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

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

Earthquake Index, #566

Ashton, NE
0.01
Nebraska
0.04
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

Ashton, NE
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #100

Ashton, NE
274.35
Nebraska
205.07
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 2,952 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ashton, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:100Hail:1,752Heat:0Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:917Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:7
Other:88 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ashton, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 98 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ashton, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.81992-01-07241°09'N / 98°48'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sherman
7.51974-04-20241°12'N / 98°59'W41°29'N / 98°45'W22.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sherman
7.51955-07-08241°17'N / 98°44'W41°17'N / 98°35'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Howard
9.21955-07-08241°17'N / 99°12'W41°17'N / 98°44'W24.00 Miles33 Yards113250K0Sherman
10.31965-05-08341°03'N / 98°45'W41°11'N / 98°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
12.11959-06-27241°05'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Howard
15.71999-04-21241°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.
16.11967-06-13240°52'N / 99°10'W41°15'N / 98°47'W33.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
17.61984-04-25341°11'N / 98°30'W41°16'N / 98°25'W8.00 Miles40 Yards01825.0M0Howard
17.91953-06-07441°20'N / 99°08'W41°21'N / 99°06'W00250K0Sherman
18.01982-05-10241°13'N / 98°27'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Howard
18.21963-08-27241°28'N / 99°04'W41°28'N / 98°55'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
18.61965-05-08440°52'N / 98°36'W41°33'N / 98°17'W49.90 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Hall
18.81972-07-20241°30'N / 98°56'W003K0Valley
19.41964-04-26240°56'N / 98°54'W41°00'N / 98°44'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
20.51964-05-05241°07'N / 98°33'W41°23'N / 98°15'W24.00 Miles33 Yards0725K0Howard
20.51953-06-07441°21'N / 99°06'W41°34'N / 99°03'W15.00 Miles440 Yards110250K0Valley
21.31984-06-11341°00'N / 98°35'W41°02'N / 98°28'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
21.41974-04-20341°14'N / 99°15'W41°26'N / 99°08'W14.70 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
21.61955-07-08241°17'N / 99°13'W41°17'N / 99°12'W00250K0Custer
21.71953-06-07241°15'N / 99°15'W41°20'N / 99°10'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sherman
22.51959-05-28241°24'N / 99°13'W41°27'N / 99°06'W6.40 Miles250 Yards02250K0Valley
23.21974-04-26341°12'N / 99°18'W41°15'N / 99°11'W6.10 Miles33 Yards030K0Custer
23.61984-06-11341°02'N / 98°28'W41°05'N / 98°22'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Howard
24.11953-06-07241°14'N / 99°16'W41°15'N / 99°15'W00250K0Custer
25.11956-06-06440°58'N / 99°06'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Buffalo
25.21984-06-11240°53'N / 98°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Buffalo
25.71990-03-13241°15'N / 98°16'W41°17'N / 98°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Merrick
26.81990-03-13340°47'N / 98°42'W40°58'N / 98°36'W12.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
27.21974-04-20341°26'N / 99°08'W41°47'N / 98°53'W27.30 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Dawson
27.31953-06-07241°28'N / 98°38'W41°41'N / 98°22'W20.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Greeley
27.91999-05-02241°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.
28.11963-06-09241°38'N / 98°55'W41°40'N / 98°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Valley
28.21974-04-20241°29'N / 98°45'W41°48'N / 98°33'W24.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greeley
28.41967-06-13240°42'N / 98°59'W41°13'N / 97°50'W69.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
28.41982-05-10241°13'N / 98°15'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Merrick
28.51973-10-09240°54'N / 98°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards05250K0Hall
28.61980-06-03341°01'N / 98°24'W40°55'N / 98°23'W6.40 Miles700 Yards1252.5M0Hall
28.61964-05-05441°24'N / 98°23'W41°33'N / 98°17'W11.30 Miles33 Yards01125K0Greeley
28.71990-03-13340°53'N / 98°28'W41°02'N / 98°20'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
28.91985-05-10340°46'N / 99°00'W40°54'N / 98°44'W17.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Buffalo
29.41990-03-13341°02'N / 98°20'W41°06'N / 98°14'W4.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Howard
29.61990-03-13241°17'N / 98°20'W41°25'N / 98°09'W11.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Nance
30.41974-04-20340°57'N / 99°26'W41°14'N / 99°15'W21.50 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
30.71999-06-03341°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.
30.91990-03-13341°06'N / 98°14'W41°11'N / 98°12'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Merrick
31.01980-06-03340°58'N / 98°21'W40°56'N / 98°21'W2.30 Miles500 Yards14025.0M0Hall
31.21977-05-19240°49'N / 98°36'W40°58'N / 98°15'W20.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hall
31.31955-07-12240°47'N / 99°01'W40°51'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Buffalo
31.81999-06-03241°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.
32.21958-07-18340°47'N / 98°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
32.41962-04-26241°43'N / 98°47'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
32.51980-06-03340°56'N / 98°21'W40°55'N / 98°20'W000K0Hall
32.81987-07-06241°36'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Valley
33.01980-06-03440°55'N / 98°21'W40°54'N / 98°21'W1.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hall
33.51980-06-03440°55'N / 98°18'W40°55'N / 98°21'W3110250.0M0Hall
34.01960-08-05341°42'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°00'W10.30 Miles150 Yards1225K0Valley
34.31990-03-13240°43'N / 98°40'W40°49'N / 98°36'W7.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Hall
34.31980-06-03440°54'N / 98°21'W40°54'N / 98°18'W000K0Hall
34.42008-05-29240°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.
34.41990-03-13340°43'N / 98°50'W40°47'N / 98°42'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
35.51980-06-03240°54'N / 98°17'W40°54'N / 98°18'W0182.5M0Hall
35.71967-06-12240°40'N / 99°03'W40°48'N / 98°25'W34.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buffalo
35.91981-08-04241°46'N / 98°50'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Garfield
36.01972-07-20341°29'N / 99°36'W41°42'N / 99°02'W32.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
36.41980-06-03240°54'N / 98°18'W40°51'N / 98°18'W3.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Hall
38.01980-06-03240°51'N / 98°18'W40°51'N / 98°17'W000K0Hall
38.61993-05-07240°42'N / 98°34'W40°44'N / 98°34'W1.00 Mile150 Yards005.0M0Hall
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Prosser. Equipment at a sand and gravel pit was damaged and five foot diameter cottonwood trees were uprooted. The tornado moved into southern Hall county and lifted.
38.71957-05-20240°46'N / 98°22'W40°58'N / 98°08'W18.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Hall
39.11990-03-13240°40'N / 98°39'W40°43'N / 98°40'W2.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Adams
39.42004-07-12241°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.
39.61967-06-13240°43'N / 99°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Buffalo
40.01953-05-09240°58'N / 99°28'W1.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
40.52000-10-31241°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.
40.71961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
40.71961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
40.71961-05-30441°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
40.71974-04-26341°20'N / 99°37'W41°23'N / 99°31'W5.60 Miles33 Yards04250K0Custer
40.81955-09-20241°39'N / 99°23'W41°44'N / 99°15'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
40.91965-05-08441°14'N / 98°40'W42°20'N / 98°15'W78.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
41.32001-10-09241°15'N / 98°00'W41°17'N / 98°00'W3.00 Miles350 Yards00300K25KMerrick
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Merrick County into Nance County. A powerful upper level low pressure system plowing into an unstable airmass triggered widespread severe weather across south-central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours. As many as nine tornadoes were confirmed and many reports of hail were received. The tornado damage was confined to an area located north and east of Grand Island, which included Merrick, Nance, Polk, Greeley, and Hamilton counties. The tornadoes got going west of Marquette. One twister set down in Hamilton county and crossed the Platte River southeast of Chapman. Damage to outbuildings was of most significance. Other tornadoes were reported in the Marquette area, with one tornado on the ground for 12 miles from south of Marquette to southeast of Hordville. This tornado was rated an F1 and produced minor structural damage to buildings and grain bins at several farms. Power lines were lost and several trees were blown over. Numerous center pivot irrigation systems were damaged. Just before 6 pm CDT, the most damaging tornado of the day developed near the Polk and Hamilton county line, and proceeded northeast across western Polk county, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Storm chaser reports indicated this tornado frequently became multi-vortex in nature and produced a wide swath of damage. Three miles north of Polk, a home was completely ripped from its foundation and blown into some nearby trees. The tornado was rated an F3 at this point. Along its 18 mile path, the tornado damaged over 20 center pivots, and nearly every farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained damage to the home, outbuildings, machinery or grain bins. This tornado lifted southwest of Silver Creek. Just prior to the F3 tornado in Polk county, an F2 tornado was ripping up a farmstead in northern Merrick county. This tornado was responsible for tearing the roof from a home, destroying two large metal outbuildings and damage to a half-dozen vehicles. The tornado moved north and destroyed a barn on the Nance and Merrick county line, but narrowly missed the home. Window and siding damage was noted at the home. Later that evening, one final tornado was reported. This tornado moved from south of Silver Creek to northeast of Silver Creek just before sunset. The tornado clipped the southeast side of town, resulting in damage to the post office, several cars, trees, and 13 residences in town. Fortunately, most of the damage was minor.
41.61990-06-01341°16'N / 99°50'W41°44'N / 99°13'W25.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Custer
42.31953-06-07240°47'N / 98°10'W40°52'N / 98°15'W6.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hamilton
43.51990-03-13340°32'N / 99°00'W40°43'N / 98°50'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Kearney
44.02009-06-17240°52'N / 98°10'W40°52'N / 98°04'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K75KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large tornado touched down west of Aurora on Highway 34, then traveled east approximately 5 miles before lifting. In its path, it destroyed a house and several outbuildings, power poles, trees, and overturned about a dozen railcars. The occupants were able to seek shelter before the tornado struck. Numerous storm chasers documented this storm. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on in the afternoon, a few scattered thunderstorms developed across eastern portions of South Central Nebraska, with one severe thunderstorm across Thayer County, where quarter to baseball size hail was reported. The main show came later during the early evening hours, after a surface warm front had moved north into the area. Near the front, good instability and shear was present, as was moisture. Scattered thunderstorms developed along the edge of the mid level cap near the surface front, and with the environment present, some became strong to severe. The main storm of the day developed in Buffalo County, then moved east across Hall and Hamilton Counties. In each of these counties, this storm produced a tornado, with the largest occurring in Hamilton County, along Highway 34 near the town of Aurora. This tornado caused EF2 damage to a home in its path, before dissipating a few miles west of Aurora. Other damage caused by this storm included downed power poles and derailed train cars, as well as roof damage to the Iams plant caused by strong inflow winds. Weaker tornadoes were reported on the south side of Grand Island in Hall County, as well as north of Gibbon in Buffalo County, where EF1 damage occurred at a few farmsteads. Penny to tennis ball size hail was also reported across the area, causing damage to crops, with one report of broken house windows in Valley County.
44.21982-06-14240°44'N / 98°16'W40°51'N / 98°08'W10.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Hamilton
44.51955-05-02241°23'N / 99°38'W000K0Custer
44.71970-05-12241°24'N / 99°38'W01250K0Custer
44.91956-05-10240°35'N / 98°30'W40°44'N / 98°22'W12.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Adams
45.11999-05-02240°35'N / 98°35'W40°39'N / 98°34'W10.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Adams
 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.
45.11966-06-05241°42'N / 98°10'W0.70 Mile33 Yards010K0Boone
45.61982-05-26241°00'N / 97°59'W0.80 Mile30 Yards00250K0Hamilton
46.02008-05-29240°39'N / 99°12'W40°39'N / 99°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KPhelps
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in northeast Phelps County and crossed into Buffalo County. The tornado did damage a couple of outbuildings and grain silos near the start of the damage path. 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.
46.01967-06-13240°48'N / 98°10'W41°00'N / 97°55'W18.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamilton
46.11965-05-08441°33'N / 98°17'W41°55'N / 98°05'W27.20 Miles33 Yards45325.0M0Boone
47.01986-04-13240°34'N / 99°02'W40°36'N / 98°57'W5.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Kearney
47.71986-09-18240°41'N / 98°16'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Clay
48.81993-05-07240°16'N / 98°58'W40°49'N / 98°35'W40.00 Miles200 Yards005.0M0Hall
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down four miles southwest of Upland. Several farm buildings were destroyed and a house damaged. The tornado moved northeast in Kearney county with touchdowns eight miles south and four miles Minden. It crossed the Platte river east of Kearney. Funnel clouds were reported in eastern Buffalo county with 60 mph wind gusts at the Kearney Interstate 80 interchange. The tornado was last seen 1 1/2 miles east of Wood River in southwest Hall county.


* 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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