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

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Earthquake Index, #638

Bradley, AR
0.02
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

Bradley, 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, #228

Bradley, AR
274.76
Arkansas
272.21
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 4,970 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bradley, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:384Hail:2,132Heat:20Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:2,158Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:1Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:18
Other:137 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bradley, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 125 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bradley, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.01985-04-23333°01'N / 93°49'W33°03'N / 93°38'W11.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Lafayette
11.31985-04-23333°01'N / 93°50'W33°01'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Bossier
12.11999-05-04232°52'N / 93°45'W32°59'N / 93°37'W10.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Bossier
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes destroyed and several frame homes suffered roof damage. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage includes timber damage.
12.21986-06-27233°00'N / 93°29'W0.30 Mile200 Yards05250K0Webster
12.41985-04-23333°00'N / 93°51'W33°01'N / 93°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
12.91963-03-16233°15'N / 93°36'W33°17'N / 93°31'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Lafayette
17.11990-05-16233°10'N / 93°25'W33°11'N / 93°20'W6.50 Miles77 Yards000K0Columbia
17.22009-04-09333°02'N / 94°02'W33°05'N / 93°52'W10.00 Miles850 Yards001.0M0KMiller
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado initially touched down in southwestern Miller County, Arkansas along CR 80...snapping several pine trees about 2 miles south of Ravana. The tornado then moved toward the intersection of CR 31 and CR 32. Here, at its widest and strongest, the tornado uprooted and snapped numerous pine and oak trees, some 2 to 3 feet in diameter. The storm completely destroyed an outbuilding and mobile home, placing roofing material in a tree approximately a half mile away. Mostly EF1 damage was noted elsewhere as the tornado continued moving east-northeast across southern Miller County. Numerous pine and oak trees were either snapped or uprooted, with pieces of roofing material ripped from well-constructed homes. The tornado passed near the intersection of US-71 and AR-549, near the community of Doddridge, before lifting approximately 2.5 miles north-northeast of Kiblah AR. 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.
17.31954-04-30333°10'N / 94°03'W33°31'N / 93°25'W43.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Nevada
17.41974-05-04233°20'N / 93°46'W0.30 Mile300 Yards0025K0Miller
17.41999-05-04233°06'N / 93°24'W33°10'N / 93°19'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00150K0Columbia
 Brief Description: A supercell developed under favourable atmospheric conditions. A partial roof was removed from a frame home. One mobile home was heavily damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Damage estimates include timber damage.
18.01974-06-09232°54'N / 93°27'W32°57'N / 93°24'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
19.21967-05-06232°50'N / 93°47'W32°51'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards013K0De Soto
20.31967-05-06232°49'N / 93°47'W32°50'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Sabine
20.71950-02-12432°51'N / 93°26'W33°00'N / 93°18'W13.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
20.71958-02-26232°52'N / 93°53'W0.30 Mile50 Yards023K0Caddo
25.31981-05-13233°16'N / 93°23'W33°14'N / 93°08'W14.60 Miles440 Yards04250K0Columbia
26.12000-04-23232°49'N / 93°45'W32°38'N / 93°27'W21.00 Miles700 Yards002.0M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana and extreme southeast Oklahoma. Extensive, widespread trees damage along entire track. Tree damage noted up to 2 to 3 miles either side of track. Approximately 25 to 30 residences damaged by fallen trees. A number of outbuildings either damaged by fallen trees or by wind. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, LA.
26.21973-05-07232°50'N / 93°20'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0225K0Webster
27.01982-12-23233°09'N / 94°08'W33°18'N / 94°04'W10.00 Miles123 Yards0025K0Cass
27.11994-04-11233°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.
27.31964-03-04333°21'N / 93°24'W33°27'N / 93°18'W9.10 Miles600 Yards10250K0Columbia
27.41978-05-07232°49'N / 93°25'W32°49'N / 93°14'W10.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Webster
27.41990-05-16233°11'N / 93°20'W33°03'N / 93°02'W20.00 Miles77 Yards000K0Columbia
27.61978-12-03332°42'N / 93°33'W32°45'N / 93°26'W7.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Bossier
27.61971-11-18233°07'N / 94°08'W1.30 Miles333 Yards00250K0Cass
28.51978-12-03332°45'N / 93°26'W32°49'N / 93°15'W11.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Webster
28.51982-12-23233°18'N / 94°04'W33°26'N / 94°00'W9.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Miller
28.51958-05-28233°07'N / 94°09'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Cass
29.51982-12-23233°28'N / 93°56'W33°28'N / 93°54'W2.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Miller
29.51953-04-24233°25'N / 94°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Miller
29.91999-04-03432°35'N / 93°45'W32°45'N / 93°36'W12.60 Miles200 Yards7906.7M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Some 389 structures were effected. Of this 227 homes or businesses suffered either major damage or were destroyed. Roofs missing. Brick homes leveled. One brick home totally missing, leaving only the slab. Numerous large oak and pine trees uprooted or snapped near the bases. F60MH, M53MH, M65MH, M41MH, F25MH, F14OU, F33MH
30.11982-12-23233°26'N / 94°00'W33°28'N / 93°56'W4.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Miller
30.41950-02-12232°48'N / 93°14'W32°58'N / 93°10'W12.20 Miles100 Yards510250K0Claiborne
30.51968-12-27233°05'N / 94°11'W1.00 Mile23 Yards0025K0Cass
30.61952-07-16233°27'N / 93°58'W33°28'N / 93°58'W1.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
30.61952-07-16233°27'N / 93°58'W33°28'N / 93°58'W1.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Miller
30.81960-06-10233°31'N / 93°33'W33°33'N / 93°31'W3.00 Miles833 Yards000K0Hempstead
30.91950-02-12432°28'N / 93°42'W32°51'N / 93°26'W30.70 Miles100 Yards937250K0Bossier
31.51973-04-24233°25'N / 94°03'W03250K0Miller
31.71999-05-04333°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.
32.11957-05-23233°21'N / 93°13'W33°25'N / 93°13'W4.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Columbia
32.21980-10-17233°28'N / 94°00'W0.50 Mile27 Yards03250K0Miller
32.91973-04-24233°24'N / 94°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards082.5M0Bowie
33.01990-05-16233°25'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bowie
33.02000-04-23333°03'N / 94°23'W33°04'N / 94°04'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00165K0Cass
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. This was one of several tornadoes that occured. The tornado tracked eastward across wooded territory and farmland. Several barns and 2 cross country electrical towers were toppled.
33.01990-05-30232°46'N / 94°04'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Marion
33.11958-11-14232°39'N / 93°24'W32°43'N / 93°21'W5.60 Miles30 Yards0125K0Webster
33.61957-12-19433°21'N / 93°15'W33°26'N / 93°08'W8.90 Miles33 Yards2925K0Columbia
33.71985-04-23232°54'N / 93°12'W32°54'N / 93°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Claiborne
33.92009-10-29232°33'N / 93°43'W32°40'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles600 Yards025.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was a continuation of the EF2 tornado that first touched down in downtown Shreveport in Caddo Parish. This tornado crossed the Red River just south of Interstate 220 near Benton Road, where several trees were snapped along the levee and a barn was damaged. The tornado then crossed Interstate 220 just west of Benton Road and caused minor to significant damage at several car dealerships along Benton Road. The tornado crossed Benton Road and entered the Green Acres Place Subdivision, causing moderate to major damage to numerous homes and townhouses. The tornado continued to move north northeast and entered the Brownlee Subdivision where more homes had significant damage. It then damaged to the Reserve Apartment Complex and the Cypress Pointe Apartment Complex on Airline Drive. The tornado then crossed Airline Drive just north of Le Oaks Drive and caused significant damage in Cross Creek and Bayou Bend Subdivisions. Continuing on a north northeast track, the tornado caused major damage at the Bossier Emergency Service Center on Swan Lake Road and snapped and uprooted numerous trees in the Rose Neath Cemetery. As the storm cross Swan Lake Road, it caused significant damage to homes in the Legacy Subdivision. The storm then continued northeast and damaged a home of Jessie Jones Road and West Lakeshore Drive in Benton, Louisiana. The storm crossed Cypress Lake and caused more damage to trees on Merritt Road before dissipating. Louisiana State Governor Bobby Jindal and State Congressman John Flemming came to the region and did a fly over from a helicopter to survey the storm damage from the tornado as well as the flooding that occurred later that evening. About 100 homes were damaged across Bossier Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
35.21990-05-30232°59'N / 94°15'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
35.71957-01-22332°36'N / 93°30'W1.70 Miles167 Yards39250K0Bossier
36.41982-04-02333°38'N / 93°43'W33°37'N / 93°40'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
36.71970-03-03232°51'N / 94°13'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Marion
36.71962-04-30233°12'N / 93°02'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0225K0Columbia
37.01982-04-25332°38'N / 93°23'W32°39'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Webster
37.31982-04-02333°38'N / 93°48'W33°38'N / 93°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
37.61982-04-02333°37'N / 93°40'W33°40'N / 93°33'W10.00 Miles200 Yards542.5M0Hempstead
37.62000-04-23232°37'N / 93°30'W32°37'N / 93°13'W16.20 Miles700 Yards00800K0Webster
 Brief Description: About 200 houses suffered roof damage and numerous trees were either uprooted or snapped. Tree damage occurred up to 1 mile either side of the tornado track.
37.71999-04-03432°32'N / 93°50'W32°36'N / 93°46'W6.70 Miles200 Yards0121.3M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Numerous homes with minor to moderate roof damage. An 18 wheel truck bed overturned. Steel framed hardware store leveled. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. Damage to Southern University and other industry. A total of 66 structures were damaged (4 at 40K, 16 at 20K 46 at 5K).
38.41979-04-11233°36'N / 93°22'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Nevada
38.81973-04-24233°13'N / 93°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Union
38.91990-05-30232°45'N / 94°11'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Marion
38.91990-05-30232°45'N / 94°11'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Marion
39.21978-12-03432°30'N / 93°45'W32°34'N / 93°41'W6.20 Miles400 Yards2266250.0M0Bossier
39.31967-12-21233°40'N / 93°36'W2.00 Miles417 Yards00250K0Hempstead
39.31980-10-17233°35'N / 94°01'W0.50 Mile440 Yards02250K0Little River
39.72000-04-23233°12'N / 94°26'W33°12'N / 94°14'W14.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Cass
 Brief Description: Tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved east across the county. This tornado was one of several that occurred. Tornado tracked eastward along Hwy 77 and crossed through downtown Douglassville at Hwy 8 then continued east into the woods before lifting. Several homes, mobile homes, and businesses were damaged including the Post Office.
39.82009-04-09233°03'N / 94°29'W33°03'N / 94°12'W17.00 Miles190 Yards00750K0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed about 5 miles northwest of Linden in central Cass County near CR 1459 around 8:05 pm. Numerous trees were downed, with a tree crushing a truck, and another tree falling through the roof of a house. This tornado intensified along CR 1399, where a two-story home was nearly destroyed. The storm continued east across Highway 8 about 2 miles north of Linden, where the roof of a two story house was torn off, and a portable building behind the home was blown nearly 400 yards east across Highway 8 into some nearby woods. The tornado lifted around 8:31 pm near the intersection of CR 2328 and Highway 43 about a mile and a half north of Bivins. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds around 125 mph. The path length was nearly 16 miles long, with a path width of 190 yards. 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.
39.81964-04-24332°31'N / 93°44'W32°32'N / 93°42'W2.30 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Bossier
39.92009-10-29232°30'N / 93°45'W32°33'N / 93°43'W3.00 Miles600 Yards011.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado first touched down over downtown Shreveport and took the steeple off the top of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Common and Texas Streets. The steeple fell on top of an automobile parked in front of the church and the steeple crushed the car which severely injured the man inside. The tornado also did damage to the Shreveport Convention Center and other downtown businesses including the downtown Shreveport YWCA. The storm continued on a north northeast track, crossing the Red River and continued into Bossier Parish just north of the Sam's Town Casino at approximately 1518 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
40.02008-04-10233°25'N / 94°14'W33°29'N / 94°11'W6.00 Miles200 Yards011.0M0KBowie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Most of the tornado damage was north of interstate 30 with some structures showing EF2 damage. In particular, the cinderblock and brick lawnmower business just north of Hwy 82 was completely destroyed with roofing debris and lawnmower parts thrown to the west and north of the building location. A brick home several hundred yards from the lawnmower business sustained significant damage to its roof and exterior walls. A metal shop building built with large metal I-beams was completely destroyed. I-beams were twisted and thrown in a northerly and westerly direction up to 200 yards from the building location with concrete still attached. The trees between the large metal building and the interstate were uprooted or snapped in a convergent pattern...indicative of tornadic winds. In total...12 structures were damaged or destroyed between Hwy 82 and the interstate and numerous trees were downed. Three tractor trailers were flipped on interstate 30 which resulted in the interstate being shut down and there was one injury. Further south of Hwy 82 on the Lonestar Army Ammunition Depot, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and damage to parts of the Depot were reported...although it was not surveyed. North of interstate 30 along the service road...an outbuilding sales business lost several buildings and had many others damaged. Along Farm to Market 2253, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted on either side of the road and several sheds and barns were damaged or destroyed. A greenhouse was severely damaged near the end of the track. Some homes were also damaged from fallen trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong pressure gradient initially across northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana during the pre dawn hours of April 10th produced non-thunderstorm wind gusts responsible for downing trees and power lines. Later that morning...a squall line entered northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma producing mostly wind damage along with some large hail and an isolated tornado in Bowie County Texas.
40.41996-01-23232°31'N / 93°43'W32°31'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Bossier
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
40.71954-04-30332°56'N / 94°40'W33°10'N / 94°03'W39.20 Miles50 Yards0125K0Cass
40.81990-04-27232°36'N / 94°02'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Harrison
40.91973-11-24233°35'N / 94°04'W003K0Little River
41.41965-02-11332°29'N / 93°41'W32°31'N / 93°39'W3.30 Miles117 Yards00250K0Bossier
41.92005-01-12232°44'N / 93°08'W32°47'N / 92°59'W15.00 Miles250 Yards0124.0M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down one mile east of the community of Langston. Trees were blown over and snapped off. The tornado was rated a low end F1 at this location. The tornado tracked northeast along Harris Rd for one mile where a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado was rated a low end F2 at this location. Other homes sustained minor roof damage. The tornado tracked northeast and caused minor to moderate roof damage at Moreland Rd. and Simpson Loop. This location was 3.5 miles south of Homer, Louisiana. The tornado was rated an F1 at this location. The tornado continued to the northeast one mile to Powell Rd. where a mobile home was completely destroyed. Other minor roof damage to a few homes occurred. Numerous trees were snapped off. The tornado was rated an F2 at this location. This location was 1.5 miles south of Homer. The tornado continued northeast past the Louisiana Hill Experiment Station where trees were snapped off and blown down. Several homes were damaged on the south and north side of Lake Claiborne. Ten to twenty homes were damaged in this area. One home had it's roof blown off just south of Lake Claiborne. The tornado continued along Route 2 for two and one-half miles where trees were blown down and minor roof damage occurred to 3 homes. This location was 5 miles east of Homer.
42.41957-12-19433°26'N / 93°08'W33°31'N / 93°01'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ouachita
42.62009-04-09232°31'N / 94°02'W32°30'N / 93°42'W19.00 Miles500 Yards0210.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. There were 2 injuries reported in Caddo Parish...the first was in the Lakeview subdivision and the second was a female who was trapped in her car after a tree fell on the automobile. 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.
42.72009-04-09232°30'N / 93°42'W32°28'N / 93°30'W12.00 Miles300 Yards003.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The storm did 2.5 million dollars worth of damage to the Barksdale Air Force Base itself with the damage including the west gate, the golf course, fitness center and Chapel Two. Approximately 80 trees were uprooted around the main base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. 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.
42.91996-01-23232°29'N / 93°45'W32°29'N / 93°45'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0305.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
43.02010-01-20332°31'N / 94°02'W32°33'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards000K0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado was a continuation of the Harrison County tornado that produced EF3 damage across portions of Waskom, Texas. The tornado weakened significantly as it cross the Texas/Louisiana line and moved into Caddo Parish. A weakened tornado continued east crossing Greenwood Mooringsport road where several trees were uprooted and continued east over portions of western Cross Lake before lifting southwest of Blanchard. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph at the tornadoes strongest point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts. In addition to the severe thunderstorms, some storms produced flash flooding as they continued to train across the same general areas, especially across portions of northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.
43.21990-05-16233°20'N / 94°21'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bowie
43.31999-01-01232°30'N / 93°27'W32°32'N / 93°19'W7.90 Miles50 Yards0088K0Webster
 Brief Description: Damage consisted of a 20 horse stall and building consisting of iron square tubing being destroyed. One tin feed shed was destroyed. Several modular homes suffered minor damage. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. This tornado is a continuation of the Bossier Parish, Louisiana tornado.
43.31950-02-12233°16'N / 92°57'W33°21'N / 92°57'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
43.41975-01-10233°28'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles107 Yards00250K0Bowie
43.51990-05-16233°16'N / 94°23'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
43.51958-05-03233°00'N / 94°39'W33°00'N / 94°09'W29.00 Miles133 Yards0025K0Cass
43.61954-04-30333°56'N / 93°49'W33°29'N / 93°06'W51.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Hempstead
43.71978-04-17232°27'N / 93°49'W32°30'N / 93°45'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Caddo
43.71957-11-07232°24'N / 93°42'W32°32'N / 93°32'W13.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Caddo
43.81978-05-07232°49'N / 93°14'W32°50'N / 92°43'W30.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Claiborne
43.81950-02-12232°12'N / 93°35'W32°48'N / 93°14'W46.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
43.91997-03-01233°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.
44.01977-11-01333°28'N / 94°15'W33°33'N / 94°14'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bowie
44.01991-04-12232°26'N / 93°38'W32°30'N / 93°30'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
44.21999-01-01232°29'N / 93°28'W32°29'N / 93°26'W1.50 Miles40 Yards0060K0Bossier
 Brief Description: Tornado formed along a squall line notch, in the comma head. Damage path consisted of moderate damage to two homes were trees penetrated the roof. One mobile home completely destroyed. Numerous snapped and fallen trees of three to four feet in diameter. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, Louisiana.
44.31978-12-03332°49'N / 93°15'W32°58'N / 92°37'W38.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Claiborne
44.31952-03-10332°14'N / 93°39'W32°47'N / 93°04'W50.90 Miles650 Yards00250K0De Soto
44.71982-04-25332°39'N / 93°16'W32°40'N / 92°55'W13.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Claiborne
45.11964-04-24332°26'N / 94°02'W32°31'N / 93°44'W18.30 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Caddo
46.01973-11-24233°18'N / 94°25'W003K0Cass
46.31971-05-10333°49'N / 93°54'W33°43'N / 93°34'W20.30 Miles300 Yards03250K0Hempstead
46.61991-04-12232°25'N / 93°41'W32°26'N / 93°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
46.81979-05-27233°28'N / 94°25'W33°20'N / 94°21'W10.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Bowie
47.01978-12-03233°10'N / 92°54'W33°12'N / 92°48'W6.40 Miles50 Yards17250K0Union
47.21960-05-05232°33'N / 94°09'W32°33'N / 94°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Harrison
47.31957-05-13233°40'N / 94°07'W1.00 Mile77 Yards010K0Little River
47.91958-05-03232°37'N / 94°14'W32°33'N / 94°11'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Harrison
47.91978-12-03332°28'N / 93°18'W32°32'N / 93°11'W8.30 Miles300 Yards23250K0Webster
47.91950-02-12432°21'N / 93°46'W32°28'N / 93°42'W9.00 Miles100 Yards940250K0Caddo
48.01999-04-03332°36'N / 93°05'W32°42'N / 92°58'W8.50 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: The tornado developed from a supercell which developed as a favourable upper level jet pattern and an unstable atmosphere moved over the area. Two mobile homes completely destroyed and two cars levitated and rolled. About 10 homes heavily damaged. Numerous large trees uprooted or snapped.
48.11965-02-11332°20'N / 93°50'W32°29'N / 93°41'W13.60 Miles117 Yards00250K0Caddo
48.11982-04-02333°42'N / 94°12'W33°38'N / 94°05'W10.00 Miles233 Yards122.5M0Little River
48.31950-02-12233°20'N / 94°25'W33°27'N / 94°25'W8.00 Miles833 Yards1825K0Bowie
48.41987-11-15333°04'N / 94°32'W33°14'N / 94°27'W12.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cass
48.61970-04-25233°05'N / 94°36'W32°58'N / 94°23'W14.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Morris
48.72010-01-20332°29'N / 94°10'W32°31'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards001.5M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in a wooded area west of Ireland Williams Road. The tornado quickly intensified as it approached Interstate 20 near mile marker 628 where 2 businesses were destroyed on both the south and north services roads. One of the businesses was a metal building and the other was a mobile home. One home was completely destroyed with only a few interior walls remaining. A second home sustained major damage to the roof and carport. Debris was scattered across interstate 20 and Hwy 80. Several other homes were damaged further east along both sides of the service road. Many trees were snapped and uprooted in the area???some were snapped down close to the base. The tornado continued northeast crossing Bellview Road into Jonesville, TX where a grocery store roof was peeled and walls were blown out of a large warehouse. The tornado also damaged some metal buildings north of Jonesville along FM 134. The tornado tracked east across a wooded area snapping and uprooting trees crossing FM 9 headed east into Caddo Parish in LA. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts.
48.82000-04-23233°04'N / 94°36'W33°04'N / 94°24'W11.80 Miles150 Yards0000Cass
 Brief Description: Numerous large pines and oaks were snapped and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado which was one of several that occurred in this county this day.
49.21990-05-30232°29'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
49.71978-12-03332°32'N / 93°11'W32°50'N / 92°44'W33.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Claiborne
49.81990-05-30232°54'N / 94°29'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
49.81960-05-06233°48'N / 93°27'W2.60 Miles320 Yards02250K0Nevada


* 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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