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Kit Carson County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Kit Carson County is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Kit Carson County is about the same as Colorado average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #61

Kit Carson County
0.00
Colorado
1.32
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, #26

Kit Carson County
0.0000
Colorado
0.0009
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, #19

Kit Carson County
110.04
Colorado
117.98
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 9,198 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kit Carson County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:7Dense Fog:0Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:289Hail:6,463Heat:0Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:40
Thunderstorm Winds:2,167Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:3
Other:174 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kit Carson County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Kit Carson County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 20 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kit Carson County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41988-05-30239°18'N / 102°40'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Kit Carson
12.31952-05-08239°29'N / 102°36'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Kit Carson
16.21957-04-22239°18'N / 102°18'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Kit Carson
22.31973-05-06239°05'N / 102°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0525K0Kit Carson
29.91975-05-27239°37'N / 102°25'W39°46'N / 102°17'W12.60 Miles200 Yards003K0Yuma
31.41982-05-19239°45'N / 102°41'W39°46'N / 102°37'W3.50 Miles200 Yards000K0Yuma
32.51979-06-16238°52'N / 102°25'W38°52'N / 102°21'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Cheyenne
36.31960-05-18239°48'N / 102°50'W000K0Washington
36.61972-06-21239°55'N / 102°30'W39°42'N / 102°16'W19.30 Miles33 Yards0325K0Yuma
36.72000-10-31239°09'N / 101°59'W39°14'N / 101°53'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Sherman
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed abandoned house and garage as it entered southwest Sherman County from Wallace County. Tornado also ripped out utility poles and trees. It was likely the widest just after crossing the county line, and was briefly described as an "elephant trunk" tornado by storm spotters.
37.21958-07-20238°50'N / 102°16'W0525K0Cheyenne
40.31952-07-06239°16'N / 101°51'W003K0Sherman
47.11988-05-19239°58'N / 102°23'W1.50 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yuma
47.51999-05-31239°19'N / 103°32'W39°19'N / 103°27'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0000Lincoln
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down causing extensive damage north of Genoa. The first tornado, an F2, caused minor damage to a home, but substantial damage to trees in the area. The second tornado, an F3, destroyed 2 mobile homes and several grain bins. It also caused moderate damage to 2 framed houses. At one farm, several dogs that were boarded in kennels were killed. Several trees and dozens of power poles were also snapped, and a pickup truck was tossed over a quonset hut. Damage was estimated to be $3-4 million.
47.61999-05-31339°21'N / 103°35'W39°22'N / 103°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards004.0M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down causing extensive damage north of Genoa. The first tornado, an F2, caused minor damage to a home, but substantial damage to trees in the area. The second tornado, an F3, destroyed 2 mobile homes and several grain bins. It also caused moderate damage to 2 framed houses. At one farm, several dogs that were boarded in kennels were killed. Several trees and dozens of power poles were also snapped, and a pickup truck was tossed over a quonset hut. Damage was estimated to be $3-4 million.
47.71975-05-10238°46'N / 102°45'W38°28'N / 102°37'W21.90 Miles440 Yards000K0Cheyenne
48.21994-06-07239°41'N / 101°48'W39°34'N / 101°48'W7.00 Miles800 Yards005.0M0Cheyenne
 Brief Description: Tornado moved south southeast at 20 mph. Several pivot irrigation rigs were destroyed. Two grain bins and a barn were destroyed and a quonset building door was torn off. One large feedlot, farm home, and outbuildings were damaged and utility poles destroyed. Estimated damage around $600,000.
48.71965-05-22239°24'N / 101°42'W000K0Sherman
48.81958-07-20338°52'N / 101°56'W38°49'N / 101°54'W3.30 Miles700 Yards0425K0Wallace
49.81994-06-07239°32'N / 101°43'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00500K0Sherman
 Brief Description: Tornado inflicted $100,000 damage to farmstead.


* 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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