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

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

Earthquake Index, #88

Mc Dougal, AR
0.89
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

Mc Dougal, 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, #376

Mc Dougal, AR
233.94
Arkansas
272.21
U.S.
136.45

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

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,476 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mc Dougal, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:300Hail:919Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:1,162Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:94 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mc Dougal, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 17 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Mc Dougal, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.71976-03-254.91535.59-90.48
33.61963-03-034.5N/A36.7-90.1
48.31976-03-254.51535.61-90.48
38.21966-02-124.3N/A35.9-90
46.21975-06-134.3N/A36.54-89.68
39.61985-12-054535.88-89.99
19.91972-02-013.91236.4-90.8
33.81968-02-103.8N/A36.5-89.9
46.11979-06-113.81236.17-89.65
49.21973-10-093.8136.51-89.61
47.91972-03-293.71036.2-89.61
48.61983-02-233.7136.19-89.6
42.11970-11-173.61935.9-89.9
48.31976-09-253.6535.61-90.45
35.81982-02-023.51235.91-90.05
38.51981-06-263.5935.85-90.07
44.31970-03-273.5536.5-89.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 105 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mc Dougal, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.31999-01-21436°17'N / 90°33'W36°24'N / 90°21'W16.00 Miles400 Yards001.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Knobel and tracked northeast. The most serious damage occurred early in the life of the tornado. Two homes were destroyed on County Road 238. Several other homes were damaged. Two trailer trucks were rolled over. As the tornado continued east it gradually diminished in intensity. Several trees and power lines were knocked down along the way.
8.32006-04-02336°12'N / 90°48'W36°11'N / 90°11'W37.00 Miles880 Yards04725.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornado continued to track east from Randolph County into Greene County and eventually continued into Dunklin County, Missouri. The hardest hit area was in the town of Marmaduke. Forty-seven injuries occurred in Marmaduke with two people being airlifted to a local hospital. One hundred and thirty houses were destroyed in Marmaduke with twenty-five mobile homes also being destroyed. A pharmacy was also destroyed in Marmaduke. Outside of Marmaduke, in the rest of the county, nineteen homes and 11 mobile homes were destroyed. In addition, seven houses and two mobile homes had major damage in the county. In all, approximately five hundred homes were affected.
9.31964-01-24236°11'N / 90°23'W36°14'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0Greene
9.81964-01-24236°14'N / 90°19'W36°16'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clay
10.01999-01-21236°23'N / 90°40'W36°25'N / 90°32'W7.00 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado developed east of Datto and moved northeast. Several homes were badly damaged. Several hangars were destroyed and some planes were destroyed at the Corning airport.
11.51990-05-16236°27'N / 90°35'W36°30'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles77 Yards110K0Clay
14.51968-04-03336°05'N / 90°28'W36°07'N / 90°25'W3.60 Miles100 Yards162.5M0Greene
16.31968-05-15236°32'N / 90°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards0125K0Butler
16.71997-03-01335°59'N / 90°50'W36°12'N / 90°21'W15.00 Miles200 Yards15500K0Greene
 Brief Description: M47BU The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
16.81965-11-26336°03'N / 90°30'W36°05'N / 90°27'W3.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Greene
16.91957-04-03236°04'N / 90°25'W000K0Greene
18.01973-04-26236°12'N / 90°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
18.01954-06-29236°03'N / 90°30'W000K0Greene
18.01967-04-13236°03'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Greene
19.51964-03-04236°02'N / 90°20'W36°08'N / 90°10'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
20.01955-04-22236°21'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Randolph
20.41981-04-22436°36'N / 90°25'W36°36'N / 90°23'W1.30 Miles400 Yards02625.0M0Dunklin
21.01970-04-30336°35'N / 90°36'W36°36'N / 90°36'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ripley
21.81954-04-15236°07'N / 90°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dunklin
22.91970-04-30336°36'N / 90°36'W36°40'N / 90°30'W7.10 Miles100 Yards01250K0Butler
23.91955-03-20235°59'N / 90°17'W36°00'N / 90°18'W1.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Mississippi
24.51990-05-17236°36'N / 90°16'W36°38'N / 90°13'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Butler
24.82006-04-02336°13'N / 90°58'W36°13'N / 90°49'W8.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: A tornado began 3 miles south of Pocahontas and tracked east into Greene County. In Shannon, three businesses and five homes were destroyed. Another two businesses and two homes had major damage. Eighteen other homes had minor damage. The tornado produced F1 type damage in Randolph County.
24.92006-04-02336°10'N / 90°07'W36°10'N / 89°59'W14.40 Miles880 Yards001.5M0Dunklin
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Greene County, Arkansas into Dunklin County, Missouri. The tornado then continued east into Pemiscot County, Missouri. Seven homes were destroyed and thirty-three homes were damaged.
27.11996-04-19236°36'N / 90°52'W36°35'N / 90°44'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A mobile home was overturned. Large trees fell on cars and homes.
28.31999-04-05236°16'N / 90°58'W36°16'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on the east side of Paragould and moved northeast. The tornado hit a commercial area with several restaurants and other businesses damaged or destroyed. Several trees and power lines were blown down as well.
28.51994-07-02236°15'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles75 Yards01500K0Randolph
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down one mile south of Pocahontas and traveled south-southeastward for approximately two miles before lifting. The tornado heavily damaged two businesses and destroyed two mobile homes. Two other mobile homes were removed from their foundations. An tractor-semitrailer was blown off U.S. Highway 67. The driver's wife received minor injuries when the entire rig flipped over into a ditch. Another tractor-semitrailer was blown over at a local business. Some trees and power lines were also blown down along the highway.
29.41973-11-24236°26'N / 89°59'W36°27'N / 89°56'W3.00 Miles33 Yards20250K0Dunklin
29.51952-06-04236°07'N / 90°56'W000K0Lawrence
29.91976-03-29235°57'N / 90°49'W35°58'N / 90°44'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
30.21952-02-13235°57'N / 90°09'W0.30 Mile33 Yards050K0Mississippi
30.21984-04-03335°56'N / 90°17'W35°58'N / 90°01'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Mississippi
30.32008-02-05236°41'N / 90°13'W36°41'N / 90°08'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0KButler
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways FF and CC. Parts of roofs were ripped off of several houses. As it moved east, it threw tin silos more than 900 yards. One of the silos hit a house and likely played a role in destroying the house. The roof and most of the exterior walls were blown off the three bedroom brick house. The family survived in a closet near the back room of the house unhurt. At the same location, an abandoned mobile home was destroyed, and the metal frame was bent. Debris from this area was spread east about 1.5 miles. Peak estimated wind speeds were near 130 mph. The damage path continued into Stoddard County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A deepening low pressure system moved northeast from Arkansas along a warm front that extended across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Surface dew points were in the upper 50's to lower 60's along and southeast of the warm front. A strong upper level trough over the western Plains produced a strong southwest flow of 60 to 80 knots at 500 mb. Winds at 850 mb were south to southwest around 40 knots.
30.51967-12-21236°30'N / 90°58'W36°31'N / 90°56'W1.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ripley
30.51955-03-20236°00'N / 90°18'W36°26'N / 89°33'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dunklin
30.62003-05-04235°52'N / 90°20'W35°54'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards001K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down northeast of Black Oak and moved northeast eventually into Mississippi County. Little damage was reported with the tornado in Craighead County.
30.61975-06-05236°45'N / 90°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards042.5M0Butler
31.61954-04-30235°58'N / 91°16'W36°10'N / 90°37'W38.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lawrence
31.81977-09-14236°00'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Lawrence
32.31955-03-20235°43'N / 90°51'W35°59'N / 90°17'W36.70 Miles250 Yards0125K0Craighead
32.31957-04-03335°48'N / 90°55'W36°02'N / 90°38'W22.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greene
32.51973-05-07336°45'N / 90°21'W36°47'N / 90°18'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Butler
32.61978-08-13235°54'N / 90°43'W35°51'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Craighead
32.81996-04-19236°48'N / 90°32'W36°46'N / 90°28'W2.50 Miles75 Yards00300K0Butler
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed numerous barns, damaged several houses, and uprooted hundreds of trees. At one farmstead, the tornado lifted a 40-foot section of a 1 by 2 foot concrete base that had been under a wooden barn. Farm equipment such as tractors and hay balers were damaged. Large grain bins and other items were blown over a hundred feet. 18 utility poles were destroyed, knocking out power for 12 to 18 hours. A portion of U.S. Highway 60 was closed for several hours because of debris in the road.
32.91973-01-18236°41'N / 90°50'W36°43'N / 90°46'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ripley
33.01968-05-15435°47'N / 90°44'W35°53'N / 90°18'W12.60 Miles167 Yards3435025K0Craighead
33.12003-05-04235°51'N / 90°17'W35°54'N / 90°08'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi County from Craighead County and continued to move northeast. Three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A car was damaged when a tree fell on it. Six farm pivots were damaged.
33.21968-05-15435°53'N / 90°18'W35°54'N / 90°02'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0325K0Mississippi
33.41999-01-17235°46'N / 90°30'W35°53'N / 90°26'W11.00 Miles75 Yards00150K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado started just southwest of Lake City and tracked northeast reaching the northwest corner of Lake City and then continued northeast. Two homes were destroyed and five others were damaged in Lake City. An electrical substation was badly damaged. Several trees and power lines were also blown down.
33.51984-04-03335°44'N / 90°52'W35°56'N / 90°17'W33.00 Miles200 Yards0225.0M0Craighead
33.91998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH
34.21997-03-01335°56'N / 90°54'W35°58'N / 90°52'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K1.1MLawrence
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
34.21952-02-13236°04'N / 89°56'W36°07'N / 89°53'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Pemiscot
34.31976-02-21336°43'N / 90°29'W36°53'N / 90°15'W17.20 Miles300 Yards1132.5M0Butler
34.81952-02-13236°07'N / 89°53'W36°09'N / 89°52'W2.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Pemiscot
35.22010-12-31236°49'N / 90°31'W36°49'N / 90°31'W00250K0KButler
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado briefly touched down in the vicinity of a residence along County Road 421. About one-third of the roof of the well-built residence was removed, landing about 1,000 feet away in a field. Seven people were in the residence at the time. They were not in the basement, but nobody was injured. Other damage consisted of several uprooted and snapped trees, shingles off a small shed, a damaged antenna tower, and damaged fences. A National Weather Service damage survey indicated a convergent orientation to the debris. Peak winds in this tornado were estimated around 120 mph. The average path width was 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A pre-frontal line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front over western Missouri. The broken line of storms extended southwestward across southeast Missouri. Isolated bowing segments and supercells were embedded within portions of the line. The storms existed within a narrow axis of marginal instability with mixed layer capes at or below 500 j/kg. A low level jet axis along the Mississippi River provided more than sufficient vertical wind shear for embedded supercells with isolated tornadoes.
35.21973-04-19236°08'N / 89°52'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pemiscot
35.51965-05-26235°53'N / 90°09'W35°57'N / 89°57'W12.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
35.51973-11-24236°27'N / 89°56'W36°33'N / 89°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards06250K0New Madrid
36.21976-03-29235°53'N / 90°58'W35°57'N / 90°49'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Craighead
37.31952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
37.31952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
37.42002-04-24436°54'N / 90°41'W36°48'N / 90°20'W20.00 Miles650 Yards01430.0M0Butler
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into Butler County in the Mark Twain National Forest, then proceded east-southeast, passing 6 to 7 miles north of Poplar Bluff. An upscale residential subdivision beyond the northern outskirts of Poplar Bluff, just off U.S. Route 67, received extensive damage. At least two well-constructed homes were levelled by peak winds estimated around 210 MPH. A total of 50 homes were destroyed in Butler County, 16 others received major damage, and 30 homes received minor damage. Most of the damaged homes were north of Poplar Bluff. Total damage figures for Butler County included timber losses in the national forest. The total number of injuries requiring hospital care that were directly attributed to the storm was 16. Five of the injured were admitted in critical condition. There were no fatalities from the storm. A woman who lived off U.S. Highway 67 took shelter in her bathtub. She reported that she and the bathtub were blown about 200 feet. She was reportedly found in the median of the highway. She was treated for a cracked sternum, broken ribs, a broken toe, and bruised lungs. In another incident on Highway 67, a large chunk of asphalt was blown through a vehicle's window, striking one of the people inside. The car was extensively damaged when it was blown off the road, but the 3 people inside received only cuts and bruises.
37.52006-04-02336°10'N / 89°58'W36°11'N / 89°39'W17.60 Miles880 Yards213060.0M0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east out of Dunklin County into Pemiscot County. The tornado lifted near the Mississippi River. There were two fatalities in Braggadocio. One hundred thirty people were injured. The most affected area was the southern portion of Caruthersville. Two hundred twenty-six homes were destroyed and five hundred forty-two homes were damaged. In addition, the city of Caruthersville's water tower was destroyed, cutting off water access to the entire city. F93VE, M69VE
37.61957-04-25335°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile313 Yards000K0Craighead
38.02005-11-05236°33'N / 91°09'W36°33'N / 91°00'W7.40 Miles250 Yards0075K0Ripley
 Brief Description: The tornado entered southwest Ripley County from Oregon County. A home and a barn received extensive damage in the community of Tucker, near where the tornado reached its peak intensity and width. Peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. Average path width was 150 yards.
38.01957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
38.31975-04-30235°59'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Lawrence
38.72005-11-27236°32'N / 91°06'W36°41'N / 91°00'W12.00 Miles250 Yards10250K0Ripley
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed a permanent home and a mobile home. Major damage occurred to two other permanent homes. The sole fatality occurred about midway between Gatewood and Briar, where a two-story house was destroyed. The victim was sleeping on the second floor at the time. His body was found in a field about 75 yards from the residence. Two people on the first floor of the house escaped from under the debris without injury. Two mobile homes were unroofed. Many trees were snapped or uprooted. Several trees blocked U.S. Route 160 where the tornado crossed it. Much of the tornado's path was in the Mark Twain National Forest. The average path width was 200 yards. Peak wind speeds were estimated near 140 MPH. The strongest winds and widest path extended from near Tucker to the destroyed house (midway between Briar and Gatewood). M62PH
39.31965-04-18235°55'N / 89°57'W043K0Mississippi
39.51975-04-30235°54'N / 89°58'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
40.12004-10-18236°03'N / 89°49'W36°03'N / 89°49'W0.50 Mile125 Yards37300K0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado struck just south of Cooter and moved east. The tornado produced substantial damage to a farm house and a couple of modular homes. The tornado killed three persons who lived at the farm another injured seven others. A large grain trailer and several trees were blown over. M86PH, F?PH, M?PH
40.61979-04-11236°07'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
41.41973-05-26435°42'N / 90°52'W35°50'N / 90°41'W13.80 Miles300 Yards325725K0Craighead
41.41997-03-01335°50'N / 90°59'W35°53'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles200 Yards0225K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
41.71955-05-10235°55'N / 89°56'W35°55'N / 89°51'W4.70 Miles440 Yards00250K0Mississippi
42.21997-03-01435°46'N / 90°11'W35°57'N / 89°43'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
42.41981-04-22436°36'N / 90°23'W36°53'N / 89°27'W55.20 Miles33 Yards000K0New Madrid
42.61973-05-07336°47'N / 90°18'W36°50'N / 89°43'W32.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Stoddard
42.81952-03-21436°03'N / 89°49'W36°04'N / 89°42'W6.50 Miles880 Yards171002.5M0Pemiscot
43.01955-11-15335°54'N / 91°05'W35°55'N / 91°01'W3.80 Miles880 Yards09250K0Lawrence
43.11976-03-29235°52'N / 91°04'W35°53'N / 90°58'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
43.21982-12-02236°12'N / 91°17'W36°18'N / 91°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Franklin
44.21976-02-21336°53'N / 90°15'W36°57'N / 90°10'W6.50 Miles300 Yards030K0Stoddard
44.22008-05-02235°41'N / 90°14'W35°43'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01500K0KMississippi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of Etowah, near the Garden Point Community, and tracked northeast to near Carrolls Corner. The track was nearly continuous for roughly 4 miles. Most of the damage occurred on a half mile stretch of Highway 77 between Highway 140 and Highway 297. Two homes sustained major damage. The roof was blown off of one home and the back side of another home was torn off. Four other homes sustained moderate damage and another home sustained minor damage. One person was injured. A car dealership was also completely destroyed along with ten used vehicles on the car lot. Several out buildings were also destroyed. Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines were knocked down along the path. There was also one mobile home destroyed on County Road 121. A recreational vehicle and an irrigation system were also overturned. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
44.81951-11-13336°37'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0New Madrid
46.01982-12-24236°30'N / 91°17'W36°43'N / 91°07'W16.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Oregon
46.41959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
46.81982-12-24236°43'N / 91°07'W36°48'N / 91°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Ripley
46.81973-05-07235°36'N / 90°30'W35°40'N / 90°32'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Poinsett
47.12004-04-24236°54'N / 90°47'W37°00'N / 90°43'W7.60 Miles200 Yards05600K0Carter
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down about one mile south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and County Highway 233 in eastern Carter County. The tornado tracked north-northeast, passing only about a mile west of the town of Ellsinore. The tornado damage path ended on County Road 365 less than one half mile before reaching the Wayne County line. Peak winds in the tornado were estimated at 150 MPH. Most of the injured were in a mobile home on the north side of U.S. Highway 60. Their mobile home was picked up and thrown into some trees. One person was critically injured. The critically injured person was paralyzed when her back and neck was broken, and she was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. Another person received a broken arm, and most of the remaining injuries were scrapes and cuts. The tornado destroyed a total of three mobile homes, a storage facility, and numerous sheds. Two homes and one business were severely damaged. Numerous vehicles were damaged. A warm front extending across southeast Missouri was the focus for tornadic thunderstorms. The storms developed during the warmth of the afternoon and produced a few tornadoes, isolated dime size hail, and several reports of flash flooding.
47.11968-05-15435°44'N / 91°11'W35°47'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards11125K0Jackson
47.51952-03-21335°36'N / 90°43'W35°40'N / 90°31'W12.10 Miles417 Yards239250K0Poinsett
47.71982-12-02236°46'N / 91°05'W36°49'N / 91°04'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ripley
47.71954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
48.22005-11-05236°31'N / 91°23'W36°35'N / 91°10'W9.00 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Oregon
 Brief Description: A National Weather Service storm survey team revealed that an F-2 tornado touched down 9 miles east of Thayer near Highway V. The tornado continued on a path 300 yards wide to 8 miles northeast of Myrtle. Two mobile homes were destroyed and several other homes were heavily damaged along the tornado path.
48.31959-09-26335°43'N / 90°09'W35°47'N / 89°44'W23.70 Miles667 Yards07250K0Lauderdale
48.32005-11-05236°14'N / 91°22'W36°16'N / 91°17'W4.80 Miles350 Yards0300Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly in Sharp County about a mile southwest of Sitka. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 115 mph. The worst damage noted was at the intersection of Lone Oak Road and Summerfield Creek Road. One mobile home was demolished, with contents strewn well across a field. Another mobile home was damaged. A storage shed was thrown across a street into the trees and a travel trailer was overturned. A vacant house was destroyed by falling trees. Five vehicles were damaged with windows being blown out. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Three people sustained injuries. The tornado was on the ground for almost five miles before dissipating.
48.71982-12-02236°08'N / 91°21'W36°12'N / 91°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Crawford
48.82010-12-31236°56'N / 90°51'W36°58'N / 90°49'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0KCarter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near County Road 223, where a tin roof was peeled up on a small outbuilding. A gate and fence were blown about 50 feet. The tornado reached its maximum width and its peak intensity as it crossed County Road 225. This is where a permanent home suffered partial wall and roof loss, a mobile home was blown 15 feet off its foundation, and over one hundred trees were uprooted. The residents of the mobile home took refuge in the laundry room, which was the only room not destroyed. Residents of both homes were provided food and shelter by the Red Cross. A large oak tree fell on a vehicle, causing major damage to the vehicle. Two other vehicles were damaged by debris. A shed and outbuildings were destroyed. A bicycle was blown up into a tree. A twin-pole high voltage transmission tower was partially blown over. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 60, then struck a sawmill on Highway FF. The 40-by-100 foot sawmill was destroyed. None of the eight workers in the sawmill were injured, possibly because they jumped into a sawdust pit. A home near the sawmill lost part of its roof (less than 20 percent), and dozens of large trees were uprooted. As the tornado crossed County Road 327, a few more trees were blown down. Part of a metal roof from a small barn was blown into a tree. Due to damage to the high-voltage transmission lines, over 1,500 customers from Van Buren to Ellsinore were without power for up to four hours. A National Weather Service damage survey confirmed a convergent signature to the debris pattern. A person in the area reported witnessing the tornado. Peak winds in this tornado were estimated near 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A pre-frontal line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front over western Missouri. The broken line of storms extended southwestward across southeast Missouri. Isolated bowing segments and supercells were embedded within portions of the line. The storms existed within a narrow axis of marginal instability with mixed layer capes at or below 500 j/kg. A low level jet axis along the Mississippi River provided more than sufficient vertical wind shear for embedded supercells with isolated tornadoes.
49.31959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
49.52002-04-24437°00'N / 91°01'W36°55'N / 90°40'W20.50 Miles300 Yards0215.0M0Carter
 Brief Description: The tornado damage path began on the west side of Van Buren, right along the Current River, and crossed U.S. Route 60 very close to the Current River bridge. Two businesses in Van Buren, a lodge and a restaurant, were heavily damaged by F-2 intensity winds. The tornado travelled southeast across hilly and forested terrain until reaching the community of Ellsinore. Damage on the south side of Ellsinore was severe, where about 7 businesses were destroyed. Most of the damage at Ellsinore, which was inflicted by F-4 intensity winds, occurred along and near U.S. Highway 60. Across Carter County, 13 homes were destroyed and 12 homes suffered major damage. The tornado then moved into the Mark Twain National Forest and crossed into Butler County north of Highway 60.
49.81982-12-24236°48'N / 91°04'W36°57'N / 90°58'W10.00 Miles300 Yards112.5M0Carter
49.91970-07-03236°31'N / 89°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0New Madrid
50.01973-11-24235°49'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Jackson


* 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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