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The chance of earthquake damage in 72760 Zip Code is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 72760 Zip Code is much lower than Arkansas average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #518

72760 Zip Code
0.08
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

72760 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, #655

72760 Zip Code
165.78
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 4,066 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 72760 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:380Hail:1,662Heat:9Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:1,861Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:26
Other:73 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 72760 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near 72760 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.91985-09-063.81035.81-93.12

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 72760 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.51996-04-21335°46'N / 93°46'W35°56'N / 93°34'W15.00 Miles1050 Yards261.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: M37MH, M10MH
12.71971-05-23235°42'N / 93°41'W35°42'N / 93°25'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Johnson
15.42001-11-23235°31'N / 93°43'W35°45'N / 93°27'W22.70 Miles500 Yards1400Johnson
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado that developed over Franklin County, moved into Johnson County about 3 miles west-southwest of Hunt, on Highway 352. The tornado moved northeastward, passing just northwest of Hunt. The tornado continued on across a portion of Horsehead Lake, tracked several miles east of Catalpa and then crossed into Newton County about one mile west of Salus. The tornado killed a woman in a mobile home on County Road 272, about 1.5 miles northwest of Hunt. Two other people inside the mobile home sustained minor injuries. Two additional injuries occurred on County Road 29, about 1.5 miles north of Hunt, when two people were inside a chicken house when it was destroyed. Six chicken houses were destroyed at this location. Three of the chicken houses contained about 120 thousand chickens, many of which were killed. Other damage in Johnson County included more than a dozen barns destroyed, several mobile homes destroyed, several homes with major damage and a number of homes with lesser damage. A number of vehicles were destroyed and many others were damaged. Many outbuildings were destroyed and thousands of trees were blown down.
18.01983-05-14235°38'N / 93°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Johnson
18.12001-11-23235°43'N / 93°25'W35°45'N / 93°24'W1.80 Miles200 Yards0000Newton
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado over Johnson County crossed into Newton County about 4.5 miles southeast of Fallsville. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 1.8 miles, before lifting 4.5 miles east-southeast of Fallsville. Since the tornado tracked across a national forest, damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous downed trees.
18.21974-06-06335°40'N / 93°32'W35°43'N / 93°20'W11.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
19.91957-01-22235°33'N / 93°40'W35°34'N / 93°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Johnson
20.21955-11-15236°03'N / 94°00'W36°08'N / 93°45'W15.00 Miles220 Yards013K0Washington
20.71961-03-12235°28'N / 93°48'W35°38'N / 93°22'W26.90 Miles17 Yards114250K0Johnson
21.41960-05-05236°07'N / 93°55'W36°09'N / 93°41'W13.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Madison
21.61962-03-20236°09'N / 93°53'W36°07'N / 93°45'W7.80 Miles417 Yards00250K0Madison
22.21996-04-21235°37'N / 94°02'W35°39'N / 94°00'W3.00 Miles400 Yards02500K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just to the southwest of Fern. It moved northeastward, through the town of Fern, where 7 homes were destroyed and a number of other buildings were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeastward and lifted 3 miles northeast of Fern. A number of trees were blown down along the tornado's path. 2 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $500,000.
22.32001-11-23235°48'N / 93°21'W35°50'N / 93°16'W18.50 Miles200 Yards0000Newton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in Newton County, tracking from 3.2 miles south-southwest of Swain to 4.5 miles east-southeast of Jasper. The thunderstorm that produced this tornado was the same storm that dropped a tornado over Johnson and southern Newton Counties a little earlier that evening. Significant damage occurred to an Inn and restaurant on Highway 7 in the Gum Springs community, or about 5 miles south-southeast of Jasper. The restaurant on the upper floor of the structure was destroyed. The roof was blown to the northwest, ending up across the highway from the building. The rear wall of the building went in the opposite direction, landing on a slope below the building. The tornado also damaged several houses and destroyed a number of outbuildings. Hundreds of trees were also blown down the entire path of the tornado.
22.61960-05-05235°49'N / 94°12'W36°00'N / 94°00'W16.90 Miles33 Yards01250K0Washington
23.61962-03-20236°01'N / 93°21'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Newton
24.01954-04-30336°02'N / 94°03'W36°06'N / 94°00'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
25.42008-04-10236°00'N / 94°06'W36°02'N / 94°06'W3.00 Miles600 Yards00125K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS storm survey determined that a strong tornado caused major damage to a permanent home, damaged several other homes, caused extensive tree damage, and snapped power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms occurred across Northwest Arkansas during the evening and early morning hours on the 9th and 10th.
25.81954-04-30336°00'N / 94°10'W36°02'N / 94°03'W6.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
25.91961-03-12235°27'N / 93°45'W35°28'N / 93°43'W1.90 Miles17 Yards04250K0Franklin
27.21954-02-15335°29'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards024250K0Johnson
27.31965-03-16235°27'N / 93°35'W0025K0Johnson
27.51985-11-18235°28'N / 93°28'W35°41'N / 93°12'W18.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Johnson
28.01999-03-05235°27'N / 93°36'W35°27'N / 93°29'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Johnson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Johnson County. Toward the town of Hartman, the tornado heavily damaged or destroyed a couple of barns. Farther northeast toward Clarksville, every piece of tin was removed from a chicken house. Chickens were thrown from the house and from nearby houses. Up to 10,000 chickens were lost in the storm. Numerous trees were also downed. The tornado tracked about 7 miles before dissipating just southwest of Clarksville
28.41980-04-07335°27'N / 93°30'W35°29'N / 93°27'W3.60 Miles1707 Yards0762.5M0Johnson
30.11954-04-30335°45'N / 94°19'W36°00'N / 94°10'W19.20 Miles440 Yards01250K0Washington
30.41988-11-15235°26'N / 93°25'W35°40'N / 93°10'W16.00 Miles150 Yards092.5M0Johnson
30.41960-05-18235°32'N / 93°20'W35°33'N / 93°16'W3.80 Miles1760 Yards000K0Johnson
30.61960-04-14335°28'N / 93°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
31.21953-03-14335°13'N / 93°57'W35°33'N / 93°22'W40.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Logan
33.11973-04-20235°23'N / 93°30'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0225K0Logan
33.81984-10-16235°34'N / 94°22'W35°44'N / 94°10'W14.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Crawford
34.61970-06-11336°12'N / 94°06'W36°21'N / 93°54'W15.20 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Benton
34.91960-04-14335°28'N / 94°17'W35°31'N / 94°03'W13.60 Miles833 Yards03250K0Crawford
35.31955-03-20235°17'N / 93°44'W35°22'N / 93°32'W12.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Logan
35.41973-05-26236°20'N / 93°34'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Carroll
35.71982-12-23235°19'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Logan
35.71982-12-23235°19'N / 93°44'W0.60 Mile80 Yards00250K0Logan
36.41979-04-11235°50'N / 94°23'W35°59'N / 94°19'W11.10 Miles200 Yards04250K0Washington
36.61999-05-04335°45'N / 94°28'W36°00'N / 94°15'W22.00 Miles175 Yards0080K0Washington
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down 4 miles west of Short, OK, and tracked 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. Along the way, this tornado passed through portions of four counties but mainly affected sparsely-populated areas. It reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado in extreme southeast Adair County, OK, but mainly caused F2 damage in Washington County, AR. Fortunately, this tornado lifted before it reached heavily-populated Fayetteville. The tornado's first real property damage took place at a property between the Hogeye and Strickland communities, where the tornado peeled off the roof to a home, shattered windows, uprooted trees, destroyed two barns, and wiped a porch off of its stone foundation. Numerous trees were blown down along County Roads 212 and 214. Only a few miles away in the Cove Creek community, south of Prarie Grove, the tornado blew off a home's roof, demolished an enclosed garage, and destroyed a barn. A flagpole was bent almost in half, and a road sign ended up wrapped around a mailbox. The tornado uprooted a 200-year old walnut tree which then fell onto a pickup truck. About a half-dozen other oak and cedar trees on one property dating back at least 150 years were snapped or uprooted. The Washington County Judge's Office supplied a picture of a church near Cove Creek that was moved off of its foundation. Several poultry buildings along the tornado's path were also damaged. The property damage listed in this entry is for just that damage sustained in Washington County, while the F-rating reflects the tornado's peak strength in Adair County, OK. Summary of events for May 4 1999: Following a record tornado outbreak in Oklahoma on May 3-4, a significant severe weather outbreak affected northwest Arkansas on the morning and afternoon of May 4 as a vigorous upper level system continued to move slowly east. While there were many individual storms in the area on May 4, the most outstanding storm of the day was a supercell thunderstorm that spawned a tornado in Sequoyah County, OK, which then moved northeast for 39 miles to near Fayetteville. Other storms produced damaging winds and large hail.
36.81961-11-02235°18'N / 93°42'W1.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Logan
36.81955-04-04236°20'N / 93°36'W36°21'N / 93°25'W10.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Carroll
36.91959-03-31335°18'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Logan
37.21957-05-11235°19'N / 93°31'W000K0Logan
37.31970-06-11335°56'N / 94°31'W36°12'N / 94°06'W29.60 Miles250 Yards1442.5M0Washington
37.41953-04-23335°29'N / 94°13'W003K0Crawford
37.81954-04-30335°38'N / 94°24'W35°45'N / 94°19'W9.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Crawford
38.21982-12-02335°29'N / 94°14'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Crawford
39.41960-05-05235°21'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Johnson
39.41970-11-19235°58'N / 94°29'W36°10'N / 94°13'W20.30 Miles300 Yards0125K0Washington
39.81976-03-26235°52'N / 94°25'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Washington
40.31966-04-20236°24'N / 93°45'W36°26'N / 93°43'W2.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Carroll
40.72010-12-31236°09'N / 94°20'W36°12'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles250 Yards01100K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the sixth of six segments of this long-track tornado. The tornado overturned a box truck on Highway 412, injuring its driver, severely damaged a couple permanent homes, severely damaged a mobile home, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and snapped numerous power poles. The maximum estimated wind speed in this segment of the tornado based on this damage was 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into northwestern Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of those storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front over eastern Oklahoma as it pushed into the area. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati in Washington County. Debris was transported by the tornado into northern Benton County and was reported in Bella Vista and Pea Ridge. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) was closed for three hours to remove the debris from the flight line. Another supercell produced a short-lived, weak tornado in Carroll County that moved into Missouri.
41.01982-12-02235°50'N / 93°06'W36°06'N / 92°53'W19.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clark
41.11973-05-26236°25'N / 93°50'W36°26'N / 93°44'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Benton
41.21984-10-16235°38'N / 94°24'W35°34'N / 94°22'W8.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Crawford
41.42010-12-31236°08'N / 94°21'W36°09'N / 94°20'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0075K0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the fifth of six segments of this long-track tornado. The tornado severely damaged a permanent home, destroyed a barn, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and snapped power poles. The maximum estimated wind speed in this segment of the tornado based on this damage was 125 mph. The tornado moved northeast and back into Washington County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into northwestern Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of those storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front over eastern Oklahoma as it pushed into the area. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati in Washington County. Debris was transported by the tornado into northern Benton County and was reported in Bella Vista and Pea Ridge. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) was closed for three hours to remove the debris from the flight line. Another supercell produced a short-lived, weak tornado in Carroll County that moved into Missouri.
41.61973-04-20336°09'N / 93°09'W36°15'N / 93°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Boone
41.61961-05-05235°27'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1425K0Pope
42.02010-12-31236°07'N / 94°23'W36°08'N / 94°21'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the fourth of six segments of this long-track tornado. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted in this segment. Estimated maximum wind speed based on this damage was 125 mph. The tornado moved northeastward and crossed back into Benton County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into northwestern Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of those storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front over eastern Oklahoma as it pushed into the area. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati in Washington County. Debris was transported by the tornado into northern Benton County and was reported in Bella Vista and Pea Ridge. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) was closed for three hours to remove the debris from the flight line. Another supercell produced a short-lived, weak tornado in Carroll County that moved into Missouri.
42.21996-04-21335°26'N / 94°21'W35°31'N / 94°17'W6.00 Miles1050 Yards049150.0M0Crawford
42.21967-05-30236°20'N / 94°10'W36°20'N / 94°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hardin
43.11999-05-04335°43'N / 94°29'W35°45'N / 94°27'W3.00 Miles175 Yards003K0Crawford
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first developed 4 miles west of Short, OK, moving northeast to about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado as it clipped extreme southeast Adair County, OK. This tornado then clipped extreme northwest Crawford County, passing through an unpopulated, forested area in the Ozark National Forest. An aerial survey by NWS personnel just west of the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line west of Natural Dam revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Property damage listed with this entry reflects tree damage sustained in Crawford County, while the F-rating reflects the tornado's peak strength in Adair County, OK. Summary of events for May 4 1999: Following a record tornado outbreak in Oklahoma on May 3-4, a significant severe weather outbreak affected northwest Arkansas on the morning and afternoon of May 4 as a vigorous upper level system continued to move slowly east. While there were many individual storms in the area on May 4, the most outstanding storm of the day was a supercell thunderstorm that spawned a tornado in Sequoyah County, OK, which then moved northeast for 39 miles to near Fayetteville. Other storms produced damaging winds and large hail.
43.22010-12-31236°06'N / 94°25'W36°07'N / 94°23'W2.00 Miles400 Yards02200K0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the third of six segments of this long-track tornado. The tornado severely damaged a couple permanent homes, destroyed a mobile home, destroyed barns, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and snapped power poles in this portion of Benton County. Two injuries occurred in the mobile home that was destroyed on Winwood Ranch Road. The maximum estimated wind speed based on this damage was 130 mph. The tornado continued into Washington County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into northwestern Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of those storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front over eastern Oklahoma as it pushed into the area. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati in Washington County. Debris was transported by the tornado into northern Benton County and was reported in Bella Vista and Pea Ridge. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) was closed for three hours to remove the debris from the flight line. Another supercell produced a short-lived, weak tornado in Carroll County that moved into Missouri.
43.52008-04-10235°49'N / 94°30'W35°54'N / 94°28'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0075K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The strong tornado that began 5.5 miles east-southeast of Stillwell in Adair County Oklahoma moved into Washington County. The tornado destroyed a mobile home, destroyed a barn, rolled a vehicle, caused extensive tree damage, and snapped power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms occurred across Northwest Arkansas during the evening and early morning hours on the 9th and 10th.
44.01993-10-08236°24'N / 94°04'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00500K0Benton
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Avoca and travelled about one and a half miles before it dissipated. While the tornado was on the ground, it damaged about ten homes. A mobile home and two chicken houses were completely destroyed. A large number of trees were also blown down.
44.01953-03-14335°19'N / 93°15'W35°24'N / 93°07'W9.50 Miles880 Yards073K0Pope
44.11989-05-18235°28'N / 94°21'W0.70 Mile120 Yards00250K0Crawford
44.31953-03-14335°17'N / 93°17'W35°19'N / 93°15'W2.70 Miles880 Yards003K0Yell
44.42006-03-12236°21'N / 94°14'W36°23'N / 94°04'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0010.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: The supercell cycled again and produced a third tornado that moved through the southern portion of Bentonville and Little Flock damaging or destroying 125 homes.
45.21961-03-12236°29'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile300 Yards01425K0Carroll
45.42008-04-10235°47'N / 94°32'W35°49'N / 94°30'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0KAdair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS storm survey determined that a strong tornado destroyed a mobile home, caused extensive tree damage, and snapped power poles. This tornado continued into Washington County Arkansas, lifting about 4 miles southwest of Lincoln. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma from the evening of the 9th into the morning of the 10th.
45.61991-03-21236°08'N / 93°01'W36°10'N / 92°58'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Boone
45.72010-12-31336°01'N / 94°32'W36°06'N / 94°25'W9.00 Miles500 Yards471.5M0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the second of six segments of this long-track tornado. The tornado moved into Washington County snapping numerous trees as it approached the town of Cincinnati. In Cincinnati, the tornado destroyed several permanent homes, destroyed the volunteer fire station, destroyed a mobile home, damaged several other permanent homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, snapped numerous power poles, and destroyed barns and outbuildings. Two people were killed in the mobile home that was destroyed and a third person was killed either in or near a barn while he was tending to his cattle. At least seven injuries also occurred. The tornado was about 300 yards wide when it went through town. The maximum estimated wind speed in the tornado based on this damage was 140 mph. The tornado continued to move rapidly northeastward and widened to about 500 yards northeast of Cincinnati. Several permanent homes were severely damaged, several mobile homes were destroyed, at least four chicken houses were destroyed, outbuildings were destroyed, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, and power poles were snapped. A woman in one of the mobile homes that was destroyed was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. She later died from those injuries on January 4th. The tornado continued into Benton County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into northwestern Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of those storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front over eastern Oklahoma as it pushed into the area. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati in Washington County. Debris was transported by the tornado into northern Benton County and was reported in Bella Vista and Pea Ridge. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) was closed for three hours to remove the debris from the flight line. Another supercell produced a short-lived, weak tornado in Carroll County that moved into Missouri.
46.31954-03-24336°21'N / 94°17'W36°29'N / 93°57'W20.60 Miles400 Yards043K0Benton
47.01999-05-04335°39'N / 94°33'W35°43'N / 94°30'W7.00 Miles175 Yards007K0Adair
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, moving northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado clipped the extreme southeast portion of Adair County as the tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado. Fortunately, the tornado travelled across an unpopulated portion of Adair County. However, an aerial survey by NWS personnel over extreme southeast Adair County revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
47.31961-05-08235°48'N / 94°33'W0025K0Adair
48.21999-05-04335°34'N / 94°33'W35°38'N / 94°29'W6.50 Miles175 Yards007K0Sequoyah
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, travelling northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado eventually reached its peak as an F3 tornado in extreme southeast Adair County. In Sequoyah County, this tornado travelled across a sparsely-populated part of the county, causing mostly tree damage. Property damage listed with this entry is just for the portion of the tornado in Sequoyah County, while the F-rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
48.31980-04-07235°08'N / 93°42'W35°08'N / 93°41'W00250K0Yell
48.72010-12-31236°00'N / 94°34'W36°01'N / 94°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0060K0KAdair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This segment is the first of six segments of this long-track tornado. A tornado developed just northeast of Westville and moved rapidly northeastward damaging a home, tossing or rolling four vehicles, snapping at least 13 large power poles, and snapping or uprooting large trees. Estimated maximum wind based on this damage was 125 mph. This tornado continued into Washington County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Unseasonably warm and moist air spread into eastern Oklahoma ahead of a cold front. Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late evening and early morning hours ahead of the cold front as a weak upper level disturbance passed through the region. Large hail and damaging wind gusts occurred with some of these storms. Another round of storms developed on the cold front as it moved into eastern Oklahoma a few hours before sunrise. Weak to moderate instability combined with very strong low level wind shear created an environment that supported supercell thunderstorm structures. Several supercells developed resulting in large hail and damaging wind gusts in the hours just before and after sunrise on the 31st. One of these supercells produced a long-track, strong tornado that began in Adair County, Oklahoma, and moved into Washington County, Arkansas, where it killed four people in and near the town of Cincinnati.
49.41961-03-12236°16'N / 93°14'W36°30'N / 93°03'W19.00 Miles333 Yards04250K0Boone
49.41965-05-08235°21'N / 94°25'W35°24'N / 94°21'W5.10 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
49.41967-12-21235°21'N / 94°24'W35°23'N / 94°21'W3.80 Miles833 Yards0625K0Sebastian
49.61953-05-10235°16'N / 93°10'W35°17'N / 93°08'W2.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Pope
49.71968-06-01236°08'N / 94°33'W36°11'N / 94°27'W6.50 Miles500 Yards003K0Benton
49.71999-04-26235°17'N / 93°08'W35°20'N / 93°04'W6.50 Miles150 Yards0200Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Pope County. The tornado developed near Russellville and moved northeast. The tornado destroyed a concrete block building, and two people were injured inside. An apartment complex lost its roof, some storage buildings were heavily damaged, 15 homes suffered structural damage, and 50 homes had minor damage...mostly to roof shingles. A number of chicken houses sustained damage as well, and trees and power lines were blown down. The tornado dissipated about 5 miles northeast of Russellville.
50.01967-03-25235°08'N / 93°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards050K0Logan


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