# McPherson Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

#### Earthquake Index, #666

McPherson Area | 0.01 |

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, #129

McPherson Area | 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, #126

McPherson Area | 256.77 |

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 19,042 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of McPherson Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count | Type | Count |

Avalanche: | 0 | Blizzard: | 25 | Cold: | 37 | Dense Fog: | 12 | Drought: | 15 |

Dust Storm: | 0 | Flood: | 892 | Hail: | 10,836 | Heat: | 41 | Heavy Snow: | 94 |

High Surf: | 0 | Hurricane: | 0 | Ice Storm: | 44 | Landslide: | 0 | Strong Wind: | 145 |

Thunderstorm Winds: | 6,282 | Tropical Storm: | 0 | Wildfire: | 1 | Winter Storm: | 157 | Winter Weather: | 82 |

Other: | 379 |

### Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near McPherson Area.

### Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near McPherson Area.

### Historical Tornado Events

A total of 83 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near McPherson Area.

Distance (miles) | Date | Magnitude | Start Lat/Log | End Lat/Log | Length | Width | Fatalities | Injuries | Property Damage | Crop Damage | Affected County |

2.7 | 1992-06-15 | 4 | 38°22'N / 97°40'W | 38°27'N / 97°32'W | 6.00 Miles | 73 Yards | 0 | 10 | 25.0M | 0 | Mcpherson |

3.6 | 1960-11-27 | 2 | 38°23'N / 97°35'W | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Mcpherson | |||

5.1 | 1955-04-27 | 2 | 38°23'N / 97°37'W | 38°29'N / 97°31'W | 8.70 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Mcpherson |

7.2 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°31'N / 97°54'W | 38°29'N / 97°22'W | 30.00 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Mcpherson |

7.4 | 1950-06-08 | 4 | 38°20'N / 97°55'W | 38°20'N / 97°36'W | 17.10 Miles | 700 Yards | 1 | 5 | 250K | 0 | Mcpherson |

11.8 | 1964-04-22 | 2 | 38°17'N / 97°29'W | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Mcpherson | |||

12.1 | 1974-05-13 | 2 | 38°09'N / 97°42'W | 38°22'N / 97°19'W | 25.60 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Mcpherson |

13.2 | 1973-09-25 | 2 | 38°32'N / 97°49'W | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Mcpherson | |||

13.9 | 1990-03-13 | 3 | 38°10'N / 97°40'W | 38°14'N / 97°31'W | 10.00 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Mcpherson |

14.5 | 1973-09-25 | 3 | 38°21'N / 98°01'W | 38°37'N / 97°46'W | 22.70 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25.0M | 0 | Rice |

15.6 | 1950-06-08 | 4 | 38°20'N / 97°56'W | 38°20'N / 97°55'W | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Rice | ||

16.1 | 1992-06-15 | 2 | 38°33'N / 97°30'W | 38°33'N / 97°21'W | 7.00 Miles | 73 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Mcpherson |

16.8 | 1971-06-13 | 2 | 38°10'N / 97°45'W | 0.50 Mile | 300 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Mcpherson | |

17.1 | 1990-03-13 | 3 | 38°08'N / 97°42'W | 38°10'N / 97°40'W | 3.00 Miles | 17 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Harvey |

17.9 | 1990-03-13 | 3 | 38°09'N / 97°44'W | 38°08'N / 97°42'W | 5.00 Miles | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Reno |

18.7 | 1974-05-13 | 2 | 38°09'N / 97°49'W | 38°10'N / 97°09'W | 36.20 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 2 | 0K | 0 | Harvey |

19.9 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 38°09'N / 97°26'W | 38°11'N / 97°25'W | 2.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25.0M | 0 | Harvey |

20.0 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 38°11'N / 97°25'W | 38°13'N / 97°20'W | 4.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25.0M | 0 | Mcpherson |

21.2 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 38°10'N / 97°23'W | 38°11'N / 97°22'W | 1.00 Mile | 1320 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25.0M | 0 | Mcpherson |

21.2 | 1974-05-13 | 2 | 38°06'N / 97°51'W | 38°09'N / 97°49'W | 3.60 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Reno |

22.2 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 38°13'N / 97°20'W | 38°25'N / 97°10'W | 16.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 1 | 0 | 25.0M | 0 | Marion |

22.7 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°30'N / 98°11'W | 38°31'N / 97°54'W | 12.00 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Ellsworth |

24.5 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 37°56'N / 97°43'W | 38°10'N / 97°23'W | 26.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 1 | 59 | 25.0M | 0 | Harvey |

25.1 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°29'N / 97°22'W | 38°30'N / 97°02'W | 18.00 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Marion |

25.1 | 1955-04-27 | 2 | 38°02'N / 97°41'W | 2.00 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Harvey | |

26.4 | 1962-05-24 | 3 | 38°02'N / 97°40'W | 38°00'N / 97°31'W | 8.40 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Harvey |

27.1 | 1974-05-13 | 2 | 37°57'N / 98°04'W | 38°09'N / 97°42'W | 24.20 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 2 | 2.5M | 0 | Reno |

27.4 | 1973-09-25 | 3 | 38°37'N / 97°46'W | 38°58'N / 97°28'W | 29.00 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 6 | 25.0M | 0 | Saline |

28.2 | 1971-05-31 | 2 | 38°12'N / 97°15'W | 38°12'N / 97°08'W | 6.20 Miles | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Marion |

28.3 | 1962-05-24 | 3 | 38°00'N / 97°31'W | 38°03'N / 97°20'W | 10.40 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Reno |

28.6 | 2008-06-11 | 3 | 38°45'N / 97°40'W | 38°51'N / 97°24'W | 16.00 Miles | 225 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.6M | 0K | Saline |

Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Widespread damage was noted to several homes, businesses, and trees along the tornadoes path. One cabinet making business had a 10000 square foot section of roof removed, with a total of 20000 square feet of damage to the structure as a sprinkler main broke pouring water onto the factory floor. Several homes sustained damage due to garage doors collapsing in the wind and ultimately lifting the roofs off of the homes. One home sustained slightly more damage than the rest, as two exterior walls were also blown out. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms erupted along a strong cold front across Central Kansas. The supercell storms produced destructive hail and damaging winds, along with tornadoes across Central, Kansas. A few strong tornadoes touched down just south of Salina, Kansas. The supercells would continue to track to the northeast and eventually produce the tornadoes that would hit Chapman, Kansas and Manhattan, Kansas. | |||||||||||

28.8 | 1954-05-01 | 2 | 38°05'N / 98°00'W | 0.30 Mile | 300 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Reno | |

29.0 | 1954-08-05 | 2 | 38°03'N / 97°57'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Reno | |||

29.1 | 1969-06-21 | 3 | 38°49'N / 97°38'W | 2.00 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 60 | 25.0M | 0 | Saline | |

29.3 | 1961-07-13 | 2 | 38°02'N / 97°22'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Harvey | |||

29.8 | 1962-05-24 | 2 | 38°09'N / 98°06'W | 0 | 2 | 0K | 0 | Reno | |||

29.9 | 1963-07-12 | 2 | 38°03'N / 97°19'W | 0 | 1 | 0K | 0 | Harvey | |||

30.1 | 1991-03-26 | 4 | 37°58'N / 98°03'W | 38°09'N / 97°57'W | 13.00 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 5 | 25.0M | 0 | Reno |

30.3 | 1959-05-17 | 2 | 38°04'N / 98°01'W | 2.00 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Harper | |

30.3 | 1970-03-02 | 2 | 38°03'N / 97°16'W | 38°10'N / 97°11'W | 9.10 Miles | 360 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Harvey |

30.6 | 1965-05-13 | 3 | 37°55'N / 97°29'W | 38°01'N / 97°32'W | 7.20 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Harvey |

30.8 | 1956-07-21 | 2 | 38°01'N / 97°21'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Harvey | |||

31.0 | 1970-03-02 | 2 | 38°10'N / 97°11'W | 38°22'N / 97°01'W | 16.40 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Ellsworth |

31.4 | 1962-06-24 | 2 | 38°51'N / 97°37'W | 0.50 Mile | 27 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Saline | |

34.2 | 1972-04-30 | 2 | 38°35'N / 98°14'W | 1.00 Mile | 30 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Ellsworth | |

35.0 | 1990-03-13 | 2 | 38°28'N / 97°05'W | 38°36'N / 96°58'W | 10.00 Miles | 220 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Marion |

35.4 | 1960-04-13 | 2 | 38°54'N / 97°32'W | 1.00 Mile | 150 Yards | 0 | 0 | 3K | 0 | Saline | |

35.9 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°32'N / 98°25'W | 38°38'N / 98°07'W | 16.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Ellsworth |

36.0 | 1974-05-13 | 2 | 38°10'N / 97°09'W | 38°12'N / 96°56'W | 11.90 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Marion |

36.0 | 1954-08-05 | 2 | 38°10'N / 97°07'W | 38°23'N / 96°53'W | 19.60 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Marion |

37.0 | 1950-07-01 | 2 | 38°42'N / 97°05'W | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Dickinson | |||

37.3 | 1965-06-04 | 3 | 37°50'N / 97°50'W | 37°54'N / 97°44'W | 6.90 Miles | 880 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Reno |

37.6 | 1962-05-24 | 3 | 38°03'N / 98°11'W | 0 | 2 | 0K | 0 | Reno | |||

38.6 | 1953-06-19 | 2 | 38°36'N / 97°04'W | 38°36'N / 96°54'W | 8.80 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Marion |

39.4 | 1952-08-14 | 2 | 38°41'N / 97°01'W | 1.50 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Dickinson | |

39.5 | 1990-03-13 | 5 | 37°46'N / 98°01'W | 37°56'N / 97°43'W | 21.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25.0M | 0 | Reno |

39.8 | 1971-06-09 | 2 | 38°28'N / 98°24'W | 38°30'N / 98°21'W | 3.60 Miles | 440 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Rice |

40.0 | 1955-06-04 | 3 | 38°15'N / 98°25'W | 38°17'N / 98°19'W | 5.90 Miles | 200 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Rice |

40.1 | 1956-07-01 | 2 | 37°49'N / 97°36'W | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Sedgwick | |||

41.2 | 1954-09-09 | 2 | 37°49'N / 97°28'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Sedgwick | |||

42.3 | 1972-04-30 | 3 | 38°55'N / 97°14'W | 1.50 Miles | 300 Yards | 0 | 6 | 250K | 0 | Dickinson | |

43.2 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°29'N / 98°27'W | 38°32'N / 98°25'W | 6.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Rice |

43.8 | 1990-06-07 | 2 | 37°47'N / 97°57'W | 37°52'N / 98°03'W | 7.00 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 0 | 2.5M | 0 | Reno |

44.3 | 1954-04-25 | 2 | 38°37'N / 98°25'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Ellsworth | |||

44.4 | 1956-04-02 | 3 | 38°31'N / 98°28'W | 38°36'N / 98°25'W | 6.10 Miles | 350 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Rice |

44.6 | 1965-09-20 | 2 | 37°37'N / 97°16'W | 38°12'N / 96°57'W | 43.80 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Sedgwick |

45.2 | 1973-09-25 | 3 | 38°58'N / 97°28'W | 39°05'N / 97°22'W | 9.40 Miles | 100 Yards | 1 | 2 | 25.0M | 0 | Ottawa |

45.2 | 1964-06-21 | 3 | 38°57'N / 97°22'W | 39°02'N / 97°14'W | 8.90 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Dickinson |

45.6 | 1964-04-22 | 3 | 38°16'N / 98°38'W | 38°42'N / 98°20'W | 34.00 Miles | 880 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Barton |

45.7 | 1964-06-21 | 2 | 38°57'N / 97°11'W | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Dickinson | |||

46.0 | 1973-05-26 | 3 | 37°43'N / 97°36'W | 37°45'N / 97°32'W | 4.30 Miles | 400 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Sedgwick |

46.2 | 1960-04-28 | 3 | 37°42'N / 97°35'W | 37°46'N / 97°29'W | 7.10 Miles | 440 Yards | 0 | 6 | 25K | 0 | Sedgwick |

46.4 | 1990-05-24 | 3 | 38°27'N / 98°33'W | 38°29'N / 98°27'W | 4.00 Miles | 1320 Yards | 0 | 4 | 250K | 0 | Barton |

46.4 | 1956-04-02 | 3 | 38°31'N / 98°31'W | 38°31'N / 98°28'W | 2.30 Miles | 350 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Barton |

46.5 | 1950-05-18 | 3 | 38°07'N / 96°49'W | 38°20'N / 96°49'W | 14.90 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 2 | 250K | 0 | Chase |

46.7 | 1958-06-11 | 2 | 37°46'N / 97°20'W | 0 | 6 | 250K | 0 | Sedgwick | |||

47.5 | 1959-12-26 | 2 | 39°02'N / 97°19'W | 2.00 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 0K | 0 | Dickinson | |

47.9 | 1956-04-02 | 3 | 38°32'N / 98°33'W | 38°35'N / 98°28'W | 5.40 Miles | 33 Yards | 0 | 0 | 25K | 0 | Ellsworth |

48.3 | 1991-03-26 | 3 | 37°48'N / 98°29'W | 38°07'N / 98°12'W | 25.00 Miles | 220 Yards | 0 | 1 | 250K | 0 | Reno |

48.4 | 1956-04-02 | 3 | 38°21'N / 98°34'W | 38°31'N / 98°31'W | 11.70 Miles | 350 Yards | 0 | 1 | 25K | 0 | Barton |

48.6 | 1964-06-10 | 2 | 38°31'N / 98°32'W | 0.50 Mile | 150 Yards | 0 | 0 | 250K | 0 | Barton | |

49.2 | 1953-06-21 | 2 | 37°45'N / 97°16'W | 0 | 3 | 0K | 0 | Sedgwick | |||

49.8 | 1965-05-13 | 3 | 37°29'N / 97°20'W | 37°55'N / 97°29'W | 31.00 Miles | 100 Yards | 0 | 10 | 250K | 0 | Sedgwick |

* 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.