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

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #596

Dierks, AR
0.03
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

Dierks, 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, #441

Dierks, AR
219.01
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 3,560 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dierks, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:7Dense Fog:0Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:293Hail:1,615Heat:9Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:1,451Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:25Winter Weather:12
Other:95 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Dierks, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Dierks, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
35.21977-06-024.31034.61-94.19

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 94 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Dierks, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.92010-04-30234°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.
1.61952-03-21434°01'N / 94°01'W34°13'N / 93°58'W13.00 Miles833 Yards7925K0Howard
3.22009-04-09334°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.
7.61954-02-15234°06'N / 94°09'W000K0Sevier
7.92009-04-09234°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.
9.01999-03-05234°10'N / 94°13'W34°16'N / 94°02'W18.70 Miles250 Yards0060K0Howard
 Brief Description: Tornado entered Howard County from Polk County, moved across Howard County, then into Pike County. Damage was largely confined to rural wooded area with little or no population. A mobile home was heavily damaged and scores of trees were toppled along the tornado path.
11.41999-03-05234°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.
12.21999-03-05234°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.
15.62009-04-09334°00'N / 94°28'W34°08'N / 94°06'W24.00 Miles850 Yards073.5M0KSevier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado destroyed at least 10 to 12 mobile homes along US-71 just north of De Queen, AR. Numerous trees and powerlines were also uprooted or snapped. There were 7 reported injuries, all in the mobile home park north of Dequeen, Arkansas but none were life threatening. The Arkansas governor declared Sevier 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.
16.21982-04-02433°56'N / 94°17'W33°55'N / 94°04'W13.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sevier
16.71970-04-24233°54'N / 93°54'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Howard
17.01973-11-20234°02'N / 94°21'W34°03'N / 94°15'W5.70 Miles100 Yards06250K0Sevier
17.11954-08-29233°50'N / 94°07'W33°57'N / 94°09'W8.40 Miles33 Yards013K0Sevier
17.41957-05-13233°53'N / 93°55'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0125K0Howard
17.41967-04-13233°53'N / 93°55'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0425K0Howard
17.41979-04-08233°53'N / 93°55'W0.80 Mile400 Yards02250K0Howard
17.41982-04-02433°55'N / 94°04'W33°50'N / 93°50'W15.00 Miles200 Yards3232.5M0Howard
17.71999-03-05234°12'N / 94°22'W34°11'N / 94°16'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Polk County. The tornado hit the town of Grannis and caused some property damage. Damage was most extensive at a chicken farm. Two chicken houses were completely destroyed at the farm, with one chicken house thrown into the other house. Roughly 8,000 chickens were lost. Several trees and a few power lines were downed as well. The tornado tracked about 8 miles before moving into Howard County (Shreveport County Warning Area).
17.81982-12-23334°11'N / 93°55'W34°29'N / 93°46'W20.00 Miles400 Yards02925.0M0Hot Spring
18.61965-01-26234°04'N / 93°42'W003K0Pike
18.81954-04-30333°48'N / 93°59'W33°56'N / 93°49'W13.30 Miles1760 Yards02250K0Howard
21.11979-04-11234°15'N / 94°22'W34°28'N / 94°08'W20.10 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Polk
23.31979-04-11234°08'N / 94°28'W34°15'N / 94°22'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sevier
24.11999-05-04333°47'N / 94°14'W33°50'N / 94°11'W4.10 Miles25 Yards0000Sevier
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of a few small trees and twigs broken. The tornado rating in the county was only an F0 but the overall intensity was F3 in Bowie County, TX.
24.22003-05-01234°28'N / 93°56'W34°27'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeast Polk County into southwest Montgomery County about 8.5 miles south-southwest of Pine Ridge. Widespread tree damage was noted along the path of the tornado. The tornado lifted about 9 miles south of Pine Ridge.
26.22003-05-01234°33'N / 94°05'W34°27'N / 93°56'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in eastern Polk County. The tornado destroyed three barns, knocked the porch off a house and blew part of the roof off another house. Extensive tree and power line damage was noted along the path of the tornado. Some trees were blown onto homes and a camper was blown over. The tornado continued moving southeast into Montgomery County.
26.92009-04-09234°00'N / 94°28'W34°00'N / 94°28'W001K0KMccurtain
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in extreme east central McCurtain County just one quarter of a mile from the McCurtain County, Sevier County line. Several trees were downed on the McCurtain County side of the state line with a few power lines downed as well. 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.
27.51982-04-02433°50'N / 93°50'W33°52'N / 93°30'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
27.71950-01-13334°24'N / 94°22'W0.60 Mile17 Yards113K0Polk
27.91999-03-05234°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.
29.31957-05-13234°02'N / 93°31'W0025K0Pike
29.41971-05-10333°49'N / 93°54'W33°43'N / 93°34'W20.30 Miles300 Yards03250K0Hempstead
29.71979-04-11234°00'N / 94°36'W34°08'N / 94°28'W11.90 Miles440 Yards03250K0Mccurtain
30.41999-01-21233°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.
31.11954-04-30333°35'N / 94°23'W33°48'N / 93°59'W27.50 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Little River
31.81957-05-13233°40'N / 94°07'W1.00 Mile77 Yards010K0Little River
31.91953-04-23234°02'N / 94°34'W0.80 Mile17 Yards1140K0Mccurtain
32.11982-04-02333°42'N / 94°12'W33°38'N / 94°05'W10.00 Miles233 Yards122.5M0Little River
32.71993-11-13234°26'N / 94°27'W34°37'N / 94°11'W20.00 Miles100 Yards01150.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Polk County and traveled approximately 20 miles before it lifted. Even though the tornado was not on the ground continuously, it still managed to cause extensive damage to several towns along its path. The tornado initially touched down approximately 2.50 miles west of Cove, along Highway 4. The storm passed through Cove where it damaged and destroyed several homes and businesses. The tornado then struck the Hatfield area where it destroyed or damaged a number of homes. The tornado continued moving northeastward and struck the southwest part of Mena. In Mena, a large number of homes and businesses sustained damage. Most of the buildings that were struck were either destroyed or received major damage. Eleven people in Mena were treated for minor injuries. A local park in Mena lost a number of large trees. Some of these trees were over 100 years old. A number of buildings in Mena were damaged as a result of trees falling on the structures. The tornado finally lifted about three miles northeast of Mena, in the community of Hillcrest, where it destroyed a few mobile homes and damaged several others. Initial estimates placed the damage at over $6 million.
33.02009-04-09334°32'N / 94°19'W34°37'N / 94°05'W15.00 Miles1075 Yards330130.0M0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began to the west-southwest of Mena, then tracked through the northwest side of Mena. According to the Polk County Judge, 165 houses were destroyed, 701 houses had major damage, and more than 11,000 trees were blown down. The Polk County Courthouse, county jail, Mena City Hall, and the police and fire departments were damaged in downtown Mena, as were several businesses. Mena Middle School, also located downtown, was structurally damaged beyond repair. A nursing home was also damaged. Most of the city lost electricity. The tornado then tracked to the northeast, badly damaging several industrial buildings. There was considerable roof damage at Rich Mountain Community College, and lesser damage to the hospital. As the tornado continued to the northeast, a tractor dealership was destroyed. A number of rural residences and farms were damaged as the tornado moved out into rural Polk County. North of Ink, damage was noted along Polk 74 and Polk 71; these same areas had been damaged by a tornado on October 6, 2008. Three fatalities occurred on the northwest side of Mena. One was a woman at a Masonic Lodge, and the others were a man and woman at separate residences. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Low pressure aloft approached from the west and collided with moisture and instability. Thunderstorms developed in eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon, then became more numerous as they entered western Arkansas during the evening. The storms brought a few tornadoes and numerous hailstorms to Arkansas during the evening hours.
34.71971-05-23234°37'N / 94°26'W34°35'N / 93°58'W26.70 Miles600 Yards00250K0Polk
34.71999-05-04333°36'N / 94°28'W33°48'N / 94°14'W19.10 Miles75 Yards0000Little River
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of numerous snapped and fallen small trees. The damage path was in a wooded region away from any population. This tornado moved into Little River county from Bowie county, TX then continued into Sevier county, AR.
36.01961-03-12234°35'N / 94°05'W34°42'N / 93°54'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
36.11999-03-05334°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.
36.21982-04-02333°38'N / 94°28'W33°42'N / 94°12'W13.00 Miles233 Yards002.5M0Little River
36.31999-03-05234°37'N / 94°12'W34°40'N / 94°00'W12.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Polk County. The tornado tracked through rural areas, but caused some property damage. The roof of a home was damaged a couple of miles southeast of Acorn. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with numerous trees downed or snapped. The tornado tracked 12 miles before dissipating.
36.81982-04-02333°38'N / 93°48'W33°38'N / 93°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
37.11980-10-17233°35'N / 94°01'W0.50 Mile440 Yards02250K0Little River
37.21973-11-24233°35'N / 94°04'W003K0Little River
38.11977-02-23233°53'N / 94°39'W33°54'N / 94°36'W3.30 Miles77 Yards04250K0Mccurtain
39.01982-04-02333°38'N / 93°43'W33°37'N / 93°40'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
39.21977-11-15234°35'N / 94°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Polk
39.31997-03-01233°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.
39.41960-05-06233°48'N / 93°27'W2.60 Miles320 Yards02250K0Nevada
39.51967-12-21233°40'N / 93°36'W2.00 Miles417 Yards00250K0Hempstead
39.91952-11-17234°34'N / 94°24'W34°42'N / 94°17'W11.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Polk
40.11979-05-03234°00'N / 93°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Clark
40.62003-05-01234°05'N / 94°48'W33°57'N / 94°38'W13.00 Miles300 Yards00260K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved southeast across Broken Bow, OK. Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes had roof and frame damage with windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Several power poles blown down.
40.61982-04-02333°37'N / 93°40'W33°40'N / 93°33'W10.00 Miles200 Yards542.5M0Hempstead
41.71988-11-15234°10'N / 93°23'W34°17'N / 93°13'W10.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Clark
41.71997-03-01333°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.
42.91954-04-30333°56'N / 93°49'W33°29'N / 93°06'W51.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Hempstead
43.01971-01-03234°04'N / 93°20'W34°10'N / 93°12'W10.30 Miles200 Yards01025K0Clark
43.41982-04-02333°39'N / 94°32'W33°38'N / 94°29'W3.00 Miles233 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
43.62005-11-27234°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.
44.21977-11-01333°28'N / 94°15'W33°33'N / 94°14'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bowie
44.82009-04-09234°37'N / 94°33'W34°39'N / 94°27'W7.00 Miles550 Yards04100K0KLe Flore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring four occupants, two of which were severely injured. Several other mobile homes were also severely damaged and a permanent home was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Based on this damage, maximum winds were estimated to be between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 9th.
44.91982-04-02534°01'N / 95°01'W34°00'N / 94°34'W24.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
45.21980-10-17233°28'N / 94°00'W0.50 Mile27 Yards03250K0Miller
45.51982-12-23233°28'N / 93°56'W33°28'N / 93°54'W2.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Miller
45.72000-04-23234°02'N / 94°59'W34°00'N / 94°38'W20.10 Miles50 Yards0240K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees toppled and broken. Tornado was described as rope like by chasers in the area during most of its path. A house on the south side of Oak Hill was split in half from a fallen tree. The tornado moved through downtown Broken Bow and through a WalMart store. The tornado was only F0 intensity as it moved through Broken Bow and F2 near Oak Hill.
45.81952-07-16233°27'N / 93°58'W33°28'N / 93°58'W1.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
45.81952-07-16233°27'N / 93°58'W33°28'N / 93°58'W1.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Miller
45.91982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore
46.21999-03-05234°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.
46.41982-12-23233°26'N / 94°00'W33°28'N / 93°56'W4.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Miller
47.11961-05-05234°24'N / 94°48'W34°30'N / 94°41'W9.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Mccurtain
47.31958-11-17234°19'N / 93°18'W34°19'N / 93°09'W8.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
47.31975-01-10233°28'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles107 Yards00250K0Bowie
47.62008-04-10233°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.
48.11982-04-02333°34'N / 94°37'W33°38'N / 94°32'W4.00 Miles233 Yards02250K0Bowie
48.51972-10-22233°53'N / 94°49'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
48.61953-04-24233°25'N / 94°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Miller
48.61973-04-24233°25'N / 94°03'W03250K0Miller
48.71997-03-01433°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
48.71990-05-16233°25'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bowie
48.81952-11-17234°42'N / 94°17'W34°57'N / 93°54'W27.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Scott
49.01953-04-23233°54'N / 94°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
49.01972-10-22333°54'N / 94°50'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
49.21960-06-10233°31'N / 93°33'W33°33'N / 93°31'W3.00 Miles833 Yards000K0Hempstead
49.41959-03-04233°53'N / 94°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
49.41962-04-30233°53'N / 94°50'W003K0Mccurtain
49.71971-03-12433°29'N / 94°29'W33°30'N / 94°24'W5.10 Miles880 Yards150K0Bowie
50.01973-04-24233°24'N / 94°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards082.5M0Bowie


* 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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