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

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

Earthquake Index, #89

Greeley County
0.00
Kansas
0.05
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

Greeley County
0.0000
Kansas
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, #89

Greeley County
0.00
Kansas
252.53
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 11,173 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Greeley County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:9Cold:13Dense Fog:1Drought:16
Dust Storm:0Flood:269Hail:7,583Heat:14Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:2,904Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:36Winter Weather:8
Other:238 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Greeley County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Greeley County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Greeley County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 23 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Greeley County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.31963-11-21238°15'N / 101°44'W38°36'N / 101°34'W25.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Hamilton
17.72007-03-28238°15'N / 102°04'W38°24'N / 102°04'W11.00 Miles400 Yards0010K0KKiowa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Prowers County tornado crossed into Kiowa County and traveled another 11 miles...destroying electrical transmission poles (EF2 damage). The tornado did not hit any other structures in Kiowa County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.
24.41999-06-22338°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.
25.61958-07-20338°52'N / 101°56'W38°49'N / 101°54'W3.30 Miles700 Yards0425K0Wallace
26.31966-07-06238°06'N / 101°48'W0125K0Hamilton
28.01962-05-17237°59'N / 101°47'W38°10'N / 101°47'W12.60 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hamilton
28.82007-03-28338°01'N / 102°07'W38°16'N / 102°07'W17.00 Miles900 Yards294.0M0KProwers
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: With a maximum rating of EF3 and a maximum damage path width of 900 yards, the tornado raced through Holly, causing two fatalities and nine injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.
32.41968-06-24238°04'N / 102°07'W38°05'N / 102°06'W0125K0Prowers
34.41954-05-26237°59'N / 101°46'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
34.81958-07-20238°50'N / 102°16'W0525K0Cheyenne
35.01956-07-12238°29'N / 101°12'W38°29'N / 101°07'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
35.51968-05-13338°26'N / 101°10'W38°29'N / 101°08'W3.60 Miles320 Yards0425K0Wichita
37.81954-06-10238°08'N / 101°16'W0025K0Kearny
40.81982-05-19339°04'N / 101°43'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Sherman
41.01979-06-16238°52'N / 102°25'W38°52'N / 102°21'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Cheyenne
43.41956-07-12238°29'N / 101°07'W38°20'N / 100°54'W15.50 Miles33 Yards1025K0Scott
44.21962-06-07239°00'N / 101°21'W39°00'N / 101°18'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Logan
45.61967-06-23338°09'N / 101°15'W38°02'N / 101°00'W15.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Kearny
46.61951-05-20237°58'N / 101°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Kearny
48.11951-06-20238°28'N / 101°22'W38°29'N / 100°28'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
48.31975-05-10238°46'N / 102°45'W38°28'N / 102°37'W21.90 Miles440 Yards000K0Cheyenne
49.41973-05-06239°05'N / 102°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0525K0Kit Carson
49.62000-10-31239°09'N / 101°59'W39°14'N / 101°53'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Sherman
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed abandoned house and garage as it entered southwest Sherman County from Wallace County. Tornado also ripped out utility poles and trees. It was likely the widest just after crossing the county line, and was briefly described as an "elephant trunk" tornado by storm spotters.


* 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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