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

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

Earthquake Index, #367

Dickens, 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

Dickens, 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, #535

Dickens, 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 2,879 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dickens, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:1,930Heat:0Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:725Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Dickens, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Dickens, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.91967-06-14240°59'N / 100°45'W7.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
22.11956-10-29440°42'N / 101°13'W41°30'N / 100°20'W71.80 Miles440 Yards02250K0Lincoln
22.71962-05-18240°39'N / 100°39'W40°50'N / 100°31'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Frontier
24.41972-07-27341°12'N / 101°00'W41°10'N / 101°00'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lincoln
24.51990-05-18241°02'N / 100°56'W41°20'N / 101°01'W20.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Lincoln
25.21995-05-21240°52'N / 101°31'W40°49'N / 101°27'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards00350K0Perkins
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just to the northeast of Madrid and moved to the southeast at 15 miles an hour. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 15 minutes and caused damage to six pivot irrigation systems. A dozen light poles were taken out leaving Elsie without power for 12 hours. A barn, granaries, and other buildings were also severely damaged.
29.21990-06-01240°38'N / 101°38'W40°42'N / 101°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Chase
30.11989-06-25341°10'N / 100°47'W41°15'N / 100°39'W8.00 Miles123 Yards022.5M0Lincoln
30.21957-07-02240°31'N / 100°36'W000K0Frontier
30.92000-05-17340°57'N / 100°22'W41°02'N / 100°32'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards02750K25KLincoln
 Brief Description: The same supercell thunderstorm that had earlier produced the twin tornadoes 20 miles south of Brady produced a large tornado that touched down 6 miles south of Brady and moved toward the northwest lifting 4 miles south of Maxwell. Two women were injured when their home blew down around them. The tornado destroyed three homes and heavily damaged three others. Numerous outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Four center pivot irrigation systems were destroyed and extensive damage was done to agricultural equipment. Over 75 power and telephone poles were destroyed along with miles of wire. The tornado reached it's maximum intensity of F3 shortly after touchdown when it heavily damaged a brick home and completely destroyed a large steel building. Later in it's path, the tornado leveled a frame home and blew several vehicles over and around the home. The path of the tornado was clearly visible where crops had been stripped from the ground. This tornado received extensive national coverage because of great video taken from chasers.
33.81975-06-18340°33'N / 100°21'W40°52'N / 100°24'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
37.52007-04-20340°42'N / 100°16'W40°49'N / 100°19'W12.00 Miles440 Yards02180K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield in Frontier County and entered Lincoln County about 23 miles south southeast of Brady at 8:25 PM CST. The tornadic supercell continued for another 12 miles before dissipating 14 miles south of Brady at 8:46 PM CST. In addition to power poles and trees being snapped off, the tornado hit 2 farmsteads. At the first farmstead, it completely destroyed one large storage building and took off the roof and northeast exterior wall of the home. At the farmstead across the road, the tornado completely destroyed an unanchored farm house and 3 storage sheds. The 2 occupants in the home were on the main floor of the home when the tornado hit and were carried with the debris 50 feet. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
38.81992-07-29240°45'N / 100°16'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lincoln
39.01975-06-18240°43'N / 100°14'W41°02'N / 100°17'W21.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
39.61991-05-02340°45'N / 101°50'W40°52'N / 101°41'W13.00 Miles173 Yards002.5M0Perkins
40.12007-04-20240°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.
40.31975-06-18340°22'N / 100°22'W40°35'N / 100°25'W15.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
40.61967-06-14240°33'N / 101°41'W000K0Chase
41.71970-06-25241°12'N / 101°38'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Keith
41.71960-06-20240°31'N / 101°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0325K0Chase
42.62007-03-28240°45'N / 101°46'W40°58'N / 101°52'W16.00 Miles900 Yards001.2M0KPerkins
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large supercell thunderstorm originally spawned two tornadoes with the eastern tornado eventually taking over. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Grant and moved northeast for a few miles and then turned northwest to pass 3 miles west of Grant and continue northwest to near the Perkins and Keith County line approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Grant. The tornado encountered the first farm where it destroyed outbuildings and grain bins and damaged the roof of a metal storage building. Damage to the second farm included ripping off half the roof on the home. At the third farmstead, the tornado destroyed grain bins and a barn and ripped a hole in the roof of the home. The tornado also uprooted and snapped off numerous trees, broke off power poles, and overturned center pivot irrigation systems. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense upper level low pressure system approached Western Nebraska on March 28th. Supercells developed quickly along a dryline extending from western Cherry County southward through western Chase County. The supercells produced tornadoes, hail, and strong winds during the late afternoon and evening hours.
43.01975-06-18340°57'N / 100°11'W41°05'N / 100°15'W9.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
43.01969-06-24240°48'N / 101°55'W40°51'N / 101°44'W9.90 Miles20 Yards00250K0Perkins
43.51990-06-15440°09'N / 101°14'W40°15'N / 100°45'W20.00 Miles2640 Yards012.5M0Hitchcock
43.52007-04-20240°52'N / 100°12'W41°02'N / 100°10'W12.00 Miles1320 Yards092.5M50KDawson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down southwest of Gothenburg and traveled north. It crossed Interstate 80 and passed about 2 miles west of the town of Gothenburg. The twister continued to the north and crossed from Dawson County into Custer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered thunderstorms developed just west of the Hastings CWA. One storm entered extreme western Dawson County and produced hail and one tornado. The tornado started south of Gothenburg and moved north. It crossed Interstate 80 where several vehicles and semis were blown off the road with several injuries reported, thankfully, none serious. At one farmstead, the twister killed nearly a dozen head of cattle. The tornado damaged or destroyed many outbuildings and farmhouses. The storm survey team rated this tornado as an EF2 based on damage to a farmhouse (FR12) that lost half of its roof and had many windows blown out (DOD6). This would have had an expected wind speed around 114 mph. Many wood utility poles (ETL) were also broken off at their base or snapped in half (DOD4). This would have an expected wind speed of 120 mph. The tornado had a maximum width around 3/4 mile about 5 miles north of Gothenburg. The storm also produced hail along its path in which the largest was softball in size.
43.71990-06-15440°15'N / 100°45'W40°16'N / 100°32'W8.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Red Willow
44.21959-07-07240°56'N / 100°10'W0025K0Dawson
44.61984-06-11240°23'N / 101°37'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Chase
47.81960-05-18240°33'N / 100°10'W4.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Frontier
48.11975-06-18341°04'N / 100°10'W41°23'N / 100°19'W23.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer

* 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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