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Mcpherson County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #85

Mcpherson County
0.00
Nebraska
0.04
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

Mcpherson County
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #85

Mcpherson County
0.00
Nebraska
205.07
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 7,635 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mcpherson County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:168Hail:5,483Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:24
Thunderstorm Winds:1,727Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:0
Other:183 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mcpherson County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mcpherson County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mcpherson County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
28.71972-07-27341°12'N / 101°00'W41°10'N / 101°00'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lincoln
28.81965-05-24241°29'N / 100°30'W41°59'N / 100°34'W34.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Logan
28.91990-05-18241°02'N / 100°56'W41°20'N / 101°01'W20.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Lincoln
32.21989-06-25341°10'N / 100°47'W41°15'N / 100°39'W8.00 Miles123 Yards022.5M0Lincoln
37.31956-10-29440°42'N / 101°13'W41°30'N / 100°20'W71.80 Miles440 Yards02250K0Lincoln
39.41975-06-18341°23'N / 100°19'W41°28'N / 100°21'W5.40 Miles33 Yards13250K0Logan
39.51999-06-04242°01'N / 100°36'W42°05'N / 100°35'W4.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Thomas
 Brief Description: The tornado, observed by numerous storm chasers, including the VORTEX team, and the general public, touched down in Thomas County 3 miles north northwest of Thedford and was on the ground for 15 miles before lifting in southeast Cherry County 6 miles east southeast of Brownlee. The path was over rangeland destroying 9 windmills, several miles of fences and nemerous trees. This was the most significant of 6 tornadoes produced by the same supercell thunderstorm.
40.41970-06-25241°12'N / 101°38'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Keith
41.11981-08-24241°28'N / 100°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Logan
42.21986-08-06241°56'N / 100°21'W41°59'N / 100°27'W10.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Thomas
43.01975-06-18441°21'N / 100°13'W41°34'N / 100°17'W15.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
45.31967-06-14240°59'N / 100°45'W7.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
47.51977-05-18242°10'N / 101°33'W42°19'N / 101°13'W19.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cherry
48.81986-08-06242°03'N / 100°12'W41°56'N / 100°21'W9.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Blaine
48.81999-06-04242°05'N / 100°30'W42°15'N / 100°30'W19.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Cherry
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Thomas county tornado that initially touched down 3 miles north north west of Thedford and traveled into Cherry county.
48.81983-07-15241°18'N / 101°55'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Keith
49.51975-06-18341°04'N / 100°10'W41°23'N / 100°19'W23.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer


* 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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