Indianola, NE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Indianola is higher than Nebraska average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Indianola is lower than Nebraska average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #3
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
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, #459
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 2,814 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Indianola, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||87||Hail:||1,842||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||14|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||1||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||18|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||762||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||17||Winter Weather:||2|
No volcano is found in or near Indianola, NE.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Indianola, NE.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Indianola, NE.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Indianola, NE.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|0.7||1996-08-10||2||40°16'N / 100°25'W||40°11'N / 100°25'W||6.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||750K||0||Red Willow|
|Brief Description: TORNADO MOVED SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT 30 MPH THROUGH THE WEST PORTION OF INDIANOLA. DAMAGE INCLUDED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED, A GARAGE DESTROYED, SECTIONS OF ROOFS BLOWN OFF, CAMPERS FLIPPED, AND WINDOWS, TV ANTENNAES, GRAIN BINS, GUTTERS, AND SHINGLES DAMAGED. AT TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIANOLA, TORNADO CURVED SOUTHEAST BEFORE DISSIPATING. A POWER FAILURE PREVENTED SIRENS FROM BEING ACTIVATED IN INDIANOLA.|
|8.1||1958-06-30||2||40°14'N / 100°18'W||40°14'N / 100°14'W||3.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Furnas|
|11.8||1990-06-15||4||40°15'N / 100°45'W||40°16'N / 100°32'W||8.00 Miles||2640 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Red Willow|
|16.7||1975-06-18||3||40°22'N / 100°22'W||40°35'N / 100°25'W||15.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Frontier|
|20.4||1975-07-21||2||40°21'N / 100°07'W||40°20'N / 100°00'W||5.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Furnas|
|21.7||1957-07-02||2||40°31'N / 100°36'W||0||0||0K||0||Frontier|
|22.2||1983-06-12||2||39°51'N / 100°23'W||40°01'N / 100°10'W||15.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Decatur|
|25.5||1960-05-18||2||40°33'N / 100°10'W||4.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Frontier|
|26.1||1956-06-25||2||40°13'N / 100°02'W||40°01'N / 99°52'W||16.20 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Furnas|
|29.7||1954-04-20||3||40°35'N / 100°08'W||40°34'N / 100°01'W||5.90 Miles||1760 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Frontier|
|30.2||1990-06-15||4||40°09'N / 101°14'W||40°15'N / 100°45'W||20.00 Miles||2640 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Hitchcock|
|30.9||2007-04-20||2||40°38'N / 100°16'W||40°42'N / 100°16'W||4.00 Miles||220 Yards||0||0||240K||0K||Frontier|
|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.|
|32.8||1975-06-18||3||40°33'N / 100°21'W||40°52'N / 100°24'W||21.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Frontier|
|34.7||1977-05-30||2||40°37'N / 100°01'W||40°37'N / 99°58'W||1.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Frontier|
|36.0||1962-05-18||2||40°39'N / 100°39'W||40°50'N / 100°31'W||14.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Frontier|
|36.5||1952-06-27||2||39°45'N / 100°07'W||39°47'N / 100°05'W||1.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Norton|
|36.5||1992-07-29||2||40°45'N / 100°16'W||0.40 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lincoln|
|36.8||2007-04-20||3||40°42'N / 100°16'W||40°49'N / 100°19'W||12.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||2||180K||0K||Lincoln|
|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.|
|39.2||1951-08-24||2||39°47'N / 100°55'W||39°48'N / 100°51'W||3.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Rawlins|
|41.0||1962-07-14||2||39°47'N / 99°55'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Ford|
|41.1||1970-09-06||2||39°49'N / 99°52'W||0.80 Mile||200 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Norton|
|41.5||1972-09-05||2||39°37'N / 100°27'W||39°39'N / 100°25'W||2.30 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Decatur|
|42.1||1970-06-14||3||39°34'N / 100°27'W||39°41'N / 100°19'W||10.60 Miles||900 Yards||0||5||2.5M||0||Decatur|
|42.8||1969-06-22||2||40°15'N / 99°39'W||40°17'N / 99°34'W||4.10 Miles||33 Yards||1||0||25K||0||Furnas|
|43.4||1999-06-03||3||39°50'N / 99°48'W||39°58'N / 99°39'W||10.00 Miles||1320 Yards||0||0||1.0M||0||Norton|
|Brief Description: A large tornado dropped down just east of the town of Norton and stayed on the ground for approximately 10 miles before finally lifting north-northeast of the town of Almena. This Tornado reached around 3/4 of a mile wide at times and did major (F3) damage to a few farmsteads. Tornado also went through a stage with multiple vortices.|
|43.8||1956-10-29||3||40°07'N / 100°07'W||40°41'N / 99°07'W||65.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Furnas|
|44.7||1991-05-30||2||40°08'N / 99°35'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Harlan|
|45.0||1975-06-18||2||40°43'N / 100°14'W||41°02'N / 100°17'W||21.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lincoln|
|46.2||1969-06-10||2||40°32'N / 99°38'W||2.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Phelps|
|46.7||1971-10-17||3||39°54'N / 101°14'W||39°56'N / 101°10'W||3.80 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Rawlins|
|46.7||1975-04-22||2||40°51'N / 100°03'W||1.10 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Dawson|
|47.3||1972-09-05||2||39°33'N / 100°28'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Sheridan|
|48.1||1958-04-27||2||39°51'N / 101°14'W||39°53'N / 101°09'W||4.70 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Rawlins|
|48.9||1956-07-05||2||39°48'N / 101°09'W||0||0||0K||0||Rawlins|
|49.1||1970-06-14||3||39°29'N / 100°31'W||39°34'N / 100°27'W||6.60 Miles||900 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Sheridan|
* 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.