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The chance of earthquake damage in Belton is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Belton is much higher than Missouri average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #645

Belton, MO
0.02
Missouri
0.70
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

Belton, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #144

Belton, MO
289.06
Missouri
214.01
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 6,792 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Belton, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:14Cold:57Dense Fog:38Drought:38
Dust Storm:0Flood:692Hail:3,091Heat:76Heavy Snow:70
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:44Landslide:0Strong Wind:88
Thunderstorm Winds:2,230Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:114Winter Weather:55
Other:185 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Belton, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Belton, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 118 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Belton, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.11957-05-20538°53'N / 94°36'W38°59'N / 94°24'W12.60 Miles440 Yards371762.5M0Jackson
9.71965-09-20238°54'N / 94°23'W1.50 Miles30 Yards00250K0Jackson
10.81960-04-15338°38'N / 94°37'W38°42'N / 94°32'W6.10 Miles500 Yards0025K0Cass
11.01954-05-31238°53'N / 94°43'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
11.71977-05-04238°53'N / 94°48'W38°54'N / 94°39'W7.80 Miles70 Yards00250K0Johnson
11.71964-04-12338°42'N / 94°24'W38°46'N / 94°17'W7.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cass
12.41968-05-15338°40'N / 94°37'W38°38'N / 94°36'W000K0Cass
12.71968-05-15338°38'N / 94°39'W38°40'N / 94°36'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Miami
13.61972-04-30238°45'N / 94°46'W00250K0Johnson
13.91966-04-19338°55'N / 94°48'W38°58'N / 94°40'W7.70 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Johnson
14.71964-04-12338°46'N / 94°17'W38°50'N / 94°14'W5.20 Miles100 Yards1102.5M0Cass
15.01977-05-04338°28'N / 94°31'W38°48'N / 94°15'W27.10 Miles500 Yards21525.0M0Cass
15.61960-04-15338°35'N / 94°39'W38°38'N / 94°37'W2.30 Miles440 Yards02250K0Miami
15.91964-04-20238°42'N / 94°47'W003K0Miami
16.51952-05-22238°54'N / 94°16'W38°56'N / 94°14'W1.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Jackson
16.51964-04-12338°50'N / 94°14'W38°52'N / 94°13'W1.30 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jackson
16.51965-05-26238°58'N / 94°21'W39°01'N / 94°17'W4.90 Miles500 Yards04250K0Jackson
16.61957-05-20538°40'N / 95°04'W38°53'N / 94°36'W29.10 Miles440 Yards4202.5M0Miami
20.01964-04-12338°52'N / 94°13'W38°54'N / 94°07'W5.40 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jackson
21.21957-06-22239°00'N / 94°35'W39°15'N / 94°24'W19.80 Miles10 Yards000K0Jackson
21.91977-05-04338°48'N / 95°03'W38°55'N / 94°49'W14.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Johnson
22.21952-05-22439°02'N / 94°55'W39°04'N / 94°43'W10.90 Miles440 Yards01250K0Johnson
22.31961-07-22238°50'N / 94°08'W38°51'N / 94°06'W1.30 Miles133 Yards0025K0Jackson
22.61969-04-04238°28'N / 94°36'W38°31'N / 94°30'W6.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bates
22.72003-05-04439°04'N / 94°50'W39°08'N / 94°40'W15.00 Miles500 Yards23015.5M0Wyandotte
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down just north-northwest of the Kansas Speedway around 318 pm CST. This tornado initially produced F0 to F1 damage, but produced F3 damage to 2 homes, just south of Parallel Parkway near I-435. The tornado grew to a width to near 500 yards in Kansas City, Kansas, where some marginal F4 damage was noted around 91st and Leavenworth Road. The tornado continued some F2 to F3 damage northeast near 84th Terrace north of Leavenworth Road. This is the location where an 82 year old man was killed in his residence. The tornado continued northeast through Wyandotte county, where another instance of marginal F4 damage was noted near 79th Street and Cernech. Considerable structural damage was noted in this location, along with four 150 foot-tall metal power poles engineered to withstand maximum winds over 200 mph. The tornado produced F1 to F2 damage up to the Missouri River before crossing into Platte county Missouri, near Riverside and Parkville around 335 pm CST. M82PH, F46PH A dry line moved into eastern Kansas and initiated severe thunderstorm development the afternoon of May 4th. Several of the thunderstorms became tornadic in Miami, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. The strongest tornado reached F4 intensity in Kansas City Kansas before moving into Missouri. This tornado killed an 82 year old man and injured 30 others. Wyandotte county also had $15.5 million dollars in damage, with 69 buildings destroyed, and 390 suffering damage. Leavenworth county had 9 homes destroyed, 8 with major damage and 17 with minor damage. Damage estimates for Leavenworth county are around $4 million dollars. This was the most significant tornado outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan areas, since the Pleasant Hill tornado outbreak of 1977. A 46 year old woman died from injuries received with this tornado on October 10th, 2003.
23.31977-05-04238°27'N / 94°48'W38°36'N / 94°41'W11.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Miami
23.61978-05-11238°37'N / 94°59'W38°36'N / 94°46'W11.50 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Miami
24.31966-05-15239°09'N / 94°41'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0525K0Wyandotte
24.42003-05-04238°35'N / 94°13'W38°36'N / 94°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00200K0Cass
 Brief Description: Tornado briefly touched down at Highway 7 and County Road Z interchange. No damage and was reported by storm chaser. Tornado touched back down just north of the interchange, and then continued intermittently for 4 miles to the Johnson county line around Latour, near the inersection of Routes 2 and 131. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
25.51977-05-04338°26'N / 94°33'W38°28'N / 94°31'W2.70 Miles500 Yards000K0Bates
26.71969-06-26339°11'N / 94°38'W39°13'N / 94°36'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0225K0Platte
27.12003-05-04439°12'N / 94°42'W39°12'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles500 Yards0032.0M0Platte
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Wyandotte county into Platte county and continued to Clay county. There were 14 buildings destroyed, 42 with major damage. No injuries or fatalaties reported. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
27.31980-05-31238°58'N / 95°02'W38°58'N / 94°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Johnson
27.52008-05-02239°13'N / 94°34'W39°13'N / 94°33'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0010.0M0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado developed along a bow echo and touched down at 1:03 am in Gladstone. It then traveled northeast and dissipated at 1:08 am. Numerous homes and businesses suffered damage or total loss. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An early morning line of storms developed across south central Kansas. This line of storms, developed into a Bow Echo, which raced northeast at speeds in excess of 50 mph, into the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, early on the morning of May 2, 2008. The Bow Echo generated hurricane force winds, which brought widespread wind damage, to areas from Olathe Kansas, northeast through Kansas City, to Brookfield in north central Missouri. As the Bow Echo moved through Kansas City, it spun up a couple of tornadoes along the apex, or nose, of its leading edge. One EF3 tornado moved across the north side of Gladstone, while the other EF2 tornado moved through an area just northwest of Liberty. However, most of the damage was due to the strong straight line winds, that were also occurring along the apex of the Bow Echo. Gladstone reported 20 homes destroyed, 280 homes with damage, and 19 businesses damaged. North Kansas City had 4 homes destroyed, and 117 damaged. Independence had 13 homes and two businesses badly damaged. Six people were injured and damage was in the millions of dollars.
27.71967-01-24339°06'N / 94°15'W39°10'N / 94°10'W6.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Jackson
27.91969-07-09238°58'N / 95°03'W38°59'N / 94°58'W4.30 Miles33 Yards02250K0Johnson
28.11969-04-04238°23'N / 94°43'W38°28'N / 94°36'W8.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Miami
28.21968-05-15238°50'N / 94°03'W38°53'N / 93°58'W5.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Johnson
28.61954-03-24238°44'N / 95°03'W003K0Franklin
28.82003-05-04439°14'N / 94°29'W39°14'N / 94°28'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01331.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: New tornado touchdown near Shady Lane and Antioch in Gladstone...with F0 to F1 damage to trees and roofs. The tornado intensified quickly, and damage of marginal F4 intensity was noted around one mile northeast of this area, near the intersection of NE 63rd Terrace and North Jackson. Another small area of marginal F4 intensity was noted just northeast of this location, in the Carriage Hills subdivision, just south of Pleasant Valley Road near North Brighton. Areas of F1 to F3 intensity damage was noted around these specific neighborhoods. The tornado continued northeast, based on air surveys, to just shy of Interstate 435 before dissipating. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
29.11961-05-07439°11'N / 94°48'W39°12'N / 94°46'W1.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Wyandotte
29.22003-05-04439°14'N / 94°30'W39°15'N / 94°30'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0050K0Clay
 Brief Description: Tornado moved in from Platte county and dissipated just before 169 highway south of I-29. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
29.51982-05-20238°25'N / 94°19'W38°27'N / 94°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bates
30.01969-06-26239°14'N / 94°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Platte
30.11952-06-21239°08'N / 95°09'W39°08'N / 94°41'W24.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
30.22003-05-04239°01'N / 95°04'W39°06'N / 94°56'W6.00 Miles250 Yards024.0M0Leavenworth
 Brief Description: Tornado on the ground 2 miles northwest of Linwood at County Road 25 and Interstate 70. Reported by emergency management and ham radio operator. Video shows the tornado crossed the Kansas Turnpike east of the Eastern Toll Booth, and then proceeded northeast to where it lifted 2 miles south of Basehor. Total track length was 6 miles, with a width approaching 250 yards at times. Maxium intensity rating was F2, with most damage noted to homes near and just northeast of the intersection of 166th and Kansas Road. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas and initiated severe thunderstorm development the afternoon of May 4th. Several of the thunderstorms became tornadic in Miami, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. The strongest tornado reached F4 intensity in Kansas City Kansas before moving into Missouri. This tornado killed an 82 year old man and injured 30 others. Wyandotte county also had $15.5 million dollars in damage, with 69 buildings destroyed, and 390 suffering damage. Leavenworth county had 9 homes destroyed, 8 with major damage and 17 with minor damage. Damage estimates for Leavenworth county are around $4 million dollars. This was the most significant tornado outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan areas, since the Pleasant Hill tornado outbreak of 1977. A 46 year old woman died from injuries received with this tornado on October 10th, 2003.
30.21961-05-07439°12'N / 94°51'W39°11'N / 94°48'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0122.5M0Wyandotte
30.21969-04-04238°43'N / 93°59'W0.30 Mile150 Yards01250K0Johnson
30.31961-05-07439°13'N / 94°46'W39°14'N / 94°43'W2.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
30.31961-05-07439°14'N / 94°43'W39°16'N / 94°33'W9.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
30.41969-06-26339°13'N / 94°36'W39°18'N / 94°29'W8.20 Miles100 Yards0325K0Clay
30.61980-05-31238°58'N / 95°06'W38°58'N / 95°02'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Douglas
30.81977-05-04439°13'N / 94°18'W39°14'N / 94°17'W003K0Jackson
30.91969-07-09238°57'N / 95°06'W38°58'N / 95°03'W2.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Douglas
31.21952-05-22439°02'N / 95°10'W39°02'N / 94°55'W13.30 Miles440 Yards00250K0Leavenworth
31.51961-05-07439°11'N / 94°53'W39°12'N / 94°51'W1.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Wyandotte
31.61961-05-07439°16'N / 94°33'W39°17'N / 94°25'W6.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
31.91961-05-07439°10'N / 94°56'W39°11'N / 94°53'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Leavenworth
32.62003-05-04238°38'N / 94°07'W38°44'N / 93°47'W18.00 Miles100 Yards001K0Johnson
 Brief Description: This is the Cass county tornado which entered Johnson county in open country around Latour. Reported by a trained spotter. tornado intermittently touched down for the next 18 miles in mainly open country. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
32.72003-05-04239°15'N / 94°26'W39°18'N / 94°18'W8.50 Miles300 Yards0060.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: Tornado reported on the ground near Missouri Route 291, south of Missouri Route 152, it produced spotty damage northeast to downtown Liberty. Substantial damage was noted near the square in Libery, and to William Jewel College. The tornado tracked east along Missouri Route H into rural portions of Clay county before dissipating. Maximum intensity damage noted in the area was F2, based on surveys and input from local emergency management. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
32.82008-05-02339°17'N / 94°29'W39°18'N / 94°28'W1.00 Mile75 Yards004.0M0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A brief EF3 tornado developed along the apex of a bow echo, and touched down northwest of Liberty at 12:56 am CST. The tornado tracked east-northeast for nearly one mile before dissipating at 1:00 am. Four homes were destroyed and 117 suffered damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An early morning line of storms developed across south central Kansas. This line of storms, developed into a Bow Echo, which raced northeast at speeds in excess of 50 mph, into the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, early on the morning of May 2, 2008. The Bow Echo generated hurricane force winds, which brought widespread wind damage, to areas from Olathe Kansas, northeast through Kansas City, to Brookfield in north central Missouri. As the Bow Echo moved through Kansas City, it spun up a couple of tornadoes along the apex, or nose, of its leading edge. One EF3 tornado moved across the north side of Gladstone, while the other EF2 tornado moved through an area just northwest of Liberty. However, most of the damage was due to the strong straight line winds, that were also occurring along the apex of the Bow Echo. Gladstone reported 20 homes destroyed, 280 homes with damage, and 19 businesses damaged. North Kansas City had 4 homes destroyed, and 117 damaged. Independence had 13 homes and two businesses badly damaged. Six people were injured and damage was in the millions of dollars.
33.21969-04-04238°21'N / 94°46'W38°23'N / 94°43'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Linn
33.41956-07-02238°48'N / 95°11'W38°48'N / 95°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
33.91973-05-07239°18'N / 94°24'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Clay
34.62006-03-12238°25'N / 94°08'W38°28'N / 94°05'W5.00 Miles450 Yards0075K0Cass
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Bates county into Cass county...6 miles south-southwest of Creighton at 2005 CST. It moved northeast and exited Cass county into Henry county at 2007 CST...2 miles south of Creighton. F1 damage to several structures was noted.
35.11967-01-24339°10'N / 94°10'W39°15'N / 94°03'W8.30 Miles200 Yards2182.5M0Ray
35.81956-06-18239°15'N / 94°54'W0.80 Mile27 Yards003K0Leavenworth
35.91958-05-31238°44'N / 95°13'W38°47'N / 95°10'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
35.91977-05-04439°14'N / 94°17'W39°19'N / 94°08'W9.70 Miles400 Yards052.5M0Clay
36.12006-03-12238°28'N / 94°04'W38°33'N / 93°55'W11.00 Miles450 Yards113500K0Henry
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Henry county at 2007 CST from Cass county. The tornado produced occasional F2 damage before dissipating 3 miles east southeast of Blairstown at 2025 CST. There was one fatality where a man died after the house was destroyed. M54PH
36.51977-05-04338°48'N / 95°22'W38°48'N / 95°03'W16.90 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Douglas
36.71958-05-31238°40'N / 95°11'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Franklin
36.91958-11-17239°11'N / 95°02'W003K0Leavenworth
37.01981-06-19338°58'N / 95°16'W38°55'N / 95°08'W7.70 Miles200 Yards13325.0M0Douglas
37.11962-08-06338°47'N / 95°15'W38°45'N / 95°11'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Douglas
37.21957-06-11238°52'N / 95°14'W38°54'N / 95°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Douglas
37.52006-03-12238°15'N / 94°20'W38°24'N / 94°09'W10.00 Miles450 Yards005K0Bates
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at 1952 CST just on the north side of Butler...and then proceeded northeast over rural country...before crossing over into Cass county 2 miles north of Ballard at 2005 CST. Damage was limited to trees...power lines...and one barn.
37.51957-05-20239°12'N / 94°12'W39°17'N / 93°59'W12.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
37.51952-05-22438°59'N / 95°13'W39°00'N / 95°10'W2.70 Miles440 Yards02250K0Douglas
37.61966-06-08439°10'N / 95°11'W39°16'N / 94°50'W19.90 Miles200 Yards12250K0Leavenworth
37.61966-06-08239°14'N / 95°02'W39°16'N / 94°53'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
37.71956-12-04238°20'N / 94°14'W38°21'N / 94°09'W4.50 Miles200 Yards0225K0Bates
38.01979-04-11239°15'N / 94°26'W39°27'N / 94°15'W16.80 Miles100 Yards09250K0Clay
38.21962-05-27239°14'N / 95°00'W003K0Leavenworth
38.31964-04-12339°14'N / 95°01'W39°18'N / 94°53'W8.40 Miles440 Yards1222.5M0Leavenworth
38.91955-03-14239°18'N / 94°13'W39°20'N / 94°10'W3.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Clay
39.22003-05-08238°58'N / 95°14'W38°58'N / 95°14'W0.70 Mile250 Yards066.4M0Douglas
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southwest part of Lawrence and did considerable damage to the area. An apartment complex suffered major damage as did several other homes and residences in the area. Six people were injured and treated at a Lawrence hospital. Severe weather erupted over a large part of the area during the afternoon and evening hours of the 8th. Numerous reports of large hail and a few reports of strong winds were received. In addition 12 tornadoes were reported (discussed separately), some doing considerable damage. Four funnel clouds were also sighted. May 8, 2003, was estimated to be the most significant and widespread tornado outbreak in northeast Kansas since April 26, 1991. All meteorological severe weather forecast parameters came together over northeast Kansas on the afternoon of May 8 to produce an SPC "high risk" area of potential severe weather. The possibility of strong, long-lived destructive tornadoes was highlighted for nearly 24 hours in advance in nearly every NWS statement and product. The significant and widespread tornado outbreak in the nearby Kansas City area just four days before increased public weather awareness and concern, and together with timely watches, statements and warnings, helped prevent tornado related deaths and minimized storm injuries.
39.51955-05-27238°13'N / 95°08'W38°29'N / 94°46'W27.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Anderson
39.71951-07-08239°13'N / 94°01'W39°15'N / 94°01'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ray
40.61964-04-12339°18'N / 94°53'W39°23'N / 94°52'W5.60 Miles17 Yards0025K0Platte
41.91977-05-04439°19'N / 94°08'W39°21'N / 94°06'W2.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Ray
42.31960-04-16338°29'N / 95°17'W38°35'N / 95°10'W9.20 Miles77 Yards0025K0Franklin
43.61968-05-15238°53'N / 93°46'W38°55'N / 93°41'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
43.81960-05-19339°13'N / 95°13'W39°19'N / 95°00'W13.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Jefferson
44.31951-06-08238°53'N / 95°21'W003K0Douglas
44.41957-05-20538°27'N / 95°30'W38°40'N / 95°04'W27.70 Miles440 Yards3112.5M0Franklin
44.71964-04-22238°33'N / 95°17'W013K0Franklin
44.91960-12-04239°15'N / 94°03'W39°23'N / 93°56'W11.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0Ray
44.91958-07-17239°20'N / 94°01'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Ray
45.21961-05-07239°18'N / 94°03'W39°20'N / 93°55'W7.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ray
45.41955-05-26238°38'N / 95°47'W39°19'N / 94°55'W66.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Osage
45.81964-04-12338°45'N / 95°29'W39°12'N / 95°14'W33.80 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Douglas
46.41967-01-24239°27'N / 94°14'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Clinton
46.61964-04-12238°34'N / 93°46'W38°41'N / 93°38'W10.70 Miles100 Yards13250K0Johnson
46.71971-05-18239°21'N / 95°06'W39°24'N / 94°57'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
47.32007-02-28438°07'N / 95°04'W38°15'N / 94°39'W24.00 Miles800 Yards00400K0KLinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: EF4 tornado crossed from Anderson county into Linn county in Kansas at 7:30 PM CST, 4 miles northwest of Blue Mound. The tornado moved east-northeast over mainly rural areas of the county. A home, several farm buildings, and garage were completely destroyed. Other buildings received minor to moderate damage. There were no injuries or deaths with this tornado. The tornado also downed trees and power lines. The tornado lifted 6 miles north-northeast of Pleasanton at 8:10 PM CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system lifted northeast into the region from Oklahoma, during the late afternoon and early evening hours on February 28th. The dynamics from this storm system provided the lift for rapid thunderstorm development along and north of a warm front by the early evening hours. There were numerous reports of hail with the storms, as well as some flash flooding. The most significant severe thunderstorm produced a tornado in Anderson county Kansas, which then tracked east into Linn county Kansas. The EF4 tornado took a nearly 24 mile continuous path, where it caused damage to mainly rural areas. Just north of Blue Mound a single residence, garage, and several farm buildings were completely destroyed. The tornado was historic, since it was the first time anywhere in the country that a tornado was rated as high as EF4, since switching to the new Enhanced Fujita scale February 1st, 2007.
47.41968-05-15238°55'N / 93°41'W38°56'N / 93°38'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
47.81970-05-09238°08'N / 94°39'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Linn
48.01979-04-11239°27'N / 94°15'W39°30'N / 94°13'W3.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Clinton
48.21977-05-04339°00'N / 93°55'W39°12'N / 93°30'W26.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Lafayette
48.21962-07-11239°02'N / 95°23'W003K0Douglas
48.32004-05-29339°28'N / 94°48'W39°30'N / 94°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0030K0Platte
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Buchanan county 5 northwest of Camden Point. Tornado destroyed a barn, and threw an axle from a heavy truck nearly 300 yards.
48.41961-05-07239°20'N / 93°55'W39°20'N / 93°55'W0225K0Ray
48.41971-05-18239°24'N / 94°57'W39°32'N / 94°48'W12.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Platte
48.51956-12-04238°16'N / 93°56'W38°23'N / 93°51'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Henry
49.21981-05-23238°22'N / 95°14'W1.50 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Anderson
49.81958-11-17238°37'N / 95°25'W000K0Franklin
49.91977-05-04439°19'N / 94°00'W39°21'N / 93°45'W13.40 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Ray


* 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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