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

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Earthquake Index, #300

Fredonia, 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

Fredonia, 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, #157

Fredonia, AR
314.22
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 3,039 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fredonia, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:14Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:322Hail:1,082Heat:13Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,408Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:30
Other:66 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fredonia, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 153 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fredonia, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71978-04-17234°50'N / 91°35'W34°55'N / 91°23'W12.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Prairie
8.12000-02-13234°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.
9.01978-04-17234°55'N / 91°23'W34°57'N / 91°17'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Woodruff
9.22001-02-24234°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.
11.51999-01-21234°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.
12.61999-01-21334°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.
13.61978-04-17234°57'N / 91°17'W34°58'N / 91°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
13.61982-04-02234°53'N / 91°11'W002.5M0Monroe
14.51985-04-23234°36'N / 91°25'W34°37'N / 91°23'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Monroe
15.21982-04-02234°39'N / 91°35'W2.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Prairie
15.51973-11-23234°35'N / 91°17'W34°46'N / 91°07'W15.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
16.21985-04-23234°35'N / 91°33'W34°36'N / 91°25'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Prairie
17.42004-10-18234°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.
18.71965-02-09334°36'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0525K0Monroe
18.91950-03-26334°59'N / 91°44'W35°05'N / 91°30'W14.90 Miles1760 Yards020250K0Prairie
19.61973-11-23234°46'N / 91°07'W34°48'N / 91°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lee
20.31976-03-26335°03'N / 91°22'W35°09'N / 91°15'W9.60 Miles70 Yards02250K0Woodruff
20.41978-01-07335°02'N / 91°13'W35°03'N / 91°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0125K0Woodruff
20.81952-03-21234°48'N / 91°48'W34°59'N / 91°44'W13.30 Miles417 Yards515250K0Prairie
21.31950-03-26235°06'N / 91°24'W35°09'N / 91°20'W5.40 Miles833 Yards020K0Woodruff
21.61967-05-06234°32'N / 91°33'W34°31'N / 91°32'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Arkansas
22.01961-05-14234°30'N / 91°36'W34°33'N / 91°31'W5.90 Miles417 Yards0025K0Arkansas
22.01952-03-21334°32'N / 91°48'W34°44'N / 91°39'W16.20 Miles33 Yards99250K0Lonoke
22.01952-03-21435°00'N / 91°15'W35°08'N / 91°05'W13.10 Miles880 Yards291802.5M0Woodruff
22.52004-10-18234°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.
22.51988-11-15234°55'N / 91°49'W34°59'N / 91°44'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Prairie
23.11983-05-14334°30'N / 91°32'W0.80 Mile250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
23.41954-05-02334°30'N / 91°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Arkansas
23.61952-03-21434°54'N / 91°51'W34°48'N / 91°48'W7.60 Miles33 Yards26250K0Lonoke
23.61978-04-17234°44'N / 92°04'W34°50'N / 91°35'W28.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lonoke
23.91999-01-21234°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.
24.12000-02-13234°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.
24.21967-05-06234°32'N / 91°46'W34°32'N / 91°33'W12.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
24.51961-03-26234°29'N / 91°33'W1.50 Miles333 Yards06250K0Arkansas
25.41979-04-11234°46'N / 91°58'W34°53'N / 91°45'W14.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lonoke
25.72008-05-10334°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.
26.41988-11-15234°47'N / 91°56'W34°55'N / 91°49'W12.00 Miles250 Yards2825.0M0Lonoke
26.81952-03-21335°08'N / 91°27'W35°16'N / 91°11'W17.60 Miles600 Yards0025K0Woodruff
27.11980-04-07234°46'N / 91°54'W34°46'N / 91°52'W1.90 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Lonoke
27.51951-02-20234°36'N / 92°01'W34°44'N / 91°42'W20.20 Miles333 Yards0325K0Lonoke
27.81950-08-24234°24'N / 91°26'W34°26'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0725K0Arkansas
28.72003-05-04335°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).
29.01970-11-19334°47'N / 90°58'W34°49'N / 90°50'W8.00 Miles400 Yards027250K0Lee
29.01964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
29.01964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards000K0Arkansas
30.21951-02-20234°44'N / 91°42'W35°33'N / 90°24'W92.60 Miles333 Yards0025K0Prairie
30.31978-01-07335°03'N / 91°08'W35°09'N / 90°52'W16.60 Miles150 Yards000K0St. Francis
30.71967-05-06234°32'N / 91°53'W34°32'N / 91°46'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
31.01985-04-23234°39'N / 91°55'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lonoke
31.51982-12-24335°10'N / 91°20'W35°21'N / 91°11'W12.00 Miles300 Yards102.5M0Woodruff
31.61999-01-21335°03'N / 91°55'W35°08'N / 91°48'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards22900White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern White County just southwest of Beebe. The tornado moved through Beebe causing extensive damage to homes and businesses. Of all the tornadoes in this particular outbreak, the tornado at Beebe was the strongest. The tornado heavily damaged the new Beebe Junior High School off of Center Street and destroyed a gym behind the school. The Beebe Fire Department and a church also sustained damage. Two pickup trucks were found upside down on Hickory Street, with many old houses damaged or destroyed on Main Steet. Trees were downed throughout the area. Also, a girls high school basketball game was cancelled at halftime...and a boys game scheduled for later was called off with word of an approaching tornado. The tornado arrived a half hour later and heavily damaged the high school gym. Fortunately, the building was empty...everyone had gone home. In Beebe, the tornado killed two people...an elderly woman and an infant. The tornado tracked northeast out of Beebe toward McRae, with trees down and building debris noted along Highway 367 between Beebe and McRae. In McRae, widespread damage was found. The old fire station lost a wall and the new fire station across the railroad tracks (along Highway 367) was destroyed. Several mobile homes were overturned next to the new fire station and the post office was heavily damaged. A train signal was also destroyed. All natural gas in town was shut off due to leaks. The tornado finally dissipated about a mile northeast of McRae. F65PH, M0PH
31.82010-04-30234°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.
32.21997-03-01234°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.
32.32001-02-24235°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.
32.31980-04-07235°05'N / 91°54'W35°07'N / 91°50'W4.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0White
32.32008-05-02234°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.
32.81965-02-11234°34'N / 91°02'W34°36'N / 90°47'W14.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
33.91982-12-24235°10'N / 91°15'W35°22'N / 91°05'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Woodruff
33.92001-02-24234°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.
34.12006-03-09235°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.
34.22008-04-03234°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.
34.21960-05-06235°08'N / 91°55'W35°15'N / 91°42'W14.60 Miles500 Yards032.5M0White
34.51952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
34.61961-03-12335°17'N / 91°19'W35°20'N / 91°15'W5.10 Miles300 Yards012250K0Woodruff
34.81973-05-26435°16'N / 91°22'W35°22'N / 91°16'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Woodruff
34.81988-11-15234°42'N / 92°06'W34°47'N / 91°56'W12.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Lonoke
34.92005-09-24234°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.
35.11976-03-29334°54'N / 92°06'W35°00'N / 91°55'W12.50 Miles100 Yards56425.0M0Lonoke
35.21967-05-06234°32'N / 91°58'W34°32'N / 91°53'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lonoke
35.62001-11-24235°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.
35.62003-05-04335°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.
35.81997-03-01235°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.
35.91979-04-11234°41'N / 92°06'W34°46'N / 91°58'W9.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pulaski
36.12006-03-09235°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.
36.31999-01-21234°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.
36.71978-12-03234°46'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Lee
37.21980-04-07235°02'N / 92°06'W35°05'N / 91°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lonoke
37.61982-04-02234°36'N / 92°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Lonoke
37.61970-11-19234°16'N / 91°44'W34°21'N / 91°33'W11.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Arkansas
37.81997-03-01335°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.
38.11965-02-09334°14'N / 91°31'W34°18'N / 91°21'W10.50 Miles333 Yards04250K0Arkansas
38.21978-04-17234°43'N / 92°05'W34°44'N / 92°04'W1.30 Miles250 Yards02250K0Pulaski
38.51973-04-19234°30'N / 91°58'W00250K0Lonoke
38.62006-04-02235°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.
38.91960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
38.91982-04-02235°01'N / 90°46'W1.60 Miles60 Yards113250K0St. Francis
39.01974-06-06334°59'N / 90°47'W35°01'N / 90°44'W3.80 Miles150 Yards411225.0M0St. Francis
39.71959-03-14335°05'N / 92°07'W35°08'N / 91°55'W11.80 Miles33 Yards13250K0White
40.11982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
40.11956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
40.12005-09-24235°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.
40.61999-01-21235°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
40.61955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
40.91970-04-30235°16'N / 91°53'W1.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0White
41.11957-12-19334°23'N / 91°57'W34°26'N / 91°55'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
41.11980-04-07234°52'N / 92°12'W34°52'N / 92°04'W7.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pulaski
41.22003-05-16235°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.
41.21976-03-29334°52'N / 92°10'W34°54'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Pulaski
41.31956-04-29334°33'N / 90°46'W34°35'N / 90°44'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
41.72003-05-04335°02'N / 92°06'W35°04'N / 92°05'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: The tornado moved from Faulkner County into the extreme northwest corner of Lonoke County, about 7.2 miles northwest of Cabot. The tornado moved across Highway 5 where a number of trees and power poles were blown down. Several homes also sustained some minor roof damage due to fallen trees. The tornado continued moving northeast into White County.
41.81968-04-03234°13'N / 91°20'W013K0Arkansas
41.81999-01-21234°40'N / 92°12'W34°49'N / 92°05'W11.00 Miles400 Yards0600Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeast Pulaski County...or southeast of a dissipating tornado that moved through Little Rock. This new tornado developed about 7 miles southeast of the downtown area...and damaged a sprinkler system used for farming near the intersection of Highways 165 and 391. Farther northeast, the tornado destroyed a storage building and blew down some trees along Highway 70 about 1 to 2 miles east of Highway 391. The tornado then knocked at least four 18-wheelers over on Interstate 40 near Galloway before heading into Lonoke County.
42.02003-05-16235°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.
42.81982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
43.02003-05-16235°24'N / 91°25'W35°29'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of White County just north of Bradford into Jackson County about 8 miles southwest of Ingleside. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with trees either downed, snapped or twisted. The roofs of a few residences were also damaged. The tornado dissipated around 5.5 miles west of Ingleside near the Possum Grape community.
43.31997-03-01235°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.
43.41955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
43.51971-02-21235°09'N / 90°47'W35°13'N / 90°47'W4.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francis
43.52006-04-02335°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.
43.61970-11-19234°14'N / 91°45'W34°16'N / 91°44'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Jefferson
44.31980-04-07234°59'N / 92°13'W35°02'N / 92°06'W7.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
44.81999-01-21235°15'N / 91°59'W35°21'N / 91°54'W10.00 Miles300 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northwest White County. The tornado caused extensive tree damage, and also some property damage...mainly in the town of Joy. In Joy, a shed was destroyed behind an antique store. The volunteer fire department was also heavily damaged. A recreational vehicle was thrown into some trees. The tornado dissipated just north of Highway 310 between Sidon and Pickens.
44.81999-01-21235°09'N / 92°07'W35°14'N / 92°00'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A tornado in eastern Faulkner County moved into western White County, tracking mostly through rural areas. The tornado knocked down several trees, and destroyed a hay barn 4 miles north of El Paso along Highway 5. The tornado also damaged the roof of a church about 3 miles south of Romance. The tornado dissipated between Romance and Floyd just southwest of Highway 31.
44.81988-11-15234°34'N / 92°14'W34°42'N / 92°06'W12.00 Miles250 Yards35225.0M0Pulaski
44.91961-03-12235°08'N / 92°07'W35°09'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles417 Yards00250K0White
45.02008-05-02234°30'N / 92°15'W34°36'N / 92°01'W14.00 Miles300 Yards103.5M0KPulaski
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Saline County, southeast of East End, and moved into Pulaski County, southwest of Woodson. Altogether, 75 homes (houses and mobile homes) were damaged or destroyed. This number included 21 homes destroyed, 16 with major damage, 26 with minor damage, and the remainder with only slight damage. Most of these homes were in the Hensley and Woodson areas. One woman was killed when her mobile home was destroyed on West Hensley Rd. Two large, steel, electrical transmission towers were knocked down. The tornado exited Pulaski County, east of Wrightsville, and moved into Lonoke County, just northwest of Keo. 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.
45.22003-05-04335°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.
45.41997-03-01234°41'N / 92°14'W34°44'N / 92°10'W5.00 Miles352 Yards0010.0M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: Another tornado developed just south of the College Station storm, near the Sweet Home area. The tornado traveled northeastward, damaging several buildings. Some trees and power lines were also blown down. The tornado lifted soon after crossing the Arkansas River near the intersection of I-440 and Highway 165. Damage along the tornado's path was consistent with an F2 rating.
45.61984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
45.71979-06-28234°49'N / 92°13'W0.80 Mile77 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
45.81982-12-23235°09'N / 92°07'W35°16'N / 92°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards05250K0White
45.92004-10-18234°32'N / 92°15'W34°36'N / 92°04'W10.80 Miles800 Yards0000Pulaski
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Saline County and entered Pulaski County about 1.9 miles west of Woodson. The tornado tracked to the north of Woodson and continued to the northeast before lifting about 8.3 miles east of Wrightsville. Most of the structural damage occurred in the Woodson area where several houses and mobile homes sustained damage. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the path of the tornado.
46.01973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
46.11959-03-14335°03'N / 92°13'W35°05'N / 92°07'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Faulkner
46.22008-04-03234°48'N / 92°16'W34°53'N / 92°11'W7.00 Miles800 Yards000K0KPulaski
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began in North Little Rock, south of St. Joseph's Orphanage, near the intersection of Camp Robinson Rd. and Donovan Briley Blvd. It passed through the southeast corner of Camp Joseph T. Robinson, moved across the North Little Rock Airport, continued through parts of Sherwood and Sylvan Hills, and ended on the north side of Gravel Ridge. At the North Little Rock Airport, a number of the hangars suffered substantial damage. Virtually all of the small planes that had been tied down on the parking apron were overturned. A DC3 aircraft rolled about 1/4 mile from the parking apron, across a runway, and into a ditch. A small plane was trapped beneath the DC3 as it rolled along. At the National Weather Service, located at the airport, the staff took shelter for a few minutes in the office's concrete-reinforced safe room. Damage at the weather office was limited to a flagpole, birdhouse, and TV antenna being blown down. At Sylvan Hills High School, a considerable amount of roof damage occurred. The Sherwood Sports Complex, adjacent to the school, suffered substantial damage. Nearby, a tornado siren was blown down. The greatest amount of residential damage occurred in the Hidden Creek subdivision, and on to the northeast on Loop Rd., Kellogg Acres Rd., and Oakdale Rd. 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.
46.31982-04-25234°39'N / 92°12'W0.50 Mile300 Yards012.5M0Pulaski
46.31982-12-23235°02'N / 92°12'W35°09'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles77 Yards02250K0Faulkner
46.61997-03-01335°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.
46.61954-02-27234°31'N / 90°41'W34°33'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Phillips
46.72010-04-30335°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.
46.91999-01-21235°08'N / 92°09'W35°10'N / 92°07'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0700Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Faulkner County. The tornado destroyed a couple of manufactured homes southeast of Naylor on or near Bull Mountain Road. Five people were injured in one of the homes. A hay barn was also destroyed before the tornado exited into western White County.
47.01968-04-03234°09'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Jefferson
47.01968-04-27234°09'N / 91°34'W000K0Jefferson
47.01997-03-01235°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
47.21978-01-07335°09'N / 90°52'W35°16'N / 90°35'W17.90 Miles150 Yards182.5M0Cross
47.21984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
47.31952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
47.61973-04-19234°48'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Pulaski
47.81979-04-11234°33'N / 92°20'W34°41'N / 92°06'W16.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Saline
48.11999-01-21335°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.
48.71964-11-19234°18'N / 90°51'W34°21'N / 90°45'W6.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Phillips
48.81982-12-24234°45'N / 92°16'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pulaski
48.81997-03-01335°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.
48.92003-05-04335°00'N / 92°22'W35°04'N / 92°06'W15.90 Miles400 Yards0000Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in the southern part of Faulkner County, about 3 miles southwest of Saltillo. The tornado caused quite a bit of tree and power pole damage. Several homes and other buildings sustained some damage The tornado tracked to the northeast into Lonoke County.
48.91982-12-24334°59'N / 92°16'W35°14'N / 92°08'W16.50 Miles150 Yards17250K0Faulkner
49.31982-12-02335°09'N / 92°10'W35°16'N / 92°07'W7.00 Miles350 Yards01250K0Faulkner
49.41997-05-27235°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.
49.61999-01-21235°30'N / 91°42'W35°31'N / 91°37'W5.00 Miles400 Yards1200White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern White County about 3 miles north of Sunnydale along Highway 157. As the tornado tracked northeast, it caused extensive tree and utility pole damage. A few homes and barns were damaged, with a trailer near the White/Independence County line thrown into Independence County. The occupant of the trailer lost her life. The tornado eventually headed into Independence County toward the town of Pleasant Plains. F87MH
49.72001-02-24234°36'N / 92°21'W34°44'N / 92°11'W12.30 Miles200 Yards0800Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeast Saline County into southwest Pulaski County about 7.5 miles west of Wrightsville. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and closely followed the track of a violent tornado on March 1, 1997. In fact, a few homes and buildings that were rebuilt after the March 1st event were destroyed during this latest event. The tornado affected much of southern Pulaski County, including the Sweet Home and College Station communities. Several houses and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, including a church. Eight people suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado was on the ground about 12.3 miles before dissipating about 5.5 miles east of Little Rock.
49.71952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
49.71950-03-26234°42'N / 92°21'W34°48'N / 92°13'W10.40 Miles600 Yards07250K0Pulaski
49.91997-03-01434°37'N / 92°21'W34°45'N / 92°12'W11.00 Miles1408 Yards518050.0M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: The Saline County tornado moved into Pulaski County about 2.5 miles southeast of Mabelvale at 341 pm CST. The tornado tracked northeastward and damaged or destroyed a number of homes and businesses in the area of Arch Street Pike and Dixon Road in the south part of Little Rock. One person was killed in the same area when the building he was in seeking shelter was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved northeastward, but weakened and partially lifted as it approached the intersection of Highway 65 and Dixon Road. At this location, a building was destroyed and the tops of some trees were removed. The tornado reemerged near the College Station area around 349 pm CST, causing widespread damage. Many frame homes were either damaged or destroyed. 4 people were killed in the College Station area. A number of residents noted that there was a tremendous amount of flying debris. The tornado crossed I-440 and passed very close to Little Rock National Airport. The airport was closed for several hours after the storm passed, due to a large amount of debris on the runways. A hotel and a UPS Distribution Center near the airport sustained some damage. The tornado eventually lifted soon after it crossed the Arkansas River. Much of the damage along the path of the tornado was F2 and F3. However, some structural damage along the path was consistent with an F4 rating. M61BU, M69PH, F74VE, M62PH, F45MH
49.91984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett


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