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Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area is higher than Arkansas average and is about the same as the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area is much higher 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, #63

Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area
1.95
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, #129

Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area
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, #4

Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area
434.55
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 13,076 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:20Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,377Hail:4,907Heat:26Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:1Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:6,168Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:43Winter Weather:48
Other:386 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 15 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
31.21982-01-214.7335.18-92.21
31.91982-03-014.3835.19-92.21
11.71969-01-014.2N/A34.8-92.6
32.11982-01-214.1435.19-92.2
32.31982-01-244.1435.2-92.22
32.01982-02-244535.2-92.24
31.91983-01-193.9535.19-92.21
33.81982-01-223.9N/A35.22-92.21
30.81982-07-053.8635.18-92.23
31.51982-09-273.8535.19-92.23
32.11982-05-313.6135.19-92.2
32.21982-05-313.6235.2-92.23
31.21982-01-193.5135.19-92.25
32.51982-01-203.5N/A35.2-92.21
32.81982-09-253.5535.21-92.23

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 191 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61980-04-07234°45'N / 92°35'W34°47'N / 92°16'W18.10 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Pulaski
3.01982-12-02334°38'N / 92°26'W34°51'N / 92°16'W14.00 Miles233 Yards12525.0M0Pulaski
5.31975-02-22334°40'N / 92°23'W34°50'N / 92°14'W14.40 Miles80 Yards1222.5M0Pulaski
5.71999-01-21334°38'N / 92°24'W34°49'N / 92°13'W15.00 Miles700 Yards37200Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Saline County into southwest Pulaski County. Trees were downed as the tornado entered Pulaski County, with some roof damage to a business along Interstate 30 about 5 miles southwest of Little Rock. The tornado continued northeast into eastern sections of the downtown area...crossing near the intersection of Interstates 30 and 630. In this area, many homes and businesses (at least 235 structures) were heavily damaged or destroyed. It was estimated that around 750 structures sustained at least some damage. This included homes in an historic district which were built at the turn of the century. Trees were also downed throughout the area. One tree fell on a car, taking the life of a woman inside. The Governor's Mansion was not spared, with numerous trees down and one tree damaging a fence around the property. A grocery store was also destroyed at the corner of 17th and Main. One man lost his life at this location. Farther northeast, the tornado weakened as it crossed Interstate 40 just east of Highway 67/167. However, the tornado blew a tree down on a mobile home about 2 miles southeast of Sherwood. A man lost his life as a result. The tornado finally dissipated in Sherwood, with a new tornado forming in southeast Pulaski County. M63MH, M67BU, M34VE
6.71950-03-26234°42'N / 92°21'W34°48'N / 92°13'W10.40 Miles600 Yards07250K0Pulaski
7.41967-03-05234°42'N / 92°23'W34°43'N / 92°11'W11.40 Miles33 Yards04250K0Pulaski
7.61982-12-24234°45'N / 92°16'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pulaski
8.71997-03-01434°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
9.01975-04-30234°52'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Pulaski
9.11973-04-19234°48'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Pulaski
9.72008-04-03234°38'N / 92°31'W34°39'N / 92°29'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0010.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began northwest of Bryant and ended northwest of Alexander. The tornado caused major damage in the Hurricane Meadows subdivision, and then continued on to the northeast. Altogether, six houses were destroyed, and approximately 30 others suffered varying degrees of damage. 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.
9.82001-02-24234°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.
10.61982-12-02334°35'N / 92°28'W34°38'N / 92°26'W4.00 Miles233 Yards12825.0M0Saline
11.31979-06-28234°49'N / 92°13'W0.80 Mile77 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
11.31999-01-21334°33'N / 92°25'W34°38'N / 92°23'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Saline County. Where the tornado first touched down, a trailer was damaged and a tree fell on a car about 4 miles south of Vimy Ridge along Styles Road. About 2 miles southeast of Vimy Ridge on Sardis Road, extensive tree damage was found. A mobile home was heavily damaged in the same area with several other homes sustaining roof damage. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast into Pulaski County.
11.52001-02-24234°35'N / 92°23'W34°36'N / 92°21'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed about 2.5 miles east of Vimy Ridge in southeast Saline County. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused mostly tree damage. The tornado travelled about 2 miles before moving into Pulaski County.
11.62008-04-03234°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.
11.91997-03-01234°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.
11.91997-03-01234°35'N / 92°24'W34°35'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles352 Yards0010.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: Another tornado formed just south of the main tornado track near Shannon Hills. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 2 miles. Several homes sustained damage. A number of trees were also blown down, as well as several high voltage electrical towers. Much of the damage was mostly F1. However, damage to the high voltage transmission towers was consistent with an F2 rating.
12.11997-03-01434°31'N / 92°31'W34°39'N / 92°21'W14.00 Miles1408 Yards104025.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm that produced the tornado across Clark and Hot Spring County earlier spawned another tornado in Saline County. The tornado touched down 5 miles southeast of Benton and traveled northeastward, damaging a number of homes and downing numerous trees and power lines. As the tornado approached Shannon Hills, the tornado expanded to 0.8 mile wide. Dozens of homes were either damaged or destroyed in the area around the Shannon Hills, Vimy Ridge and Sardis communities. 10 people were killed, with most victims inside their homes when the storm hit. The tornado exhibited characteristics of F2 to F3 strength prior to moving into the Shannon Hills area. After that, the tornado reached F4 intensity as it moved across the Shannon Hills area and eventually into Pulaski County. M64PH, F60PH, F23MH, F55PH, F35PH, M55OU, F52OU, M15MH, M49MH, M72OU
13.12008-04-03234°35'N / 92°33'W34°37'N / 92°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards015.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began on the northeast side of Benton and ended on the northwest side of Bryant. The tornado caused major damage to four houses and minor damage to 20 houses. It also traveled through the Hurricane Lake Mobile Home Park, destroying 22 mobile homes, and causing major damage to 11 mobile homes, and minor damage to 10 mobile homes. Major damage occurred at a car dealership on Interstate 30, where more than 150 vehicles were damaged, many of which had windshields or rear windows blown out. Diagonally across the interstate from the car dealership, a lumber yard suffered substantial damage. 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.
13.41952-03-21234°57'N / 92°25'W0625K0Faulkner
13.51980-04-07234°54'N / 92°26'W34°59'N / 92°13'W13.50 Miles1320 Yards0152.5M0Faulkner
13.51982-04-25234°39'N / 92°12'W0.50 Mile300 Yards012.5M0Pulaski
13.62003-05-16234°34'N / 92°33'W34°37'N / 92°31'W4.70 Miles150 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned mostly within the city limits of Benton. The tornado moved northeast, and heavily damaged buildings at an auto dealership. Minor damage was noted elsewhere in and near town. The tornado dissipated 5.6 miles northeast of town.
13.71973-11-24234°57'N / 92°27'W0025K0Faulkner
13.91960-05-06234°33'N / 92°20'W34°38'N / 92°11'W10.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pulaski
14.21979-04-11234°33'N / 92°20'W34°41'N / 92°06'W16.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Saline
14.71999-01-21234°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.
15.11952-03-21334°43'N / 92°49'W34°47'N / 92°31'W17.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Saline
15.41995-10-27234°32'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0600Saline
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the Sardis community and traveled approximately one-half mile before lifting. Several mobile homes were flipped over by the tornado. Altogether, six people residing in the mobile homes received minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. Several outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed.
15.61981-10-17234°32'N / 92°21'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Saline
15.62010-04-30234°30'N / 92°24'W34°34'N / 92°18'W8.00 Miles550 Yards083.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Grant County northwest of Ico and re-entered Saline County south of Sardis. The tornado traveled through the East End community, causing EF2 damage. A Red Cross survey of the damage indicated: 4 houses and 11 mobile homes destroyed, 11 houses and 3 mobile homes with major damage, 26 houses and 4 mobile homes with minor damage, and 16 houses and 13 mobile homes affected. A fire station in East End was destroyed and part of the roof was torn off a church. Two businesses also suffered damage. In addition, numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Eight people were injured. The tornado exited Saline County northeast of East End and entered Pulaski County south-southeast of Landmark. 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.
15.71961-03-12234°55'N / 92°37'W34°57'N / 92°32'W5.60 Miles417 Yards00250K0Pulaski
15.81988-11-15234°34'N / 92°14'W34°42'N / 92°06'W12.00 Miles250 Yards35225.0M0Pulaski
16.61988-11-15234°30'N / 92°21'W34°34'N / 92°14'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Saline
16.82004-10-18234°30'N / 92°27'W34°32'N / 92°15'W13.20 Miles800 Yards01100Saline
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of Sardis and tracked to the east-northeast before moving into Pulaski County. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the path of the tornado. A number of mobile homes sustained minor or major damage. Eleven people sustained minor injuries, many of which were inside their mobile homes when the tornado struck.
17.01980-04-07234°52'N / 92°12'W34°52'N / 92°04'W7.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pulaski
17.51976-03-29334°52'N / 92°10'W34°54'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Pulaski
18.41955-05-26234°57'N / 92°38'W34°59'N / 92°34'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Perry
18.61978-04-17234°43'N / 92°05'W34°44'N / 92°04'W1.30 Miles250 Yards02250K0Pulaski
18.81950-02-12234°29'N / 92°24'W003K0Grant
19.02004-10-18234°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.
19.82008-05-02234°29'N / 92°17'W34°30'N / 92°15'W3.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Grant County, northeast of Ico, and moved into Saline County, south-southeast of East End. A total of 16 homes were impacted. Four were destroyed, nine had major damage and three had minor damage. The tornado exited Saline County, southeast of East End, and moved into Pulaski County, southwest of Woodson. 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.
20.21961-03-12234°57'N / 92°32'W35°08'N / 92°07'W26.70 Miles417 Yards012250K0Faulkner
20.82008-05-02234°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.
20.91999-01-21234°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.
21.01979-04-11234°41'N / 92°06'W34°46'N / 91°58'W9.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pulaski
21.11982-12-24234°28'N / 92°40'W34°34'N / 92°36'W7.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Saline
21.42003-05-04335°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.
21.41980-09-03235°00'N / 92°38'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0025K0Perry
21.81988-11-15234°42'N / 92°06'W34°47'N / 91°56'W12.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Lonoke
21.82005-09-24234°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.
21.91955-05-26334°44'N / 92°58'W34°52'N / 92°36'W22.70 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Saline
22.11993-11-13234°30'N / 92°38'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00500K0Saline
 Brief Description: A short-lived F2 tornado touched down in the community of Haskell. Several homes received roof and structural damage. A few mobile homes were also damaged and one was completely destroyed. A number of trees were knocked down and a few storage buildings were also damaged.
22.11965-04-10435°03'N / 92°27'W35°06'N / 92°24'W4.70 Miles200 Yards620025.0M0Faulkner
22.21980-04-07234°59'N / 92°13'W35°02'N / 92°06'W7.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
23.01959-03-14234°36'N / 92°48'W34°44'N / 92°47'W9.20 Miles417 Yards17250K0Saline
23.51966-04-12334°24'N / 92°24'W34°26'N / 92°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0Grant
23.81982-04-02335°05'N / 92°27'W35°07'N / 92°23'W3.50 Miles440 Yards2372.5M0Faulkner
24.11969-10-06235°06'N / 92°25'W35°06'N / 92°15'W9.40 Miles33 Yards013K0Faulkner
24.31982-04-02234°36'N / 92°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Lonoke
24.71970-10-06235°06'N / 92°31'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Faulkner
25.21959-03-14335°03'N / 92°13'W35°05'N / 92°07'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Faulkner
25.51997-03-01234°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.
25.51996-09-26234°27'N / 92°41'W34°28'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Saline
 Brief Description: The Hot Spring County tornado moved into Saline County 1 1/2 miles west of Traskwood at 345 pm CDT. The tornado continued moving northeastward before lifting about 1 mile north of Traskwood. Several buildings sustained damage and a number of trees were also knocked down. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating.
26.01976-03-29334°54'N / 92°06'W35°00'N / 91°55'W12.50 Miles100 Yards56425.0M0Lonoke
26.01959-03-14234°34'N / 92°49'W34°36'N / 92°48'W2.70 Miles417 Yards00250K0Garland
26.82003-05-04335°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.
26.91982-12-24334°59'N / 92°16'W35°14'N / 92°08'W16.50 Miles150 Yards17250K0Faulkner
26.91982-12-23235°02'N / 92°12'W35°09'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles77 Yards02250K0Faulkner
27.12008-05-02234°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.
27.42010-04-30234°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.
27.71960-05-06335°06'N / 92°37'W35°10'N / 92°31'W7.60 Miles300 Yards1242.5M0Conway
28.12008-04-03234°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.
28.41985-04-23234°39'N / 91°55'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lonoke
28.52002-12-18335°06'N / 92°19'W35°12'N / 92°11'W9.80 Miles150 Yards11300Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned over Faulkner County about 1 mile north of Hamlet. The tornado moved to the northeast for approximately 9.8 miles before lifting 0.8 mile east-southeast of Enola. A number of homes, both permanent and mobile, were either damaged or destroyed along the path of the tornado. An 84 year-old woman was killed when her mobile home was destroyed. 13 others sustained injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. A power substation was also damaged. F84MH
28.82005-11-27334°49'N / 92°56'W35°05'N / 92°46'W19.00 Miles800 Yards004.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over southern Perry County. Winds were estimated at 160 mph. The tornado initially tracked through the Ouachita National Forest where hundreds of trees were either snapped off or blown down. Once emerging from the forest area, the tornado downed eleven large steel towers on a 500 kilovolt power line. As the tornado continued tracking to the northeast, a sawmill was destroyed, along with several houses. Several dozen other houses sustained damage and several mobile homes were overturned. Numerous vehicles were damaged or destroyed, as well as a number of barns and outbuildings. Several chicken houses also sustained damage. Numerous trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado eventually moved into Conway County.
29.01970-04-30235°09'N / 92°26'W35°12'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Faulkner
29.41980-04-07234°46'N / 91°54'W34°46'N / 91°52'W1.90 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Lonoke
29.51982-12-02335°02'N / 92°20'W35°17'N / 92°07'W17.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Faulkner
29.82001-02-24234°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.
29.92005-11-27335°04'N / 92°46'W35°05'N / 92°45'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Perry County and into Conway County about 2 miles south of Oppelo. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of numerous downed power lines and power poles. The tornado dissipated about 1.5 miles southeast of Oppelo.
30.21957-05-13335°04'N / 92°28'W35°19'N / 92°26'W17.50 Miles63 Yards118250K0Faulkner
30.31973-04-19234°30'N / 91°58'W00250K0Lonoke
30.41996-09-26234°22'N / 92°48'W34°28'N / 92°41'W9.00 Miles60 Yards0152.1M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in Malvern. A packaging plant, car dealership and several other buildings in Malvern sustained damage. 15 people in Malvern received minor injuries. The tornado continued moving northeastward where it uprooted numerous trees along its path. The tornado exited Hot Spring County at 345 pm CDT. Damage along the track of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates placed the amount of damage at just over $2,000,000.
30.51988-11-15234°47'N / 91°56'W34°55'N / 91°49'W12.00 Miles250 Yards2825.0M0Lonoke
30.81980-04-07235°02'N / 92°06'W35°05'N / 91°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lonoke
31.11967-05-06234°32'N / 91°58'W34°32'N / 91°53'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lonoke
31.11979-04-11234°46'N / 91°58'W34°53'N / 91°45'W14.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lonoke
31.11999-01-21235°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.
31.41951-02-20234°36'N / 92°01'W34°44'N / 91°42'W20.20 Miles333 Yards0325K0Lonoke
31.61961-03-12235°08'N / 92°07'W35°09'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles417 Yards00250K0White
32.11971-05-23335°09'N / 92°39'W35°13'N / 92°36'W5.60 Miles400 Yards0425K0Conway
32.61956-01-28335°12'N / 92°27'W35°15'N / 92°13'W13.70 Miles150 Yards01225K0Faulkner
32.61959-03-14335°05'N / 92°07'W35°08'N / 91°55'W11.80 Miles33 Yards13250K0White
32.71960-05-05235°12'N / 92°12'W0.80 Mile417 Yards0025K0Faulkner
32.71978-04-17234°44'N / 92°04'W34°50'N / 91°35'W28.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lonoke
32.82005-11-27335°07'N / 92°43'W35°16'N / 92°33'W15.00 Miles700 Yards1800Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Conway County about 2.5 miles southeast of Morrilton. The tornado tracked northeast across Interstate 40 and overturned several vehicles. In one of the vehicles, a person was killed and seven people were injured roughly 1 mile west of Plumerville. In the same area, a lumber company was badly damaged. The tornado also destroyed a large barn that contained several bass boats and vehicles. Homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed. A fire station, numerous barns, outbuildings and chicken houses were damaged. Mobile homes were overturned. There were hundreds of trees, power lines and power poles downed. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Springfield. M33VE
32.91999-01-21334°19'N / 92°40'W34°21'N / 92°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Hot Spring County into western Grant County. The tornado crossed Highway 270 about 2 miles west of Poyen. Mostly tree damage was noted, with the tornado weakening as it moved northeast. The tornado dissipated northwest of Poyen just before it reached Highway 229.
32.92000-02-13234°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.
33.01961-03-12234°52'N / 92°58'W2.00 Miles417 Yards000K0Perry
33.31965-03-17234°25'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
33.31952-03-21434°54'N / 91°51'W34°48'N / 91°48'W7.60 Miles33 Yards26250K0Lonoke
33.42001-02-24235°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.
33.51999-01-21334°18'N / 92°43'W34°22'N / 92°40'W8.00 Miles500 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Hot Spring County. The tornado moved mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. In one forested area, there were not many trees left standing as observed during an aerial survey. As the tornado neared Highway 270 about 8 miles east of Malvern, the roof of a chicken house was damaged with a few homes narrowly missed. The tornado then moved northeast into western Grant County.
34.01982-12-03234°14'N / 92°34'W34°20'N / 92°34'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Grant
34.51982-12-02335°09'N / 92°10'W35°16'N / 92°07'W7.00 Miles350 Yards01250K0Faulkner
35.11955-05-26334°42'N / 93°04'W34°44'N / 92°58'W6.20 Miles1000 Yards03250K0Garland
35.81999-01-21235°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.
35.81957-12-19334°23'N / 91°57'W34°26'N / 91°55'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
36.11967-05-06234°32'N / 91°53'W34°32'N / 91°46'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
36.51982-12-23235°09'N / 92°07'W35°16'N / 92°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards05250K0White
36.72008-05-02234°09'N / 92°34'W34°18'N / 92°14'W22.00 Miles200 Yards003.5M0KGrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Dallas County, north-northeast of Carthage, and moved into Grant County, south-southeast of Leola. About 10 residences (houses and mobile homes) were destroyed, nine had major damage, and approximately 35 had minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed. One church also suffered damage. The majority of the damage was in the area around the Crossroads community. There was extensive timber damage. One major power transmission line was knocked down, as were a number of other power lines and poles. 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.
36.91997-03-01335°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.
37.11952-03-21234°48'N / 91°48'W34°59'N / 91°44'W13.30 Miles417 Yards515250K0Prairie
37.41982-05-28235°14'N / 92°44'W35°15'N / 92°39'W4.50 Miles67 Yards10250K0Conway
37.82005-11-27235°06'N / 92°54'W35°10'N / 92°52'W3.90 Miles250 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in southwest Conway County, about 9 miles west-southwest of Morrilton. Winds were estimated at 125 mph. Damage consisted of several damaged or destroyed outbuildings and a few homes with minor roof damage. A number of trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast into Pope County.
37.91988-11-15234°55'N / 91°49'W34°59'N / 91°44'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Prairie
38.22003-05-04335°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.
38.31955-04-21234°16'N / 92°05'W0.50 Mile83 Yards1225K0Jefferson
38.31988-11-15335°16'N / 92°36'W35°20'N / 92°28'W8.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Conway
38.51980-04-07235°05'N / 91°54'W35°07'N / 91°50'W4.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0White
38.51999-01-21335°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
38.81956-01-28335°15'N / 92°13'W35°19'N / 92°07'W7.40 Miles150 Yards0025K0Faulkner
38.82005-11-27235°17'N / 92°34'W35°20'N / 92°29'W6.10 Miles600 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over eastern Conway County, about a mile north-northeast of Springfield. Winds were estimated at 140 mph. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of several homes with roofs blown off and a couple of mobile homes destroyed. About 3 miles northeast of Springfield, a collision repair and auto customizing shop was detroyed. A nearby mobile home was thrown into the business. Numerous trees, power poles and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado moved northeast into Faulkner County.
38.81979-04-11235°18'N / 92°22'W35°20'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Faulkner
39.11968-04-19235°15'N / 92°23'W35°23'N / 92°14'W12.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Faulkner
39.12005-11-27235°10'N / 92°53'W35°11'N / 92°51'W2.30 Miles250 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Conway County and into Pope County about 5 miles south-southeast of Atkins. The tornado tracked across a rural part of the county with damage consisting of numerous downed trees and power lines. The tornado continued moving northeast and moved back into Conway County.
39.31952-03-21334°32'N / 91°48'W34°44'N / 91°39'W16.20 Miles33 Yards99250K0Lonoke
39.91957-06-13235°19'N / 92°26'W35°21'N / 92°22'W4.50 Miles440 Yards000K0Faulkner
40.62008-05-02235°18'N / 92°36'W35°22'N / 92°28'W8.00 Miles880 Yards265.0M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Fifteen homes, three chicken houses, kennels, at least six vehicles, and at least six outbuildings were destroyed. There was major damage to nine houses, at least four chicken houses, five outbuildings, vehicles, and farm equipment. Minor damage occurred to multiple houses and roofs, vehicles, a cemetery, community building, ball field, and multiple outbuildings and barns. A man and his teen-aged son were killed when their mobile home was destroyed on M&M Rd. The tornado exited Conway County, east of Center Ridge, and entered Van Buren County, west-southwest of Damascus. 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.
40.61982-12-23234°30'N / 93°05'W34°33'N / 93°02'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Garland
40.91982-01-22234°30'N / 93°03'W2.50 Miles20 Yards01250K0Garland
40.91982-12-02335°17'N / 92°07'W35°18'N / 92°04'W4.00 Miles300 Yards072.5M0White
41.21967-03-05334°29'N / 93°05'W34°30'N / 93°01'W4.30 Miles67 Yards06250K0Garland
41.22003-05-04235°17'N / 92°17'W35°23'N / 92°09'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0000Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in northern Faulkner County. Numerous trees were Blown down along the path of the tornado. The tornado moved northeast into Cleburne County.
41.42005-11-27235°12'N / 92°52'W35°20'N / 92°42'W11.80 Miles250 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: The strong tornado moved out of Pope County and back into Conway County about one mile southwest of Blackwell. The tornado moved to the northeast, downing three wooden 115 kilovolt power structures. As the tornado crossed Interstate 40, it destroyed a liquor store at Blackwell. The tornado continued moving northeastward, damaging several houses. Several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado dissipated about 2.5 miles northeast of Saint Vincent.
41.51955-11-15235°02'N / 93°03'W1.50 Miles73 Yards00250K0Perry
41.71988-11-15335°20'N / 92°28'W35°23'N / 92°27'W3.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Faulkner
41.81956-02-14335°10'N / 93°00'W35°12'N / 92°51'W8.90 Miles300 Yards02250K0Pope
41.91983-05-14334°11'N / 92°03'W34°18'N / 91°58'W5.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Jefferson
42.12005-11-27235°21'N / 92°17'W35°22'N / 92°18'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeastern Van Buren about 9 miles southeast of Bee Branch. The tornado was in the county a short time, and only caused some tree damage before moving into southwestern Cleburne County.
42.11975-02-22235°16'N / 92°16'W35°25'N / 92°07'W13.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Faulkner
42.21957-06-13235°22'N / 92°24'W1.00 Mile27 Yards003K0Faulkner
42.41979-04-11235°16'N / 92°48'W35°19'N / 92°44'W5.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conway
42.42005-11-27235°21'N / 92°30'W35°23'N / 92°28'W2.60 Miles400 Yards0000Faulkner
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Conway County and into the northwest corner of Faulkner County about 5 miles west-southwest of Damascus. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous downed trees and power lines. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Van Buren County.
42.42004-10-18234°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.
42.41956-02-14235°18'N / 92°45'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Conway
42.51982-12-02335°16'N / 92°07'W35°22'N / 92°04'W6.00 Miles350 Yards02250K0White
42.51997-03-01434°09'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°41'W24.00 Miles528 Yards0112.0M0Hot Spring
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Hot Spring County 4.5 miles south of Friendship at 247 pm CST. The tornado damaged or destroyed a number of homes and other buildings in Donaldson as it moved northeastward. The tornado passed just to the south and east of Malvern. However, some damage was noted at the Malvern Airport. The tornado downed many more trees and power lines, as well as a number of buildings before it lifted about 6.5 miles east of Malvern. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2 and F3. However, some structural damage in the Donaldson area was consistent with an F4 rating.
42.71954-02-19234°11'N / 92°07'W1.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Jefferson
42.81956-01-28335°19'N / 92°07'W35°20'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0White
43.11957-05-13334°13'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°49'W14.70 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
43.22008-02-05335°10'N / 92°59'W35°16'N / 92°51'W11.00 Miles1050 Yards51511.5M0KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of the Carden Bottoms area of Yell County, crossing the Arkansas River, and re-entering Pope County southwest of Atkins. The intensity and width of the tornado increased quickly within just a couple of miles after it moved across the Arkansas River. According to a survey by the Red Cross, damage included 46 houses destroyed, 19 houses with major damage, 37 houses with minor damage, and 2 other houses affected. In addition, 6 mobile homes were destroyed, 1 mobile home had major damage, and 4 others suffered minor damage. Several businesses were damaged as well. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. Several vehicles were blown off Interstate 40 as the tornado crossed the highway. One fatality occurred in the Lucky Landing area when a woman was thrown from her mobile home. Three fatalities, all members of a single family, occurred at a house on the east side of Atkins. Another fatality occurred in the Happy Bend community when a man left his mobile home and took shelter in a large, metal, intermodal shipping container. The container was blown hundreds of yards into the woods. The tornado then moved into Conway County, in the area west of Hattieville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
43.61999-01-21235°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
43.71973-11-24235°20'N / 92°05'W1.30 Miles100 Yards18250K0White
43.81982-12-02335°18'N / 92°04'W35°21'N / 92°03'W4.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0White
44.11973-11-24234°36'N / 93°12'W34°38'N / 93°07'W5.40 Miles133 Yards0025K0Garland
44.11988-11-15234°23'N / 93°06'W34°27'N / 93°01'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Garland
44.12010-04-30235°21'N / 92°38'W35°25'N / 92°28'W11.00 Miles200 Yards001.9M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A Red Cross survey found the following damage from this EF2 tornado: 12 houses and 2 mobile homes destroyed, 8 houses with major damage, 5 houses and 2 mobile homes with minor damage, and 8 houses affected. Other damage included: roof damage to two churches, a silo thrown against one church, a number of barns and outbuildings damaged, and numerous trees and power lines blown down. The tornado exited Conway County east of Austin and entered Van Buren County north-northwest of Whipple. 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.
44.42001-11-24235°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.
44.81961-05-05234°31'N / 93°08'W2.00 Miles300 Yards06250K0Garland
44.82003-05-16234°05'N / 92°23'W34°08'N / 92°18'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Dallas County into Grant County about 6 miles southwest of Grapevine. The tornado downed numerous trees and damaged the roofs of several homes. The tornado dissipated 2 miles southeast of Grapevine.
44.91967-05-06234°32'N / 91°46'W34°32'N / 91°33'W12.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
45.01999-01-21234°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.
45.01960-05-06235°08'N / 91°55'W35°15'N / 91°42'W14.60 Miles500 Yards032.5M0White
45.21956-02-14335°24'N / 92°30'W35°25'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Van Buren
45.51956-02-14335°21'N / 92°51'W35°24'N / 92°30'W20.00 Miles300 Yards13250K0Conway
45.72008-02-05335°16'N / 92°51'W35°27'N / 92°37'W18.00 Miles1320 Yards2514.5M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Pope County, northeast of Atkins, into Conway County, west of Hattieville. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 56 residences (both houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. Altogether, 32 residences were destroyed, 6 had major damage, and 18 had minor damage. Several chicken houses were destroyed, and approximately 80,000 chickens were killed. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. An elderly couple was killed about 3.2 miles south-southwest of Cleveland when their mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then moved into Van Buren County, south-southeast of Beverage Town. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
45.71999-01-21235°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.
45.72005-09-24235°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.
45.81970-04-30235°16'N / 91°53'W1.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0White
46.01961-03-12234°52'N / 93°12'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0025K0Perry
46.32008-05-02335°22'N / 92°28'W35°29'N / 92°15'W15.00 Miles1600 Yards3610.0M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved out of Conway County, east of Center Ridge, and entered Van Buren County, west-southwest of Damascus. The tornado destroyed 17 permanent homes and 8 mobile homes. It caused major damage to 30 homes and minor damage to 19 homes. Four chicken houses were destroyed, 8 horses were killed, and one bull was killed. A feed mill was destroyed and three businesses received major damage. One church was destroyed and another was severely damaged. A 4 year-old girl and her grandparents were killed when their house was destroyed on Scroggins Creek Rd. (County Road 65). The tornado exited Van Buren County, east-northeast of Morganton, and moved into Cleburne County, northwest of Crossroads. 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.
46.92005-09-24235°23'N / 92°42'W35°23'N / 92°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0000Conway
 Brief Description: A strong tornado briefly touched down in northern Conway County. The tornado moved to the northwest around the remnants of Hurricane Rita. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 125 mph. All of the damage observed was on a hilltop. A double-wide mobile home, which had been tied down with tie-down straps, was destroyed. The home was blown across the highway, with much of the debris striking a church. The church itself had considerable damage. A sport utility vehicle also sustained some damage. The tornado was on the ground for about one mile before dissipating.
47.01982-04-02234°39'N / 91°35'W2.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Prairie
47.32003-05-16235°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.
47.61950-03-26234°10'N / 93°02'W34°19'N / 92°53'W13.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
47.71970-04-30235°23'N / 92°13'W35°28'N / 92°10'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Cleburne
47.92005-11-27235°22'N / 92°28'W35°32'N / 92°21'W13.10 Miles400 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Faulkner County into Van Buren County about 5 miles southwest of Southside. Winds were estimated at 140 mph. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous barns and outbuildings either damaged or destroyed. A number of cars were damaged, and a few were overturned. Several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed as well. Hundreds of trees were also knocked down. Numerous power lines and power poles were also blown down. The tornado dissipated about 6.5 miles north-northeast of Bee Branch.
48.01988-11-15335°23'N / 92°27'W35°31'N / 92°14'W15.50 Miles400 Yards1102.5M0Van Buren
48.22010-03-10235°24'N / 92°08'W35°26'N / 92°07'W3.00 Miles300 Yards13250K0KCleburne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A home was destroyed on South Sawmill Road, and the three occupants in the home were thrown out into a field. A 79 year-old man lost his life. The man's wife, 75 years old, suffered serious injuries, as did their grandson, 23 years old. The washer, dryer, and water heater from the home were found about 750 feet away in some brush. A mobile home on the same property was destroyed. Six other homes received minor damage. Some trees and power lines were blown down. A motorist on Arkansas Highway 107 was injured when his pickup truck was blown off the road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A low pressure system passed by just to the north of Arkansas on the 10th, with a trailing cold front pushing south across the state. This cold front met up with sufficient Gulf moisture and instability to trigger thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Many of the storms dropped hail and a few produced tornadoes.
48.41950-03-26334°59'N / 91°44'W35°05'N / 91°30'W14.90 Miles1760 Yards020250K0Prairie
48.51982-04-25334°10'N / 92°59'W34°15'N / 92°53'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
48.52005-11-27235°23'N / 92°16'W35°30'N / 92°10'W9.20 Miles100 Yards0100Cleburne
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeastern Van Buren County into southwestern Cleburne County about 2.5 miles west of Quitman. The tornado tracked quickly to the northeast, and removed the roofs of several houses. The tornado also destroyed a mobile home, a camper, a chicken house and a few barns and outbuildings. Several other chicken houses were damaged, as well as some vehicles. Hundreds of trees, power lines and power poles were downed. The tornado dissipated 5.5 miles north-northwest of Pearson.
48.52003-05-04235°22'N / 92°06'W35°26'N / 92°01'W5.50 Miles100 Yards0100Cleburne
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Faulkner County and into Cleburne County about 2.5 miles southwest of Hopewell. The tornado destroyed a couple of barns and outbuildings. Several houses and mobile homes were also damaged. The tornado also destroyed a mobile home. The mobile home was thrown against an old milking barn, which was also destroyed. A travel trailer was overturned and the person inside suffered minor injuries. An old chicken house was also destroyed and a mobile home was damaged due to flying debris. There were dozens of trees knocked down. The tornado dissipated about 3.8 miles northeast of Hopewell.
48.61999-02-06235°14'N / 93°04'W35°18'N / 92°55'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Pope County about 1 mile southwest of Pottsville. As the tornado moved northeast, it damaged or destroyed several mobile homes and caused roof damage to houses. Several campers, boat sheds and storage buildings also sustained some damage. Most of the damage was along or near Highway 247 just south of Pottsville. Farther northeast, not as much damage was noted. Some trees were downed and the roof of a barn was damaged north of Atkins on Highway 105. A tree fell on a mobile home as well in the same area.
48.62000-02-13234°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.
49.21976-04-24235°26'N / 92°08'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Cleburne
49.72001-02-24234°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.


* 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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