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Dix, NE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Dix is about the same as Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Dix 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, #600

Dix, 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

Dix, 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, #440

Dix, 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 1,973 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dix, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:74Hail:1,295Heat:0Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:63
Thunderstorm Winds:401Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Dix, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01977-06-29241°14'N / 103°28'W41°15'N / 103°26'W0025K0Kimball
4.21977-06-29241°15'N / 103°26'W41°15'N / 103°23'W0025K0Cheyenne
5.11954-06-06241°14'N / 103°39'W41°23'N / 103°19'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Kimball
15.51985-05-27341°28'N / 103°23'W41°13'N / 103°04'W25.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Cheyenne
15.91960-06-20341°23'N / 103°23'W41°09'N / 102°59'W26.10 Miles750 Yards0025K0Kimball
19.12005-06-27241°40'N / 103°35'W41°21'N / 103°29'W17.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Banner
 Brief Description: Tornado moved SSE across parts of eastern Banner county, remaining over open country. Some power lines, power transmission towers and poles blown down as well as trees uprooted. Damage to irrigation pivots also reported.
25.31960-06-20240°59'N / 103°08'W2.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Logan
25.31985-05-27341°44'N / 103°38'W41°28'N / 103°23'W21.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Banner
26.71951-06-25241°06'N / 103°03'W41°13'N / 102°55'W10.40 Miles57 Yards010K0Cheyenne
28.01996-07-13240°58'N / 103°05'W40°58'N / 103°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Logan
 Brief Description: Large hail, heavy rain, strong thunderstorm winds and a tornado heavily damaged crops and some property near Peetz in northern Logan County. The tornado touched down 1 mile east of Peetz. Nineteen empty coal cars, still attached to the front and rear of a Burlington Northern train, were picked up and blown off the tracks. A large cottonwood tree was also uprooted near Peetz. The time of the tornado touchdown was approximated. In addition, hail several inches deep covered the ground in and around Peetz. Wheat crops were wiped out. Waist high corn was reduced to 2 inch stalks. Crop damage was estimated to be at least $100,000. Strong thunderstorm winds gusting to 77 mph were measured in Peetz.
35.91985-05-27341°45'N / 103°39'W41°44'N / 103°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
36.41977-06-09241°46'N / 103°27'W41°45'N / 103°23'W2.30 Miles70 Yards00250K0Scotts Bluff
37.91977-06-14241°48'N / 103°30'W41°46'N / 103°27'W1.90 Miles70 Yards000K0Scotts Bluff
38.31955-06-27441°47'N / 103°20'W41°46'N / 103°19'W003K0Morrill
38.41988-06-13240°52'N / 102°56'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Logan
40.21991-06-09341°48'N / 103°31'W41°50'N / 103°27'W3.50 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
40.91951-05-30241°54'N / 103°30'W41°44'N / 103°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards070K0Scotts Bluff
41.51974-08-15340°41'N / 103°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Logan
42.71957-05-19241°45'N / 103°07'W41°47'N / 103°01'W5.10 Miles67 Yards0025K0Scotts Bluff
42.81960-06-20241°03'N / 102°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cheyenne
43.31955-06-27441°56'N / 103°48'W41°47'N / 103°20'W26.00 Miles33 Yards229250K0Scotts Bluff
43.81986-09-18240°30'N / 103°50'W40°44'N / 103°31'W25.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Morgan
45.01958-06-01241°46'N / 102°59'W41°46'N / 102°59'W003K0Morrill
45.11965-06-13241°36'N / 102°47'W41°30'N / 102°40'W8.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Morrill
45.31976-05-29241°20'N / 104°21'W000K0Laramie
46.02010-05-18241°10'N / 104°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KLaramie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey determined a tornado that struck Burns Wyoming the evening of May 18 was rated an EF-2. One house lost its roof. Additionally, the storm that spawned the tornado produced hail the size of golfballs which accumulated to over 3 feet in depth. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Southeast low level wind flow increased ahead of a low pressure system over northern Colorado the afternoon of May 18 2010. A strong low level southeast jet combined with dynamics of the low to create a favorable environment for severe thunderstorms. By mid afternoon thunderstorms over northern Colorado began to rotate, producing a tornado just south of the Wyoming state line south of Cheyenne. Severe thunderstorms continued into the evening hours of the 18th producing severe weather across the Nebraska panhandle and extreme southeast Wyoming.
46.41960-06-27341°09'N / 102°45'W41°05'N / 102°28'W15.20 Miles33 Yards01250K0Cheyenne
48.01958-07-01241°09'N / 102°38'W40°56'N / 102°34'W15.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cheyenne
49.01990-05-24241°26'N / 104°25'W41°29'N / 104°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Laramie
49.02009-06-05241°37'N / 104°22'W41°36'N / 104°13'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0KGoshen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A widely observed tornado moved across open country of far southern Goshen county. Only minor damage was caused, mainly to a few power poles and trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced large hail and a tornado over parts of southeast Wyoming.

* 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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