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

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Jewell County
0.03
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

Jewell 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, #25

Jewell County
258.96
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 15,485 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Jewell County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:33Cold:65Dense Fog:14Drought:19
Dust Storm:3Flood:615Hail:8,852Heat:52Heavy Snow:103
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:51Landslide:0Strong Wind:156
Thunderstorm Winds:4,805Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:234Winter Weather:77
Other:405 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Jewell County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Jewell County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 90 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Jewell County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.01992-06-15239°47'N / 98°10'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Jewell
8.91976-04-14239°46'N / 98°13'W39°53'N / 97°55'W17.70 Miles330 Yards00250K0Jewell
9.41971-05-30239°50'N / 98°23'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Jewell
9.71955-06-04439°31'N / 98°32'W40°00'N / 97°33'W61.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Osborne
10.22008-05-29339°34'N / 98°14'W39°42'N / 98°07'W11.00 Miles2000 Yards005.0M1.0MJewell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved out of Mitchell County and into Jewell County about 4 miles west of Highway 14. As the tornado moved northeast and was southwest of the town of Jewell, it hit three farmsteads and severely damaged the homes and outbuildings at these locations. One of the homes was completely destroyed and other had a machine shed also destroyed. Trees and power poles and lines were also damaged along its path. The tornado entered the southwest side of community of Jewell and moved across the west side of town. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. The Jewell Caf?? and the Bourbon Trucking Company were destroyed. The town???s water tower was also blown down by the tornado. The tornado lifted about two miles northeast of town. Luckily no injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from south of Palco in Rooks County to community of Jewell in Jewell County. On tornado inflected significant damage to the community of Jewell, including destroying the town???s caf?? and water tower. Several homes in rural areas of Mitchell and Jewell Counties were damaged or destroyed. The town of Woodston in eastern Rooks County also had a twister move through the community; luckily damage was not as severe. All together eight tornadoes occurred in this part of north-central Kansas and no critical injuries were reported. Other areas of north-central Kansas also saw hail and heavy rains from the storms. An area between Webster Lake and Stockton in Rooks County had hail up to the size of baseballs. The hail damaged windows and siding of homes along the storms path. In addition to the tornadoes, hail and wind, thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain across the Solomon River valleys. This resulted in some flooding of rural roads and area creeks and rivers.
12.31950-05-08239°34'N / 98°18'W39°38'N / 98°12'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jewell
18.22008-05-29239°28'N / 98°19'W39°34'N / 98°14'W8.00 Miles2000 Yards00500K500KMitchell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started near Glen Elder Dam in Mitchell County and moved northeast. It crossed into Jewell County about 4 miles west of Highway 14. Eye witness accounts stated that this tornado combined near the dam with a tornado that had formed to the southwest in Osborne County. Just to the east of the dam, the tornado damaged several outbuildings at a farmstead and uprooted many trees. Power lines and trees were snapped off when the twister crossed US Highway 24 to the east of the town of Glen Elder. Large power poles were broken and another farmstead sustained extensive damage just before the tornado moved into Jewell County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from south of Palco in Rooks County to community of Jewell in Jewell County. On tornado inflected significant damage to the community of Jewell, including destroying the town???s caf?? and water tower. Several homes in rural areas of Mitchell and Jewell Counties were damaged or destroyed. The town of Woodston in eastern Rooks County also had a twister move through the community; luckily damage was not as severe. All together eight tornadoes occurred in this part of north-central Kansas and no critical injuries were reported. Other areas of north-central Kansas also saw hail and heavy rains from the storms. An area between Webster Lake and Stockton in Rooks County had hail up to the size of baseballs. The hail damaged windows and siding of homes along the storms path. In addition to the tornadoes, hail and wind, thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain across the Solomon River valleys. This resulted in some flooding of rural roads and area creeks and rivers.
18.72010-06-20240°01'N / 98°04'W40°01'N / 98°03'W1.00 Mile1300 Yards000K0KNuckolls
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The most significant damage was confined to the city limits of Superior. There was widespread tree damage, along with a warehouse building and several small buildings being destroyed and a number of snapped power poles. On the southeast edge of town, railroad cars were overturned. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Much like the previous day, most severe weather focused south of the Nebraska and Kansas border on this Sunday afternoon and evening. However, one severe storm crept just far enough north of the state line to produce a damaging EF2 tornado in the community of Superior in southern Nuckolls County. The storm complex that eventually produced this tornado initially developed across Northwest Kansas in the vicinity of a nearly stationary east-west surface front, as a subtle mid-level shortwave ejected from a large-scale western United States trough. As these storms snuck into far South Central Nebraska out of North Central Kansas, the synoptic environment was quite supportive of severe weather, featuring deep-layer wind shear of 40 knots, and MLCAPE values around 3500 J/kg. The low-level shear environment was also favorable for tornadoes, with 0-1 km shear values around 25 knots, and 0-1 km storm relative helicity of at least 300 m2/s2. The storm that produced the Superior tornado was essentially an embedded supercell on the north end of a squall line, associated with a bookend vortex that first developed within the line in North Central Kansas. Around the same time as the Superior tornado, a separate area of strong to severe storms flared up several counties to the north, resulting in a quarter-sized hail report from Valley County.
18.91974-05-10240°02'N / 98°06'W1.00 Mile233 Yards002.5M0Nuckolls
18.91973-03-13239°35'N / 98°35'W39°50'N / 98°33'W17.20 Miles220 Yards0025K0Smith
19.11986-09-18339°56'N / 97°59'W39°59'N / 97°55'W5.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Jewell
19.72004-05-29239°37'N / 97°56'W39°38'N / 97°53'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.1M0Cloud
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 4 miles westnorthwest of Jamestown and moved eastnorteast before dissipating 3 miles northnorthwest of Jamestown. Large trees and power poles were downed. A number of farms along the route had significant damage.
20.01952-05-21239°41'N / 97°52'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Republic
20.01968-05-13239°30'N / 98°06'W39°32'N / 98°01'W4.70 Miles20 Yards003K0Mitchell
20.12008-04-24239°31'N / 98°07'W39°33'N / 97°55'W11.00 Miles1050 Yards00750K500KMitchell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado sat down north of Beloit near highway 14 and traveled eastward. Several homes, farmsteads, outbuildings and trees were damaged along the tornadoes path. For the first 4 miles of the damage path, the tornado was rated at EF2 with EF0 damage seen through the rest of the county. The tornado exited Mitchell County northeast of Scottsville and entered Cloud County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the evening hours across north-central Kansas and produced large hail, strong winds and heavy rains. Hail up to the size of softballs was reported west of Stockton where windows were broken, roofs and siding damaged and crops pummeled. A couple of brief tornados were reported to have touched down in Rooks County. One was south of Stockton and the other was near Woodston. No damage occurred with these. There were other reports of hail, mainly up to the size of golf balls, and wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph reported across the area. A tornado touched down north of Beloit in Mitchell County and traveled east. Several houses, outbuildings, grain bins, trees and power poles were damaged along the it???s path. This tornado crossed into Cloud County.
20.31964-06-12239°30'N / 98°26'W39°32'N / 98°22'W4.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mitchell
21.31953-05-09339°48'N / 97°54'W39°59'N / 97°48'W13.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Republic
21.91978-04-07240°05'N / 98°20'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Webster
22.01986-09-18339°59'N / 97°55'W40°01'N / 97°56'W1.00 Mile500 Yards002.5M0Republic
22.52004-05-22239°54'N / 97°51'W39°55'N / 97°49'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0090K0Republic
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down at the Pawnee Indian Museum and damaged a roof to the museum building before moving 2 miles and lifting at the edge of Republic. Along the tornado's path a windmill was destroyed, power lines were downed, and 3 center pivoting irrigation systems were damaged. A one ton granite memorial at the Pawnee Indian Museum was moved 8 feet off the foundation.
23.31986-09-18340°01'N / 97°56'W40°02'N / 97°55'W1.00 Mile80 Yards072.5M0Nuckolls
23.91960-05-24239°26'N / 98°17'W000K0Mitchell
24.41992-06-15439°25'N / 98°13'W39°26'N / 98°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
24.91992-06-15339°25'N / 98°12'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
25.21990-03-13239°43'N / 97°51'W39°55'N / 97°39'W15.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Republic
26.11992-06-15239°24'N / 98°12'W2.00 Miles73 Yards000K0Mitchell
26.31976-04-14239°53'N / 97°55'W40°00'N / 97°38'W17.00 Miles330 Yards01250K0Republic
26.31992-06-15239°24'N / 98°24'W39°26'N / 98°22'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
26.71971-05-30239°46'N / 98°46'W39°51'N / 98°41'W7.10 Miles220 Yards0025K0Smith
26.81967-06-09239°24'N / 98°06'W39°27'N / 97°55'W10.20 Miles1320 Yards052.5M0Mitchell
27.01950-05-08239°21'N / 98°29'W39°28'N / 98°18'W12.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Mitchell
27.21992-06-15239°23'N / 98°14'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mitchell
27.82008-05-29339°43'N / 97°55'W40°00'N / 97°30'W30.00 Miles1320 Yards001.0M0KRepublic
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed from Jewell County into Republic County 4 miles South Southwest of Courtland. There, tree damage was noted, and several outbuildings were destroyed at a residence. An old rock home was also destroyed. Significant tree, power pole, and power line damage was reported along the path. Several of these trees had been uprooted and thrown for several hundred feet. Irrigation units were destroyed. Several homes, a newspaper reported at least six, were damaged along the path. The home that sustained the most significant damage had portions of the roof removed, and it's eastern wall blown out. Barns, outbuildings, and grain bins were destroyed at the residence as well. The old Union Valley Schoolhouse was demolished, and several headstones and trees in the Union Valley Cemetary were blown down. The tornado was rated EF-3 when it entered the county. Local Emergency Management reported that several residents had to be rescued after the tornado because of debris and damage to their homes. Highway 36 was closed through Friday morning because of power poles and power lines on the roadway. Between Hwy 81 and a point two miles south of the state line along the path, EF-2 damage was surveyed. Thereafter, EF-1 damage was noted. The tornado exited Republic County and entered Thayer County 5 miles west northwest of Narka. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell that tracked across much of north central Kansas spawned a long-lived tornado that tracked from Jewell County, KS (Hastings CWA) into Republic County, KS (Topeka CWA) into Thayer County, NE (Hastings CWA) and finally into Jefferson County, NE (Omaha CWA) before dissipating. The bulk of the damage that occurred in Republic County happened within a few minutes of crossing the county line. Damage there was rated EF-3. Six residences were reported to have been significantly damaged. A few residents of these homes needed to be rescued, as they were trapped by debris. Other damage occurred to trees, power lines, and farm related buildings.
28.21992-06-15239°23'N / 98°28'W39°26'N / 98°26'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
28.32003-06-22239°57'N / 97°47'W39°59'N / 97°43'W4.00 Miles450 Yards0080K0Republic
 Brief Description: A tornado struck 3 miles northeast of Republic and moved northeast 4 miles and destroyed a house in its path before it dissipated near the Nebraska border. Thunderstorms developed over Republic county the evening of the 22nd and persisted into the early morning hours of the 23rd. Numerous reports of large hail and damaging winds along with several tornadoes (discussed separately) were the result. The persistance of the thunderstorms in the same location led to flash flooding in Republic County as well as the Republican River to flood and do considerable crop damage.
28.61992-06-15239°20'N / 98°20'W39°24'N / 98°16'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
28.91991-04-11240°10'N / 98°20'W40°13'N / 98°15'W5.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Webster
29.01973-09-25239°44'N / 98°58'W39°59'N / 98°33'W27.90 Miles80 Yards0025K0Smith
29.01990-03-13440°03'N / 98°32'W40°18'N / 98°16'W20.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Webster
30.91967-06-09239°27'N / 97°55'W39°31'N / 97°39'W14.80 Miles1320 Yards152.5M0Cloud
31.81986-09-18240°06'N / 98°39'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Webster
32.31961-05-31239°49'N / 97°37'W0025K0Republic
33.31954-03-11239°27'N / 98°41'W003K0Osborne
33.62007-05-05239°23'N / 98°42'W39°28'N / 98°37'W8.00 Miles75 Yards011150K50KOsborne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado sat down south of Osborne and moved north into town. The twister destroyed 2 mobile homes, damaged roofs, fences, cars and windows, and damaged 2 restaurants. The Pizza Hut sustained minor damage and several employees??? car windows were blown out. Across the road, the Circle Inn lost a large part of their roof, a couple of outside walls, and substantial damage happened to the interior portion of the restaurant. A couple of semi-trailers were blown around and one ended up on top of another car. Eleven people were injured, none seriously, and were treated at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital. The Osborne County Sheriff's office reported the most severe injury was a broken arm. (sources: Osborne County Farmer newspaper, Osborne County Sheriff's office, and the Osborne County Emergency Management Agency). EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms rumbled across northern Kansas. A few became severe in the early evening hours. One produced a tornado in Osborne. This tornado damaged homes and two restaurants in town. Other storms in Mitchell and Jewell Counties produced hail to the size of quarters.
34.21960-11-27339°33'N / 97°39'W2.00 Miles167 Yards02250K0Cloud
35.01991-04-11240°13'N / 98°15'W40°21'N / 98°10'W10.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Nuckolls
36.11957-05-20239°31'N / 97°38'W000K0Cloud
36.11957-05-20239°31'N / 97°38'W000K0Cloud
36.21974-04-20340°06'N / 97°56'W40°19'N / 97°44'W18.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nuckolls
36.22003-06-22240°09'N / 97°43'W40°09'N / 97°46'W3.00 Miles200 Yards1710.0M1.0MThayer
 Brief Description: A strong tornado set down on the southeast side of Deshler near the fairgrounds and moved west through the south side of Deshler. The slow moving tornado lifted a couple of miles west of town. M47PH Thunderstorms erupted during the evening in south-central Nebraska. One storm near Aurora produced very large hail. One stone measured by an NWS Storm Survey team was determined to be the largest sized stone to fall in the United States. It measured 7 inches in diameter and 18.75 inches in circumference. Many other large stones were noted on the northern side of Aurora. Given the lack of wind, damage was limited to roofs, a few windows and some crop land near town. The storm also produced a couple of brief small tornadoes as it slowly moved through northern Hamilton county. At nearly the same time, another very slow moving storm produced several tornadoes, hail and extremely heavy rains in Thayer county. One tornado moved through the town of Deshler going from the southeast side of town to the west. One man was killed in his garage before he was able to get to shelter. Over 400 homes in Deshler were damaged with four being completely demolished. Nearly 100 homes were moderately to severely damaged. Six businesses in town were considered a complete loss and 25 others reportedly suffered moderate to severe damage. Seven people were injured, most were minor and were from broken glass. Later in the evening, a tornado was reported north of Bradshaw in York county. Storm spotters about 1 mile west of the tornado saw debris being flung through the air. A farmstead was hit with most of the damage done to an old barn. Despite ongoing drought conditions, widespread flooding was reported in Thayer and southern Fillmore counties. The flash flood along the Rose Creek at Hubbell provided some of the worst damage. Water was flowing into houses and businesses on main street to the tune of up to 5 feet deep. Boats were the only mode of travel through the business district. Up to 15 residents had to be evacuated by the local Dive and Rescue team using jet skis. The flooding was caused by extremely heavy rainfall in nearby Republic County, Kansas. Flooding and flash flooding was also a problem throughout Thayer county. Rainfall of over 12 inches was reported about 5 miles north of Deshler. Residents reported nearly 5 hours of constant, wind-driven rain. Windows were blown out and the rain just poured into homes. Widespread agricultural damage was done due to the rain. The runoff in the Snake and Spring creeks ravaged Deshler, the town which had already been hammered by tornadoes that evening. Flooding was concentrated in the southern part of town and most widespread near the park and fairgrounds. Major river flooding was reported along the Little Blue River from just west of Hebron to the Jefferson county line. One man at his farmstead near Gilead had to be air lifted to safety by the National Guard as flooding waters rose on his property. Dozens of county roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed. U. S. Highway 81 was restricted to one lane travel at Hebron due to the high water on the road. Portions of Highways 81, 136 and 9 were closed for a time due to high water. The Big Sandy Creek flowed out of its banks at Alexandria and crested at 14.5 feet. Water was flowing over the highway near town and filling back into the town's sewer drains. In all, several million dollars in damage was done by the flooding alone. Some locals said this was the worst flooding in the area in 55 years.
36.81976-04-14240°00'N / 97°38'W40°03'N / 97°35'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Thayer
36.81963-06-11239°46'N / 98°55'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Smith
37.71957-06-15339°46'N / 98°56'W2.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
37.81990-03-13440°18'N / 98°16'W40°21'N / 98°11'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Nuckolls
38.01957-05-20239°28'N / 97°38'W000K0Cloud
38.71965-05-25239°45'N / 98°57'W0125K0Smith
38.81985-05-10440°11'N / 98°43'W40°21'N / 98°27'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Webster
39.01957-05-20339°34'N / 97°34'W39°38'N / 97°29'W6.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Cloud
39.31965-05-25240°02'N / 98°42'W40°33'N / 98°23'W39.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Webster
39.41955-06-04440°00'N / 97°33'W40°01'N / 97°32'W00250K0Thayer
39.51956-10-29339°13'N / 98°25'W39°14'N / 98°25'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Mitchell
40.11985-05-10440°00'N / 99°00'W40°11'N / 98°43'W18.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Franklin
40.21967-06-09239°31'N / 97°39'W39°39'N / 97°22'W17.50 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Cloud
40.81992-06-15339°17'N / 97°50'W39°17'N / 97°46'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Ottawa
41.11956-07-15339°12'N / 98°06'W39°12'N / 97°58'W7.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Lincoln
41.41957-05-20439°23'N / 97°44'W39°53'N / 97°12'W44.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Cloud
42.11990-03-13340°01'N / 97°37'W40°10'N / 97°28'W13.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Thayer
42.31975-12-13240°02'N / 97°35'W40°07'N / 97°28'W8.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Thayer
42.61957-06-15339°42'N / 99°04'W39°54'N / 98°59'W14.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
42.71991-04-11240°21'N / 98°10'W40°26'N / 98°07'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Clay
43.11976-04-15240°22'N / 98°06'W40°23'N / 97°53'W11.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clay
43.11959-05-20239°36'N / 99°00'W000K0Smith
43.21951-05-25239°56'N / 97°26'W003K0Republic
43.51978-04-05240°21'N / 98°26'W40°27'N / 98°16'W11.00 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Adams
43.81973-04-19239°52'N / 99°02'W39°56'N / 99°02'W4.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Smith
43.91975-04-27240°10'N / 97°34'W0.30 Mile20 Yards003K0Thayer
44.61964-04-25240°01'N / 97°55'W40°36'N / 97°34'W44.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nuckolls
44.71990-06-18240°24'N / 98°27'W0.70 Mile440 Yards00250K0Adams
45.31985-05-10439°56'N / 99°05'W40°00'N / 99°00'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Smith
45.41984-06-12340°16'N / 97°48'W40°18'N / 97°33'W13.00 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Thayer
45.61980-06-02240°14'N / 97°36'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Thayer
46.51973-09-25239°18'N / 97°36'W39°21'N / 97°33'W4.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Cloud
46.72001-09-22340°26'N / 97°58'W40°25'N / 97°58'W9.00 Miles1250 Yards001.3M1.5MClay
 Brief Description: Tornado exited Clay county and entered Fillmore county. A cold front sagging south into a very unstable airmass was the trigger for severe thunderstorms which produced two tornadoes and some hail across the region. Within an hour of the initial thunderstorm development, the first tornado set down southwest of Saronville in Clay county. This rope-like tornado was witnessed by many people, including numerous storm chasers, in Clay county. The tornado drifted slowly south across farmland and damaged two pivots and did some minor crop damage. The second tornado, which was rated an F3, was on the ground for about 30 minutes. The tornado basically followed state highway 74 from north of Edgar in southeast Clay county, to northwest of Shickley in far southwest Fillmore county. Along its path, 14 irrigation pivots were destroyed, at least 15 grain bins were lost and two farmsteads sustained extensive damage. One farmhouse was deemed a total loss, while another incurred broken windows, damaged siding and minor roof damage. Over 10,000 acres of corn and soybeans suffered an average yield loss of 30 percent.
47.11978-04-05240°27'N / 98°16'W40°28'N / 98°15'W002.5M0Clay
47.41950-05-08239°14'N / 98°57'W39°14'N / 98°35'W19.60 Miles440 Yards0225K0Osborne
47.61985-05-10439°44'N / 99°09'W39°56'N / 99°05'W11.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Phillips
47.71956-10-29339°00'N / 98°29'W39°13'N / 98°25'W15.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Lincoln
47.92004-05-22240°27'N / 98°16'W40°29'N / 97°59'W20.00 Miles700 Yards004.5M1.0MClay
 Brief Description: A large tornado moved out of Adams county and into central Clay county. Approximately 15 residences were hit by the tornado. Thirty-eight cars of a forty-nine car Union Pacific train were derailed southeast of Glenvil. Over 100 center irrigation pivots were damaged or destroyed across Clay County. One of the worst severe weather outbreaks in recent years struck south-central Nebraska the afternoon and evening of May 22. No less than 17 different tornadoes rolled across south-central Nebraska. Dozens of homes were damaged and a few completely destroyed. Over 250 center irrigation pivots were damaged or destroyed in south-central Nebraska alone. Large hail and strong straight-line winds of up to 80 mph also wreaked havoc on the region. Several million dollars in property damage was reported. Hundreds of power poles were snapped resulting in dozens of miles of downed electrical line.
49.21990-03-13340°19'N / 97°40'W40°21'N / 97°37'W2.00 Miles180 Yards002.5M0Thayer
49.91986-04-26240°10'N / 97°34'W40°18'N / 97°25'W10.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Thayer


* 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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