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

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Earthquake Index, #1152

Greenfield, MO
0.00
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

Greenfield, 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, #398

Greenfield, MO
236.08
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 5,358 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Greenfield, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:11Dense Fog:16Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:934Hail:2,289Heat:21Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:1,876Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:56Winter Weather:14
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Greenfield, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 88 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Greenfield, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.41973-04-20337°27'N / 93°51'W37°27'N / 93°51'W002.5M0Dade
3.61973-04-20337°23'N / 93°58'W37°27'N / 93°51'W7.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Dade
7.91961-04-25237°24'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0025K0Dade
10.51957-12-19237°22'N / 94°04'W37°27'N / 94°00'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dade
10.71973-04-20337°34'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cedar
17.91976-03-26337°05'N / 94°03'W37°14'N / 93°43'W21.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Lawrence
18.52003-05-04337°37'N / 94°05'W37°45'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards33740.0M3.0MCedar
 Brief Description: A large tornado laid out a path of destruction across the entire county. During this time, it took a path through the center of Stockton, which is the most populated community in the county. 350 homes, businesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 650 received major damage. 37 local residents sustained injuries as three individuals lost their lives. The tornado continued on the ground into northern Polk County. Rob Hewitt age 40, was taking cover in his frame home while the tornado completely destroyed the structure. He was deceased from flying debris. Mark Wilcox age 34, was leaving his home to help a neighbor when the tornado approached. He was caught outdoors and deceased from flying debris. John Cassell age 86, was handicapped and refused to take cover in his basement prior to the tornado occurrence. He was then deceased upon the passage of the tornado. His wife who took cover in the basement survived the event. M40PH, M34OU, M86PH
22.02002-12-17237°05'N / 93°47'W37°08'N / 93°42'W4.00 Miles100 Yards217500K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down two miles southwest of the Lucky Lady Trailer Park. The tornado then followed a trajectory through the trailer park and points north and east. 34 homes were either damaged or destroyed. Shortly after the initial touch down, a modular home was directly hit and destroyed. One fatality was observed at this location as a woman seeking shelter with her husband in the bedroom, was thrown approximately one quarter of a mile from the house location. As the tornado traversed through the Lucky Lady Trailer Park, many residents evacuated their mobile homes and took shelter in ditches and an open field. However, one fatality occurred at the trailer park when a woman was in the process of leaving her home to seek shelter in a field, was struck by a downed tree. F47PH, F64UT
23.01966-05-11237°28'N / 94°17'W37°28'N / 94°14'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Barton
24.81961-04-25237°20'N / 94°22'W37°20'N / 94°12'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Jasper
27.11983-04-29237°08'N / 93°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards032.5M0Greene
27.31971-12-14237°06'N / 93°31'W37°15'N / 93°23'W12.60 Miles200 Yards1222.5M0Greene
27.31983-04-29337°12'N / 93°27'W37°15'N / 93°22'W5.50 Miles100 Yards11925.0M0Greene
27.51976-03-26337°03'N / 94°07'W37°05'N / 94°03'W4.30 Miles40 Yards11250K0Jasper
27.92006-03-12237°45'N / 94°06'W37°52'N / 93°50'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15800K0Cedar
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Vernon County tornado. The tornado increased in intensity as it tracked across Cedar County. 47 structures were damaged and 26 were destroyed including homes and businesses. Five injuries and one fatality resulted. A 77 year old man died six days later in the hospital from blunt trauma injuries he sustained from flying debris. He apparently was attempting to move into his basement as the tornado struck his frame home near Virgil City. The tornado exited Cedar County east of Cedar Springs and continued into St. Clair County. M77PH
28.41982-03-15337°38'N / 94°22'W37°47'N / 94°03'W17.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Vernon
28.51958-09-16237°48'N / 93°59'W37°50'N / 93°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Cedar
28.52003-05-04337°34'N / 94°31'W37°38'N / 94°06'W23.00 Miles880 Yards005.0M1.0MBarton
 Brief Description: An F-4 tornado tracked over the Kansas-Missouri state line and into west central Barton County. The tornado destroyed several farm houses and outbuildings prior to dissipating one mile north of Liberal. Ten injuries and one fatality can be accounted for from this large tornado. Rex Smith age 88, was in his frame house two miles west of Liberal when the tornado approached. He was deceased from flying debris. While this tornado was dissipating, a second tornado had formed one mile east of Liberal. This feature then tracked 23 miles through mainly rural farm land of central and northeast Barton County, and eventually through Cedar, Polk, Hickory, and Dallas counties. Altogether there were approximately 50 homes and outbuildings that were destroyed from the twisters.
28.82008-01-07237°06'N / 93°31'W37°09'N / 93°25'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted northern sections of Republic. Numerous buildings and houses sustained damage. Nearly 15 houses were severly damaged or destroyed. The E3 elementary school in Republic experienced a direct hit causing major damage to the roof, which led to water damage on the west wing of the school. The contracter responsible for rebuilding the roof stated that in order for this type of damage to occur, wind speeds were in excess of 100 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
28.92006-03-12336°59'N / 93°48'W37°02'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles200 Yards115.0M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado in Newton County, spawned a large tornado in Lawrence County approximately one mile north of Verona. The tornado damaged 46 structures and destroyed 21. One fatality occurred from flying debris striking an elderly man in his frame home north of Marionville. This tornado basically followed a similar path that another F-3 tornado tracked along during the 4 May 2003 tornado outbreak. M66PH
29.01971-12-14237°15'N / 93°23'W37°25'N / 93°16'W13.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Greene
29.01973-04-21237°11'N / 94°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Jasper
29.31971-12-14237°02'N / 93°34'W37°06'N / 93°31'W5.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Christian
30.21982-03-15337°47'N / 94°03'W37°54'N / 93°53'W14.00 Miles500 Yards1025.0M0Cedar
30.41967-01-27237°01'N / 94°10'W37°04'N / 94°06'W4.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Newton
30.52003-05-04336°56'N / 94°04'W37°01'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards53327.5M0KLawrence
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Newton County tornado. A large tornado laid out a half mile wide path of destruction across southwest, central, and east central Lawrence County. Several communities was affected, however, the community of Pierce City was hardest hit as the historic downtown of 100 plus year old buildings were completely destroyed. Around 229 homes, buisnesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 320 were damaged. The tornado also claimed the lives of five local residents and injured 33. The tornado continued on the ground into the Christian County panhandle. Dale Taunton age 52, was taking cover inside a National Guard armory tornado shelter, but was not in the basement. He was deceased from being struck by debris and bricks. Wanda Sue Handly age 46, was in her mobile home north of Monett while the tornado approached. She was deceased from being tossed from trailer and hit by flying debris. Jacob Aldaba Rueda age 20 weeks, was blown from his mother's arms when the tornado struck their mobile home. He was deceased from being thrown one quarter of a mile from his location. Janet Eskridge age 52, was in her modular home when the tornado struck. She was deceased from being tossed several yards from her home. Vicki Lynn Lawrence age 39, was deceased from being hit by flying debris while her mobile home was being destroyed from the tornado. F46MH, M52OT, M1MH, F52PH, F39MH
30.91990-03-13237°28'N / 93°17'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Polk
30.91976-03-26337°02'N / 94°11'W37°03'N / 94°07'W3.80 Miles40 Yards00250K0Newton
31.02003-05-04337°01'N / 93°38'W37°05'N / 93°24'W13.00 Miles880 Yards135.1M0.0MChristian
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Lawrence County tornado that laid a half mile wide path of destruction across the Christian County panhandle. Populated areas between the communities of Billings and Clever were affected that resulted in one fatality and three injuries. 27 structures were destroyed while 150 were damaged that added up to around 5.1 million dollars of monetary losses. The tornado continued on the ground into southwestern Greene County. Ruth Little age 63, was taking cover in her frame home with her husband and daughter. As the tornado struck, she was thrown about 50 yards from her location and was deceased from injury. Her husband and daughter survived the event. F63PH
31.31979-10-30236°55'N / 93°38'W37°04'N / 93°39'W10.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
31.71975-09-10237°12'N / 93°20'W0.30 Mile50 Yards052.5M0Greene
32.52006-03-12337°02'N / 93°38'W37°05'N / 93°17'W17.00 Miles250 Yards0350.0M0Christian
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Lawrence County tornado. Significant structural damage occurred across the Christian County panhandle in a rural area between Billings and Clever. This area was also heavily impacted by the 4 May 2003 tornado. A subdivision with solid well built homes northwest of Nixa was directly impacted by the tornadoes destruction. 138 structures were damaged while 127 structures were destroyed. The tornado weakened as it tracked into southern Greene County, impacting southern sections of the city of Springfield.
32.72003-05-04337°05'N / 93°25'W37°08'N / 93°22'W4.00 Miles500 Yards11214.7M0.0MGreene
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Christian County tornado that entered southwestern Greene County and laid down a path of destruction into the city of Battlefield. 100 homes and outbuildings were destroyed while another 150 were damaged causing estimated monetary losses of 14.7 million dollars. The tornado also claimed the life of one local resident and injured 12. Stephanie Allton age 40, was outdoors caring for her pets before taking shelter while the tornado approached. She was then deceased from being struck by a falling oak tree. F40OU
33.02003-05-04237°44'N / 93°38'W37°48'N / 93°14'W23.00 Miles400 Yards003.7M1.0MPolk
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Cedar County tornado that produced F-3 damage in the city of Stockton. The tornado remained on the ground across rural sections of northern Polk County. The tornado destroyed 180 homes and outbuildings while damaging 70. The structural damage was estimated at 3.7 million dollars, with an additional one million dollars of agricultural loss. The tornado continued on the ground into extreme southeastern Hickory County.
33.51989-05-22237°18'N / 93°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Greene
33.61982-12-24237°08'N / 93°40'W37°15'N / 92°56'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Webster
35.52006-03-12237°05'N / 93°21'W37°05'N / 93°21'W15.00 Miles75 Yards04650K0Greene
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Christian and Lawrence County tornado. The tornado tracked across extreme southern Springfield causing damage to approximately 27 homes. None of the homes or structures were completely destroyed. The tornado quickly became weaker and only produced intermittent tree damage from Highway 65 over to the Webster County line.
36.31991-11-29437°06'N / 93°18'W37°08'N / 93°18'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Christian
36.41991-11-29437°08'N / 93°18'W37°12'N / 93°13'W8.00 Miles400 Yards26425.0M0Greene
36.91971-12-14237°25'N / 93°16'W37°38'N / 93°06'W17.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Polk
38.01982-03-15337°33'N / 94°38'W37°38'N / 94°22'W14.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Barton
38.02004-05-26237°58'N / 93°57'W37°58'N / 93°42'W12.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado touched down seven miles west of Roscoe...eventually tracking through the middle of this small community. Numerous homes and building were heavily damaged or destroyed. Minutes later the tornado dissipated south of Osceola. One injury occurred from flying debris.
38.12008-01-07236°49'N / 94°00'W36°55'N / 93°49'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KBarry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural areas between the communities of Monett and Purdy. The tornado intersected Highway 37 just south of its intersection with Highway BB. At this location, the tornado tore through a small mobile home park, destroying eight mobile homes. Additional houses and farm outbuildings were damaged along this tornado track. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
38.42003-05-04236°55'N / 94°12'W36°55'N / 94°06'W7.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0KNewton
 Brief Description: A seven mile long path of rural east central Newton County was affected from the initial stages of a large tornado. Three homes and outbuildings were destroyed while five more were damaged causing approximately one half million dollars in monetary loss. This tornado then tracked through Lawrence, Christian, and southwestern Greene counties.
38.71982-03-15337°54'N / 93°52'W38°03'N / 93°42'W15.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0St. Clair
38.91951-07-04237°09'N / 94°28'W0.10 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jasper
39.61982-03-15337°20'N / 94°37'W37°21'N / 94°30'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jasper
39.71993-10-08237°09'N / 94°31'W37°09'N / 94°27'W6.00 Miles220 Yards005.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the Joplin Regional Airport and lifted near Carterville. The weather observer at the airport first reported a tornado sighting at 1651 CST. The worst damaged was in Webb City where numerous homes were damaged, one destroyed, and acres of trees were blown down. One house was lifted off its foundation, turned 60 degrees, and dropped down on the family dog killing it. Power lines were twisted off as well with other damage to trailered boats and nearby cars.
39.91971-05-05337°05'N / 94°34'W37°07'N / 94°20'W13.10 Miles70 Yards1602.5M0Jasper
40.31995-05-17337°50'N / 94°28'W37°53'N / 94°11'W14.00 Miles400 Yards097.0M0Vernon
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed homes and buildings to the west of Nevada, then heavily damaged brick buildings within the city. The tornado weakened as it tracked east northeast towards Dederick, but was still strong enough to uproot trees and destroy outbuildings. Witnesses reported extremely heavy rain with the tornadoes passage. The 3M industrial plant on the east side of Nevada recorded an 107 mph wind with the event.
40.31973-04-20237°58'N / 93°51'W38°02'N / 93°47'W5.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0St. Clair
40.42008-05-10236°51'N / 94°03'W36°49'N / 93°46'W16.00 Miles200 Yards1010.0M0KBarry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Newton County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across much of Barry County and directly impacted the community of Purdy. One man was killed as he was taking shelter in a mobile home. Numerous structures, trees, and power poles were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Three tornadoes were spawned from supercell thunderstorms that developed over southeast Kansas. These storms quickly moved into southwest Missouri causing devestating damage to homes, businesses, and trees in Newton, Barry, and Jasper counties. One tornado, with an intensity that ranged from EF-4 to EF-1, killed 15 people as it tracked through Newton and Barry counties, while another tornado killed one person in Jasper County.
40.61999-05-04337°59'N / 93°56'W38°01'N / 93°56'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0150K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado downed trees just north of Highway 82 near the intersection of OO Highway. The tornado skipped across an open field and increased in intensity just before striking and completely destroying a modular home, spreading debris nearly a mile away. One person in the home was injured.
40.92008-01-07337°16'N / 93°09'W37°18'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards101.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across rural east central Greene County causing extensive damage to homes and outbuildings north of Strafford. An 84 year old female was killed when her wood constructed home was destroyed by the tornado. The tornado continued into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
41.51958-11-17337°43'N / 94°31'W37°48'N / 94°25'W7.90 Miles400 Yards01250K0Vernon
41.62003-05-04437°34'N / 94°37'W37°35'N / 94°32'W6.00 Miles880 Yards11013.0M1.0MBarton
 Brief Description: M88PH An F-4 tornado tracked over the Kansas-Missouri state line and into west central Barton County. The tornado destroyed several farm houses and outbuildings prior to dissipating one mile north of Liberal. Ten injuries and one fatality can be accounted for from this large tornado. Rex Smith age 88, was in his frame house two miles west of Liberal when the tornado approached. He was deceased from flying debris. While this tornado was dissipating, a second tornado had formed one mile east of Liberal. This feature then tracked 23 miles through mainly rural farm land of central and northeast Barton County, and eventually through Cedar, Polk, Hickory, and Dallas counties. Altogether there were approximately 50 homes and outbuildings that were destroyed from the twisters.
41.62008-01-07237°13'N / 93°10'W37°16'N / 93°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural areas of east central Greene County south of Strafford. Several homes and outbuildings sustained damage prior to the tornado tracking into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
41.71958-05-31236°53'N / 94°12'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Newton
42.11958-11-17337°48'N / 94°25'W37°59'N / 94°14'W16.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Vernon
42.31968-09-16236°51'N / 93°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Stone
42.51958-11-17337°39'N / 94°34'W37°43'N / 94°31'W5.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Vernon
42.52008-03-31237°37'N / 93°09'W37°39'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards031.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted a section of Dallas County, including the city of Buffalo. Approximately 40 homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, and three people were injured. The path of destruction extended over an industrial plant and flipped airplanes at the Buffalo Airport. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
42.61958-11-17337°38'N / 94°34'W37°39'N / 94°34'W1.10 Miles400 Yards00250K0Barton
42.61956-04-03437°03'N / 94°36'W37°09'N / 94°25'W12.20 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jasper
42.92003-05-04337°10'N / 94°37'W37°12'N / 94°31'W5.00 Miles880 Yards21521.2M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Cherokee County, Kansas tornado. This feature crossed the Kansas-Missouri state line near the community of Smithfield, and then wreaked havoc through the center of Carl Junction. Around 112 homes and outbuildings were destroyed while 487 were damaged. The tornado claimed the lives of two local residents and injuring 15. Kenneth and Ethel LaNear ages 71 and 62, were taking shelter in a closet of their frame home when the tornado struck. Both were deceased from being struck into the ground and hit by flying debris. M71PH, F62PH
43.01979-10-30236°43'N / 93°38'W36°55'N / 93°38'W13.80 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Barry
43.71990-05-20237°07'N / 93°12'W37°07'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Greene
44.02003-05-04237°48'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile500 Yards000K0KHickory
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the extreme southeastern corner of Hickory County prior to moving into Dallas County. A few trees were downed, however, no damage to any structures were observed.
44.31982-03-15337°19'N / 94°39'W37°20'N / 94°38'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Crawford
44.81958-11-17237°31'N / 94°39'W000K0Crawford
44.91958-11-17337°59'N / 94°14'W38°00'N / 94°13'W00250K0Vernon
45.22008-05-10436°55'N / 94°37'W36°52'N / 94°03'W31.00 Miles1760 Yards1420035.0M0KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Ottawa County, Oklahoma tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-4 tornado crossed into Missouri just north of Iris Road, and tracked east southeast all the way across Newton County to just north of Fairview. Several people were killed in automobiles, including a firefighter who was storm spotting, as the tornado briefly reached EF4 intensity near the intersection of Highway 43 and Iris Road. One vehicle at this location was thrown 5/8s of a mile. The tornado then extended to a mile wide and EF3 intensity as it tracked across the intersection of Highway 86 and BB. Many of the 14 fatalities and 200 injuries occurred from just west of Highway 43 to Highway 86. The communities of Granby and Newtonia were also directly impacted from this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Three tornadoes were spawned from supercell thunderstorms that developed over southeast Kansas. These storms quickly moved into southwest Missouri causing devestating damage to homes, businesses, and trees in Newton, Barry, and Jasper counties. One tornado, with an intensity that ranged from EF-4 to EF-1, killed 15 people as it tracked through Newton and Barry counties, while another tornado killed one person in Jasper County.
45.62006-03-12337°51'N / 93°26'W37°59'N / 93°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards0191.0M0Hickory
 Brief Description: A large tornado touched down over rural southwest Hickory County and tracked near the Pomme De Terre lake damn. The tornado eventually tore through an intersection known as Carsons Corner causing signficant structural damage along with 19 injuries.
45.62009-05-08237°31'N / 93°03'W37°34'N / 93°00'W4.00 Miles400 Yards022.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down two miles west of Charity and tracked northeast over an intermittent path. The tornado destroyed three frame homes and numerous outbuildings. One indirect fatality and another injury resulted from this tornado. A man and his wife were both injured when their house was destroyed. He later died from a heart attack while being transported to the hospital. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
45.61961-03-12236°57'N / 94°27'W36°58'N / 94°26'W1.90 Miles50 Yards06250K0Newton
45.91983-03-26337°26'N / 94°42'W37°33'N / 94°39'W7.00 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Crawford
46.31982-12-24237°02'N / 93°09'W37°06'N / 93°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Christian
46.61982-12-24237°06'N / 93°06'W37°08'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Greene
46.92008-01-07237°16'N / 93°04'W37°20'N / 92°56'W9.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KWebster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Greene County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural west central Webster County and along the Interstate 44 corridor. The tornado lifted just prior to moving into Marshfield near York Road. Damage occurred to several homes and outbuildings. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
48.31961-02-17237°09'N / 94°43'W37°14'N / 94°38'W7.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Cherokee
48.51958-11-17237°27'N / 93°03'W37°35'N / 92°53'W12.80 Miles127 Yards0025K0Webster
48.62003-05-04337°47'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 92°59'W14.00 Miles880 Yards2103.8M0KDallas
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the northwestern portion of Dallas County near the Polk-Hickory-Dallas County lines. The tornado then tracked through rural areas and small communities of northern Dallas County where it destroyed approximately 48 homes and outbuildings and claimed the lives of two local residents. Bob and Robin Moroni ages 49 and 47, were sleeping in their modular home when the tornado struck. They were both deceased from being thrown several yards from their location. M49PH, F47PH
48.71982-03-15337°32'N / 94°48'W37°33'N / 94°38'W10.00 Miles600 Yards1825.0M0Crawford
48.91963-05-26237°24'N / 94°46'W37°31'N / 94°42'W8.70 Miles27 Yards0025K0Crawford
49.31954-03-24336°43'N / 93°40'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0225K0Barry
49.61990-05-20237°07'N / 93°05'W37°08'N / 92°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards090K0Webster
49.81962-06-02237°27'N / 94°45'W003K0Crawford
49.81975-04-24436°51'N / 94°28'W36°52'N / 94°22'W5.40 Miles500 Yards000K0Christian


* 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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