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

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Earthquake Index, #377

Beirne, AR
0.16
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

Beirne, AR
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, #490

Beirne, AR
209.88
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 3,843 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Beirne, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:352Hail:1,484Heat:13Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:1,774Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:15
Other:113 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Beirne, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Beirne, AR.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Beirne, AR.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 87 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Beirne, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.91996-05-27333°58'N / 93°21'W34°00'N / 92°54'W26.00 Miles440 Yards001.8M0Clark
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 2 1/2 miles south-southwest of Okolona. It first moved in an easterly direction, passing near the town of Center Point and across several county roads where a total of 17 homes and 3 outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. A large amount of trees and power lines were also downed. The storm then travelled more in an east-northeast direction, touching down intermittently. A large amount of timber was blown down in the eastern part of the county several miles southeast of Griffithtown. The storm moved out of Clark County at around 315 pm CDT. No injuries were reported along the track of the tornado. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,800,000, with $1,300,000 of that in timber damage alone.
9.61997-03-01433°54'N / 93°20'W34°09'N / 93°01'W27.00 Miles1056 Yards6100120.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Nevada County and into Clark County approximately 6.5 miles south of Okolona at 220 pm CST. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing considerable tree damage and downing a number of power lines. The first fatality occurred along I-30, several miles southwest of Arkadelphia where a vehicle was blown off the highway and the driver was killed. A truck-stop was also destroyed near this location as well. At 242 pm CST, the tornado moved into the City of Arkadelphia. A number of homes and businesses in Arkadelphia were either damaged or destroyed. 5 people in Arkadelphia were also killed. The tornado continued to move northeastward, knocking down more trees and power lines, as well as damaging more homes. The tornado exited Clark County approximately 3.5 miles northeast of Arkadelphia at 247 pm CST. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2 to F3. However, some timber and structural damage along the path was consistent with an F4 rating. M45VE, F45BU, M37MH, F45MH, F14PH, F14PH
10.71979-05-03234°00'N / 93°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Clark
10.91984-11-09333°45'N / 93°06'W33°47'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Ouachita
11.11984-11-09333°44'N / 93°09'W33°45'N / 93°06'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Nevada
11.21997-03-01333°46'N / 93°29'W33°53'N / 93°17'W14.00 Miles880 Yards022.0M0Nevada
 Brief Description: Damage path began 1.8 miles north of Hope, AR moved northeast along hwy 174, crossed I-30 at exit 36 (Emmet, AR. exit) continued northeast on the west side of I-30 past Emmit then northeast 1/2 to 2 miles west of I-30 and Prescott, AR then crossed the Little Missouri River at the Nevada-Clark county line and continued northeast. Total path length about 18 miles with width average 25 yds to 1/2 mile. Numerous homes, buildings, mobile homes, and vehicles were destroyed or heavily damaged.
15.41960-05-06233°48'N / 93°27'W2.60 Miles320 Yards02250K0Nevada
16.11971-01-03234°04'N / 93°20'W34°10'N / 93°12'W10.30 Miles200 Yards01025K0Clark
19.21954-04-30333°56'N / 93°49'W33°29'N / 93°06'W51.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Hempstead
19.61950-03-26234°07'N / 93°04'W34°10'N / 93°02'W4.10 Miles150 Yards0325K0Clark
20.51957-05-13234°02'N / 93°31'W0025K0Pike
20.71967-05-06233°57'N / 92°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Dallas
21.61997-03-01233°41'N / 93°34'W33°46'N / 93°29'W4.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Hempstead
 Brief Description: Damage path began 1.8 miles north of Hope, AR moved northeast along hwy 174, crossed I-30 at exit 36 (Emmet, AR. exit) continued northeast on the west side of I-30 past Emmit then northeast 1/2 to 2 miles west of I-30 and Prescott, AR then crossed the Little Missouri River at the Nevada-Clark county line and continued northeast. Total path length about 18 miles with width average 25 yds to 1/2 mile. Numerous homes, buildings, mobile homes, and vehicles were destroyed or heavily damaged.
22.01979-04-11233°36'N / 93°22'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Nevada
22.11999-03-05234°12'N / 93°22'W34°13'N / 93°04'W20.00 Miles250 Yards0000Clark
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Clark County just south of yet another tornado that orginated in eastern Pike County. The former tornado moved through mostly forested areas and caused extensive tree damage. Some property damage also occurred as the tornado tracked near DeGray Lake. Close to the lake, metal roofs were peeled from several docks and boats were thrown. The tornado was on the ground for 20 miles before moving into western Hot Spring County.
23.91988-11-15234°10'N / 93°23'W34°17'N / 93°13'W10.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Clark
24.21979-04-08333°43'N / 93°05'W33°32'N / 92°46'W22.20 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Ouachita
24.41999-03-05234°12'N / 93°01'W34°12'N / 92°59'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Clark County into western Hot Spring County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, with only minor property damage occurring. Several trees were downed. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles before dissipating.
24.61999-01-21233°43'N / 93°45'W33°56'N / 93°30'W21.10 Miles50 Yards0030K0Hempstead
 Brief Description: Large trees uprooted and pushed over. Several large trees fell on homes and residences in Washington. Some structural and roof damage occurred to several homes and businesses. Otherwise this tornado traversed mostly unpopulated wooded regions.
24.92009-10-29233°39'N / 92°52'W33°48'N / 92°46'W11.00 Miles1250 Yards00200K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado caused a massive tree blowdown soon after touching down. It then passed west of Velie and near Amy. One house had part of one wall and a portion of its roof torn off, part of the roof was torn off a mobile home, another mobile home was blown off its foundation, and several outbuildings were damaged. The tornado exited Ouachita County about 3 1/3 miles east-northeast of Smead and continued into Dallas County about 3 2/3 miles west-southwest of Holly Springs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
25.81999-03-05334°14'N / 93°30'W34°13'N / 93°18'W13.00 Miles400 Yards002.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A strong tornado produced in eastern Pike County moved into western Clark County. The tornado hit the town of Alpine and caused extensive tree and property damage. More than two dozen homes and almost a dozen mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. In nearby Amity, a high school basketball game was cancelled when a Tornado Warning was issued. The tornado continued east of Alpine into a forested area and downed numerous trees. Just south of the tornado, yet another tornado was spawned with both tornadoes causing over 2 million dollars in tree damage across Clark County. The second tornado tracked across much of eastern Clark County. The first tornado was on the ground for about 13 miles before dissipating.
26.71982-04-02433°50'N / 93°50'W33°52'N / 93°30'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
26.91978-12-03233°44'N / 92°49'W33°48'N / 92°42'W8.40 Miles250 Yards00250K0Ouachita
26.91982-04-25334°10'N / 92°59'W34°15'N / 92°53'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
27.21996-05-27334°01'N / 92°54'W34°04'N / 92°38'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00130K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Dallas County about a mile south-southwest of Dalark at 315 pm CDT. The storm travelled east-northeastward and struck the town of Manning around 330 pm CDT. 16 homes in Manning were either damaged or destroyed, half of which were mobile homes. The storm continued moving northeastward and lifted 2 miles southeast of Tulip around 340 pm CDT. Damage along the remainder of the storm's path consisted of downed trees and power lines. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $130,000.
27.41967-12-21233°40'N / 93°36'W2.00 Miles417 Yards00250K0Hempstead
28.11950-03-26234°10'N / 93°02'W34°19'N / 92°53'W13.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
28.81982-04-02333°37'N / 93°40'W33°40'N / 93°33'W10.00 Miles200 Yards542.5M0Hempstead
29.51957-12-19433°26'N / 93°08'W33°31'N / 93°01'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ouachita
29.61958-11-17234°19'N / 93°18'W34°19'N / 93°09'W8.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
30.81988-11-15234°17'N / 93°13'W34°23'N / 93°06'W12.00 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Hot Spring
31.01965-01-26234°04'N / 93°42'W003K0Pike
31.01999-03-05234°14'N / 93°39'W34°14'N / 93°27'W10.00 Miles250 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Pike County. The tornado moved through mostly rural areas, so property damage was minimal. However, numerous trees were downed. The tornado was on the ground for around 10 miles before moving into western Clark County.
31.01960-06-10233°31'N / 93°33'W33°33'N / 93°31'W3.00 Miles833 Yards000K0Hempstead
31.31957-01-22234°19'N / 93°10'W34°22'N / 93°10'W3.40 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
31.51971-05-10333°49'N / 93°54'W33°43'N / 93°34'W20.30 Miles300 Yards03250K0Hempstead
32.11982-12-03333°33'N / 92°48'W33°41'N / 92°42'W10.00 Miles250 Yards072.5M0Ouachita
32.51957-05-13334°13'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°49'W14.70 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
32.91997-03-01434°09'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°41'W24.00 Miles528 Yards0112.0M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Hot Spring County 4.5 miles south of Friendship at 247 pm CST. The tornado damaged or destroyed a number of homes and other buildings in Donaldson as it moved northeastward. The tornado passed just to the south and east of Malvern. However, some damage was noted at the Malvern Airport. The tornado downed many more trees and power lines, as well as a number of buildings before it lifted about 6.5 miles east of Malvern. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2 and F3. However, some structural damage in the Donaldson area was consistent with an F4 rating.
33.41982-04-02333°38'N / 93°43'W33°37'N / 93°40'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
34.31957-12-19433°21'N / 93°15'W33°26'N / 93°08'W8.90 Miles33 Yards2925K0Columbia
34.81964-03-04333°21'N / 93°24'W33°27'N / 93°18'W9.10 Miles600 Yards10250K0Columbia
34.82005-11-27234°21'N / 93°21'W34°25'N / 93°18'W4.20 Miles100 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Hot Spring County around 3 miles southeast of Bonnerdale and tracked quickly to the northeast. The tornado caused mainly tree and power line damage before moving into southwestern Garland County.
34.91957-05-23233°21'N / 93°13'W33°25'N / 93°13'W4.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Columbia
35.22009-10-29233°38'N / 92°40'W33°39'N / 92°40'W1.00 Mile1250 Yards001.8M0KCalhoun
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began in a wooded area of the Highland Industrial Park and then tore through the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. At the academy, the Apparatus Building was heavily damaged, walls were blown out of the Smoke Building, a large part of the roof was torn off the Administration and Classroom Building, and vehicles belonging to the students were tossed around and overturned. About 60 staff members and students were in the Administration and Classroom Building, but they were aware of the tornado warning that was in effect and had taken shelter in small, interior rooms. There were no injuries. Trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado then continued into the Ouachita County portion of the Highland Industrial Park. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
35.61999-01-21333°55'N / 92°38'W34°06'N / 92°34'W11.00 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Dallas County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, but knocked down a lot of trees. An aerial survey confirmed that there was at least one forested area where almost every tree had been blown over in a swath almost a quarter mile wide. The tornado dissipated near the town of Bunn.
36.41982-04-02333°38'N / 93°48'W33°38'N / 93°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
36.61978-12-03233°48'N / 92°42'W33°54'N / 92°26'W16.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Dallas
37.41988-11-15234°23'N / 93°06'W34°27'N / 93°01'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Garland
39.42003-05-16233°57'N / 92°41'W34°05'N / 92°23'W19.80 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over northern Dallas County about 3.5 miles southwest of Princeton. The tornado tracked to the northeast, downing numerous trees and damaging the roofs of several homes. The tornado moved across the northern part of Farindale, where several more homes were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeast into southern Grant County.
39.92005-11-27234°24'N / 93°18'W34°32'N / 93°08'W13.80 Miles100 Yards0100Garland
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tracked into southwestern Garland County from Hot Spring County. The tornado rolled a mobile home into a tree, with a man injured near Pearcy. In the same area, several homes had mainly roof damage. The tornado then hit areas on the west side of Lake Hamilton, with structural damage to several homes and docks destroyed. Along the way, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped with power lines downed. The tornado dissipated roughly 3 miles southeast of Mountain Pine.
39.91970-04-24233°54'N / 93°54'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Howard
39.91954-04-30333°48'N / 93°59'W33°56'N / 93°49'W13.30 Miles1760 Yards02250K0Howard
40.91957-05-13233°53'N / 93°55'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0125K0Howard
40.91967-04-13233°53'N / 93°55'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0425K0Howard
40.91979-04-08233°53'N / 93°55'W0.80 Mile400 Yards02250K0Howard
42.21999-03-05234°12'N / 93°55'W34°13'N / 93°45'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned south of a dissipating tornado in western Pike County. The former tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused little in the way of property damage. However, tree damage was extensive...especially just to the southeast of Newhope. The tornado tracked about 10 miles before dissipating.
42.41999-01-21334°18'N / 92°43'W34°22'N / 92°40'W8.00 Miles500 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Hot Spring County. The tornado moved mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. In one forested area, there were not many trees left standing as observed during an aerial survey. As the tornado neared Highway 270 about 8 miles east of Malvern, the roof of a chicken house was damaged with a few homes narrowly missed. The tornado then moved northeast into western Grant County.
42.51967-03-05334°29'N / 93°05'W34°30'N / 93°01'W4.30 Miles67 Yards06250K0Garland
42.61965-03-17234°25'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
42.61950-02-12233°16'N / 92°57'W33°21'N / 92°57'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
42.81982-04-02433°55'N / 94°04'W33°50'N / 93°50'W15.00 Miles200 Yards3232.5M0Howard
43.01994-04-11233°16'N / 93°14'W2.00 Miles45 Yards005.0M0Columbia
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Magnolia. The tornado traveled approximately two miles through Magnolia before lifting. The tornado damaged a number of vehicles in a car lot, destroyed a greenhouse at a local Wal-Mart and damaged a local gas station. Several mobile homes were either damaged or destroyed and a small church was also damaged.
43.11982-01-22234°30'N / 93°03'W2.50 Miles20 Yards01250K0Garland
43.32009-04-09234°00'N / 93°57'W34°03'N / 93°56'W3.00 Miles250 Yards01500K0KHoward
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado initially touched down near an open field, approximately 1.5 mile south of Centerpoint, along Coonridge Road. Travelling slightly east of due north, the tornado snapped and uprooted numerous pine and oak trees. The most significant damage occurred at a single-family residence 0.75 mile north of the touchdown, where the house suffered a considerable amount of damage. The garage, roof, and many supporting walls were removed from the foundation. All windows not completely blown out by the storm were still shattered. A barn adjacent to the house had a considerable loss of roofing material but, although shifted off its foundation, remained largely intact. Trees and powerlines were snapped or uprooted as the storm moved through the community of Centerpoint before lifting along Billings Road, about 0.25 mile east of SR-4. There was one injury at the residence but the injury was not life threatening. The Arkansas governor declared Howard County a disaster area because of the tornado damage in the county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
43.41999-01-21334°19'N / 92°40'W34°21'N / 92°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Hot Spring County into western Grant County. The tornado crossed Highway 270 about 2 miles west of Poyen. Mostly tree damage was noted, with the tornado weakening as it moved northeast. The tornado dissipated northwest of Poyen just before it reached Highway 229.
43.51961-05-05234°31'N / 93°08'W2.00 Miles300 Yards06250K0Garland
43.71999-05-04333°15'N / 93°13'W33°16'N / 93°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00600K0Columbia
 Brief Description: Two frame homes were demolished, several frame homes suffered roof damage, 1 church and 3 businesses suffered roof and frame damage. Many trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage estimates includes timber damage.
44.21981-05-13233°16'N / 93°23'W33°14'N / 93°08'W14.60 Miles440 Yards04250K0Columbia
44.71982-12-23234°30'N / 93°05'W34°33'N / 93°02'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Garland
45.01996-09-26234°22'N / 92°48'W34°28'N / 92°41'W9.00 Miles60 Yards0152.1M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in Malvern. A packaging plant, car dealership and several other buildings in Malvern sustained damage. 15 people in Malvern received minor injuries. The tornado continued moving northeastward where it uprooted numerous trees along its path. The tornado exited Hot Spring County at 345 pm CDT. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates placed the amount of damage at just over $2,000,000.
45.41990-03-14233°49'N / 92°25'W2.00 Miles200 Yards16250K0Dallas
45.51982-12-03234°14'N / 92°34'W34°20'N / 92°34'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Grant
47.21979-04-08333°32'N / 92°46'W33°25'N / 92°20'W26.20 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Calhoun
47.51963-03-16233°15'N / 93°36'W33°17'N / 93°31'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Lafayette
47.71982-12-23334°11'N / 93°55'W34°29'N / 93°46'W20.00 Miles400 Yards02925.0M0Hot Spring
47.71999-03-05234°16'N / 93°55'W34°15'N / 93°54'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Howard County (Shreveport County Warning Area) into western Pike County. The tornado was weakening, but still heavily damaged a trailer and knocked down a few trees. The tornado tracked only half a mile into Pike County before dissipating.
47.81952-03-21434°01'N / 94°01'W34°13'N / 93°58'W13.00 Miles833 Yards7925K0Howard
47.81982-04-25234°01'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cleveland
47.91973-04-24233°13'N / 93°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Union
48.11955-10-28233°32'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile7 Yards003K0Calhoun
48.51954-04-30333°10'N / 94°03'W33°31'N / 93°25'W43.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Nevada
48.61962-04-30233°12'N / 93°02'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0225K0Columbia
48.92010-04-30234°06'N / 94°02'W34°07'N / 94°00'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0KHoward
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down in Dierks, Arkansas destroying a laundrymat and damaging numerous homes and businesses. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the track which started on the southwest side of town where a storage building was destroyed. The tornado crossed the town downing trees and powerlines. Shingles were torn off of numerous homes within the town. The tornado continued northeast and ripped a 100 ft section of roof off of a chicken house. The tornado lifted northeast of the chicken house. Maximum winds are estimated at 105-115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very unstable airmass developed across much of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the afternoon and evening hours of April 30th. A strong upper level trough moved into the Southern Plains during the afternoon and sparked strong to severe thunderstorms across much of southeast Oklahoma into northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas. Strong deep layer shear and low level directional shear was present during the evening and this resulted in storms developing supercellular characteristics. Large hail and isolated tornadoes developed with this activity across the region.
49.81968-05-10233°32'N / 92°27'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Calhoun
49.91996-09-26234°27'N / 92°41'W34°28'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Saline
 Brief Description: The Hot Spring County tornado moved into Saline County 1 1/2 miles west of Traskwood at 345 pm CDT. The tornado continued moving northeastward before lifting about 1 mile north of Traskwood. Several buildings sustained damage and a number of trees were also knocked down. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating.
49.92009-04-09334°08'N / 94°06'W34°12'N / 93°55'W11.00 Miles850 Yards001.5M0KHoward
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado continued into Howard County from Sevier County Arkansas. The Dierks Lake area received significant damage near the Sevier, Howard County line. The Army Corps of Engineers office had significant roof damage to their office building with roofing material found in the trees adjacent to the building. The tornado was strongest in Howard County where the entire second story of a reinforced concrete building was decimated and strewn across the road. This was consistent with EF3 tornado damage with wind speeds of 140 mph. The tornado then moved into Pike County, Arkansas about 3.5 miles southwest of New Hope, Arkansas. The Arkansas governor declared Howard County a disaster area because of the tornado damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.


* 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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