Nebraska Tornadoes, 1950 through 2008:
Listed by County (non ranked)

"Area" is in sq. miles,
"Density" is equivalent number of tornadoes per 1000 sq.miles.   

County

County Seat

Area

1950-2006 Tornadoes

1950-2006 Density

2007 Tornadoes

2008 Tornadoes

1950-2008 Tornadoes

1950-2008 Density

Adams

Hastings

563

45

79.9

1

0

46

81.7

Antelope

Neligh

857

36

42.0

0

0

36

42.0

Arthur

Arthur

715

7

9.8

1

0

8

11.2

Banner

Harrisburg

746

20

26.8

0

0

20

26.8

Blaine

Brewster

711

6

8.4

0

0

6

8.4

Boone

Albion

687

20

29.1

1

0

21

30.6

Box Butte

Alliance

1075

34

31.6

0

0

34

31.6

Boyd

Butte

540

10

18.5

0

0

10

18.5

Brown

Ainsworth

1221

25

20.5

0

2

27

22.1

Buffalo

Kearney

968

73

75.4

0

2

75

77.5

Burt

Tekamah

493

13

26.4

0

1

14

28.4

Butler

David City

584

29

49.7

0

2

31

53.1

Cass

Plattsmouth

559

34

60.8

0

2

36

64.4

Cedar

Hartington

740

23

31.1

0

0

23

31.1

Chase

Imperial

895

14

15.6

4

5

23

25.7

Cherry

Valentine

5961

62

10.4

4

3

69

11.6

Cheyenne

Sidney

1196

52

43.5

1

0

53

44.3

Clay

Clay Center

573

37

64.6

0

0

37

64.6

Colfax

Schuyler

413

24

58.1

1

0

25

60.5

Cuming

West Point

572

23

40.2

0

0

23

40.2

Custer

Broken Bow

2576

83

32.2

3

0

86

33.4

Dakota

Dakota City

264

7

26.5

0

0

7

26.5

Dawes

Chadron

1396

33

23.6

0

0

33

23.6

Dawson

Lexington

1013

47

46.4

1

1

49

48.4

Deuel

Chappell

440

24

54.5

1

1

26

59.1

Dixon

Ponca

476

24

50.4

0

0

24

50.4

Dodge

Fremont

535

21

39.3

2

0

23

43.0

Douglas

Omaha

331

13

39.3

0

2

15

45.3

Dundy

Benkelman

920

21

22.8

1

0

22

23.9

Filmore

Geneva

577

31

53.7

0

0

31

53.7

Franklin

Franklin

576

24

41.7

0

0

24

41.7

Frontier

Stockville

975

25

25.6

0

2

27

27.7

Furnas

Beaver City

718

25

34.8

0

0

25

34.8

Gage

Beatrice

855

45

52.6

0

1

46

53.8

Garden

Oshkosh

1705

21

12.3

0

0

21

12.3

Garfield

Burwell

570

13

22.8

0

0

13

22.8

Gosper

Elwood

458

14

30.6

0

3

17

37.1

Grant

Hyannis

776

13

16.8

1

0

14

18.0

Greeley

Greeley

570

17

29.8

0

0

17

29.8

Hall

Grand Island

546

70

128.2

0

0

70

128.2

Hamilton

Aurora

544

47

86.4

0

2

49

90.1

Harlan

Alma

553

18

32.5

0

0

18

32.5

Hayes

Hayes Center

713

13

18.2

1

1

15

21.0

Hitchcock

Trenton

710

25

35.2

0

0

25

35.2

Holt

O'Neil

2413

73

30.3

0

0

73

30.3

Hooker

Mullen

721

12

16.6

0

1

13

18.0

Howard

St. Paul

570

42

73.7

0

1

43

75.4

Jefferson

Fairbury

573

21

36.6

1

2

24

41.9

Johnson

Tecumseh

376

17

45.2

0

0

17

45.2

Kearney

Minden

516

24

46.5

0

0

24

46.5

Keith

Ogallala

1061

36

33.9

4

0

40

37.7

Keya Paha

Springview

773

12

15.5

1

0

13

16.8

Kimball

Kimball

952

39

41.0

0

1

40

42.0

Knox

Center

1108

37

33.4

7

0

44

39.7

Lancaster

Lincoln

839

34

40.5

0

2

36

42.9

Lincoln

North Platte

2564

77

30.0

3

0

80

31.2

Logan

Stapleton

571

15

26.3

0

0

15

26.3

Loup

Taylor

570

15

26.3

0

0

15

26.3

McPherson

Tryon

859

9

10.5

0

0

9

10.5

Madison

Madison

573

38

66.3

0

0

38

66.3

Merrick

Central City

485

24

49.5

0

0

24

49.5

Morrill

Bridgeport

1424

40

28.1

0

1

41

28.8

Nance

Fullerton

441

23

52.2

0

0

23

52.2

Nemaha

Auburn

409

15

36.7

0

4

19

46.5

Nuckolls

Nelson

575

36

62.6

0

0

36

62.6

Otoe

Nebraska City

616

25

40.6

0

0

25

40.6

Pawnee

Pawnee City

432

15

34.7

0

0

15

34.7

Perkins

Grant

883

28

31.7

3

1

32

36.2

Phelps

Holdrege

540

26

48.1

0

2

28

51.9

Pierce

Pierce

574

26

45.3

1

0

27

47.0

Platte

Columbus

678

28

41.3

0

0

28

41.3

Polk

Osceola

439

30

68.3

0

0

30

68.3

Red Willow

McCook

717

31

43.2

0

2

33

46.0

Richardson

Falls City

554

15

27.1

0

2

17

30.7

Rock

Bassett

1009

15

14.9

0

1

16

15.9

Saline

Wilber

575

25

43.5

1

0

26

45.2

Sarpy

Papillion

241

9

37.3

0

1

10

41.5

Saunders

Wahoo

754

35

46.4

0

2

37

49.1

Scottsbluff

Gering

739

52

70.4

0

0

52

70.4

Seward

Seward

575

29

50.4

0

2

31

53.9

Sheridan

Rushville

2441

49

20.1

0

0

49

20.1

Sherman

Loup City

566

28

49.5

0

0

28

49.5

Sioux

Harrison

2067

18

8.7

0

0

18

8.7

Stanton

Stanton

430

21

48.8

0

0

21

48.8

Thayer

Hebron

575

55

95.7

0

1

56

97.4

Thomas

Thedford

713

8

11.2

0

0

8

11.2

Thurston

Pender

394

13

33.0

0

0

13

33.0

Valley

Ord

568

33

58.1

0

0

33

58.1

Washington

Blair

391

14

35.8

1

2

17

43.5

Wayne

Wayne

444

16

36.0

0

0

16

36.0

Webster

Red Cloud

575

31

53.9

0

0

31

53.9

Wheeler

Bartlett

575

11

19.1

1

0

12

20.9

York

York

576

38

66.0

0

1

39

67.7

 

The 1950-2006 data are listed along with the 1950-2008 data in the table and the 2007 and 2008 tornado county occurrences are also noted.  This allows a quick look at the recent activity compared to the long term data.
Density is calculated by taking the total number of tornadoes divided by the area and then multiplying by 1000.  For example:  Hall County = (70/546) * 1000 = 128.2 tornadoes per 1000 square miles.

 

UNL
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Applied Climate Sciences, School of Natural Resources