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Kimball County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #84

Kimball County

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

Kimball County

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

Kimball County

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:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:221Hail:5,001Heat:0Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:98
Thunderstorm Winds:1,420Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
13.91977-06-29241°14'N / 103°28'W41°15'N / 103°26'W0025K0Kimball
14.01954-06-06241°14'N / 103°39'W41°23'N / 103°19'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Kimball
16.11977-06-29241°15'N / 103°26'W41°15'N / 103°23'W0025K0Cheyenne
23.32005-06-27241°40'N / 103°35'W41°21'N / 103°29'W17.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Banner
 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.
27.11985-05-27341°28'N / 103°23'W41°13'N / 103°04'W25.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Cheyenne
27.81960-06-20341°23'N / 103°23'W41°09'N / 102°59'W26.10 Miles750 Yards0025K0Kimball
29.61985-05-27341°44'N / 103°38'W41°28'N / 103°23'W21.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Banner
33.61960-06-20240°59'N / 103°08'W2.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Logan
34.12010-05-18241°10'N / 104°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KLaramie
 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.
34.41976-05-29241°20'N / 104°21'W000K0Laramie
36.41996-07-13240°58'N / 103°05'W40°58'N / 103°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Logan
 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.
37.61985-05-27341°45'N / 103°39'W41°44'N / 103°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
37.91951-06-25241°06'N / 103°03'W41°13'N / 102°55'W10.40 Miles57 Yards010K0Cheyenne
39.21990-05-24241°26'N / 104°25'W41°29'N / 104°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Laramie
40.31986-09-18240°30'N / 103°50'W40°44'N / 103°31'W25.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Morgan
41.32009-06-05241°37'N / 104°22'W41°36'N / 104°13'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0KGoshen
 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.
41.51977-06-09241°46'N / 103°27'W41°45'N / 103°23'W2.30 Miles70 Yards00250K0Scotts Bluff
42.11977-06-14241°48'N / 103°30'W41°46'N / 103°27'W1.90 Miles70 Yards000K0Scotts Bluff
44.21991-06-09341°48'N / 103°31'W41°50'N / 103°27'W3.50 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
44.51955-06-27441°47'N / 103°20'W41°46'N / 103°19'W003K0Morrill
45.51974-08-15340°41'N / 103°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Logan
46.11955-06-27441°56'N / 103°48'W41°47'N / 103°20'W26.00 Miles33 Yards229250K0Scotts Bluff
46.61988-06-13240°52'N / 102°56'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Logan
46.71951-05-30241°54'N / 103°30'W41°44'N / 103°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards070K0Scotts Bluff
47.21976-05-29241°15'N / 104°37'W0.20 Mile40 Yards000K0Laramie

* 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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