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

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Earthquake Index, #329

Midway town, AR
0.19
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

Midway town, 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, #308

Midway town, AR
250.65
Arkansas
272.21
U.S.
136.45

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

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,781 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Midway town, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:370Hail:1,443Heat:12Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:1,739Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:20Winter Weather:10
Other:126 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Midway town, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
43.51969-01-014.2N/A34.8-92.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 92 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Midway town, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.01950-03-26234°10'N / 93°02'W34°19'N / 92°53'W13.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
3.71982-04-25334°10'N / 92°59'W34°15'N / 92°53'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
3.81999-03-05234°12'N / 93°01'W34°12'N / 92°59'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Clark County into western Hot Spring County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, with only minor property damage occurring. Several trees were downed. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles before dissipating.
4.71957-05-13334°13'N / 93°00'W34°22'N / 92°49'W14.70 Miles880 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
7.51997-03-01434°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.
8.71950-03-26234°07'N / 93°04'W34°10'N / 93°02'W4.10 Miles150 Yards0325K0Clark
12.01988-11-15234°17'N / 93°13'W34°23'N / 93°06'W12.00 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Hot Spring
12.51988-11-15234°23'N / 93°06'W34°27'N / 93°01'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Garland
12.71957-01-22234°19'N / 93°10'W34°22'N / 93°10'W3.40 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
14.21999-03-05234°12'N / 93°22'W34°13'N / 93°04'W20.00 Miles250 Yards0000Clark
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Clark County just south of yet another tornado that orginated in eastern Pike County. The former tornado moved through mostly forested areas and caused extensive tree damage. Some property damage also occurred as the tornado tracked near DeGray Lake. Close to the lake, metal roofs were peeled from several docks and boats were thrown. The tornado was on the ground for 20 miles before moving into western Hot Spring County.
14.61965-03-17234°25'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
15.11958-11-17234°19'N / 93°18'W34°19'N / 93°09'W8.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
17.11999-01-21334°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.
17.31967-03-05334°29'N / 93°05'W34°30'N / 93°01'W4.30 Miles67 Yards06250K0Garland
17.51996-09-26234°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.
17.81982-01-22234°30'N / 93°03'W2.50 Miles20 Yards01250K0Garland
18.41999-01-21334°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.
18.61996-05-27334°01'N / 92°54'W34°04'N / 92°38'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00130K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Dallas County about a mile south-southwest of Dalark at 315 pm CDT. The storm travelled east-northeastward and struck the town of Manning around 330 pm CDT. 16 homes in Manning were either damaged or destroyed, half of which were mobile homes. The storm continued moving northeastward and lifted 2 miles southeast of Tulip around 340 pm CDT. Damage along the remainder of the storm's path consisted of downed trees and power lines. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $130,000.
18.71988-11-15234°10'N / 93°23'W34°17'N / 93°13'W10.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Clark
19.11971-01-03234°04'N / 93°20'W34°10'N / 93°12'W10.30 Miles200 Yards01025K0Clark
19.31997-03-01433°54'N / 93°20'W34°09'N / 93°01'W27.00 Miles1056 Yards6100120.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Nevada County and into Clark County approximately 6.5 miles south of Okolona at 220 pm CST. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing considerable tree damage and downing a number of power lines. The first fatality occurred along I-30, several miles southwest of Arkadelphia where a vehicle was blown off the highway and the driver was killed. A truck-stop was also destroyed near this location as well. At 242 pm CST, the tornado moved into the City of Arkadelphia. A number of homes and businesses in Arkadelphia were either damaged or destroyed. 5 people in Arkadelphia were also killed. The tornado continued to move northeastward, knocking down more trees and power lines, as well as damaging more homes. The tornado exited Clark County approximately 3.5 miles northeast of Arkadelphia at 247 pm CST. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2 to F3. However, some timber and structural damage along the path was consistent with an F4 rating. M45VE, F45BU, M37MH, F45MH, F14PH, F14PH
19.61982-12-23234°30'N / 93°05'W34°33'N / 93°02'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Garland
20.31996-05-27333°58'N / 93°21'W34°00'N / 92°54'W26.00 Miles440 Yards001.8M0Clark
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 2 1/2 miles south-southwest of Okolona. It first moved in an easterly direction, passing near the town of Center Point and across several county roads where a total of 17 homes and 3 outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. A large amount of trees and power lines were also downed. The storm then travelled more in an east-northeast direction, touching down intermittently. A large amount of timber was blown down in the eastern part of the county several miles southeast of Griffithtown. The storm moved out of Clark County at around 315 pm CDT. No injuries were reported along the track of the tornado. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,800,000, with $1,300,000 of that in timber damage alone.
20.42005-11-27234°24'N / 93°18'W34°32'N / 93°08'W13.80 Miles100 Yards0100Garland
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tracked into southwestern Garland County from Hot Spring County. The tornado rolled a mobile home into a tree, with a man injured near Pearcy. In the same area, several homes had mainly roof damage. The tornado then hit areas on the west side of Lake Hamilton, with structural damage to several homes and docks destroyed. Along the way, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped with power lines downed. The tornado dissipated roughly 3 miles southeast of Mountain Pine.
20.61961-05-05234°31'N / 93°08'W2.00 Miles300 Yards06250K0Garland
21.91967-05-06233°57'N / 92°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Dallas
22.12005-11-27234°21'N / 93°21'W34°25'N / 93°18'W4.20 Miles100 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Hot Spring County around 3 miles southeast of Bonnerdale and tracked quickly to the northeast. The tornado caused mainly tree and power line damage before moving into southwestern Garland County.
22.71996-09-26234°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.
23.31982-12-03234°14'N / 92°34'W34°20'N / 92°34'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Grant
24.41999-03-05334°14'N / 93°30'W34°13'N / 93°18'W13.00 Miles400 Yards002.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A strong tornado produced in eastern Pike County moved into western Clark County. The tornado hit the town of Alpine and caused extensive tree and property damage. More than two dozen homes and almost a dozen mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. In nearby Amity, a high school basketball game was cancelled when a Tornado Warning was issued. The tornado continued east of Alpine into a forested area and downed numerous trees. Just south of the tornado, yet another tornado was spawned with both tornadoes causing over 2 million dollars in tree damage across Clark County. The second tornado tracked across much of eastern Clark County. The first tornado was on the ground for about 13 miles before dissipating.
24.91959-03-14234°34'N / 92°49'W34°36'N / 92°48'W2.70 Miles417 Yards00250K0Garland
26.01993-11-13234°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.
26.71982-12-24234°28'N / 92°40'W34°34'N / 92°36'W7.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Saline
26.81979-05-03234°00'N / 93°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards022.5M0Clark
27.11999-01-21333°55'N / 92°38'W34°06'N / 92°34'W11.00 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Dallas County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, but knocked down a lot of trees. An aerial survey confirmed that there was at least one forested area where almost every tree had been blown over in a swath almost a quarter mile wide. The tornado dissipated near the town of Bunn.
27.41973-11-24234°36'N / 93°12'W34°38'N / 93°07'W5.40 Miles133 Yards0025K0Garland
29.92003-05-16233°57'N / 92°41'W34°05'N / 92°23'W19.80 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over northern Dallas County about 3.5 miles southwest of Princeton. The tornado tracked to the northeast, downing numerous trees and damaging the roofs of several homes. The tornado moved across the northern part of Farindale, where several more homes were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeast into southern Grant County.
30.61959-03-14234°36'N / 92°48'W34°44'N / 92°47'W9.20 Miles417 Yards17250K0Saline
32.31955-05-26334°42'N / 93°04'W34°44'N / 92°58'W6.20 Miles1000 Yards03250K0Garland
32.82008-05-02234°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.
32.91999-03-05234°14'N / 93°39'W34°14'N / 93°27'W10.00 Miles250 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Pike County. The tornado moved through mostly rural areas, so property damage was minimal. However, numerous trees were downed. The tornado was on the ground for around 10 miles before moving into western Clark County.
33.91984-11-09333°45'N / 93°06'W33°47'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Ouachita
34.42003-05-16234°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.
34.51957-05-13234°02'N / 93°31'W0025K0Pike
34.82008-04-03234°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.
35.61978-12-03233°44'N / 92°49'W33°48'N / 92°42'W8.40 Miles250 Yards00250K0Ouachita
36.11978-12-03233°48'N / 92°42'W33°54'N / 92°26'W16.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Dallas
36.11984-11-09333°44'N / 93°09'W33°45'N / 93°06'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Nevada
36.41950-02-12234°29'N / 92°24'W003K0Grant
36.51966-04-12334°24'N / 92°24'W34°26'N / 92°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0Grant
37.32009-10-29233°39'N / 92°52'W33°48'N / 92°46'W11.00 Miles1250 Yards00200K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado caused a massive tree blowdown soon after touching down. It then passed west of Velie and near Amy. One house had part of one wall and a portion of its roof torn off, part of the roof was torn off a mobile home, another mobile home was blown off its foundation, and several outbuildings were damaged. The tornado exited Ouachita County about 3 1/3 miles east-northeast of Smead and continued into Dallas County about 3 2/3 miles west-southwest of Holly Springs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
37.41982-04-25234°01'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cleveland
37.42003-05-16234°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.
37.61997-03-01333°46'N / 93°29'W33°53'N / 93°17'W14.00 Miles880 Yards022.0M0Nevada
 Brief Description: Damage path began 1.8 miles north of Hope, AR moved northeast along hwy 174, crossed I-30 at exit 36 (Emmet, AR. exit) continued northeast on the west side of I-30 past Emmit then northeast 1/2 to 2 miles west of I-30 and Prescott, AR then crossed the Little Missouri River at the Nevada-Clark county line and continued northeast. Total path length about 18 miles with width average 25 yds to 1/2 mile. Numerous homes, buildings, mobile homes, and vehicles were destroyed or heavily damaged.
38.11995-10-27234°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.
38.22008-04-03234°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.
38.41997-03-01434°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
38.71952-03-21334°43'N / 92°49'W34°47'N / 92°31'W17.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Saline
38.71982-12-02334°35'N / 92°28'W34°38'N / 92°26'W4.00 Miles233 Yards12825.0M0Saline
39.51955-05-26334°44'N / 92°58'W34°52'N / 92°36'W22.70 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Saline
40.02004-10-18234°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.
40.31999-01-21334°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.
40.41997-03-01234°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.
40.61981-10-17234°32'N / 92°21'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Saline
40.62010-04-30234°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.
41.31960-05-06233°48'N / 93°27'W2.60 Miles320 Yards02250K0Nevada
41.92001-02-24234°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.
42.61961-03-12234°52'N / 92°58'W2.00 Miles417 Yards000K0Perry
43.21979-04-08333°43'N / 93°05'W33°32'N / 92°46'W22.20 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Ouachita
43.41965-01-26234°04'N / 93°42'W003K0Pike
43.51988-11-15234°30'N / 92°21'W34°34'N / 92°14'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Saline
43.62008-05-02234°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.
43.71990-03-14233°49'N / 92°25'W2.00 Miles200 Yards16250K0Dallas
44.51961-03-12234°52'N / 93°12'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0025K0Perry
45.52009-10-29233°38'N / 92°40'W33°39'N / 92°40'W1.00 Mile1250 Yards001.8M0KCalhoun
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began in a wooded area of the Highland Industrial Park and then tore through the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. At the academy, the Apparatus Building was heavily damaged, walls were blown out of the Smoke Building, a large part of the roof was torn off the Administration and Classroom Building, and vehicles belonging to the students were tossed around and overturned. About 60 staff members and students were in the Administration and Classroom Building, but they were aware of the tornado warning that was in effect and had taken shelter in small, interior rooms. There were no injuries. Trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado then continued into the Ouachita County portion of the Highland Industrial Park. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
45.61982-12-03333°33'N / 92°48'W33°41'N / 92°42'W10.00 Miles250 Yards072.5M0Ouachita
46.61954-04-30333°56'N / 93°49'W33°29'N / 93°06'W51.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Hempstead
47.11960-05-06234°33'N / 92°20'W34°38'N / 92°11'W10.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pulaski
47.41980-04-07234°45'N / 92°35'W34°47'N / 92°16'W18.10 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Pulaski
47.41999-01-21233°43'N / 93°45'W33°56'N / 93°30'W21.10 Miles50 Yards0030K0Hempstead
 Brief Description: Large trees uprooted and pushed over. Several large trees fell on homes and residences in Washington. Some structural and roof damage occurred to several homes and businesses. Otherwise this tornado traversed mostly unpopulated wooded regions.
47.61980-04-07234°51'N / 93°24'W34°52'N / 93°20'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Yell
48.11997-03-01233°41'N / 93°34'W33°46'N / 93°29'W4.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Hempstead
 Brief Description: Damage path began 1.8 miles north of Hope, AR moved northeast along hwy 174, crossed I-30 at exit 36 (Emmet, AR. exit) continued northeast on the west side of I-30 past Emmit then northeast 1/2 to 2 miles west of I-30 and Prescott, AR then crossed the Little Missouri River at the Nevada-Clark county line and continued northeast. Total path length about 18 miles with width average 25 yds to 1/2 mile. Numerous homes, buildings, mobile homes, and vehicles were destroyed or heavily damaged.
48.31982-04-02433°50'N / 93°50'W33°52'N / 93°30'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hempstead
48.92005-11-27334°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.
49.11982-12-02334°38'N / 92°26'W34°51'N / 92°16'W14.00 Miles233 Yards12525.0M0Pulaski
49.11954-02-19234°11'N / 92°07'W1.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Jefferson
49.21999-03-05234°12'N / 93°55'W34°13'N / 93°45'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned south of a dissipating tornado in western Pike County. The former tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused little in the way of property damage. However, tree damage was extensive...especially just to the southeast of Newhope. The tornado tracked about 10 miles before dissipating.
49.41995-10-26234°44'N / 93°41'W34°47'N / 93°29'W12.50 Miles800 Yards0000Yell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down approximately four miles north of Sims in Montgomery County. The tornado travelled north-eastward just over 12 miles, crossing into Yell County around 2130 CST, before lifting near the town of Aly in Yell County. The tornado moved through the Ouachita National Forest. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of extensive timber damage.
49.52001-02-24234°36'N / 92°21'W34°44'N / 92°11'W12.30 Miles200 Yards0800Pulaski
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeast Saline County into southwest Pulaski County about 7.5 miles west of Wrightsville. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and closely followed the track of a violent tornado on March 1, 1997. In fact, a few homes and buildings that were rebuilt after the March 1st event were destroyed during this latest event. The tornado affected much of southern Pulaski County, including the Sweet Home and College Station communities. Several houses and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, including a church. Eight people suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado was on the ground about 12.3 miles before dissipating about 5.5 miles east of Little Rock.
49.81997-03-01434°37'N / 92°21'W34°45'N / 92°12'W11.00 Miles1408 Yards518050.0M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: The Saline County tornado moved into Pulaski County about 2.5 miles southeast of Mabelvale at 341 pm CST. The tornado tracked northeastward and damaged or destroyed a number of homes and businesses in the area of Arch Street Pike and Dixon Road in the south part of Little Rock. One person was killed in the same area when the building he was in seeking shelter was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved northeastward, but weakened and partially lifted as it approached the intersection of Highway 65 and Dixon Road. At this location, a building was destroyed and the tops of some trees were removed. The tornado reemerged near the College Station area around 349 pm CST, causing widespread damage. Many frame homes were either damaged or destroyed. 4 people were killed in the College Station area. A number of residents noted that there was a tremendous amount of flying debris. The tornado crossed I-440 and passed very close to Little Rock National Airport. The airport was closed for several hours after the storm passed, due to a large amount of debris on the runways. A hotel and a UPS Distribution Center near the airport sustained some damage. The tornado eventually lifted soon after it crossed the Arkansas River. Much of the damage along the path of the tornado was F2 and F3. However, some structural damage along the path was consistent with an F4 rating. M61BU, M69PH, F74VE, M62PH, F45MH
49.91982-12-23334°11'N / 93°55'W34°29'N / 93°46'W20.00 Miles400 Yards02925.0M0Hot Spring
50.01979-04-11234°33'N / 92°20'W34°41'N / 92°06'W16.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Saline


* 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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