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Batesville Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Batesville Area is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Batesville Area is much higher than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #204

Batesville Area
0.31
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, #129

Batesville Area
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, #14

Batesville Area
375.26
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 12,598 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Batesville Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:21Dense Fog:0Drought:27
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,489Hail:4,765Heat:37Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:24Landslide:1Strong Wind:30
Thunderstorm Winds:5,698Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:4Winter Storm:57Winter Weather:60
Other:353 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Batesville Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Batesville Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Batesville Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 162 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Batesville Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.21955-11-15335°40'N / 91°39'W35°43'N / 91°27'W11.70 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
4.21973-04-19335°45'N / 91°38'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0182.5M0Independence
5.31959-03-14235°46'N / 91°34'W35°49'N / 91°25'W9.10 Miles833 Yards0025K0Independence
6.41999-01-21235°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.
8.01968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
8.01999-01-21235°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.
8.81984-03-15435°37'N / 91°42'W35°39'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Independence
9.21999-01-21335°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.
10.21991-03-22235°39'N / 91°45'W35°42'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Independence
10.41961-05-06235°39'N / 91°26'W35°42'N / 91°21'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Independence
10.41993-09-14235°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.
10.61955-11-15335°36'N / 91°45'W35°40'N / 91°39'W7.20 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
10.71999-01-21335°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.
12.11999-01-21235°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.
12.31999-01-17235°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.
12.41972-06-08235°36'N / 91°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Independence
13.51984-03-15435°37'N / 91°48'W35°37'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Independence
14.01997-03-01235°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.
14.21961-05-06235°32'N / 91°35'W1.50 Miles300 Yards26250K0White
14.41999-01-17235°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.
15.11988-03-24235°35'N / 91°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Independence
16.11955-11-15335°34'N / 91°48'W35°36'N / 91°45'W3.30 Miles133 Yards13250K0Independence
16.51999-04-05235°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.
16.81999-01-21235°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
16.91999-01-21335°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).
17.01997-03-01235°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
17.81991-03-22235°37'N / 91°57'W35°39'N / 91°45'W10.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Cleburne
18.51999-01-21335°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.
19.01996-03-05335°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.
19.31950-04-02335°45'N / 91°13'W2.50 Miles33 Yards183K0Jackson
20.31997-03-01235°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
20.92005-11-27235°47'N / 91°57'W35°52'N / 91°53'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Stone
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Stone County roughly 3.6 miles west of Marcella. The tornado tracked to the northeast, and tore the porch off of a house and damaged the roof. A roof was removed from a barn with another barn roof damaged. Several homes had roof damage, and a shed was destroyed. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a flatbed truck. The tornado dissipated 2.7 miles northeast of St. James.
21.71997-03-01235°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.
22.02003-05-16235°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.
22.11970-04-30235°56'N / 91°45'W36°10'N / 91°32'W20.10 Miles667 Yards00250K0Izard
22.12003-05-16235°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.
24.01956-02-14236°05'N / 91°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0225K0Sharp
24.31996-03-05336°00'N / 92°00'W36°00'N / 91°42'W15.50 Miles150 Yards021.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 7 miles southwest of Melbourne. It moved east-northeastward, passing near the small community of Lunerburg, where it damaged and destroyed some homes and other structures. The tornado continued moving east-northeastward and hit the town of Mount Pleasant. A number of homes, mobile homes and other buildings were either damaged or destroyed. 2 people in Mount Pleasant sustained minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. The tornado exited Izard County about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Mount Pleasant at 815 pm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F3 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,000,000. An assessment of structural and other damage in Izard County revealed: 17 homes damaged; 5 completely destroyed 13 mobile homes damaged; 6 completely destroyed 24 outbuildings damaged; 10 completely destroyed 10 barns damaged; 6 completely destroyed 3 chicken houses destroyed 2 to 3 head of cattle killed
24.81955-11-15335°29'N / 92°02'W35°34'N / 91°48'W14.30 Miles133 Yards01250K0Cleburne
25.01956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
25.01973-11-24235°38'N / 91°08'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
25.22008-02-05335°56'N / 91°57'W36°09'N / 91°40'W22.00 Miles880 Yards22011.5M0KIzard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Stone County, northeast of Mountain View, into Izard County, just northwest of Guion. A survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated 106 residential structures (houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. This included 43 residences destroyed, 14 with major damage, 36 with minor damage, and 13 others affected. A cattle farmer lost hundreds of cattle to the tornado. Two fatalities occurred: One in a mobile home in the Rose Trail area, and the other in a mobile home at Zion. The tornado continued into Sharp County, in the area northwest of Evening Shade. 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.
25.41973-11-24235°49'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Jackson
25.61960-05-04235°33'N / 91°10'W1.00 Mile417 Yards0025K0Jackson
26.41976-03-29335°33'N / 92°08'W35°39'N / 91°52'W16.50 Miles50 Yards16250K0Cleburne
26.82010-04-30335°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.
27.31955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
27.51955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
27.61984-03-15435°36'N / 92°15'W35°37'N / 91°48'W23.00 Miles440 Yards21025.0M0Cleburne
28.91956-02-14236°04'N / 91°54'W36°05'N / 91°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
29.01960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
29.41952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
29.52001-02-24235°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.
29.82001-02-24235°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.
29.91996-04-14435°56'N / 92°06'W36°12'N / 91°43'W28.00 Miles880 Yards2305.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The Stone County tornado moved into Izard County at Sylamore at 739 pm CDT. The tornado destroyed several cabins. Luckily, the cabins were evacuated before the tornado arrived. Just east of the cabins, the tornado moved into a small subdivision where several homes were damaged and one destroyed. Two occupants in the destroyed home were thrown several hundred feet and killed. The storm continued to track northeastward along Highway 9, where isolated damage was noted. The tornado reached Melbourne around 800 pm CDT, damaging or destroying a number of homes and businesses. A Ford dealership was destroyed with a number of new cars totalled. A housing project and local community college were also damaged in Melbourne. The tornado continued northeast toward the town of Franklin and then lifted 3 miles southeast of Horseshoe Bend. Some downed trees were the only noted damage along the last few miles of the tornado's path. 30 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $5,000,000. M54PH, F50PH
30.01984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
30.41973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
30.61953-03-14235°53'N / 92°14'W36°11'N / 91°42'W36.20 Miles333 Yards00250K0Stone
30.91955-11-15335°54'N / 91°05'W35°55'N / 91°01'W3.80 Miles880 Yards09250K0Lawrence
30.91952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
30.91950-12-02336°07'N / 91°50'W36°11'N / 91°43'W7.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
31.21961-03-05235°24'N / 91°14'W35°43'N / 90°52'W30.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
31.22008-02-05435°42'N / 92°16'W35°56'N / 91°57'W23.00 Miles1320 Yards1729.0M0KStone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Van Buren County, north of Shirley, into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. According to a Red Cross survey, 24 houses were destroyed, 11 suffered major damage, 11 had minor damage, and 21 others were affected. Mobile home damage included 14 destroyed, 4 with major damage, 4 with minor damage, and 6 others affected. Major damage to businesses occurred near the intersection of Arkansas Highways 5 and 14 on the southeast side of Mountain View. A car dealership was destroyed and some of the cars on the sales lot were thrown across the highway. One car was lofted over a building across the highway and then thrown down into a ravine. Nearby, a utility pole was pulled up by the tornado, and then a large part of the pole was jammed back into the ground with all the wires still attached. The Stone County Medical Center suffered substantial damage, and a number of doctors' offices nearby were destroyed. Other businesses destroyed included a body shop, a paint shop, and a car parts store. A fire station had major damage. A major electrical transmission line outside of Mountain View was destroyed. It was nearly a week before the line could be rebuilt and power restored. One person was killed in a house just east of the Highway 5/14 intersection. The tornado continued into Izard County, in the area just northwest of Guion. 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.
31.31952-03-21335°32'N / 91°03'W35°48'N / 90°58'W18.90 Miles440 Yards003K0Poinsett
31.81968-04-19235°29'N / 92°02'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Cleburne
31.91976-03-29235°52'N / 91°04'W35°53'N / 90°58'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
31.92008-05-02235°29'N / 92°15'W35°42'N / 91°57'W22.00 Miles1200 Yards01232.0M0KCleburne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Van Buren County, east-northeast of Morganton, and moved into Cleburne County, northwest of Crossroads. Across the county, 194 homes received damage. This included 27 houses and five mobile homes destroyed, 66 homes with major damage, and 96 homes with minor damage. A dog kennel, two chicken houses, and a beauty shop were destroyed. Minor damage was done to two chicken houses, a rock quarry, a flea market, a boat storage facility, a beauty shop, a fire department, a print shop, and a community ball park. At least 19 boats and party barges sank in Greers Ferry Lake. Removal of the vessels and clean-up of the spilled fuel and fluids continued well into June. About 6800 homes and businesses lost power. In addition to power lines and poles being blown down, one transmission line and one substation were damaged. Approximately 250 dogs and puppies were killed, along with two horses, and hundreds of chickens. 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.
32.11982-12-02335°22'N / 92°04'W35°32'N / 91°57'W11.00 Miles350 Yards00250K0Cleburne
32.11973-05-26435°16'N / 91°22'W35°22'N / 91°16'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Woodruff
32.61984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
32.61982-12-02236°08'N / 91°21'W36°12'N / 91°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Crawford
32.91950-03-26336°09'N / 91°50'W36°12'N / 91°45'W5.70 Miles200 Yards01250K0Izard
33.12006-04-02235°16'N / 91°48'W35°19'N / 91°45'W6.30 Miles100 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in White County about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Armstrong Springs. The tornado destroyed two mobile homes, and several other mobile homes were damaged. A self storage warehouse was damaged as were three other businesses. Several dozen trees were uprooted, and power lines were downed. A number of vehicles were badly damaged as well.
33.12008-02-05336°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.
33.21982-12-24436°11'N / 91°37'W36°15'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sharp
33.51961-03-12335°17'N / 91°19'W35°20'N / 91°15'W5.10 Miles300 Yards012250K0Woodruff
33.51982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
33.71968-05-15435°44'N / 91°11'W35°47'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards11125K0Jackson
34.31982-12-02335°21'N / 92°03'W35°28'N / 91°59'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
34.81979-04-11236°07'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
34.81982-12-02336°11'N / 91°37'W36°18'N / 91°29'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0325.0M0Sharp
34.81975-04-30235°59'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Lawrence
35.21997-03-01335°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.
35.21973-05-26435°32'N / 91°02'W35°42'N / 90°52'W14.70 Miles300 Yards02525K0Poinsett
35.81984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett
35.82003-05-16235°16'N / 91°54'W35°18'N / 91°50'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned roughly 1 mile west of Center Hill. The tornado moved northeast, with several large trees uprooted or snapped. There was damage to roofs of some structures, with barns and outbuildings damaged as well. The tornado dissipated about 4 miles northeast of Center Hill.
36.01996-03-24236°09'N / 91°55'W36°15'N / 91°48'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00180K0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 4 1/2 miles south of Oxford where it damaged several homes and outbuildings. A mobile home was also flipped over. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 11 miles before lifting 1 1/2 miles north-northeast of Wiseman. Several other homes and businesses sustained roof damage. Another mobile home was destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also knocked down along the tornado's path. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F1. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $175,000.
36.11955-11-15335°26'N / 92°05'W0025K0Cleburne
36.42003-05-04235°22'N / 92°06'W35°26'N / 92°01'W5.50 Miles100 Yards0100Cleburne
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Faulkner County and into Cleburne County about 2.5 miles southwest of Hopewell. The tornado destroyed a couple of barns and outbuildings. Several houses and mobile homes were also damaged. The tornado also destroyed a mobile home. The mobile home was thrown against an old milking barn, which was also destroyed. A travel trailer was overturned and the person inside suffered minor injuries. An old chicken house was also destroyed and a mobile home was damaged due to flying debris. There were dozens of trees knocked down. The tornado dissipated about 3.8 miles northeast of Hopewell.
37.01982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
37.01999-01-21235°15'N / 91°59'W35°21'N / 91°54'W10.00 Miles300 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northwest White County. The tornado caused extensive tree damage, and also some property damage...mainly in the town of Joy. In Joy, a shed was destroyed behind an antique store. The volunteer fire department was also heavily damaged. A recreational vehicle was thrown into some trees. The tornado dissipated just north of Highway 310 between Sidon and Pickens.
37.21997-03-01235°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.
37.21982-12-24335°10'N / 91°20'W35°21'N / 91°11'W12.00 Miles300 Yards102.5M0Woodruff
37.21970-04-30235°16'N / 91°53'W1.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0White
37.52005-09-24235°13'N / 91°49'W35°18'N / 91°56'W9.00 Miles150 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned on White County 5 miles to the southeast of Center Hill. The tornado moved to the northwest around the remnants of Hurricane Rita. Winds with the tornado were estimated to be about 155 mph. The tornado destroyed a house, welding shop and a mobile home. A church, as well as a number of other houses and mobile homes sustained heavy damage. Numerous trees and power lines were also downed along the path of the tornado. The tornado was on the ground close to 9 miles before lifting northwest of Center Hill.
37.61957-05-13236°12'N / 91°55'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0125K0Izard
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.
38.21978-05-12235°55'N / 92°19'W35°54'N / 92°06'W12.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stone
38.41984-03-15435°28'N / 90°59'W35°32'N / 90°54'W3.00 Miles440 Yards51225.0M0Poinsett
38.41976-04-24235°26'N / 92°08'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Cleburne
38.51952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
38.61997-03-01335°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.
38.72010-03-10235°24'N / 92°08'W35°26'N / 92°07'W3.00 Miles300 Yards13250K0KCleburne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A home was destroyed on South Sawmill Road, and the three occupants in the home were thrown out into a field. A 79 year-old man lost his life. The man's wife, 75 years old, suffered serious injuries, as did their grandson, 23 years old. The washer, dryer, and water heater from the home were found about 750 feet away in some brush. A mobile home on the same property was destroyed. Six other homes received minor damage. Some trees and power lines were blown down. A motorist on Arkansas Highway 107 was injured when his pickup truck was blown off the road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A low pressure system passed by just to the north of Arkansas on the 10th, with a trailing cold front pushing south across the state. This cold front met up with sufficient Gulf moisture and instability to trigger thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Many of the storms dropped hail and a few produced tornadoes.
38.91996-04-14435°49'N / 92°21'W35°56'N / 92°07'W16.00 Miles880 Yards552.5M0Stone
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 4 miles northwest of Fox. It moved northeastward, passing south of Timbo, where some homes were damaged or destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing some spotty damage through much of the county until the storm was 3.5 miles southwest of Allison. There, a house was completely destroyed and the first fatality occurred at approximately 730 pm CDT. The tornado then moved into Allison at around 738 pm CDT, damaging a resort area and destroying a bathhouse. The storm then struck a campground near the resort. As the tornado moved through the campground area, trees were downed on recreational vehicles, and several camping trailers were either overturned or tossed into a nearby creek. Four people were killed at the campground. The tornado exited Stone County at 739 pm CDT. Five people also sustained minor injuries. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some structural damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $2,500,000. M71MH, F64MH, M65MH, F65MH, F53PH
39.31982-12-24235°10'N / 91°15'W35°22'N / 91°05'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Woodruff
39.41976-03-29235°53'N / 90°58'W35°57'N / 90°49'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Craighead
39.41999-01-21235°12'N / 91°57'W35°17'N / 91°52'W8.00 Miles400 Yards2200White
 Brief Description: A tornado was spawned in western White County. The tornado tracked mostly along Highway 305 from near Floyd through Center Hill. Several mobile homes were destroyed near the highway, with trees blown down and telephone poles snapped. Many properties in Center Hill were also heavily damaged. At least two mobile homes thrown and destroyed....claiming two lives. F66MH, M42VE
39.51997-03-01335°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.
39.61952-03-21335°08'N / 91°27'W35°16'N / 91°11'W17.60 Miles600 Yards0025K0Woodruff
39.71988-11-15235°45'N / 92°21'W35°55'N / 92°10'W13.00 Miles400 Yards04250K0Stone
39.81982-12-02236°12'N / 91°17'W36°18'N / 91°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Franklin
39.91982-12-02335°18'N / 92°04'W35°21'N / 92°03'W4.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0White
40.22001-11-24235°11'N / 91°53'W35°13'N / 91°47'W5.50 Miles880 Yards0300White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southwest White County. The tornado first touched down about 4.5 miles southwest of Antioch and traveled to the northeast. The most extensive damage was 5 to 6 miles southwest of Searcy where a house had shifted off of its foundation by as much as 10 to 15 feet. Also, a small house and a trailer were destroyed, and another trailer was flipped over. Up to two dozen other structures suffered some damage, mostly roof damage. Numerous trees were also blown down along the path of the tornado. Three people sustained injuries. The tornado eventually dissipated 2.8 miles southwest of Searcy.
40.21960-05-06235°08'N / 91°55'W35°15'N / 91°42'W14.60 Miles500 Yards032.5M0White
40.51973-11-24235°20'N / 92°05'W1.30 Miles100 Yards18250K0White
40.61997-03-01335°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.
40.81988-11-15335°31'N / 92°14'W35°31'N / 92°14'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
40.92003-05-04335°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).
41.41956-02-15235°34'N / 92°16'W0025K0Van Buren
41.41954-04-30235°58'N / 91°16'W36°10'N / 90°37'W38.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lawrence
41.51970-04-30235°23'N / 92°13'W35°28'N / 92°10'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Cleburne
41.61956-01-28335°19'N / 92°07'W35°20'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0White
41.71982-12-02335°16'N / 92°07'W35°22'N / 92°04'W6.00 Miles350 Yards02250K0White
42.01977-09-14236°00'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Lawrence
42.22005-11-27235°23'N / 92°16'W35°30'N / 92°10'W9.20 Miles100 Yards0100Cleburne
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeastern Van Buren County into southwestern Cleburne County about 2.5 miles west of Quitman. The tornado tracked quickly to the northeast, and removed the roofs of several houses. The tornado also destroyed a mobile home, a camper, a chicken house and a few barns and outbuildings. Several other chicken houses were damaged, as well as some vehicles. Hundreds of trees, power lines and power poles were downed. The tornado dissipated 5.5 miles north-northwest of Pearson.
42.91982-12-02335°17'N / 92°07'W35°18'N / 92°04'W4.00 Miles300 Yards072.5M0White
42.92006-03-09235°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.
43.41972-04-07335°47'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craighead
43.62001-02-24236°16'N / 91°58'W36°20'N / 91°52'W8.00 Miles300 Yards1300Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Fulton County about 3 miles west of Union. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused considerable damage. Roofs were damaged at several homes, with a dairly barn heavily damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed. In one of the mobile homes about 5.5 miles southwest of Salem, four people were injured. An 18 month old boy died from his injuries the next day after being transported to a hospital in Little Rock. There was extensive tree damage, with many cedar trees twisted or downed. The tornado travelled about 8 miles before dissipating 3.8 miles southwest of Salem.
43.71950-03-26235°06'N / 91°24'W35°09'N / 91°20'W5.40 Miles833 Yards020K0Woodruff
43.71952-06-04236°07'N / 90°56'W000K0Lawrence
43.81982-12-02335°47'N / 92°25'W35°53'N / 92°15'W11.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Stone
44.01982-12-24436°15'N / 91°36'W36°30'N / 91°31'W15.00 Miles440 Yards05250K0Fulton
44.01973-05-26435°42'N / 90°52'W35°50'N / 90°41'W13.80 Miles300 Yards325725K0Craighead
44.22006-03-09235°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.
44.32006-09-22236°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.
44.81975-02-22235°16'N / 92°16'W35°25'N / 92°07'W13.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Faulkner
45.41984-03-15435°35'N / 92°27'W35°36'N / 92°15'W8.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Van Buren
45.61957-04-03335°48'N / 90°55'W36°02'N / 90°38'W22.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greene
46.12003-05-04335°05'N / 92°02'W35°11'N / 91°47'W17.50 Miles500 Yards0500White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Lonoke County into White County about 4 miles southeast of El Paso. The tornado moved across Highway 64 where several homes and businesses were destroyed with a number of other buildings suffering significant damage. Two tractor-trailers traveling along Highway 64 were hit by the tornado and overturned. The drivers of both vehicles suffered minor injuries. As the tornado continued moving to the northeast, numerous other homes and other buildings were either damaged or destroyed. A number of vehicles were also damaged or destroyed. Widespread trees and power poles were blown down along the track of the tornado. Some of the downed trees were 3 to 4 feet in diameter.
46.21976-03-26335°03'N / 91°22'W35°09'N / 91°15'W9.60 Miles70 Yards02250K0Woodruff
46.32003-05-04235°17'N / 92°17'W35°23'N / 92°09'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0000Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in northern Faulkner County. Numerous trees were Blown down along the path of the tornado. The tornado moved northeast into Cleburne County.
46.31956-01-28335°15'N / 92°13'W35°19'N / 92°07'W7.40 Miles150 Yards0025K0Faulkner
46.31982-12-23235°09'N / 92°07'W35°16'N / 92°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards05250K0White
46.51976-03-29235°57'N / 90°49'W35°58'N / 90°44'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
46.61997-03-01335°04'N / 92°01'W35°13'N / 91°53'W13.00 Miles100 Yards0550K0White
 Brief Description: The Lonoke County tornado moved into White County 5 miles southeast of El Paso at 239 pm CST. The tornado continued to track northeastward. Several utility towers were destroyed, as well as a frame house and some trailers. The tornado encountered some rough terrain and weakened somewhat, but still managed to down trees and cause some spotty roof damage. The tornado lifted about 3 miles south of Center Hill.
47.01999-01-21235°09'N / 92°07'W35°14'N / 92°00'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A tornado in eastern Faulkner County moved into western White County, tracking mostly through rural areas. The tornado knocked down several trees, and destroyed a hay barn 4 miles north of El Paso along Highway 5. The tornado also damaged the roof of a church about 3 miles south of Romance. The tornado dissipated between Romance and Floyd just southwest of Highway 31.
47.02006-09-22236°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.
47.31980-04-07235°05'N / 91°54'W35°07'N / 91°50'W4.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0White
47.52003-05-04335°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.
47.61999-01-21335°03'N / 91°55'W35°08'N / 91°48'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards22900White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern White County just southwest of Beebe. The tornado moved through Beebe causing extensive damage to homes and businesses. Of all the tornadoes in this particular outbreak, the tornado at Beebe was the strongest. The tornado heavily damaged the new Beebe Junior High School off of Center Street and destroyed a gym behind the school. The Beebe Fire Department and a church also sustained damage. Two pickup trucks were found upside down on Hickory Street, with many old houses damaged or destroyed on Main Steet. Trees were downed throughout the area. Also, a girls high school basketball game was cancelled at halftime...and a boys game scheduled for later was called off with word of an approaching tornado. The tornado arrived a half hour later and heavily damaged the high school gym. Fortunately, the building was empty...everyone had gone home. In Beebe, the tornado killed two people...an elderly woman and an infant. The tornado tracked northeast out of Beebe toward McRae, with trees down and building debris noted along Highway 367 between Beebe and McRae. In McRae, widespread damage was found. The old fire station lost a wall and the new fire station across the railroad tracks (along Highway 367) was destroyed. Several mobile homes were overturned next to the new fire station and the post office was heavily damaged. A train signal was also destroyed. All natural gas in town was shut off due to leaks. The tornado finally dissipated about a mile northeast of McRae. F65PH, M0PH
48.21988-11-15335°23'N / 92°27'W35°31'N / 92°14'W15.50 Miles400 Yards1102.5M0Van Buren
48.41957-04-25335°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile313 Yards000K0Craighead
48.51994-07-02236°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.
48.71950-03-26334°59'N / 91°44'W35°05'N / 91°30'W14.90 Miles1760 Yards020250K0Prairie
48.72005-11-27235°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.
48.91970-04-19235°33'N / 90°44'W35°34'N / 90°42'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Poinsett
49.01982-12-02335°09'N / 92°10'W35°16'N / 92°07'W7.00 Miles350 Yards01250K0Faulkner
49.31999-04-05236°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.
49.51978-08-13235°54'N / 90°43'W35°51'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Craighead
49.82008-05-02335°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.
49.92006-04-02336°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.


* 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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