Kimball County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Kimball County is about the same as Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Kimball County is lower than Nebraska average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #84
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, #56
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 7,104 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kimball County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||221||Hail:||5,001||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||26|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||98|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,420||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||2||Winter Storm:||17||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Kimball County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Kimball County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Kimball County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 25 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kimball County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|13.9||1977-06-29||2||41°14'N / 103°28'W||41°15'N / 103°26'W||0||0||25K||0||Kimball|
|14.0||1954-06-06||2||41°14'N / 103°39'W||41°23'N / 103°19'W||19.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Kimball|
|16.1||1977-06-29||2||41°15'N / 103°26'W||41°15'N / 103°23'W||0||0||25K||0||Cheyenne|
|23.3||2005-06-27||2||41°40'N / 103°35'W||41°21'N / 103°29'W||17.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||300K||0||Banner|
|Brief Description: Tornado moved SSE across parts of eastern Banner county, remaining over open country. Some power lines, power transmission towers and poles blown down as well as trees uprooted. Damage to irrigation pivots also reported.|
|27.1||1985-05-27||3||41°28'N / 103°23'W||41°13'N / 103°04'W||25.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Cheyenne|
|27.8||1960-06-20||3||41°23'N / 103°23'W||41°09'N / 102°59'W||26.10 Miles||750 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Kimball|
|29.6||1985-05-27||3||41°44'N / 103°38'W||41°28'N / 103°23'W||21.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Banner|
|33.6||1960-06-20||2||40°59'N / 103°08'W||2.50 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Logan|
|34.1||2010-05-18||2||41°10'N / 104°22'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||50K||0K||Laramie|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey determined a tornado that struck Burns Wyoming the evening of May 18 was rated an EF-2. One house lost its roof. Additionally, the storm that spawned the tornado produced hail the size of golfballs which accumulated to over 3 feet in depth. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Southeast low level wind flow increased ahead of a low pressure system over northern Colorado the afternoon of May 18 2010. A strong low level southeast jet combined with dynamics of the low to create a favorable environment for severe thunderstorms. By mid afternoon thunderstorms over northern Colorado began to rotate, producing a tornado just south of the Wyoming state line south of Cheyenne. Severe thunderstorms continued into the evening hours of the 18th producing severe weather across the Nebraska panhandle and extreme southeast Wyoming.|
|34.4||1976-05-29||2||41°20'N / 104°21'W||0||0||0K||0||Laramie|
|36.4||1996-07-13||2||40°58'N / 103°05'W||40°58'N / 103°05'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||0||0||Logan|
|Brief Description: Large hail, heavy rain, strong thunderstorm winds and a tornado heavily damaged crops and some property near Peetz in northern Logan County. The tornado touched down 1 mile east of Peetz. Nineteen empty coal cars, still attached to the front and rear of a Burlington Northern train, were picked up and blown off the tracks. A large cottonwood tree was also uprooted near Peetz. The time of the tornado touchdown was approximated. In addition, hail several inches deep covered the ground in and around Peetz. Wheat crops were wiped out. Waist high corn was reduced to 2 inch stalks. Crop damage was estimated to be at least $100,000. Strong thunderstorm winds gusting to 77 mph were measured in Peetz.|
|37.6||1985-05-27||3||41°45'N / 103°39'W||41°44'N / 103°38'W||1.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Scotts Bluff|
|37.9||1951-06-25||2||41°06'N / 103°03'W||41°13'N / 102°55'W||10.40 Miles||57 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Cheyenne|
|39.2||1990-05-24||2||41°26'N / 104°25'W||41°29'N / 104°21'W||5.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Laramie|
|40.3||1986-09-18||2||40°30'N / 103°50'W||40°44'N / 103°31'W||25.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Morgan|
|41.3||2009-06-05||2||41°37'N / 104°22'W||41°36'N / 104°13'W||8.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||10K||0K||Goshen|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A widely observed tornado moved across open country of far southern Goshen county. Only minor damage was caused, mainly to a few power poles and trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced large hail and a tornado over parts of southeast Wyoming.|
|41.5||1977-06-09||2||41°46'N / 103°27'W||41°45'N / 103°23'W||2.30 Miles||70 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Scotts Bluff|
|42.1||1977-06-14||2||41°48'N / 103°30'W||41°46'N / 103°27'W||1.90 Miles||70 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Scotts Bluff|
|44.2||1991-06-09||3||41°48'N / 103°31'W||41°50'N / 103°27'W||3.50 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Scotts Bluff|
|44.5||1955-06-27||4||41°47'N / 103°20'W||41°46'N / 103°19'W||0||0||3K||0||Morrill|
|45.5||1974-08-15||3||40°41'N / 103°10'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Logan|
|46.1||1955-06-27||4||41°56'N / 103°48'W||41°47'N / 103°20'W||26.00 Miles||33 Yards||2||29||250K||0||Scotts Bluff|
|46.6||1988-06-13||2||40°52'N / 102°56'W||1.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Logan|
|46.7||1951-05-30||2||41°54'N / 103°30'W||41°44'N / 103°11'W||19.70 Miles||33 Yards||0||7||0K||0||Scotts Bluff|
|47.2||1976-05-29||2||41°15'N / 104°37'W||0.20 Mile||40 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Laramie|
* 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.