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

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Earthquake Index, #304

Brinkley, AR
0.23
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

Brinkley, 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, #207

Brinkley, AR
282.50
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 2,494 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brinkley, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:21
Dust Storm:0Flood:280Hail:806Heat:26Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,172Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:1Winter Storm:36Winter Weather:25
Other:55 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brinkley, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 135 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brinkley, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61982-04-02234°53'N / 91°11'W002.5M0Monroe
5.61978-04-17234°57'N / 91°17'W34°58'N / 91°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
7.41999-01-21334°41'N / 91°16'W34°53'N / 91°07'W20.00 Miles500 Yards0000Monroe
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Monroe County. The tornado flipped over a tractor 8 miles south of Brinkley. About 3 miles southeast of Brinkley, the tornado destroyed a home with nothing left but the foundation. As the tornado moved northeast, the tornado damaged some transmission towers. The tornado tracked through much of eastern Monroe County and weakened some before moving into St. Francis County (Memphis County Warning Area) and the Wheatley area.
8.71978-04-17234°55'N / 91°23'W34°57'N / 91°17'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Woodruff
10.11973-11-23234°46'N / 91°07'W34°48'N / 91°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lee
10.51978-01-07335°02'N / 91°13'W35°03'N / 91°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0125K0Woodruff
10.61999-01-21234°53'N / 91°06'W35°04'N / 90°58'W16.00 Miles200 Yards09500K0St. Francis
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the extreme southwest corner of St. Francis county from Monroe county. It touched down several times and then lifted back into the air. The most severe damage occurred in and near Wheatley. Thirteen homes were completely demolished and six other homes sustained structural damage. Further along its path, the tornado hit a farm about 4.5 miles northeast of Wheatley. The farmhouse lost part of its roof. Two or three machine sheds were demolished, several other outbuildings were damaged, grain storage bins were flatted and blown several hundreds of feet away and irrigation equipment suffered extensive damage.
12.31952-03-21435°00'N / 91°15'W35°08'N / 91°05'W13.10 Miles880 Yards291802.5M0Woodruff
14.91973-11-23234°35'N / 91°17'W34°46'N / 91°07'W15.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
16.01976-03-26335°03'N / 91°22'W35°09'N / 91°15'W9.60 Miles70 Yards02250K0Woodruff
16.71978-04-17234°50'N / 91°35'W34°55'N / 91°23'W12.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Prairie
17.51970-11-19334°47'N / 90°58'W34°49'N / 90°50'W8.00 Miles400 Yards027250K0Lee
18.01978-01-07335°03'N / 91°08'W35°09'N / 90°52'W16.60 Miles150 Yards000K0St. Francis
19.11950-03-26235°06'N / 91°24'W35°09'N / 91°20'W5.40 Miles833 Yards020K0Woodruff
19.11951-02-20234°44'N / 91°42'W35°33'N / 90°24'W92.60 Miles333 Yards0025K0Prairie
20.11965-02-09334°36'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0525K0Monroe
20.72000-02-13234°52'N / 91°40'W34°49'N / 91°26'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0000Prairie
 Brief Description: A strong tornado that was spawned in Lonoke County moved into Prairie County, crossing the county line about 7.5 miles northwest of Hazen. Not long after entering the county, the tornado damaged or destroyed a couple of barns and several shop buildings in the Center Point community on Arkansas Highway 249. In the same area, a mobile home was knocked off of its foundation, a home was badly damaged by a fallen tree, and shingles were removed from several roofs. The tornado began weakening as it headed into the Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area, where some tree damage was found. The tornado dissipated about 1.7 miles west of Biscoe.
22.12003-05-04335°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).
22.22001-02-24234°41'N / 91°37'W34°46'N / 91°26'W12.70 Miles200 Yards0000Prairie
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southwest Prairie County about 3 miles northwest of Slovak. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and destroyed several metal farm shops and an outbuilding. The tornado also tipped over a recreational vehicle, removed tin from barns and sheds, and removed roof shingles from a few homes. Finally, at least a half dozen transmission towers were damaged, some heavily. The tornado travelled about 12.7 miles before dissipating 1 mile southeast of DeValls Bluff.
22.61952-03-21335°08'N / 91°27'W35°16'N / 91°11'W17.60 Miles600 Yards0025K0Woodruff
22.81985-04-23234°36'N / 91°25'W34°37'N / 91°23'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Monroe
24.82006-03-09235°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.
24.81999-01-21234°45'N / 91°37'W34°49'N / 91°36'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Prairie
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Prairie County. The tornado caused mostly tree and utility pole damage...but also destroyed a home about 2 to 3 miles west of Hazen. Some roof damage was noted about 2 miles northwest of Hazen as well. The tornado dissipated near the intersection of Interstate 40 and Highway 249. As the tornado dissipated, a new tornado formed about a mile to the west.
25.41978-12-03234°46'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Lee
25.51982-04-02235°01'N / 90°46'W1.60 Miles60 Yards113250K0St. Francis
25.61974-06-06334°59'N / 90°47'W35°01'N / 90°44'W3.80 Miles150 Yards411225.0M0St. Francis
25.71982-12-24335°10'N / 91°20'W35°21'N / 91°11'W12.00 Miles300 Yards102.5M0Woodruff
26.01982-12-24235°10'N / 91°15'W35°22'N / 91°05'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Woodruff
26.12006-03-09235°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.
26.11950-03-26334°59'N / 91°44'W35°05'N / 91°30'W14.90 Miles1760 Yards020250K0Prairie
26.51985-04-23234°35'N / 91°33'W34°36'N / 91°25'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Prairie
26.51965-02-11234°34'N / 91°02'W34°36'N / 90°47'W14.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
27.81982-04-02234°39'N / 91°35'W2.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Prairie
28.31997-03-01235°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.
28.72004-10-18234°34'N / 91°42'W34°37'N / 91°23'W17.20 Miles600 Yards0012.2M0Prairie
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado moved from Lonoke County into Prairie County about 6.1 miles west-southwest of the Fairmount Community. The tornado gained intensity as it tracked to the east-northeast and then to the east as it approached the Stuttgart Airport. The tornado continued to track to the east before lifting east-northeast of the town of Ulm. The maximum damage was observed at the airport where numerous planes were damaged or destroyed. Damage at the airport was estimated at just over 12 million dollars. Also, most of the hangers and other buildings on the airport property sustained damage. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, many power poles were snapped off or blown down. Metal irrigation pipe was carried for a mile and deposited in the field. Numerous outbuildings and farm shops were destroyed or damaged. A combine was destroyed and another was badly damaged. A farm tractor was destroyed as well. In the town of Ulm, a number of trees had large limbs broken and there was minor damage to house roofs. Underpinning was also blown out from under several mobile homes. The tornado weakened considerably before reaching Ulm.
29.41961-03-12335°17'N / 91°19'W35°20'N / 91°15'W5.10 Miles300 Yards012250K0Woodruff
30.31973-05-26435°16'N / 91°22'W35°22'N / 91°16'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Woodruff
30.61971-02-21235°09'N / 90°47'W35°13'N / 90°47'W4.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francis
30.62006-04-02335°12'N / 91°03'W35°10'N / 90°31'W30.50 Miles500 Yards055.0M0Cross
 Brief Description: This tornado continued east from Woodruff County into Cross County eventually crossing into Crittenden County. The most affected area was the Fitzgerald Crossing community located south of Wynne and the Village Creek State Park. Twenty-four homes and two mobile homes were destroyed. Ten homes had major damage with twenty seven homes and five mobile homes receiving minor damage. Most of this damage occurred south of Wynne near the Intersection of State Highway 1 and County Road 652. The Village Creek State Park suffered damage to the Visitors' Center and the tennis court. Five minor injuries occurred with the tornado.
32.21967-05-06234°32'N / 91°33'W34°31'N / 91°32'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Arkansas
32.71952-03-21234°48'N / 91°48'W34°59'N / 91°44'W13.30 Miles417 Yards515250K0Prairie
32.81961-05-14234°30'N / 91°36'W34°33'N / 91°31'W5.90 Miles417 Yards0025K0Arkansas
32.91982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
33.31983-05-14334°30'N / 91°32'W0.80 Mile250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
33.41988-11-15234°55'N / 91°49'W34°59'N / 91°44'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Prairie
33.51956-04-29334°33'N / 90°46'W34°35'N / 90°44'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
33.81954-05-02334°30'N / 91°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Arkansas
33.92003-05-04335°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.
34.11960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
34.11982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
34.22008-05-10334°29'N / 91°35'W34°25'N / 91°21'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards0975.0M0KArkansas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down west of Stuttgart, near the Arkansas/Prairie County line. The tornado then moved toward the east-southeast, passing through the southern sections of Stuttgart. Most of the damage in the city was along and a few blocks to the north of 22nd Street (Arkansas Highway 130). The tornado then passed through the southern part of the Country Club Estates area and moved out across farmsteads, finally taking a turn toward the southeast and ending northeast of Almyra. Altogether, some 800 homes were damaged, along with 82 businesses, and approximately 750 vehicles. Two schools, a community college's training center, a nursing home, and a sports complex were also damaged. Six people had to be rescued after the building housing a dollar store collapsed, trapping the people inside. About 3800 customers lost electric service in the Stuttgart area, and about 2000 customers were without telephone service. Seventy-five animals were treated for minor injuries at Stuttgart's animal shelter. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through Arkansas on the 9th, but the front then stalled and moved back to the north as a warm front on the 10th. Severe storms developed north of the front during the afternoon, with tornadoes developing closer to the front during the early evening hours.
34.21978-01-07335°09'N / 90°52'W35°16'N / 90°35'W17.90 Miles150 Yards182.5M0Cross
34.71961-03-26234°29'N / 91°33'W1.50 Miles333 Yards06250K0Arkansas
35.01950-08-24234°24'N / 91°26'W34°26'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0725K0Arkansas
35.12004-10-18234°35'N / 91°42'W34°35'N / 91°40'W1.80 Miles300 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Lonoke County southeast of Seaton Dump and moved to the east. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of a carport blown 300 yards into an open farm field and the tin roof blown off a building. Numerous power poles were either snapped off or knocked down. The tornado eventually moved into Prairie County.
35.21952-03-21334°32'N / 91°48'W34°44'N / 91°39'W16.20 Miles33 Yards99250K0Lonoke
35.81955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
36.11952-03-21434°54'N / 91°51'W34°48'N / 91°48'W7.60 Miles33 Yards26250K0Lonoke
36.31967-05-06234°32'N / 91°46'W34°32'N / 91°33'W12.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
36.41952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
36.52000-02-13234°53'N / 91°59'W34°50'N / 91°41'W17.50 Miles100 Yards0200Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Lonoke County about 3.7 miles north of Furlow. Just as the tornado developed, it removed roof shingles from a few houses and badly damaged a farm shop. A mobile home was then demolished in the Fairview community. The worst structural damaged was found at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 31 and 236, or 4 miles south of Woodlawn. There, two small houses and some grain bins were destroyed, several vehicles and some telephone equipment were badly damaged and power poles were blown down. Farther east, more damage was found about 5 miles north of Carlisle near the intersection of Arkansas Highway 13 and East Shaefer Road. In this area, an old abandoned house and a mobile home were destroyed with a couple of houses damaged. Also, at least three dozen power poles were replaced. Two injuries were reported in Lonoke County. The tornado moved east into Prairie County, crossing the county line about 5 miles northeast of Carlisle.
36.71964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
36.71964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards000K0Arkansas
36.81978-04-17234°44'N / 92°04'W34°50'N / 91°35'W28.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lonoke
36.91997-03-01335°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.
37.21956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
37.31997-05-27235°19'N / 90°47'W35°19'N / 90°47'W0.20 Mile25 Yards00100K0Cross
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Vanndale. Nearly 100 residential homes were damaged or destroyed. Three dozen mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three persons were injured. One cow was killed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
37.71955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
37.71984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
37.91952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
38.21979-04-11234°46'N / 91°58'W34°53'N / 91°45'W14.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lonoke
38.61954-02-27234°31'N / 90°41'W34°33'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Phillips
38.71973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
38.91988-11-15234°47'N / 91°56'W34°55'N / 91°49'W12.00 Miles250 Yards2825.0M0Lonoke
39.31997-03-01335°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.
39.91984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
40.22003-05-16235°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.
40.21980-04-07234°46'N / 91°54'W34°46'N / 91°52'W1.90 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Lonoke
40.32003-05-16235°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.
40.31999-01-21335°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
40.42010-04-30335°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.
40.71960-05-06235°08'N / 91°55'W35°15'N / 91°42'W14.60 Miles500 Yards032.5M0White
40.91951-02-20234°36'N / 92°01'W34°44'N / 91°42'W20.20 Miles333 Yards0325K0Lonoke
40.91980-04-07235°05'N / 91°54'W35°07'N / 91°50'W4.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0White
41.01984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett
41.11973-08-14234°57'N / 90°28'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Francis
42.22001-11-24235°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.
42.21978-12-03234°31'N / 90°36'W0.80 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Phillips
42.31952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
42.32001-02-24235°02'N / 91°55'W35°02'N / 91°55'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northern Lonoke County into southern White County about 2.5 miles south-southwest of Beebe. The tornado was only on the ground about half a mile before dissipating 2 miles south-southwest of Beebe. The tornado caused mostly tree damage.
42.51970-04-19335°00'N / 90°27'W1.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Francis
43.22006-04-02235°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.
43.62010-04-30234°49'N / 92°04'W35°01'N / 91°51'W19.00 Miles1000 Yards004.6M0KLonoke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Pulaski County south-southeast of Jacksonville and entered Lonoke County north of Kerr. In Lonoke County, the tornado affected the South Bend and Furlow communities, then continued to the northeast, passing south of Cabot and east of Ward. A Red Cross survey indicated: 20 houses and 14 mobile homes destroyed, 27 houses and 6 mobile homes with major damage, 50 houses and 22 mobile homes with minor damage, and 15 houses and 14 mobile homes affected. In addition, numerous trees and power lines were blown down. The tornado exited Lonoke County north-northeast of Jacksons Store and entered White County southeast of Beebe. 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.
43.71967-05-06234°32'N / 91°53'W34°32'N / 91°46'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
43.91997-03-01235°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.
44.02003-05-04335°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.
44.41984-03-15435°28'N / 90°59'W35°32'N / 90°54'W3.00 Miles440 Yards51225.0M0Poinsett
44.41985-04-23234°39'N / 91°55'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lonoke
44.51997-03-01234°52'N / 91°59'W34°53'N / 91°58'W2.30 Miles100 Yards03150K0Lonoke
 Brief Description: The same thunderstorm that produced the tornadoes in Arkadelphia and in Little Rock spawned another tornado in Lonoke County. The tornado touched down about 2 miles north of Furlow near the intersection of Highways 89 and 236. The tornado traveled northeastward, downing trees and removing sections of roofing from a couple of homes. One frame home was destroyed and a large utility tower was also blown down. Much of the damage along the tornado's path was F0 and F1. However, damage to the utility tower was consistent with an F2 rating.
44.62001-02-24234°57'N / 92°00'W35°03'N / 91°56'W7.50 Miles300 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Lonoke County about 1.8 miles southeast of Cabot. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused damage at several homes and businesses in areas just east of Cabot and Ward and in the Old Austin community. In addition, there were a few mobile homes, barns and sheds destroyed. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado travelled about 7.5 miles before heading into White County.
44.91964-11-19234°18'N / 90°51'W34°21'N / 90°45'W6.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Phillips
45.21965-02-09334°14'N / 91°31'W34°18'N / 91°21'W10.50 Miles333 Yards04250K0Arkansas
45.32008-04-03234°56'N / 92°03'W35°01'N / 91°55'W9.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0KLonoke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began southwest of Cabot and was most intense as it traveled through industrial and business areas on the west side of the railroad tracks in Cabot. Business structures destroyed included a self-storage warehouse and two storage buildings. A truck repair building was badly damaged, and two large warehouses also suffered damage. Several vehicles on a used-car lot were damaged when a large canopy fell. A canopy was damaged at a gas station, and there was roof damage to several businesses. To the east of the railroad tracks, numerous houses sustained roof damage, both in the middle of Cabot and on northeast through the Shiloh subdivision. A few houses and vehicles were damaged by falling trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The event began with a warm front moving north from the Gulf Coast region on the 3rd. The front was followed by above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. There was plenty of fuel for developing thunderstorms. A large area of showers and thunderstorms developed near the stalled front in northern and western Arkansas during the evening of the 3rd. During the early morning hours of the 4th, it became a heavy rain event.
45.61960-05-04235°33'N / 91°10'W1.00 Mile417 Yards0025K0Jackson
45.82008-05-02234°36'N / 92°01'W34°42'N / 91°52'W11.00 Miles200 Yards023.0M0KLonoke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Pulaski County, east of Wrightsville, and entered Lonoke County, just northwest of Keo. Two houses and two farm shops near Keo had roof damage. In addition, two houses north of Keo were destroyed. Trees, power poles, and grain bins were blown down, and there was damage at a fish farm. Two farm shops in Pettus were damaged. Also, five large, steel, electrical transmission towers were partially to totally destroyed. 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.
46.01997-03-01235°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
46.32005-09-24235°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.
46.41997-03-01335°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.
46.51976-03-29334°54'N / 92°06'W35°00'N / 91°55'W12.50 Miles100 Yards56425.0M0Lonoke
46.81961-03-05235°24'N / 91°14'W35°43'N / 90°52'W30.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
46.82006-04-02335°11'N / 90°31'W35°14'N / 90°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east from Cross County lifting 4 miles west of Crawfordsville. Two commercial buildings had minor damage. The tornado produced F0 damage while in Crittenden County.
46.92003-05-16235°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.
47.01970-04-30235°16'N / 91°53'W1.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0White
47.21968-04-03234°13'N / 91°20'W013K0Arkansas
47.31983-05-14234°43'N / 90°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards022.5M0Tunica
47.31975-02-22234°33'N / 90°29'W34°36'N / 90°25'W5.20 Miles100 Yards03250K0Tunica
47.31980-04-07235°02'N / 92°06'W35°05'N / 91°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lonoke
47.31999-01-21235°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
47.71970-11-19234°16'N / 91°44'W34°21'N / 91°33'W11.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Arkansas
48.01988-11-15234°42'N / 92°06'W34°47'N / 91°56'W12.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Lonoke
48.12005-09-24234°42'N / 91°58'W34°46'N / 92°04'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0500Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Lonoke County roughly 2 miles east-southeast of Bevis Corner. The tornado moved to the northwest around the remnants of Hurricane Rita. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 120 mph. The tornado demolished a couple of mobile homes, with an injury in one of these homes. Several other mobile homes sustained some damage, such as being moved off of their foundations or having their roofs caved in. In one of these homes, 4 additional injuries were noted. The tornado was on the ground for just over 7 miles before dissipating near Kerr.
48.51967-05-06234°32'N / 91°58'W34°32'N / 91°53'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lonoke
48.61997-03-01235°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.
48.82009-07-30234°16'N / 90°46'W34°17'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile600 Yards002K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed over from Burke Landing in Coahoma County Mississippi continuing to weaken and lifted shortly thereafter. A few trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
48.81999-01-21234°50'N / 92°05'W34°52'N / 92°01'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado in southeast Pulaski County moved into western Lonoke County. The tornado moved through the South Bend community and caused extensive damage. A shed was destroyed and a house was heavily damaged along or near Meadowlark Lane. Numerous trees were also downed or snapped in the same area. Farther northeast, the tornado damaged a few homes along Highway 294. In one of these homes, the garage was destroyed with extensive roof damage noted. In all, at least 12 homes...11 mobile homes and 10 farm buildings sustained at least some damage. The tornado dissipated about 2 miles northeast of town.
48.92009-07-30234°15'N / 90°50'W34°16'N / 90°46'W4.00 Miles600 Yards00750K0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast crossing over from Phillips County, Arkansas into Coahoma County, Mississippi and weakend. The tornado produced EF-1 damage near Burke Landing. Two hunting cabins were heavily damaged due to trees falling. An additional three to four houses were damaged. Several trees were knocked down in the area as well. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
49.01999-01-21335°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.
49.12009-07-30234°13'N / 90°53'W34°15'N / 90°50'W4.00 Miles600 Yards0010K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Phillips County from Coahoma County, Mississippi. The tornado moved northeast through a wooded area crossing the Mississippi River back into Coahoma County, Mississippi. Several trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
49.11959-03-14335°05'N / 92°07'W35°08'N / 91°55'W11.80 Miles33 Yards13250K0White
49.22002-11-09235°21'N / 90°32'W35°21'N / 90°31'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Twist and moved northeast and later moved into Crittenden County. Some farm buildings were damaged. Several trees and power poles were blown down.
49.21979-04-11234°41'N / 92°06'W34°46'N / 91°58'W9.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pulaski
49.41965-02-11234°54'N / 90°22'W34°55'N / 90°16'W5.90 Miles250 Yards03250K0Crittenden
49.71961-05-06235°32'N / 91°35'W1.50 Miles300 Yards26250K0White
49.92009-07-30234°12'N / 90°55'W34°13'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.0M0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into the Jackson Point area from Phillips County, Arkansas and continued northeast. Several trees were snapped in the area. Approximately, 50-55 residences including mobile homes, houses, and hunting camps were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
49.91963-04-29334°25'N / 90°34'W34°26'N / 90°28'W5.70 Miles440 Yards510250K0Coahoma


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