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

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Earthquake Index, #980

Racine, 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

Racine, 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, #41

Racine, MO
337.40
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 5,340 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Racine, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:14Dense Fog:16Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:844Hail:2,178Heat:28Heavy Snow:25
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:1,988Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:69Winter Weather:15
Other:85 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Racine, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 120 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Racine, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81974-04-13236°52'N / 94°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Newton
4.21975-04-24436°50'N / 94°35'W36°51'N / 94°28'W6.50 Miles500 Yards32225.0M0Newton
6.01961-03-12236°57'N / 94°27'W36°58'N / 94°26'W1.90 Miles50 Yards06250K0Newton
6.71975-04-24436°51'N / 94°28'W36°52'N / 94°22'W5.40 Miles500 Yards000K0Christian
10.62008-05-10436°55'N / 94°37'W36°52'N / 94°03'W31.00 Miles1760 Yards1420035.0M0KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Ottawa County, Oklahoma tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-4 tornado crossed into Missouri just north of Iris Road, and tracked east southeast all the way across Newton County to just north of Fairview. Several people were killed in automobiles, including a firefighter who was storm spotting, as the tornado briefly reached EF4 intensity near the intersection of Highway 43 and Iris Road. One vehicle at this location was thrown 5/8s of a mile. The tornado then extended to a mile wide and EF3 intensity as it tracked across the intersection of Highway 86 and BB. Many of the 14 fatalities and 200 injuries occurred from just west of Highway 43 to Highway 86. The communities of Granby and Newtonia were also directly impacted from this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Three tornadoes were spawned from supercell thunderstorms that developed over southeast Kansas. These storms quickly moved into southwest Missouri causing devestating damage to homes, businesses, and trees in Newton, Barry, and Jasper counties. One tornado, with an intensity that ranged from EF-4 to EF-1, killed 15 people as it tracked through Newton and Barry counties, while another tornado killed one person in Jasper County.
12.41956-04-03437°02'N / 94°44'W37°03'N / 94°36'W7.40 Miles50 Yards06250K0Kiowa
13.71956-04-03437°03'N / 94°36'W37°09'N / 94°25'W12.20 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jasper
14.31971-05-05337°05'N / 94°34'W37°07'N / 94°20'W13.10 Miles70 Yards1602.5M0Jasper
14.41960-08-07336°58'N / 94°48'W36°54'N / 94°46'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Ottawa
14.71956-04-03437°00'N / 94°46'W37°02'N / 94°44'W2.70 Miles50 Yards052.5M0Cherokee
15.71959-05-09236°41'N / 94°27'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Mcdonald
15.81959-09-03237°05'N / 94°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards013K0Cherokee
15.81960-05-05236°44'N / 95°00'W37°00'N / 94°37'W28.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Ottawa
16.31961-07-22236°45'N / 94°45'W0025K0Ottawa
16.42008-05-10436°59'N / 95°01'W36°55'N / 94°37'W24.00 Miles1760 Yards615015.0M0KOttawa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed at 1620 cst in northeastern Craig County and continued into Ottawa County. The tornado moved rapidly eastward toward the town of Picher where it destroyed about 200 homes, killed six people, and injured another 150 people at about 540 pm. Damage in and around Picher was rated EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado began moving more southeasterly near Picher and struck the north side of Quapaw. While this tornado was beginning to weaken east of Quapaw, the supercell produced another tornado a few miles east-northeast of Quapaw that merged with this tornado just east of I-44. After the merger of the two tornadoes, a single tornadic circulation reintensified and became about a mile wide for several miles before moving into Newton County MO. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
17.31993-10-08237°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.
17.41951-07-04237°09'N / 94°28'W0.10 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jasper
18.01958-05-31236°53'N / 94°12'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Newton
18.91956-04-03436°46'N / 94°58'W37°00'N / 94°46'W19.50 Miles400 Yards046250K0Ottawa
19.01965-05-15236°52'N / 94°52'W003K0Ottawa
19.62003-05-04337°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
20.01954-03-24236°34'N / 94°31'W36°43'N / 94°13'W19.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Mcdonald
20.72003-05-04236°55'N / 94°12'W36°55'N / 94°06'W7.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0KNewton
 Brief Description: A seven mile long path of rural east central Newton County was affected from the initial stages of a large tornado. Three homes and outbuildings were destroyed while five more were damaged causing approximately one half million dollars in monetary loss. This tornado then tracked through Lawrence, Christian, and southwestern Greene counties.
20.81971-05-05237°08'N / 94°46'W1.00 Mile440 Yards003K0Cherokee
21.02003-05-04337°05'N / 94°57'W37°10'N / 94°37'W20.00 Miles880 Yards3192.7M1.0MCherokee
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm moved out of southern Labette County, Kansas and into southwest Cherokee County, Kansas. Intermittent, brief tornado touch downs were observed from storm spotters in rural sections of southeast Labette County, however, the storm eventually produced a long lived tornado that initially touched down north of Melrose. This feature then progressed through rural areas of central and east central Cherokee County. This large and destructive tornado is accountable for 19 injuries and three fatalities, before moving into Jasper County, Missouri. Julie Green age 50, was eating supper in her home a few miles southeast of Columbus when the tornado struck. She was thrown about one quarter of a mile southeast of the home in a field where she deceased. Charles Ross Jr. age 80 and Phyllis Ross age 73, lived in a frame home about five miles east of Crestline near the Kansas-Missouri state line. After deciding not to leave their home to seek shelter away from the path of the tornado, the tornado struck their location. The couple were deceased from flying debris. F50PH, M80PH, F73PH
21.41961-05-21236°44'N / 94°51'W003K0Ottawa
21.61961-02-17237°09'N / 94°43'W37°14'N / 94°38'W7.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Cherokee
21.91973-09-24336°43'N / 94°55'W36°51'N / 94°52'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ottawa
22.81976-03-26337°02'N / 94°11'W37°03'N / 94°07'W3.80 Miles40 Yards00250K0Newton
22.81984-04-27236°37'N / 94°46'W36°38'N / 94°44'W2.00 Miles20 Yards002.5M0Delaware
23.41954-03-24236°43'N / 94°13'W36°45'N / 94°06'W6.60 Miles50 Yards000K0Mcdonald
23.51973-04-21237°11'N / 94°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Jasper
23.61971-05-22236°36'N / 94°47'W36°38'N / 94°44'W3.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Delaware
23.71967-01-27237°01'N / 94°10'W37°04'N / 94°06'W4.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Newton
23.81972-12-29236°30'N / 95°01'W36°53'N / 94°43'W31.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Mayes
24.61980-04-07336°40'N / 94°53'W36°41'N / 94°51'W1.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ottawa
26.91976-03-26337°03'N / 94°07'W37°05'N / 94°03'W4.30 Miles40 Yards11250K0Jasper
27.01973-09-24336°42'N / 94°59'W36°43'N / 94°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards014250K0Ottawa
28.01959-05-09236°32'N / 94°44'W0.80 Mile880 Yards0025K0Delaware
28.11961-05-07336°48'N / 95°06'W36°51'N / 94°57'W8.90 Miles400 Yards01250K0Craig
29.71967-01-25236°42'N / 95°00'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0625K0Ottawa
29.91982-03-15337°19'N / 94°39'W37°20'N / 94°38'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Crawford
30.31980-04-07336°34'N / 95°00'W36°40'N / 94°53'W9.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Delaware
30.41982-03-15337°20'N / 94°37'W37°21'N / 94°30'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jasper
31.02008-05-10237°00'N / 95°08'W36°59'N / 95°01'W5.00 Miles500 Yards00600K0KCraig
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado developed just south of the Oklahoma-Kansas border north-northwest of Welch. It moved rapidly east across northeastern Craig County, intensifying and widening as it moved into Ottawa County. In Craig County, the tornado destroyed several mobile homes, severely damaged about a dozen other homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles and power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
31.41961-05-07237°06'N / 95°01'W37°11'N / 95°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cherokee
31.41972-12-30236°39'N / 94°03'W36°42'N / 94°01'W3.80 Miles220 Yards0225K0Barry
31.51959-05-09336°29'N / 95°00'W36°36'N / 94°45'W15.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Delaware
31.71988-11-15236°30'N / 94°14'W36°38'N / 94°02'W10.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Mcdonald
31.81974-06-08236°36'N / 95°00'W36°38'N / 94°57'W3.80 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Craig
32.61961-04-25237°20'N / 94°22'W37°20'N / 94°12'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Jasper
32.71982-03-15337°09'N / 95°04'W37°11'N / 94°58'W6.00 Miles167 Yards162.5M0Cherokee
32.71973-09-24336°40'N / 95°07'W36°42'N / 94°59'W7.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craig
32.91960-05-05236°39'N / 95°07'W36°44'N / 95°00'W8.60 Miles500 Yards02250K0Craig
33.51975-04-24236°48'N / 95°09'W36°52'N / 95°06'W5.20 Miles77 Yards03250K0Craig
33.61951-09-09236°37'N / 95°01'W2.00 Miles67 Yards003K0Craig
34.12008-01-07236°49'N / 94°00'W36°55'N / 93°49'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KBarry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural areas between the communities of Monett and Purdy. The tornado intersected Highway 37 just south of its intersection with Highway BB. At this location, the tornado tore through a small mobile home park, destroying eight mobile homes. Additional houses and farm outbuildings were damaged along this tornado track. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
34.41959-09-27437°00'N / 95°08'W37°07'N / 95°06'W8.20 Miles440 Yards1125K0Labette
34.42008-05-10236°51'N / 94°03'W36°49'N / 93°46'W16.00 Miles200 Yards1010.0M0KBarry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Newton County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across much of Barry County and directly impacted the community of Purdy. One man was killed as he was taking shelter in a mobile home. Numerous structures, trees, and power poles were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Three tornadoes were spawned from supercell thunderstorms that developed over southeast Kansas. These storms quickly moved into southwest Missouri causing devestating damage to homes, businesses, and trees in Newton, Barry, and Jasper counties. One tornado, with an intensity that ranged from EF-4 to EF-1, killed 15 people as it tracked through Newton and Barry counties, while another tornado killed one person in Jasper County.
34.52001-11-23236°40'N / 93°59'W36°43'N / 93°56'W4.00 Miles440 Yards031.0M500KBarry
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just before 830 pm just south of Highway 76/86 between Exeter and Ridgley. Initial damage was limited to chicken houses and grain bins which suffered sporadic damage. The tornado quickly intensified as it crossed the Highway and moved north across a residence. Extensive damage occurred to the property including two storage buildings swept clean of their foundations, a dump truck flipped almost 30 feet, and the loss of the residence's roof. Nearly a dozen other vehicles suffered collateral damage, along with numerous trees stripped or uprooted. Three individuals were injured as their vehicle was flipped over. The tornado tracked for approximately four miles north of Exeter, causing significant damage to at least three additional residences. Numerous outbuildings were also destroyed along with hundreds of trees that were uprooted. The tornado reached a width of over one quarter of a mile at peak intensity, before dissipating just north of Highway CC. The damage assessment would place this tornado at the high end of an F2 rating on the fujita scale...with winds approaching 150 mph.
34.91970-06-11236°37'N / 95°09'W36°50'N / 95°05'W15.40 Miles150 Yards11250K0Craig
35.21983-03-26236°48'N / 95°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Craig
36.21988-11-15236°38'N / 94°02'W36°45'N / 93°49'W18.00 Miles23 Yards1122.5M0Barry
36.71959-09-27237°03'N / 95°12'W37°07'N / 95°06'W7.20 Miles440 Yards000K0Labette
36.81980-04-07236°25'N / 94°48'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Delaware
36.81959-09-27436°51'N / 95°15'W37°00'N / 95°08'W12.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Craig
37.21954-07-22237°05'N / 95°11'W37°13'N / 95°04'W11.20 Miles440 Yards000K0Labette
37.62003-05-04336°56'N / 94°04'W37°01'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards53327.5M0KLawrence
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Newton County tornado. A large tornado laid out a half mile wide path of destruction across southwest, central, and east central Lawrence County. Several communities was affected, however, the community of Pierce City was hardest hit as the historic downtown of 100 plus year old buildings were completely destroyed. Around 229 homes, buisnesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 320 were damaged. The tornado also claimed the lives of five local residents and injured 33. The tornado continued on the ground into the Christian County panhandle. Dale Taunton age 52, was taking cover inside a National Guard armory tornado shelter, but was not in the basement. He was deceased from being struck by debris and bricks. Wanda Sue Handly age 46, was in her mobile home north of Monett while the tornado approached. She was deceased from being tossed from trailer and hit by flying debris. Jacob Aldaba Rueda age 20 weeks, was blown from his mother's arms when the tornado struck their mobile home. He was deceased from being thrown one quarter of a mile from his location. Janet Eskridge age 52, was in her modular home when the tornado struck. She was deceased from being tossed several yards from her home. Vicki Lynn Lawrence age 39, was deceased from being hit by flying debris while her mobile home was being destroyed from the tornado. F46MH, M52OT, M1MH, F52PH, F39MH
37.91973-05-11237°18'N / 95°00'W00250K0Cherokee
38.31980-04-07336°30'N / 95°05'W36°34'N / 95°00'W6.40 Miles33 Yards042.5M0Craig
38.31967-01-25236°36'N / 95°08'W36°39'N / 95°07'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0225K0Craig
39.01960-05-05236°30'N / 95°06'W36°34'N / 95°01'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mayes
39.01987-11-15236°40'N / 95°10'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Craig
39.51976-03-26337°05'N / 94°03'W37°14'N / 93°43'W21.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Lawrence
39.81962-06-02237°27'N / 94°45'W003K0Crawford
39.91972-04-12236°40'N / 93°52'W0.90 Mile177 Yards072.5M0Barry
40.11963-05-26237°24'N / 94°46'W37°31'N / 94°42'W8.70 Miles27 Yards0025K0Crawford
40.11955-05-11237°27'N / 94°46'W0025K0Crawford
40.41954-03-24336°21'N / 94°17'W36°29'N / 93°57'W20.60 Miles400 Yards043K0Benton
41.01960-04-16236°36'N / 95°12'W36°38'N / 95°09'W3.80 Miles200 Yards0225K0Craig
41.21954-05-01237°08'N / 95°14'W37°11'N / 95°10'W5.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Labette
41.21984-04-27237°23'N / 94°55'W37°29'N / 94°49'W8.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Crawford
41.21974-06-08336°22'N / 94°54'W36°23'N / 94°51'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Delaware
41.51983-03-26337°26'N / 94°42'W37°33'N / 94°39'W7.00 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Crawford
41.61967-01-25236°32'N / 95°10'W36°36'N / 95°08'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Mayes
41.61966-05-11237°28'N / 94°17'W37°28'N / 94°14'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Barton
41.91982-03-15337°01'N / 95°26'W37°09'N / 95°04'W24.00 Miles167 Yards002.5M0Labette
42.02000-04-19237°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.
42.02006-03-12336°16'N / 94°34'W36°20'N / 94°16'W19.00 Miles700 Yards0125.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: The second tornado moved into western Benton County (from Delaware County, Oklahoma) south of Highway 12, where damage suggested the tornado strengthened considerably. A mobile home was destroyed, a pickup truck was rolled and destroyed, and several homes sustained major damage to their roofs near Bloomfield, where damage was rated at F2. Damage was more extensive in and around Gentry and Centerton where 75 homes were damaged or destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3. Twelve people were injured by the tornado. See Storm Data for Oklahoma, Eastern for details regarding the Delaware County segment of this tornado.
42.21963-05-26237°27'N / 94°58'W37°27'N / 94°46'W10.90 Miles27 Yards0025K0Crawford
42.42006-03-12236°21'N / 94°14'W36°23'N / 94°04'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0010.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: The supercell cycled again and produced a third tornado that moved through the southern portion of Bentonville and Little Flock damaging or destroying 125 homes.
42.61959-05-09336°26'N / 95°07'W36°29'N / 95°00'W7.30 Miles880 Yards03250K0Mayes
42.81982-03-15237°24'N / 95°03'W37°29'N / 94°46'W15.00 Miles600 Yards032.5M0Crawford
43.01993-10-08236°24'N / 94°04'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00500K0Benton
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Avoca and travelled about one and a half miles before it dissipated. While the tornado was on the ground, it damaged about ten homes. A mobile home and two chicken houses were completely destroyed. A large number of trees were also blown down.
43.01958-11-17237°31'N / 94°39'W000K0Crawford
43.71954-03-24236°27'N / 95°09'W36°30'N / 95°04'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Mayes
43.82003-05-04437°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
44.21957-12-19237°22'N / 94°04'W37°27'N / 94°00'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dade
44.31958-05-31337°15'N / 95°12'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Labette
44.41981-05-23236°16'N / 94°39'W000K0Delaware
44.51970-10-08336°13'N / 94°32'W36°18'N / 94°36'W6.90 Miles200 Yards04250K0Benton
44.61961-03-26237°30'N / 94°50'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Crawford
44.61967-05-30236°20'N / 94°10'W36°20'N / 94°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hardin
44.72006-03-12336°59'N / 93°48'W37°02'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles200 Yards115.0M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado in Newton County, spawned a large tornado in Lawrence County approximately one mile north of Verona. The tornado damaged 46 structures and destroyed 21. One fatality occurred from flying debris striking an elderly man in his frame home north of Marionville. This tornado basically followed a similar path that another F-3 tornado tracked along during the 4 May 2003 tornado outbreak. M66PH
44.81982-03-15237°23'N / 95°04'W37°24'N / 95°03'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Labette
45.11980-04-07336°27'N / 95°12'W36°30'N / 95°05'W7.20 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Mayes
45.41982-03-15337°32'N / 94°48'W37°33'N / 94°38'W10.00 Miles600 Yards1825.0M0Crawford
45.52002-12-17237°05'N / 93°47'W37°08'N / 93°42'W4.00 Miles100 Yards217500K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down two miles southwest of the Lucky Lady Trailer Park. The tornado then followed a trajectory through the trailer park and points north and east. 34 homes were either damaged or destroyed. Shortly after the initial touch down, a modular home was directly hit and destroyed. One fatality was observed at this location as a woman seeking shelter with her husband in the bedroom, was thrown approximately one quarter of a mile from the house location. As the tornado traversed through the Lucky Lady Trailer Park, many residents evacuated their mobile homes and took shelter in ditches and an open field. However, one fatality occurred at the trailer park when a woman was in the process of leaving her home to seek shelter in a field, was struck by a downed tree. F47PH, F64UT
46.52003-05-04437°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.
47.61982-03-15337°33'N / 94°38'W37°38'N / 94°22'W14.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Barton
47.81989-05-08236°15'N / 94°39'W36°11'N / 94°39'W5.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Delaware
48.22006-03-12336°10'N / 94°55'W36°18'N / 94°38'W17.00 Miles440 Yards083.0M0Delaware
 Brief Description: The first tornado, which touched down in northwestern Cherokee County, continued into southern Delaware County. Damage suggested the tornado widened and strengthened as it moved through southern Delaware County reaching a maximum width of around 1/4 of a mile. The tornado damaged 95 homes, destroying 42 of those homes. Five businesses were also damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and about 100 power poles were downed, which resulted in more than 5000 people losing power as a result of the storm. The worst damage from this tornado was found from near Twin Oaks to about 4 miles west-southwest of Colcord. The tornado injured eight people.
48.51973-05-01236°11'N / 94°33'W36°13'N / 94°30'W3.80 Miles150 Yards04250K0Benton
49.11973-04-20337°23'N / 93°58'W37°27'N / 93°51'W7.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Dade
49.11979-10-30236°55'N / 93°38'W37°04'N / 93°39'W10.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
49.11954-03-24336°43'N / 93°40'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0225K0Barry
49.31996-05-26236°50'N / 95°29'W36°55'N / 95°21'W8.00 Miles880 Yards0075K0Craig
49.51961-03-12236°29'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile300 Yards01425K0Carroll
49.61979-10-30236°43'N / 93°38'W36°55'N / 93°38'W13.80 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Barry
49.62003-05-04337°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.


* 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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