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The chance of earthquake damage in 72837 Zip Code is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 72837 Zip Code is lower than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #357

72837 Zip Code
0.18
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

72837 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, #403

72837 Zip Code
231.61
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 3,411 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 72837 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:7Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:321Hail:1,337Heat:7Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:1Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:1,591Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:18
Other:89 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 72837 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 72837 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
21.21985-09-063.81035.81-93.12

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 115 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 72837 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.91961-05-05235°27'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1425K0Pope
10.71988-11-15235°26'N / 93°25'W35°40'N / 93°10'W16.00 Miles150 Yards092.5M0Johnson
10.91953-03-14335°19'N / 93°15'W35°24'N / 93°07'W9.50 Miles880 Yards073K0Pope
11.01960-05-18235°32'N / 93°20'W35°33'N / 93°16'W3.80 Miles1760 Yards000K0Johnson
13.51999-04-26235°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.
13.51985-11-18235°28'N / 93°28'W35°41'N / 93°12'W18.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Johnson
13.72008-01-08235°21'N / 93°00'W35°24'N / 92°51'W10.00 Miles440 Yards113.5M0KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in central Pope County and tracked to the northeast. The Pope County Office of Emergency Management reported that 42 residential structures were affected. Of these, seven were destroyed, six had minor damage, and the rest had moderate to heavy damage. In addition, six chicken houses, two barns, and a number of outbuildings were destroyed, a travel trailer and motor home were overturned, and hundreds of trees were blown down. A 61 year-old man was killed and his wife was injured when their double-wide mobile home was destroyed on Simba Road, about 1.4 miles south-southeast of Appleton. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared Pope County a state disaster area. The tornado continued into Conway County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected a large part of Arkansas on the 8th. There were a number of reports of wind damage and an isolated tornado.
14.61975-02-22235°13'N / 93°07'W35°23'N / 92°58'W14.30 Miles80 Yards04250K0Pope
15.81970-09-04235°19'N / 93°08'W35°15'N / 92°56'W12.30 Miles100 Yards05250K0Pope
16.01953-05-10235°16'N / 93°10'W35°17'N / 93°08'W2.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Pope
16.51960-05-05235°21'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Johnson
16.51960-04-14335°28'N / 93°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
16.61953-03-14335°17'N / 93°17'W35°19'N / 93°15'W2.70 Miles880 Yards003K0Yell
17.41978-05-07235°16'N / 93°09'W35°15'N / 92°56'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pope
17.71999-02-06235°14'N / 93°04'W35°18'N / 92°55'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Pope County about 1 mile southwest of Pottsville. As the tornado moved northeast, it damaged or destroyed several mobile homes and caused roof damage to houses. Several campers, boat sheds and storage buildings also sustained some damage. Most of the damage was along or near Highway 247 just south of Pottsville. Farther northeast, not as much damage was noted. Some trees were downed and the roof of a barn was damaged north of Atkins on Highway 105. A tree fell on a mobile home as well in the same area.
18.71997-03-01235°23'N / 92°51'W35°28'N / 92°44'W8.00 Miles880 Yards01500K0Conway
 Brief Description: The Pope County tornado moved into Conway County about 2 miles west-southwest of Jerusalem at 338 pm CST and traveled northeastward. The tornado affected the northern and western parts of Jerusalem. West of town, a hog farm and tin shed were destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. As the tornado moved north of Jerusalem, a trailer was overturned and destroyed. One person in the trailer was injured. Thereafter, numerous trees were downed as the tornado moved through the Ozark National Forest. Damage along the tornado path was consistent with an F2 rating.
19.12008-01-08235°24'N / 92°51'W35°27'N / 92°43'W8.00 Miles440 Yards011.8M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado from Pope County moved into northwestern Conway County. According to the Conway County Office of Emergency Management, three homes were destroyed, and 12 others suffered damage ranging from light to heavy. One woman was injured in a mobile home. Ten other structures, such as chicken houses and barns, were destroyed; 13 such structures were damaged. A church, which had stood for more than 100 years, was destroyed and an adjacent cemetery was damaged. Three natural gas well sites were damaged but there was no release of gas. The tornado moved into the Ozark National Forest, where hundreds of trees were blown down. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared Conway County a state disaster area. The tornado continued into Van Buren County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected a large part of Arkansas on the 8th. There were a number of reports of wind damage and an isolated tornado.
20.42006-01-12235°12'N / 93°08'W35°13'N / 93°06'W1.70 Miles75 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Yell County and into Pope County about 5.3 miles south of Russellville. Winds were estimated around 140 mph. The tornado downed a number of trees and power lines. Several houses sustained roof damage. The tornado dissipated roughly 5.5 miles south-southeast of Russellville.
20.71980-04-07335°27'N / 93°30'W35°29'N / 93°27'W3.60 Miles1707 Yards0762.5M0Johnson
21.11954-02-15335°29'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards024250K0Johnson
22.31974-06-06335°40'N / 93°32'W35°43'N / 93°20'W11.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
22.62008-02-05335°10'N / 92°59'W35°16'N / 92°51'W11.00 Miles1050 Yards51511.5M0KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of the Carden Bottoms area of Yell County, crossing the Arkansas River, and re-entering Pope County southwest of Atkins. The intensity and width of the tornado increased quickly within just a couple of miles after it moved across the Arkansas River. According to a survey by the Red Cross, damage included 46 houses destroyed, 19 houses with major damage, 37 houses with minor damage, and 2 other houses affected. In addition, 6 mobile homes were destroyed, 1 mobile home had major damage, and 4 others suffered minor damage. Several businesses were damaged as well. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. Several vehicles were blown off Interstate 40 as the tornado crossed the highway. One fatality occurred in the Lucky Landing area when a woman was thrown from her mobile home. Three fatalities, all members of a single family, occurred at a house on the east side of Atkins. Another fatality occurred in the Happy Bend community when a man left his mobile home and took shelter in a large, metal, intermodal shipping container. The container was blown hundreds of yards into the woods. The tornado then moved into Conway County, in the area west of Hattieville. 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.
23.01997-03-01235°26'N / 92°43'W35°27'N / 92°42'W2.00 Miles880 Yards00100K0Van Buren
 Brief Description: The Conway County tornado moved into Van Buren County about 8 miles southwest of Scotland at 348 pm CST. The tornado traveled about 2 miles through the Ozark National Forest before lifting. Based on surveys of the timber damage, the tornado remained at F2 strength before it dissipated.
23.12001-11-23235°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.
23.42008-02-05335°16'N / 92°51'W35°27'N / 92°37'W18.00 Miles1320 Yards2514.5M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Pope County, northeast of Atkins, into Conway County, west of Hattieville. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 56 residences (both houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. Altogether, 32 residences were destroyed, 6 had major damage, and 18 had minor damage. Several chicken houses were destroyed, and approximately 80,000 chickens were killed. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. An elderly couple was killed about 3.2 miles south-southwest of Cleveland when their mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then moved into Van Buren County, south-southeast of Beverage Town. 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.
23.51973-04-20235°23'N / 93°30'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0225K0Logan
23.62005-09-24235°23'N / 92°42'W35°23'N / 92°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado briefly touched down in northern Conway County. The tornado moved to the northwest around the remnants of Hurricane Rita. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 125 mph. All of the damage observed was on a hilltop. A double-wide mobile home, which had been tied down with tie-down straps, was destroyed. The home was blown across the highway, with much of the debris striking a church. The church itself had considerable damage. A sport utility vehicle also sustained some damage. The tornado was on the ground for about one mile before dissipating.
23.71983-05-14235°38'N / 93°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Johnson
24.21979-04-11235°16'N / 92°48'W35°19'N / 92°44'W5.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conway
24.32001-11-23235°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.
24.41956-02-14335°10'N / 93°00'W35°12'N / 92°51'W8.90 Miles300 Yards02250K0Pope
24.61999-03-05235°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
24.62005-11-27235°12'N / 92°52'W35°20'N / 92°42'W11.80 Miles250 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: The strong tornado moved out of Pope County and back into Conway County about one mile southwest of Blackwell. The tornado moved to the northeast, downing three wooden 115 kilovolt power structures. As the tornado crossed Interstate 40, it destroyed a liquor store at Blackwell. The tornado continued moving northeastward, damaging several houses. Several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado dissipated about 2.5 miles northeast of Saint Vincent.
24.61956-02-14235°18'N / 92°45'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Conway
24.81975-02-22235°05'N / 93°15'W35°13'N / 93°07'W11.90 Miles80 Yards0025K0Yell
25.52006-01-12235°07'N / 93°21'W35°11'N / 93°08'W13.00 Miles75 Yards0000Yell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in northern Yell County, about 5 miles southwest of Chickalah. Estimated winds with the tornado were around 140 mph. A house was severely damaged. An abandoned mobile home, used for storage, was badly damaged. A few chicken houses had major damage, and a number of others had parts of the roofs taken off. A travel trailer was overturned, with numerous sheds and outbuildings destroyed. A number of power lines and power poles were blown down. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted. A mobile home was also destroyed by fire, apparently due to a fallen power line. The tornado tracked to the east-northeast for about 13 miles before moving into southern Pope County.
26.01956-02-14335°21'N / 92°51'W35°24'N / 92°30'W20.00 Miles300 Yards13250K0Conway
26.31957-05-11235°19'N / 93°31'W000K0Logan
26.52005-11-27235°10'N / 92°53'W35°11'N / 92°51'W2.30 Miles250 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Conway County and into Pope County about 5 miles south-southeast of Atkins. The tornado tracked across a rural part of the county with damage consisting of numerous downed trees and power lines. The tornado continued moving northeast and moved back into Conway County.
26.81961-03-12235°28'N / 93°48'W35°38'N / 93°22'W26.90 Miles17 Yards114250K0Johnson
26.91965-03-16235°27'N / 93°35'W0025K0Johnson
27.81957-01-22235°33'N / 93°40'W35°34'N / 93°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Johnson
28.12001-11-23235°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.
28.21971-05-23235°42'N / 93°41'W35°42'N / 93°25'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Johnson
28.22010-04-30335°27'N / 92°43'W35°37'N / 92°30'W16.00 Miles700 Yards1154.0M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Conway County north of Cleveland and entered Van Buren County south-southeast of Liberty Springs. The tornado, rated EF3 in Van Buren County, caused extensive damage to the town of Scotland, especially in areas along Lo Gap Road. A 67 year-old woman was killed when she was thrown from her home. Approximately 15 others were injured. A damage assessment by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management indicated 13 homes (including houses and mobile homes) destroyed, 3 homes with major damage, 7 homes with minor damage, and 11 homes affected. In addition, Scotland's community center was destroyed, and barns, outbuildings, and a gas well were damaged. Thousands of trees and numerous power lines 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.
28.62005-11-27235°06'N / 92°54'W35°10'N / 92°52'W3.90 Miles250 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in southwest Conway County, about 9 miles west-southwest of Morrilton. Winds were estimated at 125 mph. Damage consisted of several damaged or destroyed outbuildings and a few homes with minor roof damage. A number of trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast into Pope County.
29.71982-05-28235°14'N / 92°44'W35°15'N / 92°39'W4.50 Miles67 Yards10250K0Conway
29.81982-12-23335°32'N / 92°39'W35°43'N / 92°33'W14.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Saline
30.11976-03-26335°03'N / 93°25'W35°08'N / 93°09'W16.10 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Yell
31.51979-06-28235°37'N / 92°35'W35°28'N / 92°31'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Van Buren
31.71961-03-12235°45'N / 92°51'W35°55'N / 92°35'W18.80 Miles833 Yards02250K0Searcy
32.01955-03-20235°17'N / 93°44'W35°22'N / 93°32'W12.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Logan
32.01953-03-14335°13'N / 93°57'W35°33'N / 93°22'W40.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Logan
32.31955-11-02235°39'N / 92°50'W35°40'N / 92°18'W29.90 Miles67 Yards0525K0Van Buren
32.52010-04-30235°21'N / 92°38'W35°25'N / 92°28'W11.00 Miles200 Yards001.9M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A Red Cross survey found the following damage from this EF2 tornado: 12 houses and 2 mobile homes destroyed, 8 houses with major damage, 5 houses and 2 mobile homes with minor damage, and 8 houses affected. Other damage included: roof damage to two churches, a silo thrown against one church, a number of barns and outbuildings damaged, and numerous trees and power lines blown down. The tornado exited Conway County east of Austin and entered Van Buren County north-northwest of Whipple. 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.
32.61982-12-02235°50'N / 93°06'W36°06'N / 92°53'W19.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clark
32.61955-11-15235°02'N / 93°03'W1.50 Miles73 Yards00250K0Perry
33.81999-03-05335°29'N / 92°37'W35°31'N / 92°24'W10.00 Miles350 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Van Buren County to the southeast of a dissipating tornado near Scotland. The former tornado moved through Culpepper and toward Choctaw, causing extensive property damage. Perhaps the worst damage was along County Road 6. In all, about a dozen houses and half a dozen mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. There was also extensive tree damage. As the tornado moved northeast, it weakened by the time it reached Choctaw. Mostly roof damage was noted in town. The tornado was on the ground for 10 miles before dissipating.
34.42005-11-27335°07'N / 92°43'W35°16'N / 92°33'W15.00 Miles700 Yards1800Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Conway County about 2.5 miles southeast of Morrilton. The tornado tracked northeast across Interstate 40 and overturned several vehicles. In one of the vehicles, a person was killed and seven people were injured roughly 1 mile west of Plumerville. In the same area, a lumber company was badly damaged. The tornado also destroyed a large barn that contained several bass boats and vehicles. Homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed. A fire station, numerous barns, outbuildings and chicken houses were damaged. Mobile homes were overturned. There were hundreds of trees, power lines and power poles downed. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Springfield. M33VE
34.52008-05-02235°18'N / 92°36'W35°22'N / 92°28'W8.00 Miles880 Yards265.0M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Fifteen homes, three chicken houses, kennels, at least six vehicles, and at least six outbuildings were destroyed. There was major damage to nine houses, at least four chicken houses, five outbuildings, vehicles, and farm equipment. Minor damage occurred to multiple houses and roofs, vehicles, a cemetery, community building, ball field, and multiple outbuildings and barns. A man and his teen-aged son were killed when their mobile home was destroyed on M&M Rd. The tornado exited Conway County, east of Center Ridge, and entered Van Buren County, west-southwest of Damascus. 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.
35.11971-05-23335°09'N / 92°39'W35°13'N / 92°36'W5.60 Miles400 Yards0425K0Conway
35.21961-03-12235°27'N / 93°45'W35°28'N / 93°43'W1.90 Miles17 Yards04250K0Franklin
35.31988-11-15335°16'N / 92°36'W35°20'N / 92°28'W8.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Conway
35.52005-11-27235°17'N / 92°34'W35°20'N / 92°29'W6.10 Miles600 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over eastern Conway County, about a mile north-northeast of Springfield. Winds were estimated at 140 mph. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of several homes with roofs blown off and a couple of mobile homes destroyed. About 3 miles northeast of Springfield, a collision repair and auto customizing shop was detroyed. A nearby mobile home was thrown into the business. Numerous trees, power poles and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado moved northeast into Faulkner County.
35.62005-11-27335°04'N / 92°46'W35°05'N / 92°45'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Perry County and into Conway County about 2 miles south of Oppelo. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of numerous downed power lines and power poles. The tornado dissipated about 1.5 miles southeast of Oppelo.
36.11961-11-02235°18'N / 93°42'W1.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Logan
36.52005-11-27235°21'N / 92°30'W35°23'N / 92°28'W2.60 Miles400 Yards0000Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Conway County and into the northwest corner of Faulkner County about 5 miles west-southwest of Damascus. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous downed trees and power lines. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Van Buren County.
36.51982-12-23235°19'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Logan
36.71956-02-14335°24'N / 92°30'W35°25'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Van Buren
37.01982-12-02335°38'N / 92°35'W35°47'N / 92°25'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
37.41982-12-23235°19'N / 93°44'W0.60 Mile80 Yards00250K0Logan
37.61960-05-06235°27'N / 92°30'W35°31'N / 92°23'W8.20 Miles333 Yards043K0Van Buren
37.82008-02-05435°27'N / 92°37'W35°42'N / 92°16'W26.00 Miles1170 Yards37722.8M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Conway County, northeast of Cleveland, into Van Buren County, south-southeast of Beverage Town. A Red Cross survey indicated that 41 houses were destroyed, 26 suffered major damage, 29 had minor damage, and 30 others were affected. In addition, 21 mobile homes were destroyed, 4 suffered major damage, 2 had minor damage, and one other was affected. A boat factory was destroyed, and a church and a number of businesses were damaged. Three fatalities occurred: One in a house 3.2 miles south-southwest of Clinton, one at the boat factory in Clinton, and one in a mobile home 2.5 miles west of Shirley. The tornado continued into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. 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.
37.91962-03-20236°01'N / 93°21'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Newton
38.01988-11-15335°20'N / 92°28'W35°23'N / 92°27'W3.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Faulkner
38.71959-03-31335°18'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Logan
39.21973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
39.41996-04-21335°46'N / 93°46'W35°56'N / 93°34'W15.00 Miles1050 Yards261.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: M37MH, M10MH
39.61958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
39.62005-11-27235°22'N / 92°28'W35°32'N / 92°21'W13.10 Miles400 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Faulkner County into Van Buren County about 5 miles southwest of Southside. Winds were estimated at 140 mph. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous barns and outbuildings either damaged or destroyed. A number of cars were damaged, and a few were overturned. Several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed as well. Hundreds of trees were also knocked down. Numerous power lines and power poles were also blown down. The tornado dissipated about 6.5 miles north-northeast of Bee Branch.
39.91960-05-06335°06'N / 92°37'W35°10'N / 92°31'W7.60 Miles300 Yards1242.5M0Conway
39.91989-06-11235°29'N / 92°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Van Buren
40.51961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
40.92005-11-27334°49'N / 92°56'W35°05'N / 92°46'W19.00 Miles800 Yards004.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over southern Perry County. Winds were estimated at 160 mph. The tornado initially tracked through the Ouachita National Forest where hundreds of trees were either snapped off or blown down. Once emerging from the forest area, the tornado downed eleven large steel towers on a 500 kilovolt power line. As the tornado continued tracking to the northeast, a sawmill was destroyed, along with several houses. Several dozen other houses sustained damage and several mobile homes were overturned. Numerous vehicles were damaged or destroyed, as well as a number of barns and outbuildings. Several chicken houses also sustained damage. Numerous trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado eventually moved into Conway County.
41.01957-06-13235°22'N / 92°24'W1.00 Mile27 Yards003K0Faulkner
41.21951-10-23235°00'N / 93°30'W040K0Yell
41.61980-04-07235°08'N / 93°42'W35°08'N / 93°41'W00250K0Yell
41.61957-06-13235°19'N / 92°26'W35°21'N / 92°22'W4.50 Miles440 Yards000K0Faulkner
42.62008-05-02335°22'N / 92°28'W35°29'N / 92°15'W15.00 Miles1600 Yards3610.0M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved out of Conway County, east of Center Ridge, and entered Van Buren County, west-southwest of Damascus. The tornado destroyed 17 permanent homes and 8 mobile homes. It caused major damage to 30 homes and minor damage to 19 homes. Four chicken houses were destroyed, 8 horses were killed, and one bull was killed. A feed mill was destroyed and three businesses received major damage. One church was destroyed and another was severely damaged. A 4 year-old girl and her grandparents were killed when their house was destroyed on Scroggins Creek Rd. (County Road 65). The tornado exited Van Buren County, east-northeast of Morganton, and moved into Cleburne County, northwest of Crossroads. 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.
42.91957-05-13335°04'N / 92°28'W35°19'N / 92°26'W17.50 Miles63 Yards118250K0Faulkner
43.11984-03-15435°35'N / 92°27'W35°36'N / 92°15'W8.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Van Buren
43.31988-11-15335°23'N / 92°27'W35°31'N / 92°14'W15.50 Miles400 Yards1102.5M0Van Buren
43.51970-10-06235°06'N / 92°31'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Faulkner
43.91980-09-03235°00'N / 92°38'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0025K0Perry
44.31961-03-12234°52'N / 93°12'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0025K0Perry
44.61979-04-11235°18'N / 92°22'W35°20'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Faulkner
44.71961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
44.71961-03-12234°52'N / 92°58'W2.00 Miles417 Yards000K0Perry
45.11991-03-21236°08'N / 93°01'W36°10'N / 92°58'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Boone
45.11970-04-30235°09'N / 92°26'W35°12'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Faulkner
45.11982-12-02236°06'N / 92°53'W36°09'N / 92°50'W5.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Dallas
46.91980-04-07234°51'N / 93°24'W34°52'N / 93°20'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Yell
46.91968-04-19235°15'N / 92°23'W35°23'N / 92°14'W12.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Faulkner
46.91955-05-26234°57'N / 92°38'W34°59'N / 92°34'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Perry
47.12005-11-27235°21'N / 92°17'W35°22'N / 92°18'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeastern Van Buren about 9 miles southeast of Bee Branch. The tornado was in the county a short time, and only caused some tree damage before moving into southwestern Cleburne County.
47.61956-02-15235°34'N / 92°16'W0025K0Van Buren
47.61972-04-07335°47'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craighead
47.71956-01-28335°12'N / 92°27'W35°15'N / 92°13'W13.70 Miles150 Yards01225K0Faulkner
48.01982-04-02335°05'N / 92°27'W35°07'N / 92°23'W3.50 Miles440 Yards2372.5M0Faulkner
48.11973-04-20336°09'N / 93°09'W36°15'N / 93°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Boone
48.61965-04-10435°03'N / 92°27'W35°06'N / 92°24'W4.70 Miles200 Yards620025.0M0Faulkner
49.11983-03-26236°11'N / 92°51'W2.00 Miles293 Yards00250K0Marion
49.11982-12-02335°47'N / 92°25'W35°53'N / 92°15'W11.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Stone
49.21988-11-15335°31'N / 92°14'W35°31'N / 92°14'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
49.61961-03-12234°55'N / 92°37'W34°57'N / 92°32'W5.60 Miles417 Yards00250K0Pulaski


* 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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