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Ogallala, NE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #540

Ogallala, NE

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

Ogallala, NE

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, #533

Ogallala, NE

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 2,290 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ogallala, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:54Hail:1,614Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:494Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ogallala, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ogallala, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ogallala, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.71970-06-25241°12'N / 101°38'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Keith
15.61983-07-15241°18'N / 101°55'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Keith
19.42007-03-28240°45'N / 101°46'W40°58'N / 101°52'W16.00 Miles900 Yards001.2M0KPerkins
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large supercell thunderstorm originally spawned two tornadoes with the eastern tornado eventually taking over. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Grant and moved northeast for a few miles and then turned northwest to pass 3 miles west of Grant and continue northwest to near the Perkins and Keith County line approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Grant. The tornado encountered the first farm where it destroyed outbuildings and grain bins and damaged the roof of a metal storage building. Damage to the second farm included ripping off half the roof on the home. At the third farmstead, the tornado destroyed grain bins and a barn and ripped a hole in the roof of the home. The tornado also uprooted and snapped off numerous trees, broke off power poles, and overturned center pivot irrigation systems. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense upper level low pressure system approached Western Nebraska on March 28th. Supercells developed quickly along a dryline extending from western Cherry County southward through western Chase County. The supercells produced tornadoes, hail, and strong winds during the late afternoon and evening hours.
21.71969-06-24240°48'N / 101°55'W40°51'N / 101°44'W9.90 Miles20 Yards00250K0Perkins
22.31991-05-02340°45'N / 101°50'W40°52'N / 101°41'W13.00 Miles173 Yards002.5M0Perkins
23.41995-05-21240°52'N / 101°31'W40°49'N / 101°27'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards00350K0Perkins
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just to the northeast of Madrid and moved to the southeast at 15 miles an hour. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 15 minutes and caused damage to six pivot irrigation systems. A dozen light poles were taken out leaving Elsie without power for 12 hours. A barn, granaries, and other buildings were also severely damaged.
30.11980-10-15241°24'N / 102°12'W41°23'N / 102°10'W00250K0Garden
32.52003-06-20241°24'N / 102°14'W41°26'N / 102°12'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00100K8KGarden
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the North Platte River and destroyed an old barn and snapped off trees before moving north across Highway 26 and taking down power poles. After moving across the highway, it destroyed three outbuildings, three grain bins, a large machine shed, and a two car detached garage and broke off numerous large trees at a farmstead. It continued to move north-northeast and destroyed three wind mills and three center pivot irrigation systems and threw 1/2 ton hay bales one quarter mile into a corn field.
33.71990-06-01240°38'N / 101°38'W40°42'N / 101°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Chase
37.61960-08-16241°24'N / 102°21'W0025K0Garden
37.61972-07-27341°12'N / 101°00'W41°10'N / 101°00'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lincoln
38.91990-05-18241°02'N / 100°56'W41°20'N / 101°01'W20.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Lincoln
40.11967-06-14240°33'N / 101°41'W000K0Chase
42.01960-06-27340°49'N / 102°26'W40°45'N / 102°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards23250K0Sedgwick
42.41960-06-20240°31'N / 101°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0325K0Chase
46.21958-07-01241°09'N / 102°38'W40°56'N / 102°34'W15.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cheyenne
46.21960-06-27341°09'N / 102°45'W41°05'N / 102°28'W15.20 Miles33 Yards01250K0Cheyenne
50.01950-08-05240°42'N / 102°30'W40°41'N / 102°28'W0025K0Sedgwick

* 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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