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

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

Earthquake Index, #160

Winside, 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

Winside, 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, #367

Winside, 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 3,660 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Winside, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:48Cold:70Dense Fog:0Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:242Hail:1,697Heat:12Heavy Snow:46
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:62
Thunderstorm Winds:1,239Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:90Winter Weather:60

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Winside, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Winside, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.81975-05-06341°58'N / 97°12'W42°12'N / 97°14'W15.90 Miles167 Yards01250K0Stanton
8.61953-06-19242°13'N / 97°01'W013K0Wayne
9.01964-04-20242°14'N / 97°01'W003K0Wayne
11.71955-06-17242°15'N / 97°06'W42°21'N / 96°56'W10.60 Miles40 Yards003K0Wayne
11.71953-06-07242°15'N / 97°25'W42°25'N / 97°07'W18.90 Miles33 Yards0425K0Cedar
13.01955-05-26242°14'N / 97°00'W42°19'N / 96°55'W6.50 Miles167 Yards0025K0Wayne
13.51954-05-30441°59'N / 97°22'W42°03'N / 97°17'W5.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stanton
14.11970-06-15242°02'N / 97°25'W42°28'N / 96°25'W59.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Madison
16.21992-05-16242°24'N / 97°02'W42°22'N / 97°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cedar
16.31954-06-17342°05'N / 97°03'W42°07'N / 96°42'W17.90 Miles163 Yards00250K0Stanton
16.81964-08-10242°25'N / 97°07'W0025K0Cedar
17.11953-06-07242°08'N / 97°36'W42°15'N / 97°25'W12.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Pierce
17.91992-05-16242°22'N / 97°01'W42°21'N / 96°50'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Dixon
19.51975-05-06442°12'N / 97°34'W42°16'N / 97°32'W4.10 Miles300 Yards000K0Pierce
20.71984-06-17241°53'N / 97°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Stanton
22.11967-08-01241°59'N / 96°50'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cuming
22.51963-06-09242°23'N / 97°20'W42°35'N / 96°43'W34.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cedar
22.91953-06-07241°57'N / 97°40'W42°10'N / 97°31'W16.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Madison
23.41962-05-21342°06'N / 97°47'W42°26'N / 97°27'W28.50 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Pierce
23.42003-06-23442°30'N / 97°19'W42°32'N / 97°04'W13.00 Miles1200 Yards103.7M0Cedar
 Brief Description: An eventual f4 tornado began its destructive path around 6 miles southwest of Coleridge. The tornado moved northeast and crossed the northern sections of the city uprooting trees, downing power lines and destroying a couple of grain bins. A construction business in a garage was also destroyed. The tornado then continued northeast of town hitting a large hog farm. At this farm a 70-year-old man was killed while in a storage shed when a tractor that was flipped by the winds crushed him. Many livestock were also killed by debris or flung through the air by the deadly winds. In one case cattle were carried over a mile then left dead in a pile. The tornado then widened to around 3/4 of a mile, reaching its maximum intensity. Numerous vehicles were tossed at this location and a complete farmstead was flattened. Trees were also stripped and debarked. The tornado remained around 3/4 of a mile wide for a few more miles before turning slightly to the southeast and diminishing, but not before hitting 2 more farmsteads and moving one house off of its foundation. In total, 11 homes received substantial damage and between 100 and 200 utility poles were downed. M70EQ
24.41954-06-17342°07'N / 96°42'W42°12'N / 96°42'W5.70 Miles163 Yards10250K0Thurston
24.81973-06-18242°21'N / 97°46'W42°12'N / 97°31'W16.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pierce
25.71991-06-04241°54'N / 97°33'W41°54'N / 97°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
26.21998-05-28242°33'N / 97°08'W42°33'N / 97°01'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0100Cedar
 Brief Description: Three farms damaged. Eight to ten power poles downed 8 -10 miles east southeast of Hartington. Injury occurred about 9 miles east of Hartington southeast of the Highway 84/57 interchange.
26.81975-05-06342°10'N / 97°28'W42°49'N / 97°30'W44.80 Miles90 Yards000K0Pierce
28.11960-06-14242°18'N / 97°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Pierce
28.51954-05-30441°45'N / 97°43'W41°59'N / 97°22'W24.00 Miles167 Yards6232.5M0Madison
29.61962-05-21342°26'N / 97°27'W42°46'N / 97°06'W29.00 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Cedar
30.01967-06-13241°45'N / 97°47'W41°59'N / 97°23'W26.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Madison
32.11969-06-25241°45'N / 97°46'W41°56'N / 97°27'W20.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Madison
32.81960-06-15242°17'N / 97°55'W42°17'N / 97°41'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Antelope
32.91965-05-08441°55'N / 98°05'W42°30'N / 97°33'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Antelope
33.21962-05-21342°03'N / 97°50'W42°06'N / 97°47'W3.60 Miles500 Yards062.5M0Madison
33.91972-07-20241°51'N / 97°40'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Madison
34.71986-07-28442°41'N / 96°58'W42°32'N / 96°41'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0025.0M0Dixon
35.51967-06-14242°09'N / 96°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Thurston
35.71980-05-29242°39'N / 96°59'W42°41'N / 96°55'W3.30 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Dixon
35.91977-05-04341°36'N / 97°08'W41°43'N / 97°07'W7.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Colfax
36.02001-08-17242°27'N / 96°34'W42°26'N / 96°34'W1.50 Miles400 Yards033.0M0Dakota
 Brief Description: A tornado completely destroyed at least ten houses and heavily damaged several others. The tornado heavily damaged the town school, including taking most of the roof off the school. The only church in town and a telephone company building were also heavily damaged. Power lines, poles, and trees were blown down, and electricity and water service were knocked out. Three empty box cars on the southeast side of Jackson were toppled. Three injuries included a woman with a broken leg and cuts rescued from the rubble of a house, and two children with minor injuries.
38.01986-07-28442°32'N / 96°41'W42°25'N / 96°25'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0125.0M0Dakota
38.11962-05-21341°54'N / 97°54'W42°03'N / 97°50'W10.60 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Antelope
40.61998-06-23241°36'N / 97°04'W41°36'N / 96°59'W2.70 Miles1000 Yards0000Colfax
 Brief Description: Debris on highway.
40.71963-04-28241°35'N / 97°01'W41°40'N / 96°47'W13.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Colfax
40.91984-04-25241°46'N / 97°45'W0.50 Mile3 Yards0125K0Madison
41.31954-05-30441°44'N / 97°44'W41°45'N / 97°43'W002.5M0Platte
41.41982-05-20241°37'N / 96°55'W41°37'N / 96°52'W2.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Dodge
41.51975-06-21242°27'N / 97°54'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Knox
41.51982-05-20241°34'N / 97°04'W41°37'N / 96°55'W5.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Colfax
41.81965-05-08241°25'N / 97°21'W41°44'N / 97°09'W24.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Platte
43.01984-06-11242°47'N / 96°59'W0025K0Clay
43.11980-10-16242°13'N / 98°01'W0.30 Mile60 Yards0025K0Antelope
43.21991-05-28241°56'N / 96°24'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Burt
43.61967-08-16242°47'N / 96°56'W0025K0Clay
43.91991-05-27341°53'N / 96°28'W41°56'N / 96°20'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards022.5M0Burt
44.41981-09-26242°47'N / 96°53'W0025K0Clay
44.51950-07-15441°48'N / 96°36'W41°44'N / 96°25'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0332.5M0Burt
44.91959-05-30242°43'N / 97°37'W42°49'N / 97°29'W9.30 Miles33 Yards12250K0Knox
45.21992-06-16241°52'N / 96°25'W41°55'N / 96°21'W4.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Burt
45.21967-06-13241°59'N / 97°23'W41°05'N / 97°17'W62.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stanton
45.21959-05-30242°49'N / 97°29'W42°50'N / 97°08'W17.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cedar
45.32007-05-05242°45'N / 97°30'W42°48'N / 97°35'W6.00 Miles500 Yards031.0M0KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A grain bin was damaged as this tornado initially touched down along with two or three large power line support structures northwest of Crofton. The tornado tracked toward Lewis and Clark Lake taking the roof off of a house and destroying a garage. The tornado also caused other roof damage as it continued tracking toward Lewis and Clark Lake. When it reached the lake it caused significant damage to a recreation area and marina. The tornado also caused 3 minor injuries when it apparently lifted a large SUV off the ground and carried it a hundred feet or so before setting it down with the windows blown in. Numerous campers and boats were flipped or missing at the recreation area, along with vehicle damage. About $1 million in damage was estimated to have occurred at the recreation area. Many trees were also toppled. This tornado and others in Knox county downed 30 to 40 power poles. A Storage building in the area was also severely damaged. This tornado started as one tornado to the southwest was lifting and a weaker one to the northeast was forming. There were several reports by the public of multiple tornadoes in the area, either from the three tornadoes mentioned here, or from multiple vortexes within this tornado. The tornado crossed Lewis and Clark Lake and did f1 damage in South Dakota. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front that was along the Kansas and Nebraska border early Saturday morning May 5th, lifted north during the day bringing widespread heavy rain and severe weather, including tornadoes, to eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The warm front was part of a large upper level system that brought several days of severe weather and flooding to the region. Heavy rain and flooding was reported with some of the activity Saturday morning, along with isolated severe thunderstorm reports. However, during the afternoon the severe weather became more widespread over northeast Nebraska where supercells spawned several tornadoes. At this time, thunderstorms, some severe with heavy rain, produced flash flooding over parts of southeast Nebraska. By evening the severe weather, including supercell producing tornadoes, shifted into southwest Iowa, although isolated severe thunderstorms persisted over parts of eastern Nebraska until after midnight cdt.
45.81998-06-23241°29'N / 97°18'W41°33'N / 97°13'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards0174.0M500KPlatte
 Brief Description: Two farm houses destroyed. Six farm houses severely damaged. One house blown off foundation. Bar destroyed. Center pivots overturned. Severe crop damage.
45.91975-05-22242°28'N / 96°22'W0025K0Woodbury
46.01994-07-05342°20'N / 96°18'W1.80 Miles150 Yards00500K5KWoodbury
46.21950-06-13242°36'N / 97°53'W42°39'N / 97°49'W4.10 Miles33 Yards010125K0Knox
46.51986-07-28442°25'N / 96°23'W42°12'N / 96°11'W11.50 Miles73 Yards01250.0M0Woodbury
46.91968-06-13242°27'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Woodbury
47.61964-05-05342°31'N / 96°25'W42°34'N / 96°21'W4.10 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Woodbury
49.01959-05-30342°53'N / 97°17'W0025K0Yankton
49.61963-06-09242°46'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0225K0Plymouth

* 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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