Mills, NE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Mills is about the same as Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Mills is much lower than Nebraska average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #305
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
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, #544
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 1,719 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mills, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||36||Hail:||1,159||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||23|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||2||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||18|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||401||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||12||Winter Weather:||21|
No volcano is found in or near Mills, NE.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Mills, NE.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 37 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mills, NE.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|5.3||1962-05-14||3||42°53'N / 99°55'W||43°00'N / 99°02'W||45.30 Miles||1760 Yards||0||8||250K||0||Boyd|
|13.2||1965-05-08||2||42°21'N / 99°29'W||43°00'N / 99°29'W||44.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Rock|
|14.7||1963-06-08||2||42°50'N / 99°45'W||0.30 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Keya Paha|
|14.8||1992-05-15||2||42°45'N / 99°13'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Holt|
|19.8||2009-06-24||2||42°38'N / 99°19'W||42°35'N / 99°16'W||5.00 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||200K||15K||Rock|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down north of Newport and overturned 2 center pivot irrigation systems, moved a 5000 bushel gran bin approximately 75 yards, snapped a large electrical transmission line pole, snapped a smaller wooden power pole, broke off numerous tree limbs, damaged the roof of an outbuilding, and picked up and spun around an empty grain truck traveling on Highway 20. The truck was heading west and was picked up and deposited in the south ditch. A storm chaser on Highway 20 also witnessed the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell dropped south out of South Dakota and into north central Nebraska late in the evening. The supercell produced strong winds...large hail...and 2 brief tornadoes.|
|19.8||2010-05-22||2||42°56'N / 99°55'W||42°59'N / 99°45'W||9.00 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||120K||0K||Keya Paha|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 930 PM CDT, a tornado touched down approximately 12 miles northwest of Springview and traveled northeast for 20 minutes before lifting 11 miles north of Springview. The tornado did extensive tree damage when it touched down, then moved northeast and struck two farmsteads. At the first farmstead, a loafing shed and stock trailer were destroyed, extensive tree and fence damage occurred, and a roof was torn off an old hog building. The most extensive damage occurred north of the farmstead where six rural electric association poles where broken. The tornado continued to move northeast and destroy a windmill. Then a second farmstead was hit with the tornado destroying a 40 by 60 feet quonset building before the tornado lifted at 950 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along a semi-stationary front that stretched north to south across the Central Plains. By late evening, the front extended south near Highway 83 in northeast Cherry County. The storms rapidly intensified moving northeastward and produced large hail up to 1.25 inches and two tornadoes.|
|21.8||1965-05-08||3||43°10'N / 99°20'W||1.50 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Gregory|
|22.3||2002-08-09||2||43°07'N / 99°12'W||43°07'N / 99°10'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||1.0M||0||Gregory|
|Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a church, a county highway shop, several garages, several small sheds, a mobile home, a camper, and a ten thousand bushel silo. The church was ripped from its foundation, with debris and contents blown over a wide area. Tree damage includes uprooted trees, and power lines were blown down. A resulting power outage lasted for several hours. Windows in many homes and some businesses were broken. The Herrick Honey House was severely damaged, and a honey truck was tipped over. Holes were punched in the walls of some houses by flying debris.|
|23.0||1954-08-01||2||43°16'N / 99°28'W||43°07'N / 99°16'W||14.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||0K||0||Gregory|
|23.3||1962-05-15||3||43°12'N / 99°24'W||0||0||0K||0||Gregory|
|25.3||1992-05-15||2||42°49'N / 98°58'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Holt|
|25.4||1966-06-04||2||43°14'N / 99°26'W||1.00 Mile||800 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Gregory|
|25.6||1971-10-18||2||43°13'N / 99°32'W||43°15'N / 99°32'W||2.30 Miles||367 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Turner|
|26.5||1979-07-07||2||42°33'N / 99°47'W||42°32'N / 99°42'W||3.30 Miles||300 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Brown|
|26.5||1965-05-08||5||43°00'N / 99°43'W||43°26'N / 99°38'W||30.10 Miles||1760 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Tripp|
|26.5||1965-05-08||2||42°33'N / 99°50'W||42°37'N / 99°48'W||4.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Brown|
|27.4||1979-07-07||2||42°32'N / 99°42'W||42°27'N / 99°35'W||7.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Rock|
|27.7||1962-05-14||3||43°00'N / 99°02'W||43°06'N / 98°55'W||8.50 Miles||1760 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Charles Mix|
|28.3||1992-05-15||2||42°44'N / 98°56'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Holt|
|29.2||1965-05-08||2||43°11'N / 99°50'W||43°13'N / 99°48'W||0||0||0K||0||Tripp|
|29.4||1962-05-16||3||43°04'N / 98°57'W||0||2||0K||0||Charles Mix|
|30.4||2008-06-05||2||42°25'N / 99°13'W||42°33'N / 99°07'W||10.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||150K||15K||Holt|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado touched down just north-northeast of Rose in Rock County and entered Holt County approximately 13 miles south-southwest of Stuart and continued for another 10 miles before dissipating 3 miles south-southeast of Stuart. In Holt County, the multiple vortex tornado broke off power poles, destroyed outbuildings, overturned several center pivot irrigation systems, snapped and uprooted numerous large trees, damaged roofs, and moved vehicles. The tornado maintained the EF2 rating in both Rock and Holt Counties. The average path width in Holt County was 30 yards with the maximum width of 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.|
|31.7||1957-04-18||2||43°15'N / 99°44'W||43°19'N / 99°43'W||3.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Tripp|
|32.4||1965-05-08||2||42°34'N / 100°02'W||42°42'N / 100°00'W||9.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Brown|
|33.3||1998-10-28||2||42°32'N / 98°58'W||42°34'N / 98°58'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||50K||0||Holt|
|Brief Description: Tornado touched down on the northeast edge of Atkinson and remained on the ground for nearly 1 mile. The tornado destroyed a pole barn. It also carried a metal shed 100 yards and damaged trees and feed bunks. The tornado touched down two more times, once 1 mile north of Atkinson, just east of Highway 11, and again 2 miles north of Atkinson, just west of Highway 11, doing minor tree damage.|
|34.3||1956-06-05||2||42°56'N / 100°08'W||0||0||0K||0||Keya Paha|
|37.5||1957-06-30||2||43°22'N / 99°45'W||0||0||25K||0||Tripp|
|38.9||1965-05-08||3||42°06'N / 99°06'W||42°44'N / 98°54'W||44.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Holt|
|39.0||2008-06-05||2||42°12'N / 99°27'W||42°25'N / 99°13'W||20.00 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||50K||10K||Rock|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multiple vortex tornado formed near Rose and tracked northeast for about 20 miles before exiting Rock County about 13 miles south-southeast of Newport at 1500 CST. In Rock County, the tornado broke power poles, shifted a house off its foundation a few inches, destroyed outbuildings, overturned a couple of center pivot irrigation systems, and snapped trees. The tornado maintained the EF2 intensity through Rock and Holt County. The average path width in Rock County was 30 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.|
|39.3||2010-05-22||2||43°22'N / 99°52'W||43°22'N / 99°48'W||3.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||80K||0K||Tripp|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked along East 3rd Street in Winner, blowing down carports, trees, and tractor-trailers. A large barn was destroyed east of Winner; the curved roof was blown off in one piece and tossed across a corral. Another machine shed was blown apart. Based on the extent of the damage, wind speeds were estimated around 75 mph through town with peak winds 95 to 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Large hail and strong wind gusts accompanied a severe thunderstorm over southern Todd and Tripp Counties. A tornado crossed the town of Winner, causing minor damage in town and destroying two barns east of town.|
|41.4||1962-05-21||3||42°52'N / 98°43'W||43°00'N / 98°35'W||11.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Boyd|
|41.7||1992-05-15||2||42°46'N / 98°39'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Holt|
|44.5||1996-06-19||2||42°31'N / 98°46'W||42°29'N / 98°43'W||3.00 Miles||350 Yards||0||0||1.0M||0||Holt|
|Brief Description: TORNADO ON THE GROUND FOR 3 MILES. THREE FARMSTEADS HEAVILY DAMAGED. THREE HEAD OF LIVESTOCK KILLED. HEAVY DAMAGE TO LARGE POWER TRANSMISSION LINE. CENTER PIVOT IRRIGAION SYSTEM DESTROYED.|
|45.4||1962-05-21||3||43°00'N / 98°35'W||43°00'N / 98°35'W||0||0||0K||0||Charles Mix|
|45.8||1962-05-29||4||42°41'N / 98°27'W||43°00'N / 98°40'W||24.20 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Holt|
|49.6||1968-06-20||2||43°23'N / 99°26'W||43°44'N / 98°58'W||33.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Gregory|
|49.6||1971-06-04||2||43°23'N / 98°51'W||43°26'N / 98°47'W||4.30 Miles||137 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Charles Mix|
* 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.