28'N / 99°04'W41°28'N / 98°55'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
10.11953-06-07241°15'N / 99°15'W41°20'N / 99°10'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sherman
10.71955-07-08241°17'N / 99°13'W41°17'N / 99°12'W00250K0Custer
10.91999-06-03241°31'N / 99°17'W41°34'N / 99°15'W5.50 Miles300 Yards00300K0Custer
 Brief Description: Several large hail reports were received beginning at 936 PM CDT near Berwyn. Five center pivot irrigation systems were overturned from 8 miles southwest to 7 miles west southwest of Comstock at approximately 1000 PM CDT. A tornado initially touched down 3 miles southwest of Comstock and was intermittentaly on the ground causing tree damage. The tornado then dropped down 1 mile southwest of the center of Comstock. It reached its maximum intensity as it struck a farm 1/2 mile west of Comstock. Every outbuilding on the farm was destroyed, including a large machine building and the house was heavily damaged. The tornado then crossed the Middle Loup River and struck a residence on the northwest edge of Comstock destroying three outbuildings and damaging the house. Another farm a mile north of Comstock was struck, and everything but the house was destroyed. Several vehicles in the path were damaged or destroyed.
11.21972-07-20241°30'N / 98°56'W003K0Valley
12.81955-07-08241°17'N / 99°12'W41°17'N / 98°44'W24.00 Miles33 Yards113250K0Sherman
14.11974-04-20341°26'N / 99°08'W41°47'N / 98°53'W27.30 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Dawson
14.41953-06-07241°14'N / 99°16'W41°15'N / 99°15'W00250K0Custer
14.51987-07-06241°36'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Valley
14.61974-04-20241°12'N / 98°59'W41°29'N / 98°45'W22.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sherman
15.01974-04-26341°12'N / 99°18'W41°15'N / 99°11'W6.10 Miles33 Yards030K0Custer
15.21972-07-20341°29'N / 99°36'W41°42'N / 99°02'W32.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
16.01999-06-03341°36'N / 99°10'W41°42'N / 98°56'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards001.5M1.0MValley
 Brief Description: Late in the evening of June 3rd, a severe thunderstorm produced a large tornado across northwest Valley county. The thunderstorm entered the western part of the county around 11 pm. Shortly thereafter, the tornado touched down 12 miles west of Ord and snaked its way northeast before lifting after midnight about 7 miles north of Ord. This F3 tornado had a damage path almost one-half mile wide at one point. It completely destroyed two farmsteads and damaged two others along its path. At the two destroyed farmsteads, residents took shelter in the basement upon warning. The tornado tossed cars and farm equipment up to 300 feet, strewn irrigation pipe across the countryside and killed livestock. The two destroyed homes were completely wiped from the foundation. However, given sufficient warning, no one in the storms path was injured or killed.
17.91960-08-05341°42'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°00'W10.30 Miles150 Yards1225K0Valley
19.81961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
19.81961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
19.81961-05-30441°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
20.31963-06-09241°38'N / 98°55'W41°40'N / 98°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Valley
20.91955-09-20241°39'N / 99°23'W41°44'N / 99°15'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
21.31990-06-01341°16'N / 99°50'W41°44'N / 99°13'W25.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Custer
22.02000-10-31241°20'N / 99°33'W41°28'N / 99°33'W12.00 Miles250 Yards001.0M0Custer
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 7 miles southeast of Broken Bow and traveled 12 miles north northeast across farm and rangeland. Initial damage occurred at touchdown with a modular home destroyed. Then over the next 2 miles 3 farmsteads were struck. The first suffered heavy damage to all buildings including the house. At the second farmstead a modular home and several buildings were completely destroyed. The third farmstead suffered extensive damage to the outbuildings and minor damage to the house. The tornado then moved across highway 2 and destroyed several farm building 4 miles east of Broken Bow. Then as the tornado moved across highway 70 another farmstead was struck with several outbuildings destroyed and the house damaged. The tornado remained on the the ground and destroyed a barn 5 miles northeast of Broken Bow, then did extensive damage to a farmstead 7 miles northeast of Broken Bow where several outbuildings were destroyed or damaged and damaged the house. Tree damage was extensive along the entire path and several center pivot irrigation systems were destroyed. The tornado lifted 7 miles northeast of Broken Bow.
23.31974-04-26341°20'N / 99°37'W41°23'N / 99°31'W5.60 Miles33 Yards04250K0Custer
25.41992-01-07241°09'N / 98°48'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sherman
25.61974-04-20340°57'N / 99°26'W41°14'N / 99°15'W21.50 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
26.11955-07-08241°17'N / 98°44'W41°17'N / 98°35'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Howard
26.31970-05-12241°24'N / 99°38'W01250K0Custer
26.41955-05-02241°23'N / 99°38'W000K0Custer
26.51967-06-13240°52'N / 99°10'W41°15'N / 98°47'W33.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
26.81962-04-26241°43'N / 98°47'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
28.01981-08-04241°46'N / 98°50'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Garfield
28.81974-04-20241°29'N / 98°45'W41°48'N / 98°33'W24.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greeley
30.71965-05-08341°03'N / 98°45'W41°11'N / 98°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
31.71956-06-06440°58'N / 99°06'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Buffalo
31.71959-06-27241°05'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Howard
34.01953-06-07241°28'N / 98°38'W41°41'N / 98°22'W20.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Greeley
34.12004-07-12241°49'N / 98°44'W41°49'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0090K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in open rangeland and then moved south breaking off and uprooting numerous large trees as it encountered a farmstead. One large tree fell on the roof of a home. As the tornado moved south across the road, it hit another farmstead. Again, it broke off and uprooted numerous large trees and broke many power poles. The barn and steel fencing was lifted and tossed 50 yards northwestwards into a tree belt behind the house. The roof of the home was taken off. A detached garage was demolished. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a corral south of the home where it severely injured or killed several horses. After the storm, two colts and a mare were found up in a tree.
35.51964-04-26240°56'N / 98°54'W41°00'N / 98°44'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
36.21953-05-09240°58'N / 99°28'W1.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
36.81999-04-21241°08'N / 98°33'W41°08'N / 98°31'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00100K0Howard
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms developed west of Holdrege in the morning and spread quickly northeast to St. Paul and Greeley by noon. Early on, the thunderstorms dumped hail and torrential rainfall northeast of Holdrege. 2.75" diameter hail was reported north of Holdrege and some areas in northwest Phelps county noted three foot hail drifts. Rain and hail teamed to produce areas of erosion across freshly tilled fields. As the storms spread northeast, a brief tornado damaged a home under construction north of Dannebrog. The tornado nearly destroyed the entire main floor. Only one wall was left standing. The owner and construction crew at the house at the time escaped injury by going to the basement just before the tornado struck. Minor roof damage occurred on a nearby house. Another brief tornado touch down occurred just south of St. Paul, causing some minor damage to outbuildings.
37.31984-04-25341°11'N / 98°30'W41°16'N / 98°25'W8.00 Miles40 Yards01825.0M0Howard
37.91982-05-10241°13'N / 98°27'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Howard
38.51965-05-08440°52'N / 98°36'W41°33'N / 98°17'W49.90 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Hall
39.51964-05-05241°07'N / 98°33'W41°23'N / 98°15'W24.00 Miles33 Yards0725K0Howard
41.21964-05-05441°24'N / 98°23'W41°33'N / 98°17'W11.30 Miles33 Yards01125K0Greeley
41.41984-06-11240°53'N / 98°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Buffalo
41.92000-10-31241°05'N / 99°53'W41°11'N / 99°47'W9.00 Miles250 Yards002.0M0Custer
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Dawson county into south central Custer county 7 miles south southwest of Oconto. The tornado traveled across open rangeland until destroying a modular home 1 mile south of Oconto. The tornado then moved directly through the small community of Oconto producing extensive damage. Every building along main street was either damaged or destroyed. A community center was destroyed while 19 children and 4 adults were in the basement. Over half the homes in the small town suffered minor to major damage. The community was declared a disaster areas by the governor. The tornado knocked down a power line 2 miles north of Oconto before lifting.
42.11984-06-11341°00'N / 98°35'W41°02'N / 98°28'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
42.41965-05-08441°14'N / 98°40'W42°20'N / 98°15'W78.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
42.61955-07-12240°47'N / 99°01'W40°51'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Buffalo
43.01985-05-10340°46'N / 99°00'W40°54'N / 98°44'W17.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Buffalo
44.21990-03-13241°15'N / 98°16'W41°17'N / 98°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Merrick
44.41986-04-03241°09'N / 99°54'W41°09'N / 99°54'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Custer
44.71984-06-11341°02'N / 98°28'W41°05'N / 98°22'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Howard
44.82004-07-12241°59'N / 98°40'W41°58'N / 98°40'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00130K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in an grove of trees, uprooting and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado moved southeastwards, it encountered a farmstead where it ripped off the roof of the home, destroyed a machine shed and garage, and broke power poles. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a field and overturned the end of a center pivot irrigation system.
45.31990-03-13340°47'N / 98°42'W40°58'N / 98°36'W12.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
46.11990-03-13241°17'N / 98°20'W41°25'N / 98°09'W11.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Nance
47.32008-05-29240°43'N / 99°07'W40°48'N / 98°43'W22.00 Miles400 Yards0011.0M500KBuffalo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was the most organized tornado that hit the city of Kearney this night and was the most persistent. It appeared to stay on the ground for the majority of its 22 mile path in Buffalo County. The tornado did exit Buffalo County and entered Hall County. The tornado started in the northwest part of the city of Kearney where it damaged an apartment complex. It took the roof off of part of the complex, blew out a wall and stacked a couple of cars in the parking lot. The tornado then moved east, damaging trees in Harmon Park and took a part of the roof off a building near the hospital. At the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, it caused a portion of the Expo Center building to collapse. Two people in this building were shook up but not injured. The tornado then continued east to the Kearney Airport where it destroyed a hanger and the cooperate jet housed inside. The tornado then continued on east and northeast through rural parts of Buffalo County. Several farmsteads were hit but damage was limited to shingles removed from roofs, outbuildings damaged and empty grain bins destroyed. There were multiple power poles and lines down by this storm. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the late afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from near Elwood to north of York. Two tornadoes caused damage in the city of Kearney and one occurred just to the south of town. Another tornado damaged homes and power poles near Aurora. Another tornado started in north-central Kansas and entered south-central Nebraska near Hubbell. Very strong winds moved down a portion of Interstate 80 and pushed cars and trucks off of the roadway near Aurora. Other areas of south-central Nebraska received heavy rains and hail. Hail to the size of baseballs was reported near Arapahoe in Furnas County. These storms also produce a lot of rainfall over areas that had fairly wet ground. Several areas of flooding were noted in the Platte and Republican River valleys.
47.61982-05-10241°13'N / 98°15'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Merrick
48.41999-05-02241°05'N / 98°19'W41°10'N / 98°15'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Howard
 Brief Description: As strong low pressure lifted across Nebraska and Kansas, a series of damaging tornadoes ripped across south-central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours. No less than 10 tornadoes were confirmed across an area from west of Arapahoe to north of Grand Island near St. Libory. Tornado damage began around mid-afternoon near Holbrook. A brief tornado did some damage to a farmstead northwest of town. Another tornado set down in southern Gosper county and damaged or destroyed at least 3 irrigation center pivots. Tornadoes touched down near Ragan and west of Wilcox. Eventually, another twister near Macon hit two farms. With debris flying through the air, one man stood on his front porch as the tornado passed. Outbuildings, center pivots, and grain bins were heavily damaged by this tornado. Just after 6 pm, the first of three tornadoes in Adams county took aim on the region west of Kenesaw. Shortly thereafter, another tornado set down southeast of Kenesaw and moved northeast. One farm sustained damage southeast of Kenesaw as irrigation pipe littered the fields along the twister's path. Both tornadoes were on the ground at the same time. A third tornado set down west of Juniata but did no damage before lifting. Around 7 pm, a short lived tornado was observed just northwest of Wood River. This tornado destroyed grain bins, damaged a grain dryer and pulled shingles from a house nearby. Strong winds in the region also downed power lines and poles south of town. Finally, just after 8 pm, the final tornado of the evening set down in extreme western Merrick county and moved north just inside the Howard county line. This F2, multiple vortex tornado was on the ground for about 5 miles and damaged or destroyed numerous outbuildings and trees along its path.
48.41958-07-18340°47'N / 98°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
48.72000-10-31240°51'N / 99°51'W41°02'N / 99°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Dawson
 Brief Description: In a continuation of late season severe weather, a Halloween tornado moved across central and northern Dawson county and crossed into southern Custer county. The tornado, which was spawned from a large supercell thunderstorm, was on the ground in Dawson county for about 14 miles and had a maximum width of 200 yards. Most of the tornadoes path was over open country, but one farmstead in northern Dawson county did receive extensive damage. Part of the roof of the house was blown away and a barn was flattened. Pivots and other outbuildings along the tornadoes path were also damaged. Prior to the tornado itself, the same thunderstorm produced hail which covered the ground white just east of Cozad. Minor street flooding was reported in Cozad as well.
48.71973-10-09240°54'N / 98°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards05250K0Hall
48.91967-06-13240°43'N / 99°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Buffalo
49.31967-06-13240°42'N / 98°59'W41°13'N / 97°50'W69.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
49.61980-06-03341°01'N / 98°24'W40°55'N / 98°23'W6.40 Miles700 Yards1252.5M0Hall
49.61990-03-13340°53'N / 98°28'W41°02'N / 98°20'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall

* 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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