Stanton County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Stanton County is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Stanton County is much lower than Kansas average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #89
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, #89
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 10,465 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Stanton County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||217||Hail:||7,102||Heat:||14||Heavy Snow:||58|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||16||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||75|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||2,625||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||10||Winter Storm:||50||Winter Weather:||11|
No volcano is found in or near Stanton County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Stanton County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Stanton County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Stanton County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|5.6||1970-05-30||2||37°32'N / 101°53'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stanton|
|5.8||1972-08-22||2||37°34'N / 101°41'W||0.10 Mile||220 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stanton|
|15.3||1990-06-19||2||37°42'N / 101°34'W||1.50 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Stanton|
|15.5||1967-07-25||2||37°24'N / 101°36'W||2.00 Miles||13 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stanton|
|16.3||1990-06-19||2||37°46'N / 101°38'W||1.50 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hamilton|
|19.2||1977-05-18||2||37°22'N / 101°33'W||37°24'N / 101°30'W||3.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Stevens|
|25.0||1951-06-06||2||37°35'N / 101°20'W||0||3||3K||0||Grant|
|25.9||1977-05-18||2||37°01'N / 101°59'W||37°22'N / 101°33'W||33.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Morton|
|27.2||1990-06-19||2||37°39'N / 101°27'W||37°30'N / 101°08'W||20.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Grant|
|27.2||1977-05-18||2||37°24'N / 101°30'W||37°43'N / 101°05'W||31.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Grant|
|28.1||2005-05-11||2||37°36'N / 101°21'W||37°44'N / 101°14'W||13.20 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||350K||0||Grant|
|Brief Description: This tornado traveled into Kearny county before roping out. At 2ne of Ulysses part of a barn roof was blown off and a large tree was uprooted. Several horses were slightly injured. Then at 5ne of Ulysses an abandoned mobile home was destroyed. At six miles northeast of Ulysses, two pivot sprinklers were mangled, large trees were snapped at the base and several power poles were destroyed. Several grain bins (full of wheat) were completely swept away and the grain was scattered for some distance. Remnants of the grain bins were not found in the local vicinity. Farther northeast along the track several more pivot sprinklers were destroyed. It is estimated that if this tornado had made a direct hit, it would have likely caused at least high-end F3 damage.|
|28.8||1954-05-26||2||37°59'N / 101°46'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hamilton|
|30.3||2001-04-06||2||37°25'N / 101°17'W||37°35'N / 101°12'W||14.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||235K||0||Grant|
|Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Grant county from Stevens county at 1647. Three pivot sprinklers were destroyed, 2 grain bins, a silo, machine shed and horse trailer were also damaged or destroyed. A roof was taken off a building and an empty rail car was overturned.|
|30.7||2001-04-06||2||37°06'N / 101°39'W||37°11'N / 101°36'W||6.60 Miles||350 Yards||0||2||100K||0||Morton|
|Brief Description: Rapidly moving tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Female occupant ended up in some bushes and had a broken arm. Male occupant had debris in his eye. Their truck was rolled into trees and nearby outbuildings were demolished. Location of this home was north of Rolla. Elsewhere, 20 power poles were taken down, damage was done to buildings in Rolla with a garage losing its roof. Several silos were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado.|
|31.5||1967-06-10||2||37°32'N / 102°27'W||37°24'N / 102°15'W||14.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Baca|
|31.7||1972-05-09||3||37°07'N / 102°00'W||37°09'N / 101°58'W||2.70 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Morton|
|35.2||1962-05-17||2||37°59'N / 101°47'W||38°10'N / 101°47'W||12.60 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Hamilton|
|35.8||1951-06-23||2||37°11'N / 101°21'W||1||5||25K||0||Stevens|
|35.8||1993-05-05||4||37°07'N / 101°16'W||37°27'N / 101°13'W||21.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||5.0M||50K||Stevens|
|Brief Description: A 1/2 mile wide F4 tornado quickly developed near the area where the previous tornado roped out. The tornado developed six miles southeast of Hugoton. At the beginning, a multiple vortex tornado was observed. The tornado moved to the north and gradually turned and moved to the northeast. The tornado roped out two miles north of the Stevens/Grant County line. The tornado passed 4 1/2 miles to the east of Hugoton and 2 1/2 miles to the west of Moscow. A farmstead 4 1/2 miles southwest of Moscow was completely destroyed. At least 30 irrigation systems were also destroyed. A female teenager in bare feet received a cut on the foot when she stepped on broken glass at the farmstead.|
|36.9||1966-07-06||2||38°06'N / 101°48'W||0||1||25K||0||Hamilton|
|38.1||1977-05-18||4||37°00'N / 102°06'W||37°08'N / 102°04'W||9.30 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Baca|
|38.5||1953-05-27||2||37°10'N / 101°18'W||0||0||0K||0||Stevens|
|39.2||1968-06-24||2||38°04'N / 102°07'W||38°05'N / 102°06'W||0||1||25K||0||Prowers|
|39.3||1951-06-06||3||37°35'N / 101°22'W||37°02'N / 100°56'W||44.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||25K||0||Grant|
|39.5||1951-05-14||2||37°00'N / 101°54'W||0||0||0K||0||Morton|
|40.4||1951-05-20||2||37°58'N / 101°15'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Kearny|
|40.6||1977-05-18||2||37°43'N / 101°05'W||37°44'N / 101°04'W||1.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Haskell|
|43.6||2007-03-28||3||38°01'N / 102°07'W||38°16'N / 102°07'W||17.00 Miles||900 Yards||2||9||4.0M||0K||Prowers|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: With a maximum rating of EF3 and a maximum damage path width of 900 yards, the tornado raced through Holly, causing two fatalities and nine injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.|
|44.8||1987-05-03||2||37°26'N / 100°58'W||37°25'N / 101°01'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Haskell|
|46.0||1951-05-20||3||37°54'N / 101°12'W||38°01'N / 101°01'W||12.80 Miles||900 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kearny|
|46.4||1951-05-14||2||36°54'N / 101°54'W||0||0||3K||0||Texas|
|47.2||1993-05-05||3||36°53'N / 101°21'W||37°07'N / 101°16'W||11.00 Miles||1200 Yards||0||0||50K||50K||Texas|
|48.4||1954-06-10||2||38°08'N / 101°16'W||0||0||25K||0||Kearny|
|48.7||1951-05-14||2||36°52'N / 101°54'W||0||0||0K||0||Texas|
|48.7||1977-05-18||2||36°49'N / 102°12'W||37°00'N / 102°01'W||16.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Cimarron|
* 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.