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New Strawn, KS Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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Earthquake Index, #394

New Strawn, KS

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

New Strawn, KS

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, #549

New Strawn, KS

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 3,981 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Strawn, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:13Cold:21Dense Fog:7Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:289Hail:1,890Heat:19Heavy Snow:43
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:65
Thunderstorm Winds:1,415Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:68Winter Weather:32

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Strawn, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near New Strawn, KS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Strawn, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.51964-05-26238°16'N / 95°44'W0025K0Coffey
1.41973-11-20238°17'N / 95°45'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Coffey
10.71955-09-21238°18'N / 95°33'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Coffey
13.11954-04-10238°20'N / 95°31'W003K0Coffey
15.91956-04-02438°02'N / 95°54'W38°06'N / 95°53'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0525K0Coffey
17.71958-11-17238°30'N / 95°37'W000K0Osage
18.91954-04-26238°04'N / 95°59'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Lyon
20.01973-03-13238°14'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°06'W10.20 Miles220 Yards0025K0Lyon
20.41962-05-28238°20'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°05'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Lyon
22.51968-06-10238°06'N / 96°06'W1.50 Miles50 Yards03250K0Greenwood
23.31986-04-07238°03'N / 96°05'W37°57'N / 95°56'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Greenwood
23.51973-04-13238°11'N / 96°09'W38°19'N / 96°12'W9.60 Miles333 Yards003K0Lyon
23.71958-06-12238°11'N / 96°10'W000K0Lyon
24.21982-03-15237°58'N / 95°30'W38°02'N / 95°24'W6.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Allen
24.51986-04-07237°57'N / 95°56'W37°53'N / 95°44'W14.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Woodson
25.22003-05-08337°48'N / 95°57'W38°00'N / 95°31'W22.00 Miles350 Yards032.5M261KWoodson
 Brief Description: Damage summary: Toronto: Outbuildings destroyed. 1N Toronto: Trees & limbs downed. 1W Batesville: Large trees uprooted and sheared off, sheet metal in trees, old wood shed destroyed. 1N Batesville: Oil tank 12-15 feet high toppled (leaked profusely), power pole blown over. 2NE Batesville: House destroyed, 2 vehicles heavily damaged, pair of 2-3 foot diameter trees stripped 4 feet off ground. 3-4NE Batesville: Cattle barn & garage destroyed, windows blown out of house, large pick-up truck rolled onto side. 1N Yates Center: House & barn destroyed on Highway 75, horse trailer flipped over, large trees uprooted or snapped off at bases, broke or toppled 70 grave markers at the cemetery. 1NW Yates Center: Two-story house and 3 barns destroyed, trees completely shreaded. Yates Center: Five homes destroyed and 30 damaged. Two of the three injuries occurred at one residence with both requiring transport to a hospital. Forty-five miles of fence damaged. Stored hay contaminated by embedding of wiring and nails. Estimated crop losses: Corn: 300 acres. Wheat: 100 acres. Pasture: 1312 acres. Hay: 655 acres. Of the estimated $2.5 million damage, $1.506 million inflicted upon farming facilities. Farming facility damage breakdown: Dwellings and Service Buildings: $900,000; Structures: $6,000; Machinery & equipment: $600,000. USDA Flash Situation Report contributed greatly to this narrative. This tornado would cross just barely into extreme Northwest Allen County.
26.01956-04-02437°48'N / 95°57'W38°02'N / 95°54'W16.30 Miles880 Yards000K0Woodson
26.11957-05-20338°30'N / 95°26'W38°32'N / 95°20'W5.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
26.52003-05-08338°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.
27.11982-03-15237°47'N / 95°51'W37°58'N / 95°30'W24.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Woodson
27.41991-04-26337°51'N / 95°57'W37°57'N / 95°56'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Woodson
27.61974-04-20238°17'N / 95°14'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Anderson
27.71974-06-08438°25'N / 96°13'W38°42'N / 95°58'W23.70 Miles1760 Yards617725.0M0Lyon
27.81990-06-07238°20'N / 96°16'W38°28'N / 96°11'W10.00 Miles100 Yards01725.0M0Lyon
28.51981-05-23238°22'N / 95°14'W1.50 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Anderson
28.61964-04-12438°07'N / 95°18'W38°22'N / 95°08'W19.40 Miles880 Yards39250K0Anderson
30.11958-11-17238°37'N / 95°25'W000K0Franklin
30.91971-07-09238°28'N / 96°16'W38°31'N / 96°12'W4.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lyon
31.71962-05-26238°34'N / 96°11'W2.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Lyon
31.71964-04-22238°33'N / 95°17'W013K0Franklin
32.11957-05-20538°27'N / 95°30'W38°40'N / 95°04'W27.70 Miles440 Yards3112.5M0Franklin
32.62003-05-08238°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.
33.61960-04-16338°29'N / 95°17'W38°35'N / 95°10'W9.20 Miles77 Yards0025K0Franklin
34.11991-03-26237°49'N / 95°27'W37°53'N / 95°21'W8.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Allen
34.71956-04-02437°47'N / 95°58'W37°48'N / 95°57'W1.30 Miles880 Yards0525K0Woodson
34.81961-03-26238°01'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Greenwood
35.01956-04-02338°23'N / 96°33'W38°50'N / 95°53'W47.50 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Marion
35.31991-04-26337°45'N / 96°05'W37°51'N / 95°57'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greenwood
35.71961-04-21238°05'N / 95°09'W38°10'N / 95°04'W7.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Anderson
35.81954-03-24237°43'N / 95°31'W37°57'N / 95°14'W22.20 Miles880 Yards0025K0Wilson
36.61987-05-18238°27'N / 96°23'W38°29'N / 96°21'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Chase
37.31974-06-08438°42'N / 95°58'W38°52'N / 95°54'W11.90 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Osage
37.31954-03-18238°47'N / 95°33'W003K0Osage
38.31978-05-23238°49'N / 95°43'W38°49'N / 95°38'W4.10 Miles30 Yards01250K0Osage
38.81973-06-04237°42'N / 95°57'W37°44'N / 95°51'W5.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0Greenwood
39.12003-05-08238°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.
39.21954-03-18238°45'N / 96°07'W003K0Wabaunsee
41.11958-05-31238°40'N / 95°11'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Franklin
41.11973-06-04237°51'N / 95°12'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Allen
41.31974-05-30238°04'N / 96°29'W37°49'N / 96°17'W20.40 Miles167 Yards010K0Greenwood
42.31953-05-10338°21'N / 96°40'W38°56'N / 96°03'W52.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Chase
42.71974-05-30238°05'N / 96°30'W38°04'N / 96°29'W000K0Butler
42.91956-04-02437°36'N / 96°08'W37°47'N / 95°58'W15.50 Miles880 Yards05250K0Greenwood
43.01964-04-20237°44'N / 95°18'W37°48'N / 95°14'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Allen
43.11962-05-28238°50'N / 95°54'W38°56'N / 95°47'W0.90 Mile200 Yards00250K0Osage
43.41955-05-27238°13'N / 95°08'W38°29'N / 94°46'W27.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Anderson
43.41991-04-26238°06'N / 96°34'W38°10'N / 96°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Chase
43.41974-06-08438°52'N / 95°54'W38°54'N / 95°52'W1.90 Miles200 Yards000K0Shawnee
44.11973-09-24237°57'N / 95°03'W38°02'N / 94°58'W7.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Bourbon
44.21974-05-30238°08'N / 96°34'W38°05'N / 96°30'W4.70 Miles167 Yards002.5M0Chase
44.81962-08-06338°47'N / 95°15'W38°45'N / 95°11'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Douglas
44.91982-03-15237°40'N / 96°04'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.5M0Greenwood
44.91956-04-02338°50'N / 95°53'W38°58'N / 95°57'W9.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
45.31958-05-31238°44'N / 95°13'W38°47'N / 95°10'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
45.41958-07-11238°55'N / 95°51'W000K0Shawnee
45.91964-11-15237°39'N / 96°04'W0.80 Mile400 Yards0025K0Greenwood
46.91977-05-04338°48'N / 95°22'W38°48'N / 95°03'W16.90 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Douglas
47.71951-06-08238°53'N / 95°21'W003K0Douglas
48.32007-02-28438°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.
48.51956-07-20338°11'N / 95°29'W37°24'N / 94°41'W69.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Anderson
48.51972-04-19237°36'N / 96°02'W20.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greenwood
48.61962-05-26338°58'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Shawnee
48.91956-07-02238°48'N / 95°11'W38°48'N / 95°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
49.11983-05-06338°54'N / 95°52'W39°03'N / 95°35'W19.00 Miles150 Yards12525.0M0Shawnee
49.11974-03-07238°48'N / 96°26'W38°58'N / 95°57'W28.30 Miles220 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
49.41973-09-27237°49'N / 95°02'W00250K0Bourbon
49.51954-03-24238°44'N / 95°03'W003K0Franklin
49.51973-05-11237°36'N / 95°24'W00250K0Neosho
49.61991-04-26238°44'N / 96°15'W39°06'N / 96°00'W28.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee

* 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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