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The chance of earthquake damage in 71603 Zip Code is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 71603 Zip Code is lower than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #398

71603 Zip Code
0.15
Arkansas
0.57
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

71603 Zip Code
0.0000
Arkansas
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, #347

71603 Zip Code
245.52
Arkansas
272.21
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 3,971 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 71603 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:419Hail:1,347Heat:20Heavy Snow:23
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:1,906Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:29
Other:141 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 71603 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 71603 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 71603 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 122 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 71603 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61954-02-19234°11'N / 92°07'W1.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Jefferson
9.51983-05-14334°11'N / 92°03'W34°18'N / 91°58'W5.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Jefferson
10.11955-04-21234°16'N / 92°05'W0.50 Mile83 Yards1225K0Jefferson
14.31960-05-06233°52'N / 92°17'W33°58'N / 91°58'W19.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cleveland
14.52003-05-16234°05'N / 92°23'W34°08'N / 92°18'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Dallas County into Grant County about 6 miles southwest of Grapevine. The tornado downed numerous trees and damaged the roofs of several homes. The tornado dissipated 2 miles southeast of Grapevine.
18.41982-04-25234°01'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cleveland
18.72001-11-26233°51'N / 91°57'W33°57'N / 91°51'W10.50 Miles150 Yards0000Lincoln
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southwest Lincoln County. The tornado damaged about 30 residences, which included both houses and mobile homes. Numerous outbuildings were destroyed, a few chicken houses were damaged and several buildings in Star City suffered damage. Hundreds of trees were also blown down. The tornado dissipated just to the northeast of Star City.
18.91953-01-07233°50'N / 92°10'W33°52'N / 92°06'W4.50 Miles100 Yards023K0Cleveland
19.22008-05-02234°09'N / 92°34'W34°18'N / 92°14'W22.00 Miles200 Yards003.5M0KGrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Dallas County, north-northeast of Carthage, and moved into Grant County, south-southeast of Leola. About 10 residences (houses and mobile homes) were destroyed, nine had major damage, and approximately 35 had minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed. One church also suffered damage. The majority of the damage was in the area around the Crossroads community. There was extensive timber damage. One major power transmission line was knocked down, as were a number of other power lines and poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
19.41969-08-16234°06'N / 91°45'W0025K0Jefferson
21.71970-11-19234°14'N / 91°45'W34°16'N / 91°44'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Jefferson
21.71957-12-19334°23'N / 91°57'W34°26'N / 91°55'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
25.91966-04-12334°24'N / 92°24'W34°26'N / 92°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0Grant
26.32001-11-26233°42'N / 92°07'W33°47'N / 91°59'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0000Cleveland
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northeast Bradley County into southeast Cleveland County. Two houses sustained major damage and several other houses had roof damage. A large farm shed was destroyed as were two barns. A chicken house also had major damage. One mobile home was destroyed and another was damaged. Several hundred trees were also blown down. The tornado lifted about 2.2 miles south-southeast of Pansy.
26.52003-05-16233°57'N / 92°41'W34°05'N / 92°23'W19.80 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over northern Dallas County about 3.5 miles southwest of Princeton. The tornado tracked to the northeast, downing numerous trees and damaging the roofs of several homes. The tornado moved across the northern part of Farindale, where several more homes were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeast into southern Grant County.
27.11973-04-19234°30'N / 91°58'W00250K0Lonoke
27.42008-03-14233°43'N / 92°09'W33°44'N / 91°58'W9.00 Miles350 Yards001.0M0KCleveland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An old, unoccupied house was destroyed. Two houses had much of the roofs blown off. A house trailer was destroyed by falling trees. Several chicken houses were destroyed. Roof and shingle damage occurred to several other houses. A number of barns and outbuildings were damaged. Hundreds of trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A storm system was in the Texas Panhandle during the early evening of the 14th. At the same time, a warm front lifted to the north ahead of the system. Strong to severe thunderstorms developed along and north of the front.
27.52008-05-02234°29'N / 92°17'W34°30'N / 92°15'W3.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Grant County, northeast of Ico, and moved into Saline County, south-southeast of East End. A total of 16 homes were impacted. Four were destroyed, nine had major damage and three had minor damage. The tornado exited Saline County, southeast of East End, and moved into Pulaski County, southwest of Woodson. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
28.21990-03-14233°49'N / 92°25'W2.00 Miles200 Yards16250K0Dallas
28.61970-11-19234°16'N / 91°44'W34°21'N / 91°33'W11.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Arkansas
29.51982-12-03234°14'N / 92°34'W34°20'N / 92°34'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Grant
29.72008-05-02234°30'N / 92°15'W34°36'N / 92°01'W14.00 Miles300 Yards103.5M0KPulaski
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Saline County, southeast of East End, and moved into Pulaski County, southwest of Woodson. Altogether, 75 homes (houses and mobile homes) were damaged or destroyed. This number included 21 homes destroyed, 16 with major damage, 26 with minor damage, and the remainder with only slight damage. Most of these homes were in the Hensley and Woodson areas. One woman was killed when her mobile home was destroyed on West Hensley Rd. Two large, steel, electrical transmission towers were knocked down. The tornado exited Pulaski County, east of Wrightsville, and moved into Lonoke County, just northwest of Keo. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
29.91968-04-03234°09'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Jefferson
29.91968-04-27234°09'N / 91°34'W000K0Jefferson
29.91967-05-06234°32'N / 91°58'W34°32'N / 91°53'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lonoke
30.31999-01-21333°55'N / 92°38'W34°06'N / 92°34'W11.00 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Dallas County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, but knocked down a lot of trees. An aerial survey confirmed that there was at least one forested area where almost every tree had been blown over in a swath almost a quarter mile wide. The tornado dissipated near the town of Bunn.
30.71973-03-10233°37'N / 91°55'W33°47'N / 91°55'W11.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Drew
30.71950-02-12234°29'N / 92°24'W003K0Grant
30.71988-11-15234°30'N / 92°21'W34°34'N / 92°14'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Saline
31.02004-10-18234°32'N / 92°15'W34°36'N / 92°04'W10.80 Miles800 Yards0000Pulaski
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Saline County and entered Pulaski County about 1.9 miles west of Woodson. The tornado tracked to the north of Woodson and continued to the northeast before lifting about 8.3 miles east of Wrightsville. Most of the structural damage occurred in the Woodson area where several houses and mobile homes sustained damage. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the path of the tornado.
31.12004-10-18234°30'N / 92°27'W34°32'N / 92°15'W13.20 Miles800 Yards01100Saline
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of Sardis and tracked to the east-northeast before moving into Pulaski County. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the path of the tornado. A number of mobile homes sustained minor or major damage. Eleven people sustained minor injuries, many of which were inside their mobile homes when the tornado struck.
31.51978-12-03233°50'N / 91°43'W33°55'N / 91°32'W12.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lincoln
32.11981-10-17234°32'N / 92°21'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Saline
32.12010-04-30234°30'N / 92°24'W34°34'N / 92°18'W8.00 Miles550 Yards083.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Grant County northwest of Ico and re-entered Saline County south of Sardis. The tornado traveled through the East End community, causing EF2 damage. A Red Cross survey of the damage indicated: 4 houses and 11 mobile homes destroyed, 11 houses and 3 mobile homes with major damage, 26 houses and 4 mobile homes with minor damage, and 16 houses and 13 mobile homes affected. A fire station in East End was destroyed and part of the roof was torn off a church. Two businesses also suffered damage. In addition, numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Eight people were injured. The tornado exited Saline County northeast of East End and entered Pulaski County south-southeast of Landmark. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surged into Arkansas at the end of April, so conditions in the state became warm and humid. On the 30th, a strong area of low pressure aloft approached from the west, resulting in the development of thunderstorms. Wind shear, a change in wind direction and speed with height, was present. This created a favorable environment for the formation of tornadoes.
32.21967-05-06234°32'N / 91°53'W34°32'N / 91°46'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
32.41981-05-16233°53'N / 91°39'W33°53'N / 91°33'W5.70 Miles660 Yards0025K0Desha
32.51968-04-03433°55'N / 91°51'W33°59'N / 91°16'W33.70 Miles400 Yards516250K0Lincoln
33.12001-11-26233°35'N / 92°13'W33°42'N / 92°01'W10.50 Miles200 Yards0000Bradley
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Bradley County. The tornado first touched down 4 miles east-northeast of Banks and traveled to the northeast. The most severe damage occurred in the McKinney community, or about 7 miles northeast of Banks, where a number of mobile homes were destroyed. Several of these mobile homes were blown completely into pieces, some of which were used for storage. A couple of other houses suffered considerable damage as well. Some barns and sheds were also destroyed. The tornado continued to track into Cleveland County.
33.22007-02-24233°42'N / 91°48'W33°47'N / 91°40'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00100K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 4.5 miles north of Monticello. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of downed trees onto a vehicle and mobile home. Windows were blown out of a house, a large metal shop building was destroyed, and a metal barn sustained major damage. The tornado continued moving to the northeast into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
33.21978-12-03233°48'N / 92°42'W33°54'N / 92°26'W16.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Dallas
33.31982-04-02234°36'N / 92°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Lonoke
33.61995-10-27234°32'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0600Saline
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the Sardis community and traveled approximately one-half mile before lifting. Several mobile homes were flipped over by the tornado. Altogether, six people residing in the mobile homes received minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. Several outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed.
33.82007-02-24233°44'N / 91°45'W33°47'N / 91°38'W7.00 Miles650 Yards000K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 8 miles north-northeast of Monticello. A large swath of timber was blown down in the northern part of the County, west of the town of Florence. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
33.82007-02-24233°48'N / 91°40'W33°49'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado moved out of Drew County and into Lincoln County about 5.2 miles south-southwest of Garrett Bridge. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of hundreds of downed trees. Part of a house was destroyed and several shop buildings sustained damage. The tornado dissipated about 3.5 miles southeast of Garrett Bridge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
33.91960-05-06234°33'N / 92°20'W34°38'N / 92°11'W10.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pulaski
35.01979-04-11234°33'N / 92°20'W34°41'N / 92°06'W16.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Saline
35.71988-11-15234°34'N / 92°14'W34°42'N / 92°06'W12.00 Miles250 Yards35225.0M0Pulaski
36.11999-01-21334°19'N / 92°40'W34°21'N / 92°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Hot Spring County into western Grant County. The tornado crossed Highway 270 about 2 miles west of Poyen. Mostly tree damage was noted, with the tornado weakening as it moved northeast. The tornado dissipated northwest of Poyen just before it reached Highway 229.
36.22001-02-24234°35'N / 92°23'W34°36'N / 92°21'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed about 2.5 miles east of Vimy Ridge in southeast Saline County. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused mostly tree damage. The tornado travelled about 2 miles before moving into Pulaski County.
36.31997-03-01234°35'N / 92°24'W34°35'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles352 Yards0010.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: Another tornado formed just south of the main tornado track near Shannon Hills. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 2 miles. Several homes sustained damage. A number of trees were also blown down, as well as several high voltage electrical towers. Much of the damage was mostly F1. However, damage to the high voltage transmission towers was consistent with an F2 rating.
36.81978-12-03233°55'N / 91°32'W33°58'N / 91°26'W6.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Desha
37.01999-01-21334°33'N / 92°25'W34°38'N / 92°23'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Saline County. Where the tornado first touched down, a trailer was damaged and a tree fell on a car about 4 miles south of Vimy Ridge along Styles Road. About 2 miles southeast of Vimy Ridge on Sardis Road, extensive tree damage was found. A mobile home was heavily damaged in the same area with several other homes sustaining roof damage. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast into Pulaski County.
37.11982-04-25234°39'N / 92°12'W0.50 Mile300 Yards012.5M0Pulaski
37.11975-03-28433°33'N / 92°07'W33°37'N / 92°04'W5.40 Miles250 Yards75125.0M0Bradley
37.41999-01-21334°18'N / 92°43'W34°22'N / 92°40'W8.00 Miles500 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Hot Spring County. The tornado moved mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. In one forested area, there were not many trees left standing as observed during an aerial survey. As the tornado neared Highway 270 about 8 miles east of Malvern, the roof of a chicken house was damaged with a few homes narrowly missed. The tornado then moved northeast into western Grant County.
37.51972-03-01233°53'N / 91°30'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Desha
37.52008-05-02234°36'N / 92°01'W34°42'N / 91°52'W11.00 Miles200 Yards023.0M0KLonoke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Pulaski County, east of Wrightsville, and entered Lonoke County, just northwest of Keo. Two houses and two farm shops near Keo had roof damage. In addition, two houses north of Keo were destroyed. Trees, power poles, and grain bins were blown down, and there was damage at a fish farm. Two farm shops in Pettus were damaged. Also, five large, steel, electrical transmission towers were partially to totally destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
37.51997-03-01434°31'N / 92°31'W34°39'N / 92°21'W14.00 Miles1408 Yards104025.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm that produced the tornado across Clark and Hot Spring County earlier spawned another tornado in Saline County. The tornado touched down 5 miles southeast of Benton and traveled northeastward, damaging a number of homes and downing numerous trees and power lines. As the tornado approached Shannon Hills, the tornado expanded to 0.8 mile wide. Dozens of homes were either damaged or destroyed in the area around the Shannon Hills, Vimy Ridge and Sardis communities. 10 people were killed, with most victims inside their homes when the storm hit. The tornado exhibited characteristics of F2 to F3 strength prior to moving into the Shannon Hills area. After that, the tornado reached F4 intensity as it moved across the Shannon Hills area and eventually into Pulaski County. M64PH, F60PH, F23MH, F55PH, F35PH, M55OU, F52OU, M15MH, M49MH, M72OU
37.61967-05-06234°32'N / 91°46'W34°32'N / 91°33'W12.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
37.71957-05-23333°37'N / 91°50'W33°39'N / 91°45'W5.20 Miles27 Yards00250K0Drew
37.81985-04-23234°39'N / 91°55'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lonoke
37.91981-05-16233°53'N / 91°33'W33°53'N / 91°26'W6.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lincoln
38.71965-02-09334°14'N / 91°31'W34°18'N / 91°21'W10.50 Miles333 Yards04250K0Arkansas
39.02001-02-24234°36'N / 92°21'W34°44'N / 92°11'W12.30 Miles200 Yards0800Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeast Saline County into southwest Pulaski County about 7.5 miles west of Wrightsville. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and closely followed the track of a violent tornado on March 1, 1997. In fact, a few homes and buildings that were rebuilt after the March 1st event were destroyed during this latest event. The tornado affected much of southern Pulaski County, including the Sweet Home and College Station communities. Several houses and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, including a church. Eight people suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado was on the ground about 12.3 miles before dissipating about 5.5 miles east of Little Rock.
39.21996-05-27334°01'N / 92°54'W34°04'N / 92°38'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00130K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Dallas County about a mile south-southwest of Dalark at 315 pm CDT. The storm travelled east-northeastward and struck the town of Manning around 330 pm CDT. 16 homes in Manning were either damaged or destroyed, half of which were mobile homes. The storm continued moving northeastward and lifted 2 miles southeast of Tulip around 340 pm CDT. Damage along the remainder of the storm's path consisted of downed trees and power lines. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $130,000.
39.42004-10-18234°35'N / 91°42'W34°35'N / 91°40'W1.80 Miles300 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Lonoke County southeast of Seaton Dump and moved to the east. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of a carport blown 300 yards into an open farm field and the tin roof blown off a building. Numerous power poles were either snapped off or knocked down. The tornado eventually moved into Prairie County.
39.51982-12-02334°35'N / 92°28'W34°38'N / 92°26'W4.00 Miles233 Yards12825.0M0Saline
39.61961-03-26234°29'N / 91°33'W1.50 Miles333 Yards06250K0Arkansas
39.91951-02-20234°36'N / 92°01'W34°44'N / 91°42'W20.20 Miles333 Yards0325K0Lonoke
40.32007-02-24333°49'N / 91°33'W34°00'N / 91°19'W18.00 Miles880 Yards02845.0M0KDesha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Lincoln County and into Desha County about 6 miles southwest of Dumas. The tornado continued to track northeastward and moved across the southeast portion of the city of Dumas and produced significant damage. In Dumas, 25 businesses were destroyed, along with 19 homes. More than 65 additional homes sustained minor to moderate damage. Six mobile homes were destroyed, along with an athletic park. A community building sustained major damage, as well as a 20-unit assisted living center. An electrical substation was destroyed, leaving the area without power for several days. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. Farther to the northeast, in the community of Back Gate, 11 mobile homes were destroyed and 12 sustained minor damage. One house was destroyed, along with three that were damaged. The tornado eventually dissipated 4 miles northeast of Pendleton. Altogether, 28 people in the county were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
40.31997-03-01434°37'N / 92°21'W34°45'N / 92°12'W11.00 Miles1408 Yards518050.0M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: The Saline County tornado moved into Pulaski County about 2.5 miles southeast of Mabelvale at 341 pm CST. The tornado tracked northeastward and damaged or destroyed a number of homes and businesses in the area of Arch Street Pike and Dixon Road in the south part of Little Rock. One person was killed in the same area when the building he was in seeking shelter was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved northeastward, but weakened and partially lifted as it approached the intersection of Highway 65 and Dixon Road. At this location, a building was destroyed and the tops of some trees were removed. The tornado reemerged near the College Station area around 349 pm CST, causing widespread damage. Many frame homes were either damaged or destroyed. 4 people were killed in the College Station area. A number of residents noted that there was a tremendous amount of flying debris. The tornado crossed I-440 and passed very close to Little Rock National Airport. The airport was closed for several hours after the storm passed, due to a large amount of debris on the runways. A hotel and a UPS Distribution Center near the airport sustained some damage. The tornado eventually lifted soon after it crossed the Arkansas River. Much of the damage along the path of the tornado was F2 and F3. However, some structural damage along the path was consistent with an F4 rating. M61BU, M69PH, F74VE, M62PH, F45MH
40.31954-05-02334°30'N / 91°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Arkansas
40.41996-09-26234°27'N / 92°41'W34°28'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Saline
 Brief Description: The Hot Spring County tornado moved into Saline County 1 1/2 miles west of Traskwood at 345 pm CDT. The tornado continued moving northeastward before lifting about 1 mile north of Traskwood. Several buildings sustained damage and a number of trees were also knocked down. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating.
40.61993-11-13234°30'N / 92°38'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00500K0Saline
 Brief Description: A short-lived F2 tornado touched down in the community of Haskell. Several homes received roof and structural damage. A few mobile homes were also damaged and one was completely destroyed. A number of trees were knocked down and a few storage buildings were also damaged.
41.01952-03-21334°32'N / 91°48'W34°44'N / 91°39'W16.20 Miles33 Yards99250K0Lonoke
41.01997-03-01234°41'N / 92°14'W34°44'N / 92°10'W5.00 Miles352 Yards0010.0M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: Another tornado developed just south of the College Station storm, near the Sweet Home area. The tornado traveled northeastward, damaging several buildings. Some trees and power lines were also blown down. The tornado lifted soon after crossing the Arkansas River near the intersection of I-440 and Highway 165. Damage along the tornado's path was consistent with an F2 rating.
41.11983-05-14334°30'N / 91°32'W0.80 Mile250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
41.11961-05-14234°30'N / 91°36'W34°33'N / 91°31'W5.90 Miles417 Yards0025K0Arkansas
41.21954-04-10233°26'N / 92°10'W33°37'N / 92°04'W13.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bradley
41.22003-05-16234°34'N / 92°33'W34°37'N / 92°31'W4.70 Miles150 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned mostly within the city limits of Benton. The tornado moved northeast, and heavily damaged buildings at an auto dealership. Minor damage was noted elsewhere in and near town. The tornado dissipated 5.6 miles northeast of town.
41.41982-12-24234°28'N / 92°40'W34°34'N / 92°36'W7.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Saline
41.61964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
41.61964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards000K0Arkansas
41.72008-04-03234°35'N / 92°33'W34°37'N / 92°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards015.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began on the northeast side of Benton and ended on the northwest side of Bryant. The tornado caused major damage to four houses and minor damage to 20 houses. It also traveled through the Hurricane Lake Mobile Home Park, destroying 22 mobile homes, and causing major damage to 11 mobile homes, and minor damage to 10 mobile homes. Major damage occurred at a car dealership on Interstate 30, where more than 150 vehicles were damaged, many of which had windshields or rear windows blown out. Diagonally across the interstate from the car dealership, a lumber yard suffered substantial damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The event began with a warm front moving north from the Gulf Coast region on the 3rd. The front was followed by above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. There was plenty of fuel for developing thunderstorms. A large area of showers and thunderstorms developed near the stalled front in northern and western Arkansas during the evening of the 3rd. During the early morning hours of the 4th, it became a heavy rain event.
41.71978-04-17234°43'N / 92°05'W34°44'N / 92°04'W1.30 Miles250 Yards02250K0Pulaski
41.81979-04-11234°41'N / 92°06'W34°46'N / 91°58'W9.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pulaski
41.81967-05-06234°32'N / 91°33'W34°31'N / 91°32'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Arkansas
42.01967-03-05234°42'N / 92°23'W34°43'N / 92°11'W11.40 Miles33 Yards04250K0Pulaski
42.12008-05-10334°29'N / 91°35'W34°25'N / 91°21'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards0975.0M0KArkansas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down west of Stuttgart, near the Arkansas/Prairie County line. The tornado then moved toward the east-southeast, passing through the southern sections of Stuttgart. Most of the damage in the city was along and a few blocks to the north of 22nd Street (Arkansas Highway 130). The tornado then passed through the southern part of the Country Club Estates area and moved out across farmsteads, finally taking a turn toward the southeast and ending northeast of Almyra. Altogether, some 800 homes were damaged, along with 82 businesses, and approximately 750 vehicles. Two schools, a community college's training center, a nursing home, and a sports complex were also damaged. Six people had to be rescued after the building housing a dollar store collapsed, trapping the people inside. About 3800 customers lost electric service in the Stuttgart area, and about 2000 customers were without telephone service. Seventy-five animals were treated for minor injuries at Stuttgart's animal shelter. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through Arkansas on the 9th, but the front then stalled and moved back to the north as a warm front on the 10th. Severe storms developed north of the front during the afternoon, with tornadoes developing closer to the front during the early evening hours.
42.52005-09-24234°42'N / 91°58'W34°46'N / 92°04'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0500Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Lonoke County roughly 2 miles east-southeast of Bevis Corner. The tornado moved to the northwest around the remnants of Hurricane Rita. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 120 mph. The tornado demolished a couple of mobile homes, with an injury in one of these homes. Several other mobile homes sustained some damage, such as being moved off of their foundations or having their roofs caved in. In one of these homes, 4 additional injuries were noted. The tornado was on the ground for just over 7 miles before dissipating near Kerr.
42.51996-09-26234°22'N / 92°48'W34°28'N / 92°41'W9.00 Miles60 Yards0152.1M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in Malvern. A packaging plant, car dealership and several other buildings in Malvern sustained damage. 15 people in Malvern received minor injuries. The tornado continued moving northeastward where it uprooted numerous trees along its path. The tornado exited Hot Spring County at 345 pm CDT. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates placed the amount of damage at just over $2,000,000.
42.91965-02-09333°30'N / 92°06'W1.50 Miles167 Yards01250K0Bradley
42.92008-04-03234°38'N / 92°31'W34°39'N / 92°29'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0010.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began northwest of Bryant and ended northwest of Alexander. The tornado caused major damage in the Hurricane Meadows subdivision, and then continued on to the northeast. Altogether, six houses were destroyed, and approximately 30 others suffered varying degrees of damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The event began with a warm front moving north from the Gulf Coast region on the 3rd. The front was followed by above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. There was plenty of fuel for developing thunderstorms. A large area of showers and thunderstorms developed near the stalled front in northern and western Arkansas during the evening of the 3rd. During the early morning hours of the 4th, it became a heavy rain event.
43.01999-01-21234°40'N / 92°12'W34°49'N / 92°05'W11.00 Miles400 Yards0600Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeast Pulaski County...or southeast of a dissipating tornado that moved through Little Rock. This new tornado developed about 7 miles southeast of the downtown area...and damaged a sprinkler system used for farming near the intersection of Highways 165 and 391. Farther northeast, the tornado destroyed a storage building and blew down some trees along Highway 70 about 1 to 2 miles east of Highway 391. The tornado then knocked at least four 18-wheelers over on Interstate 40 near Galloway before heading into Lonoke County.
43.01988-11-15234°42'N / 92°06'W34°47'N / 91°56'W12.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Lonoke
43.51999-01-21334°38'N / 92°24'W34°49'N / 92°13'W15.00 Miles700 Yards37200Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Saline County into southwest Pulaski County. Trees were downed as the tornado entered Pulaski County, with some roof damage to a business along Interstate 30 about 5 miles southwest of Little Rock. The tornado continued northeast into eastern sections of the downtown area...crossing near the intersection of Interstates 30 and 630. In this area, many homes and businesses (at least 235 structures) were heavily damaged or destroyed. It was estimated that around 750 structures sustained at least some damage. This included homes in an historic district which were built at the turn of the century. Trees were also downed throughout the area. One tree fell on a car, taking the life of a woman inside. The Governor's Mansion was not spared, with numerous trees down and one tree damaging a fence around the property. A grocery store was also destroyed at the corner of 17th and Main. One man lost his life at this location. Farther northeast, the tornado weakened as it crossed Interstate 40 just east of Highway 67/167. However, the tornado blew a tree down on a mobile home about 2 miles southeast of Sherwood. A man lost his life as a result. The tornado finally dissipated in Sherwood, with a new tornado forming in southeast Pulaski County. M63MH, M67BU, M34VE
43.61968-04-03234°13'N / 91°20'W013K0Arkansas
43.81950-08-24234°24'N / 91°26'W34°26'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0725K0Arkansas
44.11997-03-01434°09'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°41'W24.00 Miles528 Yards0112.0M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Hot Spring County 4.5 miles south of Friendship at 247 pm CST. The tornado damaged or destroyed a number of homes and other buildings in Donaldson as it moved northeastward. The tornado passed just to the south and east of Malvern. However, some damage was noted at the Malvern Airport. The tornado downed many more trees and power lines, as well as a number of buildings before it lifted about 6.5 miles east of Malvern. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2 and F3. However, some structural damage in the Donaldson area was consistent with an F4 rating.
44.61982-12-24234°45'N / 92°16'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pulaski
44.81950-03-26234°42'N / 92°21'W34°48'N / 92°13'W10.40 Miles600 Yards07250K0Pulaski
45.02004-10-18234°34'N / 91°42'W34°37'N / 91°23'W17.20 Miles600 Yards0012.2M0Prairie
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado moved from Lonoke County into Prairie County about 6.1 miles west-southwest of the Fairmount Community. The tornado gained intensity as it tracked to the east-northeast and then to the east as it approached the Stuttgart Airport. The tornado continued to track to the east before lifting east-northeast of the town of Ulm. The maximum damage was observed at the airport where numerous planes were damaged or destroyed. Damage at the airport was estimated at just over 12 million dollars. Also, most of the hangers and other buildings on the airport property sustained damage. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, many power poles were snapped off or blown down. Metal irrigation pipe was carried for a mile and deposited in the field. Numerous outbuildings and farm shops were destroyed or damaged. A combine was destroyed and another was badly damaged. A farm tractor was destroyed as well. In the town of Ulm, a number of trees had large limbs broken and there was minor damage to house roofs. Underpinning was also blown out from under several mobile homes. The tornado weakened considerably before reaching Ulm.
45.21967-05-06233°57'N / 92°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Dallas
45.21975-02-22334°40'N / 92°23'W34°50'N / 92°14'W14.40 Miles80 Yards1222.5M0Pulaski
45.21973-04-24233°43'N / 91°28'W01250K0Drew
45.41982-12-02334°38'N / 92°26'W34°51'N / 92°16'W14.00 Miles233 Yards12525.0M0Pulaski
45.51978-12-03233°44'N / 92°49'W33°48'N / 92°42'W8.40 Miles250 Yards00250K0Ouachita
45.61968-05-10233°32'N / 92°27'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Calhoun
46.11980-04-07234°46'N / 91°54'W34°46'N / 91°52'W1.90 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Lonoke
46.31965-03-17234°25'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
46.51955-10-28233°32'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile7 Yards003K0Calhoun
46.51982-04-02234°39'N / 91°35'W2.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Prairie
46.92009-10-29233°38'N / 92°40'W33°39'N / 92°40'W1.00 Mile1250 Yards001.8M0KCalhoun
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began in a wooded area of the Highland Industrial Park and then tore through the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. At the academy, the Apparatus Building was heavily damaged, walls were blown out of the Smoke Building, a large part of the roof was torn off the Administration and Classroom Building, and vehicles belonging to the students were tossed around and overturned. About 60 staff members and students were in the Administration and Classroom Building, but they were aware of the tornado warning that was in effect and had taken shelter in small, interior rooms. There were no injuries. Trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado then continued into the Ouachita County portion of the Highland Industrial Park. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
47.21980-10-17233°28'N / 91°51'W1.50 Miles77 Yards12250K0Drew
47.41985-04-23234°35'N / 91°33'W34°36'N / 91°25'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Prairie
47.81973-04-19234°48'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Pulaski
48.11978-04-17234°44'N / 92°04'W34°50'N / 91°35'W28.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lonoke
48.31957-05-13334°13'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°49'W14.70 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
48.51980-04-07234°45'N / 92°35'W34°47'N / 92°16'W18.10 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Pulaski
48.61979-06-28234°49'N / 92°13'W0.80 Mile77 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
48.71982-04-25334°10'N / 92°59'W34°15'N / 92°53'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
49.92009-10-29233°39'N / 92°52'W33°48'N / 92°46'W11.00 Miles1250 Yards00200K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado caused a massive tree blowdown soon after touching down. It then passed west of Velie and near Amy. One house had part of one wall and a portion of its roof torn off, part of the roof was torn off a mobile home, another mobile home was blown off its foundation, and several outbuildings were damaged. The tornado exited Ouachita County about 3 1/3 miles east-northeast of Smead and continued into Dallas County about 3 2/3 miles west-southwest of Holly Springs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.


* 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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