Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 24.49 Miles
-- Width 800 Yards
State KANSAS
County/Area LINN
WFO EAX
Report Source Fire Department/Rescue
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-28 19:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4NW BLUE MOUND
Begin Lat/Lon 38.1209/-95.072
End Date 2007-02-28 20:10:00.0 CST-6
End Location 6NNE PLEASANTON
End Lat/Lon 38.2601/-94.6577
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 400.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong storm system lifted northeast into the region from Oklahoma, during the late afternoon and early evening hours on February 28th. The dynamics from this storm system provided the lift for rapid thunderstorm development along and north of a warm front by the early evening hours. There were numerous reports of hail with the storms, as well as some flash flooding. The most significant severe thunderstorm produced a tornado in Anderson county Kansas, which then tracked east into Linn county Kansas. The EF4 tornado took a nearly 24 mile continuous path, where it caused damage to mainly rural areas. Just north of Blue Mound a single residence, garage, and several farm buildings were completely destroyed. The tornado was historic, since it was the first time anywhere in the country that a tornado was rated as high as EF4, since switching to the new Enhanced Fujita scale February 1st, 2007.
Event Narrative EF4 tornado crossed from Anderson county into Linn county in Kansas at 7:30 PM CST, 4 miles northwest of Blue Mound. The tornado moved east-northeast over mainly rural areas of the county. A home, several farm buildings, and garage were completely destroyed. Other buildings received minor to moderate damage. There were no injuries or deaths with this tornado. The tornado also downed trees and power lines. The tornado lifted 6 miles north-northeast of Pleasanton at 8:10 PM CST.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 405.00K 0.00K
STANLEY JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:13 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEAWOOD JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEAWOOD JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:16 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVERLAND PARK JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:16 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVERLAND PARK JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVERLAND PARK JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 18:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROELAND PARK JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 19:14 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LENEXA JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 19:27 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE MOUND LINN CO. KS 02/28/2007 19:30 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
CENTERVILLE LINN CO. KS 02/28/2007 19:35 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARKER LINN CO. KS 02/28/2007 19:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LENEXA JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 20:14 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LENEXA JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 20:14 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLATHE JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 20:24 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAOLA MIAMI CO. KS 02/28/2007 20:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HILLSDALE MIAMI CO. KS 02/28/2007 21:08 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAOLA MIAMI CO. KS 02/28/2007 21:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LENEXA JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 21:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BONNER SPGS WYANDOTTE CO. KS 02/28/2007 22:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MISSION JOHNSON CO. KS 02/28/2007 23:43 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 405.00K 0.00K