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

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Earthquake Index, #144

Mclouth, KS
0.04
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

Mclouth, KS
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, #17

Mclouth, KS
364.39
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 7,677 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mclouth, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:23Dense Fog:16Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:671Hail:3,715Heat:46Heavy Snow:37
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:2,720Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:74Winter Weather:36
Other:262 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mclouth, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Mclouth, KS.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mclouth, KS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 149 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mclouth, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.61960-05-19339°14'N / 95°26'W39°13'N / 95°13'W11.50 Miles33 Yards010K0Jefferson
7.31960-05-19339°13'N / 95°13'W39°19'N / 95°00'W13.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Jefferson
9.41958-11-17239°11'N / 95°02'W003K0Leavenworth
10.81966-06-08439°10'N / 95°11'W39°16'N / 94°50'W19.90 Miles200 Yards12250K0Leavenworth
11.51962-05-27239°14'N / 95°00'W003K0Leavenworth
13.91966-06-08239°14'N / 95°02'W39°16'N / 94°53'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
14.11952-05-22438°59'N / 95°13'W39°00'N / 95°10'W2.70 Miles440 Yards02250K0Douglas
14.31952-05-22439°02'N / 95°10'W39°02'N / 94°55'W13.30 Miles440 Yards00250K0Leavenworth
14.61962-07-11239°02'N / 95°23'W003K0Douglas
14.62003-05-04239°01'N / 95°04'W39°06'N / 94°56'W6.00 Miles250 Yards024.0M0Leavenworth
 Brief Description: Tornado on the ground 2 miles northwest of Linwood at County Road 25 and Interstate 70. Reported by emergency management and ham radio operator. Video shows the tornado crossed the Kansas Turnpike east of the Eastern Toll Booth, and then proceeded northeast to where it lifted 2 miles south of Basehor. Total track length was 6 miles, with a width approaching 250 yards at times. Maxium intensity rating was F2, with most damage noted to homes near and just northeast of the intersection of 166th and Kansas Road. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas and initiated severe thunderstorm development the afternoon of May 4th. Several of the thunderstorms became tornadic in Miami, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. The strongest tornado reached F4 intensity in Kansas City Kansas before moving into Missouri. This tornado killed an 82 year old man and injured 30 others. Wyandotte county also had $15.5 million dollars in damage, with 69 buildings destroyed, and 390 suffering damage. Leavenworth county had 9 homes destroyed, 8 with major damage and 17 with minor damage. Damage estimates for Leavenworth county are around $4 million dollars. This was the most significant tornado outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan areas, since the Pleasant Hill tornado outbreak of 1977. A 46 year old woman died from injuries received with this tornado on October 10th, 2003.
14.71964-04-12339°14'N / 95°01'W39°18'N / 94°53'W8.40 Miles440 Yards1222.5M0Leavenworth
15.71951-05-31239°22'N / 95°24'W39°24'N / 95°21'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Jefferson
15.81971-05-18239°21'N / 95°06'W39°24'N / 94°57'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
15.92003-05-08238°58'N / 95°14'W38°58'N / 95°14'W0.70 Mile250 Yards066.4M0Douglas
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southwest part of Lawrence and did considerable damage to the area. An apartment complex suffered major damage as did several other homes and residences in the area. Six people were injured and treated at a Lawrence hospital. Severe weather erupted over a large part of the area during the afternoon and evening hours of the 8th. Numerous reports of large hail and a few reports of strong winds were received. In addition 12 tornadoes were reported (discussed separately), some doing considerable damage. Four funnel clouds were also sighted. May 8, 2003, was estimated to be the most significant and widespread tornado outbreak in northeast Kansas since April 26, 1991. All meteorological severe weather forecast parameters came together over northeast Kansas on the afternoon of May 8 to produce an SPC "high risk" area of potential severe weather. The possibility of strong, long-lived destructive tornadoes was highlighted for nearly 24 hours in advance in nearly every NWS statement and product. The significant and widespread tornado outbreak in the nearby Kansas City area just four days before increased public weather awareness and concern, and together with timely watches, statements and warnings, helped prevent tornado related deaths and minimized storm injuries.
16.01991-04-26239°21'N / 95°25'W39°26'N / 95°19'W5.00 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Jefferson
16.11961-05-07439°10'N / 94°56'W39°11'N / 94°53'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Leavenworth
16.21960-05-19439°13'N / 95°35'W39°14'N / 95°26'W7.90 Miles880 Yards01250K0Jefferson
16.21952-06-21239°08'N / 95°09'W39°08'N / 94°41'W24.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
16.91956-06-18239°15'N / 94°54'W0.80 Mile27 Yards003K0Leavenworth
17.01955-05-26238°38'N / 95°47'W39°19'N / 94°55'W66.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Osage
17.21964-04-12338°45'N / 95°29'W39°12'N / 95°14'W33.80 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Douglas
17.41974-03-08239°12'N / 95°30'W39°25'N / 95°30'W14.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
17.51981-06-19338°58'N / 95°16'W38°55'N / 95°08'W7.70 Miles200 Yards13325.0M0Douglas
17.51980-05-31238°58'N / 95°06'W38°58'N / 95°02'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Douglas
17.91969-07-09238°57'N / 95°06'W38°58'N / 95°03'W2.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Douglas
18.31965-04-10339°25'N / 95°07'W39°28'N / 95°03'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
18.31961-05-07439°11'N / 94°53'W39°12'N / 94°51'W1.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Wyandotte
18.41962-08-06239°10'N / 95°33'W000K0Jefferson
18.61969-07-09238°58'N / 95°03'W38°59'N / 94°58'W4.30 Miles33 Yards02250K0Johnson
18.71984-04-26339°24'N / 95°26'W39°25'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile1200 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
19.21962-08-06239°11'N / 95°34'W000K0Jefferson
19.31956-04-02339°21'N / 95°28'W39°31'N / 95°20'W13.30 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Marion
19.41980-05-31238°58'N / 95°02'W38°58'N / 94°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Johnson
20.51964-04-12339°18'N / 94°53'W39°23'N / 94°52'W5.60 Miles17 Yards0025K0Platte
20.51961-05-07439°12'N / 94°51'W39°11'N / 94°48'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0122.5M0Wyandotte
21.22008-05-02238°58'N / 95°27'W38°57'N / 95°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00260K0KDouglas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado demolished and removed a garage and two-thirds of an unoccupied house from it's foundation just after touching down. Debris from the house and the garage was strewn across a nearby field for approximately 500 yards. A metal outbuilding was destroyed near the end of the tornado path. Between these two points, moderate tree damage was noted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along a dryline during the late afternoon of May 1st, and sustained as the synoptic cold front dove through the region later that evening. Two tornadoes touched down and caused damage in portions of Osage and Douglas Counties. One residence in Douglas County was almost completely demolished by one of the tornadoes, rated an EF-2. Hail from the size of quarters to the size of golfballs was also reported across portions of northeast and east central Kansas. After 11pm CST, the severe weather threat focus turned to strong winds. Trees were damaged across portions of the warning area, as was property including homes, outbuidings, power poles, and transformers. The Emergency Manager from Osage County reported that property damage estimates were around $100,000. Spotters estimated wind speeds up to 70 mph, and a measured gust of 71 mph was reported by the ASOS at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
21.51967-06-11339°10'N / 95°40'W39°32'N / 95°27'W27.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shawnee
21.61957-06-11238°52'N / 95°14'W38°54'N / 95°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Douglas
21.71980-05-31239°03'N / 95°34'W2.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
22.81991-04-26239°26'N / 95°19'W39°37'N / 95°07'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Atchison
22.81961-05-07439°11'N / 94°48'W39°12'N / 94°46'W1.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Wyandotte
22.91951-06-08238°53'N / 95°21'W003K0Douglas
23.31952-05-22439°02'N / 94°55'W39°04'N / 94°43'W10.90 Miles440 Yards01250K0Johnson
23.51958-07-11239°00'N / 95°34'W000K0Shawnee
23.51984-04-26339°25'N / 95°25'W39°38'N / 95°13'W16.00 Miles1200 Yards0925.0M0Atchison
24.01981-07-19239°08'N / 95°39'W0.30 Mile150 Yards09250K0Shawnee
24.01970-11-08239°05'N / 95°38'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0025K0Shawnee
24.11984-04-26239°14'N / 95°43'W39°21'N / 95°34'W10.00 Miles400 Yards012.5M0Jackson
24.51988-11-15239°03'N / 95°41'W39°07'N / 95°36'W5.00 Miles70 Yards0222.5M0Shawnee
24.91965-04-10339°29'N / 95°00'W39°32'N / 94°57'W4.50 Miles200 Yards09250K0Platte
25.11961-05-07439°13'N / 94°46'W39°14'N / 94°43'W2.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
25.42003-05-04439°04'N / 94°50'W39°08'N / 94°40'W15.00 Miles500 Yards23015.5M0Wyandotte
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down just north-northwest of the Kansas Speedway around 318 pm CST. This tornado initially produced F0 to F1 damage, but produced F3 damage to 2 homes, just south of Parallel Parkway near I-435. The tornado grew to a width to near 500 yards in Kansas City, Kansas, where some marginal F4 damage was noted around 91st and Leavenworth Road. The tornado continued some F2 to F3 damage northeast near 84th Terrace north of Leavenworth Road. This is the location where an 82 year old man was killed in his residence. The tornado continued northeast through Wyandotte county, where another instance of marginal F4 damage was noted near 79th Street and Cernech. Considerable structural damage was noted in this location, along with four 150 foot-tall metal power poles engineered to withstand maximum winds over 200 mph. The tornado produced F1 to F2 damage up to the Missouri River before crossing into Platte county Missouri, near Riverside and Parkville around 335 pm CST. M82PH, F46PH A dry line moved into eastern Kansas and initiated severe thunderstorm development the afternoon of May 4th. Several of the thunderstorms became tornadic in Miami, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. The strongest tornado reached F4 intensity in Kansas City Kansas before moving into Missouri. This tornado killed an 82 year old man and injured 30 others. Wyandotte county also had $15.5 million dollars in damage, with 69 buildings destroyed, and 390 suffering damage. Leavenworth county had 9 homes destroyed, 8 with major damage and 17 with minor damage. Damage estimates for Leavenworth county are around $4 million dollars. This was the most significant tornado outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan areas, since the Pleasant Hill tornado outbreak of 1977. A 46 year old woman died from injuries received with this tornado on October 10th, 2003.
25.81971-05-18239°24'N / 94°57'W39°32'N / 94°48'W12.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Platte
26.71960-05-19239°07'N / 95°40'W39°09'N / 95°44'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Shawnee
26.81966-05-11339°10'N / 95°48'W39°12'N / 95°37'W9.90 Miles660 Yards0025K0Shawnee
26.91956-04-02338°58'N / 95°57'W39°21'N / 95°28'W37.00 Miles790 Yards012.5M0Marion
27.31977-05-04338°48'N / 95°22'W38°48'N / 95°03'W16.90 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Douglas
27.31969-06-26239°14'N / 94°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Platte
27.51956-07-02238°48'N / 95°11'W38°48'N / 95°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
27.61977-05-04338°48'N / 95°03'W38°55'N / 94°49'W14.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Johnson
28.31979-10-18239°30'N / 95°36'W39°34'N / 95°25'W10.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Atchison
28.31966-05-15239°09'N / 94°41'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0525K0Wyandotte
28.51974-03-08239°25'N / 95°30'W39°40'N / 95°30'W17.20 Miles220 Yards00250K0Atchison
28.71974-03-08238°58'N / 95°57'W39°12'N / 95°30'W29.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
28.81993-05-06239°28'N / 95°33'W39°38'N / 95°26'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K50KAtchison
 Brief Description: The tornado formed west of Arrington near Highway K116 moved north along the Delware River bottom crossing the river 0.5 miles west of Muscotah, then moved northeast through open country before dissipating five miles west of Huron near the county lake. The Tornado was not on the ground continuously but bounced up and down leaving many areas undamaged. At least four farmsteads sustained significant damage along with many trees and numerous power poles and cable. No injures or deaths were reported.
29.22004-05-29339°28'N / 94°48'W39°30'N / 94°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0030K0Platte
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Buchanan county 5 northwest of Camden Point. Tornado destroyed a barn, and threw an axle from a heavy truck nearly 300 yards.
29.61962-08-06338°47'N / 95°15'W38°45'N / 95°11'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Douglas
29.91960-05-19439°11'N / 95°57'W39°13'N / 95°35'W19.60 Miles880 Yards1912.5M0Shawnee
29.92003-05-04439°12'N / 94°42'W39°12'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles500 Yards0032.0M0Platte
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Wyandotte county into Platte county and continued to Clay county. There were 14 buildings destroyed, 42 with major damage. No injuries or fatalaties reported. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
30.12004-05-29339°31'N / 94°50'W39°34'N / 94°54'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Buchanan
 Brief Description: Large tornado entered Buchanan county just northwest of Dearborn or 7 miles southeast of Dekalb. It stayed over rural areas.
30.21958-05-31238°44'N / 95°13'W38°47'N / 95°10'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
30.71962-05-26338°58'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Shawnee
30.91966-04-19338°55'N / 94°48'W38°58'N / 94°40'W7.70 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Johnson
31.01961-05-07439°14'N / 94°43'W39°16'N / 94°33'W9.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
31.61983-05-06338°54'N / 95°52'W39°03'N / 95°35'W19.00 Miles150 Yards12525.0M0Shawnee
31.71969-06-26339°11'N / 94°38'W39°13'N / 94°36'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0225K0Platte
31.81961-10-12239°19'N / 95°47'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Jackson
32.01966-06-08538°55'N / 95°55'W39°05'N / 95°35'W21.10 Miles880 Yards16450250.0M0Shawnee
32.31967-06-11339°32'N / 95°27'W39°45'N / 95°20'W16.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Atchison
32.71962-08-06439°31'N / 95°47'W39°23'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles667 Yards03250K0Jackson
33.01954-03-24238°44'N / 95°03'W003K0Franklin
33.41977-05-04238°53'N / 94°48'W38°54'N / 94°39'W7.80 Miles70 Yards00250K0Johnson
33.71971-05-18239°32'N / 94°48'W39°34'N / 94°45'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0225K0Buchanan
33.81954-03-18238°47'N / 95°33'W003K0Osage
33.91965-04-10339°32'N / 94°57'W39°40'N / 94°45'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Buchanan
34.11954-05-31238°53'N / 94°43'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
34.11991-04-26239°14'N / 95°52'W39°16'N / 95°49'W7.00 Miles27 Yards003K0Jackson
34.61959-05-18339°44'N / 95°20'W39°39'N / 95°16'W6.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Doniphan
34.71967-01-24239°36'N / 94°56'W39°41'N / 94°53'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Buchanan
34.82008-05-02239°13'N / 94°34'W39°13'N / 94°33'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0010.0M0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado developed along a bow echo and touched down at 1:03 am in Gladstone. It then traveled northeast and dissipated at 1:08 am. Numerous homes and businesses suffered damage or total loss. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An early morning line of storms developed across south central Kansas. This line of storms, developed into a Bow Echo, which raced northeast at speeds in excess of 50 mph, into the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, early on the morning of May 2, 2008. The Bow Echo generated hurricane force winds, which brought widespread wind damage, to areas from Olathe Kansas, northeast through Kansas City, to Brookfield in north central Missouri. As the Bow Echo moved through Kansas City, it spun up a couple of tornadoes along the apex, or nose, of its leading edge. One EF3 tornado moved across the north side of Gladstone, while the other EF2 tornado moved through an area just northwest of Liberty. However, most of the damage was due to the strong straight line winds, that were also occurring along the apex of the Bow Echo. Gladstone reported 20 homes destroyed, 280 homes with damage, and 19 businesses damaged. North Kansas City had 4 homes destroyed, and 117 damaged. Independence had 13 homes and two businesses badly damaged. Six people were injured and damage was in the millions of dollars.
34.91953-06-19239°36'N / 95°36'W000K0Jackson
35.31957-05-20538°40'N / 95°04'W38°53'N / 94°36'W29.10 Miles440 Yards4202.5M0Miami
35.51979-10-18239°20'N / 96°01'W39°30'N / 95°36'W24.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
35.71968-04-16239°04'N / 96°10'W39°24'N / 95°35'W38.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wabaunsee
35.91969-06-26339°13'N / 94°36'W39°18'N / 94°29'W8.20 Miles100 Yards0325K0Clay
36.11984-04-26339°38'N / 95°13'W39°48'N / 95°05'W15.00 Miles1200 Yards0025.0M0Doniphan
36.21978-05-23238°49'N / 95°43'W38°49'N / 95°38'W4.10 Miles30 Yards01250K0Osage
36.41954-03-18239°40'N / 95°31'W000K0Brown
36.51950-05-05339°37'N / 95°37'W39°39'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles440 Yards012250K0Jackson
36.51958-05-31238°40'N / 95°11'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Franklin
36.71984-04-26239°06'N / 95°53'W0.60 Mile100 Yards04250K0Shawnee
38.02003-05-04439°14'N / 94°30'W39°15'N / 94°30'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0050K0Clay
 Brief Description: Tornado moved in from Platte county and dissipated just before 169 highway south of I-29. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
38.31982-06-08239°22'N / 95°58'W39°26'N / 95°47'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
38.71957-06-22239°00'N / 94°35'W39°15'N / 94°24'W19.80 Miles10 Yards000K0Jackson
38.71978-05-31339°22'N / 96°02'W39°28'N / 95°43'W18.10 Miles1300 Yards312.5M0Jackson
38.81959-05-18239°44'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile880 Yards003K0Brown
38.81991-04-26239°06'N / 96°00'W39°14'N / 95°52'W9.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Shawnee
38.81972-04-30238°45'N / 94°46'W00250K0Johnson
39.21961-05-07439°16'N / 94°33'W39°17'N / 94°25'W6.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Platte
39.32003-05-04439°14'N / 94°29'W39°14'N / 94°28'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01331.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: New tornado touchdown near Shady Lane and Antioch in Gladstone...with F0 to F1 damage to trees and roofs. The tornado intensified quickly, and damage of marginal F4 intensity was noted around one mile northeast of this area, near the intersection of NE 63rd Terrace and North Jackson. Another small area of marginal F4 intensity was noted just northeast of this location, in the Carriage Hills subdivision, just south of Pleasant Valley Road near North Brighton. Areas of F1 to F3 intensity damage was noted around these specific neighborhoods. The tornado continued northeast, based on air surveys, to just shy of Interstate 435 before dissipating. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
39.41955-05-26239°41'N / 94°59'W39°46'N / 94°53'W7.80 Miles220 Yards0125K0Doniphan
39.41958-07-11238°55'N / 95°51'W000K0Shawnee
39.82008-05-02339°17'N / 94°29'W39°18'N / 94°28'W1.00 Mile75 Yards004.0M0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A brief EF3 tornado developed along the apex of a bow echo, and touched down northwest of Liberty at 12:56 am CST. The tornado tracked east-northeast for nearly one mile before dissipating at 1:00 am. Four homes were destroyed and 117 suffered damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An early morning line of storms developed across south central Kansas. This line of storms, developed into a Bow Echo, which raced northeast at speeds in excess of 50 mph, into the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, early on the morning of May 2, 2008. The Bow Echo generated hurricane force winds, which brought widespread wind damage, to areas from Olathe Kansas, northeast through Kansas City, to Brookfield in north central Missouri. As the Bow Echo moved through Kansas City, it spun up a couple of tornadoes along the apex, or nose, of its leading edge. One EF3 tornado moved across the north side of Gladstone, while the other EF2 tornado moved through an area just northwest of Liberty. However, most of the damage was due to the strong straight line winds, that were also occurring along the apex of the Bow Echo. Gladstone reported 20 homes destroyed, 280 homes with damage, and 19 businesses damaged. North Kansas City had 4 homes destroyed, and 117 damaged. Independence had 13 homes and two businesses badly damaged. Six people were injured and damage was in the millions of dollars.
40.21962-05-28238°50'N / 95°54'W38°56'N / 95°47'W0.90 Mile200 Yards00250K0Osage
40.71971-05-18239°34'N / 94°45'W39°40'N / 94°36'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buchanan
41.11964-04-20238°42'N / 94°47'W003K0Miami
41.51958-11-17238°37'N / 95°25'W000K0Franklin
41.71958-06-12239°02'N / 96°00'W39°02'N / 95°55'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wabaunsee
42.11981-04-03239°47'N / 95°00'W1.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Doniphan
42.11957-05-20538°53'N / 94°36'W38°59'N / 94°24'W12.60 Miles440 Yards371762.5M0Jackson
42.11974-06-08438°52'N / 95°54'W38°54'N / 95°52'W1.90 Miles200 Yards000K0Shawnee
42.21950-05-05339°39'N / 95°34'W39°51'N / 95°31'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Brown
42.82005-06-04239°46'N / 95°32'W39°47'N / 95°27'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00400K0Brown
 Brief Description: Three farmsteads or businesses sustained damage with a total of 15 buildings damaged or destroyed. Several cars were rolled and a combine was moved a considerable distance. A salvage yard was near one of the houses damaged by the tornado. A hubcap from the salvage yard had become airborne and was impaled in the sheet rock in the living room of the house.
43.11956-04-02338°50'N / 95°53'W38°58'N / 95°57'W9.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
43.61962-05-31239°42'N / 95°36'W39°48'N / 95°36'W6.90 Miles13 Yards000K0Brown
43.81973-05-07239°18'N / 94°24'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Clay
44.21957-05-20538°27'N / 95°30'W38°40'N / 95°04'W27.70 Miles440 Yards3112.5M0Franklin
44.21973-06-16239°46'N / 94°50'W6.00 Miles33 Yards0142.5M0Buchanan
44.31978-05-11238°37'N / 94°59'W38°36'N / 94°46'W11.50 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Miami
44.81964-04-22238°33'N / 95°17'W013K0Franklin
45.02003-05-08338°35'N / 95°45'W38°42'N / 95°33'W25.00 Miles800 Yards001.5M0Osage
 Brief Description: A second tornado touched down in Osage county about 13 miles southwest of Lyndon and moved northeast for 25 miles before dissipating 6 miles south of Overbrook. The tornado was a half mile wide in places and did considerable damage to farm buildings, machinery, and fences along its path.
45.42003-05-04239°15'N / 94°26'W39°18'N / 94°18'W8.50 Miles300 Yards0060.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: Tornado reported on the ground near Missouri Route 291, south of Missouri Route 152, it produced spotty damage northeast to downtown Liberty. Substantial damage was noted near the square in Libery, and to William Jewel College. The tornado tracked east along Missouri Route H into rural portions of Clay county before dissipating. Maximum intensity damage noted in the area was F2, based on surveys and input from local emergency management. A dry line moved into eastern Kansas on the afternoon of May 4th. Severe thunderstorms quickly erupted in the mid afternoon hours and marched east northeast into Missouri. Several of the severe thunderstorms became tornadic. A supercell thunderstorm produced 4 seperate tornadoes over the northland of Kansas City. The strongest tornadoes reached F4 in intensity and moved over southern portions of Platte and Clay counties. In Platte county 14 buildings were destroyed, 43 suffered major damage and 149 had minor damage. There were no fatalities or injuries and total damage was estimated at $33.95 million dollars. In Clay county total damages were estimated at $91 million dollars. Several hundred homes were either destroyed or had major or minor damage. No fatalities were observed but there were 19 injuries. This was the most significant tornado outbeak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, since the Pleasant Hill Missouri outbreak in 1977.
45.61969-07-26239°47'N / 94°49'W0.10 Mile20 Yards00250K0Buchanan
45.71960-04-16338°29'N / 95°17'W38°35'N / 95°10'W9.20 Miles77 Yards0025K0Franklin
46.32008-06-11239°30'N / 96°02'W39°34'N / 95°53'W9.00 Miles300 Yards100K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the second segment of a tornado that initially touched down in Pottawatomie County and then continued northeast into Jackson County before continuing northeast and dissipating in Nemaha County. This is segment 2 of 3. Upon entering Jackson County the tornado did EF1 and EF0 damage primarily to outbuildings, power poles and large trees. As the tornado continued northeast, it moved south of Soldier causing extensive damage to two farmsteads. One residence was blown off of its foundation while another sustained extensive damage to its external walls and roof. All surrounding outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast, striking a mobile home just south of the Nemaha County border. The mobile home was destroyed, and the occupant sustained fatal injuries. The tornado then continued northeast into Nemaha County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
47.11959-05-04239°55'N / 95°49'W39°35'N / 95°38'W24.90 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Jackson
47.41993-05-06239°42'N / 95°44'W39°49'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00500K50KBrown
 Brief Description: The tornado began near Highway 75 about eight miles south of Fairview and moved northnortheast damaging about half dozen farmsteads before dissipating southeast of Fairview. The tornado was not on the ground continuously along its path. Debris from the tornado was reported in the sky west of Hiawatha.
47.51979-04-11239°15'N / 94°26'W39°27'N / 94°15'W16.80 Miles100 Yards09250K0Clay
47.81957-05-20338°30'N / 95°26'W38°32'N / 95°20'W5.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
48.11959-05-18339°49'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brown
48.21974-06-08438°42'N / 95°58'W38°52'N / 95°54'W11.90 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Osage
48.71965-09-20238°54'N / 94°23'W1.50 Miles30 Yards00250K0Jackson
49.01968-05-15338°38'N / 94°39'W38°40'N / 94°36'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Miami
49.11977-05-04439°13'N / 94°18'W39°14'N / 94°17'W003K0Jackson
49.41973-04-19239°53'N / 95°28'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Brown
49.61968-05-15338°40'N / 94°37'W38°38'N / 94°36'W000K0Cass
49.72008-06-11239°27'N / 96°06'W39°30'N / 96°02'W5.00 Miles200 Yards100K0KPottawatomie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the first segment of an EF-2 tornado that began in Pottawatomie County, moved northeast into Jackson County and continued northeast into Nemaha County before dissipating. This is segment 1 of 3 for the tornado path. In Pottawatomie County the tornado touched down near a farmstead south of Havensville and compromised some of the external walls of a residence as well as tearing a large portion of the roof off of the residence. Extensive damage was noted to outbuildings and trees near the residence. The tornado continued northeast damaging mainly rural areas of northeastern Pottawatomie County damaging trees and power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
49.81965-05-26238°58'N / 94°21'W39°01'N / 94°17'W4.90 Miles500 Yards04250K0Jackson
49.91960-04-15338°38'N / 94°37'W38°42'N / 94°32'W6.10 Miles500 Yards0025K0Cass


* 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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