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Atlanta, NE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #226

Atlanta, NE
0.02
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

Atlanta, 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, #415

Atlanta, NE
173.31
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 2,908 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Atlanta, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:11Cold:17Dense Fog:0Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:73Hail:1,734Heat:0Heavy Snow:28
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:45
Thunderstorm Winds:837Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:58Winter Weather:10
Other:80 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Atlanta, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 47 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Atlanta, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.51958-07-18240°25'N / 99°22'W6.00 Miles533 Yards02250K0Phelps
7.91956-10-29340°07'N / 100°07'W40°41'N / 99°07'W65.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Furnas
9.91980-08-01240°15'N / 99°22'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Harlan
10.01969-06-22240°15'N / 99°39'W40°17'N / 99°34'W4.10 Miles33 Yards1025K0Furnas
12.81994-10-17240°28'N / 99°16'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Phelps
 Brief Description: A tornado moved across the western and northern parts of Holdrege. The roof of one business was removed. One residence was destroyed and three others were damaged. At the golf course, the clubhouse roof was damaged while the maintenance building and two golf cart sheds were destroyed. Sixty golf carts were damaged. Other brief tornado touchdowns were reported in Phelps County.
13.21990-03-13240°22'N / 99°14'W40°29'N / 99°14'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kearney
13.71998-10-16240°27'N / 99°34'W40°41'N / 99°25'W18.00 Miles500 Yards00400K1.0MPhelps
 Brief Description: An unusual October severe weather outbreak spawned a tornado which tore across parts of Phelps and western Buffalo counties. The tornado set down a few miles southwest of Loomis and rapidly moved northeast. Along its path in Phelps county, grain bins were damaged, power poles snapped and a roof was torn from a large storage building. One farmstead northeast of Loomis sustained major damage. The roof was ripped from the house and two walls were moved from the foundation. A pole barn was destroyed. Both the house and barn were a total loss. Once the storm crossed the Platte River, the tornado hit a trailer house just west of Elm Creek and deposited the shattered remains about 200 feet north of its original location. The tornado continued to move north and shortly dissipated. Another tornado formed from a different storm in northern Dawson county. This tornado passed through a farmstead causing tree damage, blew over grain bins, and damaged other buildings. The house sustained only minor damage.
14.21969-06-10240°32'N / 99°38'W2.00 Miles400 Yards000K0Phelps
17.21991-05-30240°08'N / 99°35'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Harlan
19.91969-06-24240°13'N / 99°09'W40°26'N / 99°03'W15.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
24.72008-05-29240°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.
29.31986-04-13240°34'N / 99°02'W40°36'N / 98°57'W5.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Kearney
30.61956-06-25240°13'N / 100°02'W40°01'N / 99°52'W16.20 Miles20 Yards0025K0Furnas
30.81975-07-21240°21'N / 100°07'W40°20'N / 100°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Furnas
31.61967-06-13240°43'N / 99°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Buffalo
32.21977-05-30240°37'N / 100°01'W40°37'N / 99°58'W1.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Frontier
32.21955-06-02240°28'N / 98°54'W40°34'N / 98°53'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Kearney
34.21990-03-13340°32'N / 99°00'W40°43'N / 98°50'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Kearney
34.71954-04-20340°35'N / 100°08'W40°34'N / 100°01'W5.90 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Frontier
35.01999-06-03339°50'N / 99°48'W39°58'N / 99°39'W10.00 Miles1320 Yards001.0M0Norton
 Brief Description: A large tornado dropped down just east of the town of Norton and stayed on the ground for approximately 10 miles before finally lifting north-northeast of the town of Almena. This Tornado reached around 3/4 of a mile wide at times and did major (F3) damage to a few farmsteads. Tornado also went through a stage with multiple vortices.
35.91985-05-10439°56'N / 99°05'W40°00'N / 99°00'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Smith
37.61985-05-10440°00'N / 99°00'W40°11'N / 98°43'W18.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Franklin
38.51960-05-18240°33'N / 100°10'W4.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Frontier
38.61993-05-07240°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.
39.72008-05-29240°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.
39.81973-04-19239°52'N / 99°02'W39°56'N / 99°02'W4.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Smith
40.21955-07-12240°47'N / 99°01'W40°51'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Buffalo
41.31953-05-09240°58'N / 99°28'W1.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
41.51985-05-10439°44'N / 99°09'W39°56'N / 99°05'W11.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Phillips
42.81958-06-30240°14'N / 100°18'W40°14'N / 100°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Furnas
43.32000-10-31240°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.
43.41970-09-06239°49'N / 99°52'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Norton
44.41985-05-10439°30'N / 99°25'W39°57'N / 99°29'W28.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Phillips
44.91952-06-26239°41'N / 99°27'W39°46'N / 99°15'W12.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Phillips
44.91975-04-22240°51'N / 100°03'W1.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Dawson
45.21985-05-10340°46'N / 99°00'W40°54'N / 98°44'W17.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Buffalo
45.51990-03-13340°43'N / 98°50'W40°47'N / 98°42'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
45.71956-06-06440°58'N / 99°06'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Buffalo
45.81957-06-15339°42'N / 99°04'W39°54'N / 98°59'W14.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
46.31967-06-12240°40'N / 99°03'W40°48'N / 98°25'W34.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buffalo
46.52007-04-20240°38'N / 100°16'W40°42'N / 100°16'W4.00 Miles220 Yards00240K0KFrontier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield and tracked north for 4 miles before exiting Frontier County about 3 miles east northeast of Moorefield at 825 PM CST. The tornado continued into Lincoln County for another 13 miles before dissipating at 846 PM CST. As it touched down in Frontier County, it immediately hit a farmstead and took off the roof and attached garage on the house, collapsed a grain bin and carried a horse trailer across the road about 50 yards. The tornado continued north through fields overturning 3 pivot irrigation systems and several power poles before destroying a metal building on another farmstead. The tornado continued north across Highway 23 and traveled just west of one farmstead...breaking windows in the home and destroying a grain bin...and then east of another farmstead where it destroyed one small shed, took part of the roof off a hay barn, scattered irrigation pipe, destroyed a wind mill, and pulled a fence line out of the ground. Numerous trees were broken and uprooted along the path of the tornado. In Lincoln County, it continued to produce extensive damage at 2 more farmsteads. At one of these farmsteads, two adults were injured as their house was destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. The average path width in Frontier County was 220 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
46.71962-07-14239°47'N / 99°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Ford
47.21986-09-18240°06'N / 98°39'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Webster
47.41985-05-10440°11'N / 98°43'W40°21'N / 98°27'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Webster
47.51958-07-18340°47'N / 98°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
48.21990-03-13240°40'N / 98°39'W40°43'N / 98°40'W2.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Adams
49.31992-07-29240°45'N / 100°16'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lincoln


* 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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