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The chance of earthquake damage in 72421 Zip Code is about the same as Arkansas average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 72421 Zip Code is higher than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #169

72421 Zip Code
0.54
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

72421 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, #158

72421 Zip Code
333.03
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 2,523 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 72421 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:329Hail:905Heat:3Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,202Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:5
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 72421 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 72421 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.71976-03-254.91535.59-90.48
30.11976-03-254.51535.61-90.48
43.51972-02-013.91236.4-90.8
31.71976-09-253.6535.61-90.45

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 146 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 72421 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01968-05-15435°44'N / 91°11'W35°47'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards11125K0Jackson
5.21997-03-01335°50'N / 90°59'W35°53'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles200 Yards0225K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
6.71976-03-29235°52'N / 91°04'W35°53'N / 90°58'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
8.42001-02-24235°39'N / 91°04'W35°42'N / 91°00'W4.00 Miles25 Yards0075K0Poinsett
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Poinsett county from Jackson county and continued to move northeast.One mobile home was demolished. Four other mobile homes were overturned. A few houses were damaged. One shed was blown over. A few trees were knocked down.
8.41973-11-24235°49'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Jackson
8.41952-03-21335°32'N / 91°03'W35°48'N / 90°58'W18.90 Miles440 Yards003K0Poinsett
9.61955-11-15335°54'N / 91°05'W35°55'N / 91°01'W3.80 Miles880 Yards09250K0Lawrence
10.11976-03-29235°53'N / 90°58'W35°57'N / 90°49'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Craighead
11.11973-05-26435°42'N / 90°52'W35°50'N / 90°41'W13.80 Miles300 Yards325725K0Craighead
11.71973-05-26435°32'N / 91°02'W35°42'N / 90°52'W14.70 Miles300 Yards02525K0Poinsett
12.41997-03-01335°56'N / 90°54'W35°58'N / 90°52'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K1.1MLawrence
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
13.12001-02-24235°34'N / 91°05'W35°39'N / 91°02'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Jackson County about 1.6 miles east of Amagon. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and heavily damaged a mobile home. The tornado downed a tree onto another mobile home, and damaged or destroyed several sheds, carports and outbuildings. Also, there was some minor roof damage at a few homes. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado travelled about 7 miles before exiting Jackson County about 2 miles east of Grubbs. The tornado moved into Poinsett County, which is in the Memphis County Warning Area.
13.81997-03-01235°36'N / 91°22'W35°49'N / 91°02'W23.00 Miles880 Yards13025.0M0Jackson
 Brief Description: The tornado in Independence County moved back into Jackson County about 4 miles southwest of Jacksonport at 342 pm CST. The tornado moved northeastward into Jacksonport where there was a considerable loss of trees and damage to homes and businesses. One person was killed in a mobile home that was destroyed. A riverboat also suffered considerable damage when it was blown into a partially flooded area on the shoreline. As the tornado continued to move northeastward, it caused roof and structural damage to a number of buildings. A lot of trees were also blown down as well. The tornado crossed Highway 67 about a mile south of Tuckerman and skirted the southeast part of town. Several miles northeast of Tuckerman, on Highway 224, the tornado caused more damage to several homes. About 7 miles northeast of Tuckerman, there was quite a bit of tree damage. Some tops of trees were also removed, indicating that the tornado was aloft at times. The tornado downed more trees and power lines in the last 3 or 4 miles it was on the ground in Jackson County. The tornado exited Jackson County 5.5 miles east of Swifton at 413 pm CST. Damage along the path of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. M79MH
13.91973-11-24235°38'N / 91°08'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
13.91975-04-30235°59'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Lawrence
13.91950-04-02335°45'N / 91°13'W2.50 Miles33 Yards183K0Jackson
14.31957-04-03335°48'N / 90°55'W36°02'N / 90°38'W22.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greene
15.31957-04-25335°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile313 Yards000K0Craighead
15.61977-09-14236°00'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Lawrence
16.31976-03-29235°57'N / 90°49'W35°58'N / 90°44'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
16.31961-03-05235°24'N / 91°14'W35°43'N / 90°52'W30.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
16.51999-01-21335°43'N / 91°20'W35°52'N / 91°12'W15.00 Miles700 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Independence County into northwest Jackson County. The tornado headed mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage as it tracked along the Black River. In some forested areas, there were hardly any trees left standing as seen from an aerial survey. The tornado continued northeast into southern Lawrence County (Memphis County Warning Area).
16.91978-08-13235°54'N / 90°43'W35°51'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Craighead
19.51954-04-30235°58'N / 91°16'W36°10'N / 90°37'W38.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lawrence
19.61960-05-04235°33'N / 91°10'W1.00 Mile417 Yards0025K0Jackson
19.81984-03-15435°28'N / 90°59'W35°32'N / 90°54'W3.00 Miles440 Yards51225.0M0Poinsett
21.21970-04-19235°33'N / 90°44'W35°34'N / 90°42'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Poinsett
21.51952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
22.11984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett
22.51984-04-03335°44'N / 90°52'W35°56'N / 90°17'W33.00 Miles200 Yards0225.0M0Craighead
22.51952-03-21335°36'N / 90°43'W35°40'N / 90°31'W12.10 Miles417 Yards239250K0Poinsett
23.01952-06-04236°07'N / 90°56'W000K0Lawrence
23.11955-03-20235°43'N / 90°51'W35°59'N / 90°17'W36.70 Miles250 Yards0125K0Craighead
24.01984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
24.31997-03-01335°26'N / 90°59'W35°26'N / 90°59'W1.00 Mile200 Yards005K0Poinsett
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest corner of Cross county from Woodruff county. Sixty-seven homes and businesses were damaged including an elementary school in the town of Hickory Ridge. A Southwestern Bell main switching station was destroyed. The tornado continued into the southwest corner of Poinsett county where it knocked down a few trees.
24.61999-01-21335°39'N / 91°26'W35°46'N / 91°22'W8.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. The tree damage was mostly along the Black River east of Newark as seen from an aerial survey. The tornado moved into Jackson County about 7 miles northeast of Newark.
24.71961-05-06235°39'N / 91°26'W35°42'N / 91°21'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Independence
24.91999-01-17235°36'N / 91°22'W35°37'N / 91°21'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado in southeast Independence County moved into western Jackson County. The tornado caused mostly tree and power line damage and blew down some highway signs before it dissipated about 2 miles west-southwest of Jacksonport.
24.91979-04-11236°07'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
25.22010-04-30335°27'N / 91°16'W35°30'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards001.0M0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the fifth of five tornadoes spawned by the same supercell thunderstorm. This tornado passed through the south side of Shoffner. A church was destroyed and a power substation was damaged. A hangar at a flying service was destroyed and an aircraft used for agricultural application was damaged. A mobile home was overturned and destroyed. Significant roof damage occurred to homes. A grain elevator was badly damaged. An irrigation pivot was overturned. Outbuildings were destroyed or damaged. Trees were blown down. 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.
25.21973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
25.51952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
25.61984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
25.71968-05-15435°47'N / 90°44'W35°53'N / 90°18'W12.60 Miles167 Yards3435025K0Craighead
26.61997-03-01335°23'N / 91°01'W35°25'N / 90°58'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00750K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest corner of Cross county from Woodruff county. Sixty-seven homes and businesses were damaged including an elementary school in the town of Hickory Ridge. A Southwestern Bell main switching station was destroyed. The tornado continued into the southwest corner of Poinsett county where it knocked down a few trees.
26.71999-04-05235°54'N / 91°26'W35°59'N / 91°23'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0100Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Sharp County. The tornado developed 7 miles east-southeast of Cave City and moved northeast. Not long after touching down, the tornado reached Highway 230. A tractor trailer was thrown off of the road and destroyed. The driver of the truck was injured. Pieces of the truck were found a quarter of a mile away from the highway. The tornado then paralleled the highway, heavily damaging a 10 year old brick home 8.5 miles east of Cave City. The tornado also destroyed a trailer and a barn and damaged a mobile home. Several buildings were also damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted. The tornado finally moved into Lawrence County (Memphis County Warning Area) before dissipating.
26.81999-01-21235°34'N / 91°33'W35°48'N / 91°19'W20.00 Miles500 Yards0300Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Independence County. The tornado formed as another tornado was dissipating about a mile northwest. This new tornado formed about 5 miles southwest of Oil Trough. As the tornado moved northeast, it destroyed a home and a shed along Highway 157 and damaged other homes nearby. Extensive tree damage was also found in the area. From there, the tornado tracked within a mile of Oil Trough...and caused some roof damage to a home just west of the intersection of Highways 14 and 157. In Oil Trough, a trailer was heavily damaged and a cable antenna on top of a water tower was bent. Farther northeast, a barn was damaged at the intersection of Highways 122 and 69. The tornado moved about a mile east of Newark and destroyed some transmission towers near a power plant. The tornado continued through eastern Independence County...causing mostly tree damage. The tornado finally dissipated just southeast of the town of Cord.
27.41999-01-17235°35'N / 91°26'W35°38'N / 91°23'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeast Independence County about 4 miles south-southeast of Oil Trough. As the tornado tracked northeast, it heavily damaged a home in the Macks community...with the roof removed. Several vehicles at the home were damaged by flying debris. Farther northeast, the tornado caused mostly tree and power line damage before it moved into Jackson County.
27.51993-09-14235°36'N / 91°28'W35°40'N / 91°23'W5.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Independence
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down 2 miles south of Oil Trough and traveled approximately 5 miles to the northeast before lifting. The path that the tornado traveled was mostly in farm fields. However, the tornado did strike several houses and an airplane hangar. One home sustained major damage, while two other homes received some minor structural damage. A number of trees were also snapped off or uprooted along the path. A local pilot managed to capture a portion of the storm on videotape. The homes that were damaged were unoccupied at the time the tornado struck.
27.61973-05-07235°36'N / 90°30'W35°40'N / 90°32'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Poinsett
28.01972-06-08235°36'N / 91°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Independence
28.41999-01-17235°46'N / 90°30'W35°53'N / 90°26'W11.00 Miles75 Yards00150K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado started just southwest of Lake City and tracked northeast reaching the northwest corner of Lake City and then continued northeast. Two homes were destroyed and five others were damaged in Lake City. An electrical substation was badly damaged. Several trees and power lines were also blown down.
28.61999-01-21235°39'N / 91°31'W35°43'N / 91°25'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado developed near the White River about 5 miles southwest of Newark and moved toward town. In Newark, extensive tree damage was found...with numerous trees either downed or snapped. At least 100 homes, three businesses and a church sustained some damage...with mostly roof damage noted. Off of 5th Street, a few trailers were heavily damaged or destroyed. Damage was most extensive along Morgan Street and Hill Street. The tornado continued tracking northeast and dissipated about 2 miles northeast of town.
28.91955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
28.91982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
29.11959-03-14235°46'N / 91°34'W35°49'N / 91°25'W9.10 Miles833 Yards0025K0Independence
29.31968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
29.61997-03-01235°32'N / 91°28'W35°36'N / 91°23'W7.50 Miles880 Yards003.0M0Independence
 Brief Description: The Jackson County tornado moved into Independence County 7 miles south of Oil Trough at 331 pm CST. As the tornado tracked northeastward, it damaged several homes and downed a number of trees and power lines. The tornado exited Independence County 5.5 miles east-southeast of Oil Trough at 342 pm CST.
30.01997-03-01335°59'N / 90°50'W36°12'N / 90°21'W15.00 Miles200 Yards15500K0Greene
 Brief Description: M47BU The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
30.12006-04-02336°13'N / 90°58'W36°13'N / 90°49'W8.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: A tornado began 3 miles south of Pocahontas and tracked east into Greene County. In Shannon, three businesses and five homes were destroyed. Another two businesses and two homes had major damage. Eighteen other homes had minor damage. The tornado produced F1 type damage in Randolph County.
31.11982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
32.11994-07-02236°15'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles75 Yards01500K0Randolph
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down one mile south of Pocahontas and traveled south-southeastward for approximately two miles before lifting. The tornado heavily damaged two businesses and destroyed two mobile homes. Two other mobile homes were removed from their foundations. An tractor-semitrailer was blown off U.S. Highway 67. The driver's wife received minor injuries when the entire rig flipped over into a ditch. Another tractor-semitrailer was blown over at a local business. Some trees and power lines were also blown down along the highway.
32.11954-06-29236°03'N / 90°30'W000K0Greene
32.11967-04-13236°03'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Greene
32.41955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
32.61982-12-02236°08'N / 91°21'W36°12'N / 91°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Crawford
32.72003-05-04335°19'N / 91°02'W35°19'N / 90°45'W16.00 Miles275 Yards041.0M0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Cross County from Woodruff County near Tilton and moved east. Five homes were destroyed and four others were damaged in Tilton. Another three homes were damaged in Vanndale.
33.01955-11-15335°40'N / 91°39'W35°43'N / 91°27'W11.70 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
33.21999-04-05236°16'N / 90°58'W36°16'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on the east side of Paragould and moved northeast. The tornado hit a commercial area with several restaurants and other businesses damaged or destroyed. Several trees and power lines were blown down as well.
33.31996-03-05335°59'N / 91°43'W36°02'N / 91°17'W20.00 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Sharp
 Brief Description: The Izard County tornado moved into Sharp County 2 3/4 miles west-southwest of Sidney at 815 pm. The tornado moved eastward and a few minutes later it struck the town of Sidney. 20 homes in Sidney were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado traveled along Highway 58, damaging more homes, barns, and other outbuildings. The tornado then began moving more in a northeasterly direction toward the Calamine community. Several more homes and other buildings were damaged. The tornado exited Sharp County about 2 3/4 miles east-northeast of Calamine around 845 pm. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. Much of the damage was consistent with an F2 rating, with some damage noted as F3 in intensity. Preliminary estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,500,000.
33.81960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
33.91965-11-26336°03'N / 90°30'W36°05'N / 90°27'W3.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Greene
34.01997-05-27235°19'N / 90°47'W35°19'N / 90°47'W0.20 Mile25 Yards00100K0Cross
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Vanndale. Nearly 100 residential homes were damaged or destroyed. Three dozen mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three persons were injured. One cow was killed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
34.42003-05-16235°24'N / 91°25'W35°29'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of White County just north of Bradford into Jackson County about 8 miles southwest of Ingleside. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with trees either downed, snapped or twisted. The roofs of a few residences were also damaged. The tornado dissipated around 5.5 miles west of Ingleside near the Possum Grape community.
35.21982-12-02236°12'N / 91°17'W36°18'N / 91°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Franklin
35.31999-01-21335°32'N / 91°36'W35°38'N / 91°30'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of northern White County into southern Independence County. The tornado tracked across Highway 167 about 2 miles south of Pleasant Plains...damaging or destroying several homes and farm buildings and knocking down trees. Northeast of Pleasant Plains, and near Highway 157...the tornado headed through a forested area. An aerial survey confirmed that in at least one area of the forest...only a few trees were left standing. The tornado began dissipating as it moved between Rosie and Oil Trough. About a mile farther southeast, yet another tornado was developing in southern Independence County.
35.41997-03-01235°15'N / 91°16'W35°21'N / 91°05'W12.00 Miles880 Yards00500K0Woodruff
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about 1.5 miles west of Patterson and moved northeastward. The tornado crossed Highway 64 about a mile northwest of Patterson where some trees were snapped off and a roadside park sustained damage. 3 miles north of McCrory on Highway 17, the tornado destroyed a house trailer and damaged some power poles. About a half mile north of the intersection of Highways 37 and 269, the tornado reached F2 strength, heavily damaging some homes and uprooting a number of trees. Near the intersection of Highways 37 and 145, a duck hunting club was destroyed and a farm shop and grain bins were damaged. The last damage noted in Woodruff County was just off Highway 145 where a frame house was destroyed. The tornado exited Woodruff County at 511 pm CST.
35.41971-12-15235°31'N / 90°25'W35°34'N / 90°25'W3.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Poinsett
35.91956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
36.61957-04-03236°04'N / 90°25'W000K0Greene
36.81968-04-03336°05'N / 90°28'W36°07'N / 90°25'W3.60 Miles100 Yards162.5M0Greene
37.11973-04-19335°45'N / 91°38'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0182.5M0Independence
37.22006-03-09235°15'N / 91°03'W35°15'N / 91°03'W8.00 Miles50 Yards02100K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Cross County from Woodruff County and continued to move northeast. Five houses were badly damaged. One mobile home was displaced 100 feet from its foundation and damaged. A large metal storage shed was severely damaged with its roof removed and several large steel cross beams twisted. Several other outbuildings and barns were damaged. Many trees, power lines and power poles were also blown down.
37.31961-03-12335°17'N / 91°19'W35°20'N / 91°15'W5.10 Miles300 Yards012250K0Woodruff
37.41982-12-24235°10'N / 91°15'W35°22'N / 91°05'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Woodruff
37.62003-05-16235°25'N / 91°29'W35°26'N / 91°28'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned near Bradford and moved to the northeast. The tornado downed a number of trees which fell on residences in and near town. Some of the trees were quite old, and were likely at least 100 years old. The tornado tracked to about 1 mile north-northwest of town before heading into Jackson County.
37.72005-11-05236°14'N / 91°22'W36°16'N / 91°17'W4.80 Miles350 Yards0300Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly in Sharp County about a mile southwest of Sitka. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 115 mph. The worst damage noted was at the intersection of Lone Oak Road and Summerfield Creek Road. One mobile home was demolished, with contents strewn well across a field. Another mobile home was damaged. A storage shed was thrown across a street into the trees and a travel trailer was overturned. A vacant house was destroyed by falling trees. Five vehicles were damaged with windows being blown out. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Three people sustained injuries. The tornado was on the ground for almost five miles before dissipating.
37.71973-05-26435°16'N / 91°22'W35°22'N / 91°16'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Woodruff
37.82003-05-04235°52'N / 90°20'W35°54'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards001K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down northeast of Black Oak and moved northeast eventually into Mississippi County. Little damage was reported with the tornado in Craighead County.
37.81952-03-21335°32'N / 90°25'W35°37'N / 90°17'W9.40 Miles200 Yards15250K0Poinsett
37.91997-03-01235°26'N / 91°35'W35°33'N / 91°30'W8.50 Miles1056 Yards23010.0M0Jackson
 Brief Description: The White County tornado moved into Jackson County 3 miles south of Denmark at 325 pm CST. As the tornado crossed Highway 167, 2 people were killed when a tree fell on them while they were taking shelter from the tornado in a ditch. Several mobile homes and some frame homes suffered partial roof removal as the tornado progressed across the county. The tornado exited Jackson County 7 miles northeast of Denmark at 331 pm CST. Damage along the path of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. M21OU, M30OU
38.22006-03-09235°12'N / 91°09'W35°17'N / 91°03'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0400Woodruff
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Woodruff County about 4 miles southwest of Morton. The tornado tracked quickly through Morton before exiting into Cross County. The tornado damaged 18 homes in Woodruff County. A large metal building housing a welding shop was destroyed. A church lost a large part of its roof, with several windows blown out. A hunting lodge also suffered considerable roof damage. Several large grain bins were damaged, and a number of outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous power lines and power poles were blown down, with dozens of trees snapped or uprooted.
38.51961-05-06235°32'N / 91°35'W1.50 Miles300 Yards26250K0White
38.81999-01-21235°32'N / 91°39'W35°36'N / 91°34'W6.00 Miles300 Yards0100Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northern White County into southern Independence County...and affected the town of Pleasant Plains. Just south of town, a trailer was flipped over behind a hardware store and a barn was heavily damaged. In the area around Pleasant Plains...at least 25 homes, a couple of businesses and a church sustained at least some damage from this tornado and from a tornado about an hour and a half earlier. Extensive tree damage was also found. The tornado headed northeast and dissipated about 5 miles northeast of town not long after it crossed Highway 157.
38.82006-04-02336°12'N / 90°48'W36°11'N / 90°11'W37.00 Miles880 Yards04725.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornado continued to track east from Randolph County into Greene County and eventually continued into Dunklin County, Missouri. The hardest hit area was in the town of Marmaduke. Forty-seven injuries occurred in Marmaduke with two people being airlifted to a local hospital. One hundred and thirty houses were destroyed in Marmaduke with twenty-five mobile homes also being destroyed. A pharmacy was also destroyed in Marmaduke. Outside of Marmaduke, in the rest of the county, nineteen homes and 11 mobile homes were destroyed. In addition, seven houses and two mobile homes had major damage in the county. In all, approximately five hundred homes were affected.
39.22002-11-09235°21'N / 90°32'W35°21'N / 90°31'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Twist and moved northeast and later moved into Crittenden County. Some farm buildings were damaged. Several trees and power poles were blown down.
39.41984-03-15435°37'N / 91°42'W35°39'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Independence
39.81982-12-24335°10'N / 91°20'W35°21'N / 91°11'W12.00 Miles300 Yards102.5M0Woodruff
39.91955-04-22236°21'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Randolph
40.11959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
40.61955-03-20235°59'N / 90°17'W36°00'N / 90°18'W1.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Mississippi
40.71956-02-14236°05'N / 91°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0225K0Sharp
41.71970-04-30235°56'N / 91°45'W36°10'N / 91°32'W20.10 Miles667 Yards00250K0Izard
42.11955-11-15335°36'N / 91°45'W35°40'N / 91°39'W7.20 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
42.21978-01-07335°09'N / 90°52'W35°16'N / 90°35'W17.90 Miles150 Yards182.5M0Cross
42.52003-05-04335°07'N / 91°25'W35°18'N / 91°03'W25.50 Miles300 Yards0000Woodruff
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of White County and into Woodruff County about 4.8 miles west-southwest of Gregory. The tornado continued to strengthen as it moved northeastward before reaching Patterson and McCrory. Widespread trees and power poles were knocked down along the tornado path. Numerous homes and buildings sustained major structural damage. The tornado then turned more to the east and moved through Pumpkin Bend where several homes and other outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado continued to track eastward out of Woodruff County, about 3.5 miles east of Pumpkin Bend, and moved into Cross County (Memphis County Warning Area).
42.72008-05-02235°41'N / 90°14'W35°43'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01500K0KMississippi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of Etowah, near the Garden Point Community, and tracked northeast to near Carrolls Corner. The track was nearly continuous for roughly 4 miles. Most of the damage occurred on a half mile stretch of Highway 77 between Highway 140 and Highway 297. Two homes sustained major damage. The roof was blown off of one home and the back side of another home was torn off. Four other homes sustained moderate damage and another home sustained minor damage. One person was injured. A car dealership was also completely destroyed along with ten used vehicles on the car lot. Several out buildings were also destroyed. Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines were knocked down along the path. There was also one mobile home destroyed on County Road 121. A recreational vehicle and an irrigation system were also overturned. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
42.81952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
42.81952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
42.91991-03-22235°39'N / 91°45'W35°42'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Independence
42.91971-02-21235°09'N / 90°47'W35°13'N / 90°47'W4.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francis
42.92006-04-02335°12'N / 91°03'W35°10'N / 90°31'W30.50 Miles500 Yards055.0M0Cross
 Brief Description: This tornado continued east from Woodruff County into Cross County eventually crossing into Crittenden County. The most affected area was the Fitzgerald Crossing community located south of Wynne and the Village Creek State Park. Twenty-four homes and two mobile homes were destroyed. Ten homes had major damage with twenty seven homes and five mobile homes receiving minor damage. Most of this damage occurred south of Wynne near the Intersection of State Highway 1 and County Road 652. The Village Creek State Park suffered damage to the Visitors' Center and the tennis court. Five minor injuries occurred with the tornado.
43.01999-01-21235°30'N / 91°42'W35°31'N / 91°37'W5.00 Miles400 Yards1200White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern White County about 3 miles north of Sunnydale along Highway 157. As the tornado tracked northeast, it caused extensive tree and utility pole damage. A few homes and barns were damaged, with a trailer near the White/Independence County line thrown into Independence County. The occupant of the trailer lost her life. The tornado eventually headed into Independence County toward the town of Pleasant Plains. F87MH
43.11959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
43.22003-05-04235°51'N / 90°17'W35°54'N / 90°08'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi County from Craighead County and continued to move northeast. Three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A car was damaged when a tree fell on it. Six farm pivots were damaged.
43.21957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
43.52002-11-09235°20'N / 90°33'W35°26'N / 90°12'W17.60 Miles440 Yards00600K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Crittenden county from Cross county and continued to move northeast. The tornado produced some damage near the town of Heafer. A mobile home and 2 farm shops were destroyed. A church and parsonage, three mobile homes and five houses were also damaged. The tornado then continued across the county and reached the town of Gilmore. Fourteen mobile homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Nineteen houses and several cars were also damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down across the county. The tornado eventually moved out of the county near Menesha and entered Mississippi county.
43.51997-03-01235°24'N / 91°38'W35°27'N / 91°35'W4.00 Miles150 Yards01420K0White
 Brief Description: Another tornado developed about 3.5 miles west-southwest of Velvet Ridge and moved northeastward. Before moving into Jackson County, the tornado destroyed a mobile home. 3 people inside the mobile home ran for cover and were not injured.
44.21999-01-21335°26'N / 91°44'W35°32'N / 91°36'W10.00 Miles800 Yards0200White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern White County. The tornado tracked just west of Sunnydale and destroyed a trailer at the intersection of Highways 124 and 157. As the tornado headed northeast, it damaging or destroyed several homes 2 miles north of Sunnydale in the Holly Springs community. A number of trees were knocked down in the area as well. About 4 miles northeast of Sunnydale, the tornado destroyed a newly constructed home which was built on top of a hill. Just before moving into Independence County, the tornado damaged more homes and farm buildings and downed trees along and near Highway 167 close to the White County/Independence County line.
44.62008-02-05336°09'N / 91°40'W36°17'N / 91°28'W15.00 Miles580 Yards01530.0M0KSharp
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Izard County, south of Horseshoe Bend, and into Sharp County, northwest of Evening Shade. According to a survey by the Red Cross, 30 houses were destroyed, 7 suffered major damage, 17 had minor damage, and 11 others were affected. In addition, 10 mobile homes were destroyed, 1 had major damage, 2 had minor damage, and 1 was affected. Two apartments had minor damage and two others were affected. At least 40 businesses along U.S. Highway 62/412 in Highland were damaged or destroyed. Also, a church was destroyed and vehicles were overturned along the highway. The fire department in Highland lost most of its building and equipment. The Highland High School had minor damage. The tornado finally ended its long path northeast of Highland. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
44.71951-02-20234°44'N / 91°42'W35°33'N / 90°24'W92.60 Miles333 Yards0025K0Prairie
44.81952-03-21335°08'N / 91°27'W35°16'N / 91°11'W17.60 Miles600 Yards0025K0Woodruff
45.11982-12-02336°11'N / 91°37'W36°18'N / 91°29'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0325.0M0Sharp
45.21984-03-15435°37'N / 91°48'W35°37'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Independence
45.31964-03-04236°02'N / 90°20'W36°08'N / 90°10'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
45.41964-01-24236°11'N / 90°23'W36°14'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0Greene
45.52008-05-02335°14'N / 90°30'W35°26'N / 90°16'W19.00 Miles400 Yards042.0M0KCrittenden
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked northeast into Crittenden County from Cross County. The tornado produced a nearly continuous 12 mile track from the county line to Heafer. After crossing into Crittenden County, the tornado struck the town of Earle and produced extensive EF-3 damage. The tornado severely damaged a high school, a church and a number of homes. A large warehouse was also struck and sustained extensive damage. Additional significant damage to other structures occurred between Earle and Heafer. There were 4 serious injuries and several minor injuries reported in Earle. As the tornado moved into Heafer, the tornado produced EF-2 damage. Significant damage occurred to a number of homes in Heafer. Two mobile homes were destroyed as well. Several trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado continued to produce intermittent EF-0 damage as it moved out of Heafer and moved northeast between the towns of Gilmore and Turrell, eventually crossing into Mississippi County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
45.71968-05-15435°53'N / 90°18'W35°54'N / 90°02'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0325K0Mississippi
45.81988-03-24235°35'N / 91°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Independence
46.01998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH
46.31954-02-16335°31'N / 90°13'W2.00 Miles880 Yards1425K0Mississippi
46.41982-12-24436°11'N / 91°37'W36°15'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sharp
47.11955-11-15335°34'N / 91°48'W35°36'N / 91°45'W3.30 Miles133 Yards13250K0Independence
47.21999-01-21236°23'N / 90°40'W36°25'N / 90°32'W7.00 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado developed east of Datto and moved northeast. Several homes were badly damaged. Several hangars were destroyed and some planes were destroyed at the Corning airport.
47.31978-01-07335°03'N / 91°08'W35°09'N / 90°52'W16.60 Miles150 Yards000K0St. Francis
47.41952-02-13235°57'N / 90°09'W0.30 Mile33 Yards050K0Mississippi
47.41984-04-03335°56'N / 90°17'W35°58'N / 90°01'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Mississippi
48.21999-01-21436°17'N / 90°33'W36°24'N / 90°21'W16.00 Miles400 Yards001.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Knobel and tracked northeast. The most serious damage occurred early in the life of the tornado. Two homes were destroyed on County Road 238. Several other homes were damaged. Two trailer trucks were rolled over. As the tornado continued east it gradually diminished in intensity. Several trees and power lines were knocked down along the way.
49.22006-09-22236°21'N / 91°33'W36°24'N / 91°23'W5.50 Miles100 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Fulton County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles east of Saddle to 7.5 miles southeast of Mammoth Spring. The tornado destroyed a home, and caused damage to several other homes. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a pickup truck. The tornado continued into northern Sharp County.
49.22006-04-02335°11'N / 90°31'W35°14'N / 90°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east from Cross County lifting 4 miles west of Crawfordsville. Two commercial buildings had minor damage. The tornado produced F0 damage while in Crittenden County.
49.22002-11-09235°27'N / 90°13'W35°42'N / 90°03'W14.50 Miles440 Yards0010K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi county from Crittenden county and continued northeast and eventually moved into Tipton county in Tennessee. Some trees were knocked down near the Crittenden county border.
49.41964-01-24236°14'N / 90°19'W36°16'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clay
49.41954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
49.41952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
49.72006-09-22236°23'N / 91°28'W36°26'N / 91°22'W7.50 Miles100 Yards0000Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Fulton County into northern Sharp County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles southwest of Wirth to 1.8 miles east of Wirth. The tornado badly damaged two barns, with minor damaged at several residences. Three stock trailers were also overturned. Dozens of trees were downed, along with power poles and power lines. The tornado continued into Randolph County of the Memphis County Warning Area.
49.91967-12-21236°30'N / 90°58'W36°31'N / 90°56'W1.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ripley


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