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Nevada, MO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Nevada is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Nevada is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #1179

Nevada, MO
0.00
Missouri
0.70
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

Nevada, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #626

Nevada, MO
200.00
Missouri
214.01
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 3,537 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Nevada, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:38Dense Fog:39Drought:38
Dust Storm:0Flood:555Hail:1,399Heat:63Heavy Snow:35
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:27Landslide:0Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:1,126Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:82Winter Weather:25
Other:60 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Nevada, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Nevada, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Nevada, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61995-05-17337°50'N / 94°28'W37°53'N / 94°11'W14.00 Miles400 Yards097.0M0Vernon
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed homes and buildings to the west of Nevada, then heavily damaged brick buildings within the city. The tornado weakened as it tracked east northeast towards Dederick, but was still strong enough to uproot trees and destroy outbuildings. Witnesses reported extremely heavy rain with the tornadoes passage. The 3M industrial plant on the east side of Nevada recorded an 107 mph wind with the event.
3.51958-11-17337°48'N / 94°25'W37°59'N / 94°14'W16.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Vernon
8.71958-11-17337°43'N / 94°31'W37°48'N / 94°25'W7.90 Miles400 Yards01250K0Vernon
10.81958-05-31237°57'N / 94°32'W37°59'N / 94°25'W6.40 Miles367 Yards00250K0Vernon
12.21982-03-15337°38'N / 94°22'W37°47'N / 94°03'W17.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Vernon
12.21958-11-17337°59'N / 94°14'W38°00'N / 94°13'W00250K0Vernon
15.31958-11-17337°39'N / 94°34'W37°43'N / 94°31'W5.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Vernon
17.12003-05-04337°34'N / 94°31'W37°38'N / 94°06'W23.00 Miles880 Yards005.0M1.0MBarton
 Brief Description: An F-4 tornado tracked over the Kansas-Missouri state line and into west central Barton County. The tornado destroyed several farm houses and outbuildings prior to dissipating one mile north of Liberal. Ten injuries and one fatality can be accounted for from this large tornado. Rex Smith age 88, was in his frame house two miles west of Liberal when the tornado approached. He was deceased from flying debris. While this tornado was dissipating, a second tornado had formed one mile east of Liberal. This feature then tracked 23 miles through mainly rural farm land of central and northeast Barton County, and eventually through Cedar, Polk, Hickory, and Dallas counties. Altogether there were approximately 50 homes and outbuildings that were destroyed from the twisters.
18.41958-11-17337°38'N / 94°34'W37°39'N / 94°34'W1.10 Miles400 Yards00250K0Barton
19.11963-04-03237°50'N / 94°42'W0.30 Mile77 Yards003K0Bourbon
19.31982-03-15337°33'N / 94°38'W37°38'N / 94°22'W14.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Barton
20.91982-03-15337°47'N / 94°03'W37°54'N / 93°53'W14.00 Miles500 Yards1025.0M0Cedar
21.01958-09-16237°48'N / 93°59'W37°50'N / 93°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Cedar
21.02006-03-12237°45'N / 94°06'W37°52'N / 93°50'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15800K0Cedar
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Vernon County tornado. The tornado increased in intensity as it tracked across Cedar County. 47 structures were damaged and 26 were destroyed including homes and businesses. Five injuries and one fatality resulted. A 77 year old man died six days later in the hospital from blunt trauma injuries he sustained from flying debris. He apparently was attempting to move into his basement as the tornado struck his frame home near Virgil City. The tornado exited Cedar County east of Cedar Springs and continued into St. Clair County. M77PH
22.32003-05-04437°34'N / 94°37'W37°35'N / 94°32'W6.00 Miles880 Yards11013.0M1.0MBarton
 Brief Description: M88PH An F-4 tornado tracked over the Kansas-Missouri state line and into west central Barton County. The tornado destroyed several farm houses and outbuildings prior to dissipating one mile north of Liberal. Ten injuries and one fatality can be accounted for from this large tornado. Rex Smith age 88, was in his frame house two miles west of Liberal when the tornado approached. He was deceased from flying debris. While this tornado was dissipating, a second tornado had formed one mile east of Liberal. This feature then tracked 23 miles through mainly rural farm land of central and northeast Barton County, and eventually through Cedar, Polk, Hickory, and Dallas counties. Altogether there were approximately 50 homes and outbuildings that were destroyed from the twisters.
25.11999-05-04337°59'N / 93°56'W38°01'N / 93°56'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0150K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado downed trees just north of Highway 82 near the intersection of OO Highway. The tornado skipped across an open field and increased in intensity just before striking and completely destroying a modular home, spreading debris nearly a mile away. One person in the home was injured.
25.81970-05-09238°08'N / 94°39'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Linn
25.91961-03-12237°55'N / 94°49'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bourbon
26.61966-05-11237°28'N / 94°17'W37°28'N / 94°14'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Barton
27.41964-03-14238°04'N / 94°46'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Linn
28.01958-11-17237°31'N / 94°39'W000K0Crawford
29.01982-03-15337°32'N / 94°48'W37°33'N / 94°38'W10.00 Miles600 Yards1825.0M0Crawford
29.02003-05-04337°37'N / 94°05'W37°45'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards33740.0M3.0MCedar
 Brief Description: A large tornado laid out a path of destruction across the entire county. During this time, it took a path through the center of Stockton, which is the most populated community in the county. 350 homes, businesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 650 received major damage. 37 local residents sustained injuries as three individuals lost their lives. The tornado continued on the ground into northern Polk County. Rob Hewitt age 40, was taking cover in his frame home while the tornado completely destroyed the structure. He was deceased from flying debris. Mark Wilcox age 34, was leaving his home to help a neighbor when the tornado approached. He was caught outdoors and deceased from flying debris. John Cassell age 86, was handicapped and refused to take cover in his basement prior to the tornado occurrence. He was then deceased upon the passage of the tornado. His wife who took cover in the basement survived the event. M40PH, M34OU, M86PH
29.82004-05-26237°58'N / 93°57'W37°58'N / 93°42'W12.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado touched down seven miles west of Roscoe...eventually tracking through the middle of this small community. Numerous homes and building were heavily damaged or destroyed. Minutes later the tornado dissipated south of Osceola. One injury occurred from flying debris.
30.21983-03-26337°26'N / 94°42'W37°33'N / 94°39'W7.00 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Crawford
30.91973-04-20237°58'N / 93°51'W38°02'N / 93°47'W5.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0St. Clair
32.11982-03-15337°54'N / 93°52'W38°03'N / 93°42'W15.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0St. Clair
33.12000-04-19237°41'N / 94°56'W37°42'N / 94°55'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Bourbon
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado crossed the Bourbon and Crawford County line 4 miles southwest of Hiattville and lifted about 2 miles southwest of Hiattville. The path was intermittent and stayed over rural areas.
33.72006-03-12238°15'N / 94°20'W38°24'N / 94°09'W10.00 Miles450 Yards005K0Bates
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at 1952 CST just on the north side of Butler...and then proceeded northeast over rural country...before crossing over into Cass county 2 miles north of Ballard at 2005 CST. Damage was limited to trees...power lines...and one barn.
33.91963-05-26237°24'N / 94°46'W37°31'N / 94°42'W8.70 Miles27 Yards0025K0Crawford
34.81957-12-19237°22'N / 94°04'W37°27'N / 94°00'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dade
35.01962-06-02237°27'N / 94°45'W003K0Crawford
35.41956-12-04238°20'N / 94°14'W38°21'N / 94°09'W4.50 Miles200 Yards0225K0Bates
35.51961-04-25237°20'N / 94°22'W37°20'N / 94°12'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Jasper
35.51955-05-11237°27'N / 94°46'W0025K0Crawford
35.61961-03-26237°30'N / 94°50'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Crawford
35.61973-04-20337°34'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cedar
36.22007-02-28438°07'N / 95°04'W38°15'N / 94°39'W24.00 Miles800 Yards00400K0KLinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: EF4 tornado crossed from Anderson county into Linn county in Kansas at 7:30 PM CST, 4 miles northwest of Blue Mound. The tornado moved east-northeast over mainly rural areas of the county. A home, several farm buildings, and garage were completely destroyed. Other buildings received minor to moderate damage. There were no injuries or deaths with this tornado. The tornado also downed trees and power lines. The tornado lifted 6 miles north-northeast of Pleasanton at 8:10 PM CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system lifted northeast into the region from Oklahoma, during the late afternoon and early evening hours on February 28th. The dynamics from this storm system provided the lift for rapid thunderstorm development along and north of a warm front by the early evening hours. There were numerous reports of hail with the storms, as well as some flash flooding. The most significant severe thunderstorm produced a tornado in Anderson county Kansas, which then tracked east into Linn county Kansas. The EF4 tornado took a nearly 24 mile continuous path, where it caused damage to mainly rural areas. Just north of Blue Mound a single residence, garage, and several farm buildings were completely destroyed. The tornado was historic, since it was the first time anywhere in the country that a tornado was rated as high as EF4, since switching to the new Enhanced Fujita scale February 1st, 2007.
36.61982-03-15337°20'N / 94°37'W37°21'N / 94°30'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jasper
37.31973-09-24237°57'N / 95°03'W38°02'N / 94°58'W7.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Bourbon
37.31973-09-27237°49'N / 95°02'W00250K0Bourbon
38.12003-05-04437°25'N / 95°06'W37°32'N / 94°38'W27.00 Miles880 Yards3207.2M1.0MCrawford
 Brief Description: This storm is known to have initiated the unforgettable series of events of 4 May, 2003. This classic supercell rapidly developed over Montgomery County, Kansas, eventually moving into southwestern Crawford County, Kansas where it spawned a very large and destructive tornado. This tornado laid out a path of destruction for 27 miles of farm land and small communities through Crawford County. This event also claimed three lives and injured 20 in eastern sections of the county, where the tornado had strengthened to F-4 status. The tornado continued on the ground into Barton County, Missouri. Sharon Lasbrook age 48, was deceased from being thrown out of her mobile home and into a field. Her home was completely disintegrated by the twister. George Bolte age 68, was taking cover in his manufactured home and laying over his wife to protect her from flying debris. While saving her life, he was deceased from the debris. Josephine Maghe age 87, was taking cover within her frame home as the tornado arrived. She was deceased from being struck into the ground. F48MH, M68PH, F87PH
38.21973-04-20337°23'N / 93°58'W37°27'N / 93°51'W7.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Dade
38.61973-04-20337°27'N / 93°51'W37°27'N / 93°51'W002.5M0Dade
39.31963-05-26237°27'N / 94°58'W37°27'N / 94°46'W10.90 Miles27 Yards0025K0Crawford
39.31982-03-15337°19'N / 94°39'W37°20'N / 94°38'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Crawford
39.52000-04-19237°33'N / 95°05'W37°40'N / 94°56'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Crawford
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado entered western Crawford County about 3 miles south of Walnut and moved through the northwest portion of the county. The damage path was intermittent and about 200 yards wide. The tornado stayed mainly over rural areas and uprooted trees and damaged or destroyed 3 homes and several outbuildings. The tornado exited the county just east of Hepler and moved into southern Bourbon County.
40.11984-04-27237°23'N / 94°55'W37°29'N / 94°49'W8.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Crawford
40.21956-07-20338°11'N / 95°29'W37°24'N / 94°41'W69.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Anderson
40.81982-05-20238°25'N / 94°19'W38°27'N / 94°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bates
41.31982-03-15237°24'N / 95°03'W37°29'N / 94°46'W15.00 Miles600 Yards032.5M0Crawford
41.51956-12-04238°16'N / 93°56'W38°23'N / 93°51'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Henry
41.91969-04-04238°21'N / 94°46'W38°23'N / 94°43'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Linn
42.21973-03-08237°36'N / 95°05'W37°36'N / 95°02'W2.30 Miles440 Yards00250K0Crawford
42.62003-05-08238°06'N / 95°04'W38°10'N / 95°01'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0015K0Linn
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Anderson county into Linn county 3 miles west northwest of Blue Mound and produced tree damage in rural county before dissipating. However...a cemetery was hit with many tombstones knocked over and damage to mausoleums.
43.01977-05-04338°26'N / 94°33'W38°28'N / 94°31'W2.70 Miles500 Yards000K0Bates
43.22006-03-12238°25'N / 94°08'W38°28'N / 94°05'W5.00 Miles450 Yards0075K0Cass
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Bates county into Cass county...6 miles south-southwest of Creighton at 2005 CST. It moved northeast and exited Cass county into Henry county at 2007 CST...2 miles south of Creighton. F1 damage to several structures was noted.
43.41969-04-04238°23'N / 94°43'W38°28'N / 94°36'W8.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Miami
44.11954-05-31237°30'N / 95°31'W37°50'N / 94°44'W48.60 Miles210 Yards0025K0Neosho
44.11954-05-31237°30'N / 95°31'W37°50'N / 94°44'W48.60 Miles210 Yards0025K0Neosho
45.61961-04-21238°05'N / 95°09'W38°10'N / 95°04'W7.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Anderson
45.81973-04-21237°11'N / 94°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Jasper
46.01969-04-04238°28'N / 94°36'W38°31'N / 94°30'W6.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bates
46.41973-06-04237°51'N / 95°12'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Allen
47.01961-04-25237°24'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0025K0Dade
47.22003-05-04337°10'N / 94°37'W37°12'N / 94°31'W5.00 Miles880 Yards21521.2M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Cherokee County, Kansas tornado. This feature crossed the Kansas-Missouri state line near the community of Smithfield, and then wreaked havoc through the center of Carl Junction. Around 112 homes and outbuildings were destroyed while 487 were damaged. The tornado claimed the lives of two local residents and injuring 15. Kenneth and Ethel LaNear ages 71 and 62, were taking shelter in a closet of their frame home when the tornado struck. Both were deceased from being struck into the ground and hit by flying debris. M71PH, F62PH
47.42000-04-19237°21'N / 95°03'W37°25'N / 94°56'W8.00 Miles300 Yards04300K0Crawford
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado entered the southwest corner of Crawford County west of McCune and traveled northeast over the southwest section of the county. The intermittent damage path was 300 yards wide. Although the tornado stayed over rural areas, it still managed to severely damage or destroy 5 homes and several outbuildings. Four persons were injured by flying debris. The tornado lifted about 6 miles northeast of McCune.
47.71973-03-08237°34'N / 95°14'W37°36'N / 95°05'W8.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Neosho
47.81955-05-27238°13'N / 95°08'W38°29'N / 94°46'W27.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Anderson
48.41951-07-04237°09'N / 94°28'W0.10 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jasper
48.51961-02-17237°09'N / 94°43'W37°14'N / 94°38'W7.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Cherokee
48.52003-05-08238°01'N / 95°18'W38°08'N / 95°05'W15.00 Miles800 Yards031.1M0Anderson
 Brief Description: A tornado formed 5 miles southeast of Colony and traveled a 15 mile path northeast before entering Linn county and dissipating. While in Anderson county the tornado injured 3 people, destroyed 7 homes and seriously damaged 2 others. 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.
48.51993-10-08237°09'N / 94°31'W37°09'N / 94°27'W6.00 Miles220 Yards005.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the Joplin Regional Airport and lifted near Carterville. The weather observer at the airport first reported a tornado sighting at 1651 CST. The worst damaged was in Webb City where numerous homes were damaged, one destroyed, and acres of trees were blown down. One house was lifted off its foundation, turned 60 degrees, and dropped down on the family dog killing it. Power lines were twisted off as well with other damage to trailered boats and nearby cars.
49.82006-03-12238°28'N / 94°04'W38°33'N / 93°55'W11.00 Miles450 Yards113500K0Henry
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Henry county at 2007 CST from Cass county. The tornado produced occasional F2 damage before dissipating 3 miles east southeast of Blairstown at 2025 CST. There was one fatality where a man died after the house was destroyed. M54PH
49.81982-03-15237°23'N / 95°04'W37°24'N / 95°03'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Labette


* 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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