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Garden City Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


The chance of earthquake damage in Garden City Area is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Garden City Area is much lower than Kansas average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #760

Garden City Area

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, #129

Garden City Area

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, #375

Garden City Area

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 14,803 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Garden City Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:17Cold:16Dense Fog:1Drought:22
Dust Storm:1Flood:329Hail:9,913Heat:16Heavy Snow:67
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:125
Thunderstorm Winds:3,758Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:9Winter Storm:64Winter Weather:20

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Garden City Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Garden City Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Garden City Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Garden City Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71977-05-18237°44'N / 101°04'W38°15'N / 100°30'W47.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Finney
5.91950-08-06237°58'N / 100°46'W003K0Finney
7.21967-06-23338°02'N / 101°00'W37°55'N / 100°40'W19.80 Miles33 Yards13025.0M0Finney
7.71978-05-30238°04'N / 100°42'W38°00'N / 100°30'W11.70 Miles17 Yards00250K0Finney
8.01965-05-07237°57'N / 100°40'W013K0Finney
9.01971-10-17237°57'N / 100°55'W38°00'N / 100°50'W5.60 Miles127 Yards0725K0Finney
9.61973-06-28238°00'N / 100°58'W37°59'N / 100°50'W7.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Finney
10.61960-05-23238°01'N / 100°33'W003K0Finney
10.91960-05-22238°11'N / 100°38'W003K0Finney
18.01962-06-16238°15'N / 100°43'W38°20'N / 100°31'W12.20 Miles50 Yards000K0Finney
18.81965-05-07238°06'N / 100°24'W013K0Finney
20.91962-06-16338°08'N / 100°43'W38°25'N / 100°15'W31.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Finney
21.01951-05-20337°54'N / 101°12'W38°01'N / 101°01'W12.80 Miles900 Yards00250K0Kearny
21.11967-06-23338°09'N / 101°15'W38°02'N / 101°00'W15.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Kearny
21.91978-05-30238°00'N / 100°30'W37°54'N / 100°13'W16.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gray
23.81996-05-26337°38'N / 100°39'W37°52'N / 100°24'W22.00 Miles900 Yards002.0M150KGray
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm that produced the F2 tornado in Seward and Haskell counties spun up an even bigger tornado further into Haskell and Gray counties. The tornado took a few trees in Haskell county. In Gray county...34 irrigation sprinklers systems were damaged or destroyed...power poles were snapped...2 houses were damaged...a barn was destroyed...a truck overturned...flood irrigation pipe was tossed like match sticks. In fact...one witness reported the 30 foot pieces of pipe were 4 or 5 hundred feet in the air. In addition...3 inch high corn plants were completely removed...leaving the field bare. Several people video taping the tornado were chased by the tornado...only to take shelter under a bridge. The tornado passed about 1/2 mile east of them while they watched 5 inch diameter hail pound the ground.
24.21954-06-10238°06'N / 100°18'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Finney
26.71982-03-19237°37'N / 100°40'W37°49'N / 100°19'W24.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Gray
27.41955-07-13237°49'N / 100°20'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Gray
27.62009-04-18238°01'N / 100°15'W38°04'N / 100°13'W3.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KFinney
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was a multiple vortex tornado that heavily damaged a farm that included outbuildings and some damage to the home itself. There was also some tree damage. The tornado moved slowly and steadily into Hodgeman county at 224 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed under a cold core upper low and were capable or producing tornadoes and hail. Some of the hail was deep enough on the highway in Finney county in the vicinity of Kalvesta the the Department of Transportation had to get snow plows out to clear the highway.
28.31951-05-20237°58'N / 101°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Kearny
28.71956-07-12238°29'N / 101°07'W38°20'N / 100°54'W15.50 Miles33 Yards1025K0Scott
28.91977-05-18237°43'N / 101°05'W37°44'N / 101°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Haskell
29.21954-06-10238°08'N / 101°16'W0025K0Kearny
29.81950-07-02238°28'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile90 Yards002.5M0Scott
30.91951-06-20238°28'N / 101°22'W38°29'N / 100°28'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
32.01978-05-30237°54'N / 100°13'W37°52'N / 100°10'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Ford
35.91968-05-13338°26'N / 101°10'W38°29'N / 101°08'W3.60 Miles320 Yards0425K0Wichita
36.21964-04-19238°16'N / 100°08'W0025K0Hodgeman
36.41982-03-18237°26'N / 100°57'W37°37'N / 100°40'W24.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Haskell
37.01964-05-05238°33'N / 100°44'W38°37'N / 100°37'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
37.61956-07-12238°29'N / 101°12'W38°29'N / 101°07'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
38.11962-06-16338°25'N / 100°15'W38°26'N / 100°12'W2.70 Miles50 Yards03250K0Ness
38.41972-07-28237°30'N / 100°51'W1.30 Miles440 Yards07250K0Haskell
38.51991-05-16337°56'N / 100°09'W38°05'N / 99°55'W22.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Hodgeman
39.22007-03-28338°04'N / 100°04'W38°16'N / 100°00'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards00210K0KHodgeman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This large tornado destroyed three homes and did damage to one other. Hundreds of power poles were broken along with a handful of pivot irrigation sprinklers and barns. Trees also sustained major damage. There were also at least 50 head of cattle dead from this tornado in Hodgeman county. Parts of the debris from a shed were found 40 miles north. A wedding book registry was found intact 34 miles from the original location in a home that was destroyed. This tornado continued into Ness county at 925 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Major tornado outbreak and severe weather swept across parts of western Kansas. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities despite major destruction.
40.12005-05-11237°36'N / 101°21'W37°44'N / 101°14'W13.20 Miles250 Yards00350K0Grant
 Brief Description: This tornado traveled into Kearny county before roping out. At 2ne of Ulysses part of a barn roof was blown off and a large tree was uprooted. Several horses were slightly injured. Then at 5ne of Ulysses an abandoned mobile home was destroyed. At six miles northeast of Ulysses, two pivot sprinklers were mangled, large trees were snapped at the base and several power poles were destroyed. Several grain bins (full of wheat) were completely swept away and the grain was scattered for some distance. Remnants of the grain bins were not found in the local vicinity. Farther northeast along the track several more pivot sprinklers were destroyed. It is estimated that if this tornado had made a direct hit, it would have likely caused at least high-end F3 damage.
40.71999-06-22338°22'N / 101°21'W38°19'N / 101°26'W4.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Wichita
 Brief Description: A large tornado (F3) destroyed a farmstead. The house was nearly flattened by the tornado, and a tractor and grain combine/harvester were rolled several hundred feet. Tornado moved from East to West.
40.81972-05-22238°11'N / 100°05'W38°17'N / 99°58'W9.40 Miles10 Yards000K0Hodgeman
42.62007-03-28338°15'N / 100°02'W38°29'N / 100°06'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards00325K0KNess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Hodgeman county and entered Ness county at 925 PM. This large tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 5 homes in Ness county. Hundreds of power poles were broken along with 7 pivot irrigation sprinklers and lots of damage to trees. There were also at least 20 head of cattle dead from this tornado in Ness county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Major tornado outbreak and severe weather swept across parts of western Kansas. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities despite major destruction.
42.81996-05-26237°24'N / 100°51'W37°28'N / 100°47'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Haskell
 Brief Description: 2 irrigation sprinklers destroyed...fertilizer tanks carried over 1 mile...2 houses damaged...fence destroyed...trees uprooted...hay bales tossed...30 foot radio tower blown down...wheat plants pulled up...farm building heavily damaged...flood irrigation pipe scattered about.
43.71972-04-30338°39'N / 100°29'W1.00 Mile50 Yards023K0Lane
44.41959-09-17238°09'N / 99°56'W013K0Hodgeman
44.51990-06-19237°39'N / 101°27'W37°30'N / 101°08'W20.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Grant
45.31987-05-03237°26'N / 100°58'W37°25'N / 101°01'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Haskell
45.41977-05-18237°24'N / 101°30'W37°43'N / 101°05'W31.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Grant
45.61972-04-30338°32'N / 100°22'W38°41'N / 100°13'W13.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lane
45.71951-06-06237°35'N / 101°20'W033K0Grant
45.81979-08-28238°46'N / 100°35'W38°39'N / 100°42'W10.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Gove
45.81968-06-13238°06'N / 99°54'W0025K0Hodgeman
46.01972-04-30438°05'N / 100°06'W38°16'N / 99°43'W24.30 Miles77 Yards01250K0Hodgeman
46.82001-04-06237°25'N / 101°17'W37°35'N / 101°12'W14.00 Miles150 Yards00235K0Grant
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Grant county from Stevens county at 1647. Three pivot sprinklers were destroyed, 2 grain bins, a silo, machine shed and horse trailer were also damaged or destroyed. A roof was taken off a building and an empty rail car was overturned.
47.12001-04-10237°30'N / 100°11'W37°42'N / 100°00'W17.30 Miles380 Yards00190K0Ford
 Brief Description: A mobile home was completely demolished. Ironically, the occupants were not at home, only because the school activity bus was late. Another trailer nearby received moderate damage. Two pivot sprinklers were destroyed and there was other scattered minor damage along the path of the tornado.
48.01972-05-22238°00'N / 99°54'W38°02'N / 99°49'W5.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hodgeman

* 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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