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The chance of earthquake damage in West Side School District is about the same as Arkansas average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in West Side School District 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, #71

West Side School District
0.59
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

West Side School District
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, #46

West Side School District
382.32
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 3,698 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West Side School District were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:371Hail:1,440Heat:15Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:1Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:1,654Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:24
Other:100 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near West Side School District.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 14 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near West Side School District.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.11982-01-214.7335.18-92.21
27.41982-03-014.3835.19-92.21
26.81982-01-244.1435.2-92.22
27.41982-01-214.1435.19-92.2
26.91982-02-244535.2-92.24
25.31982-01-223.9N/A35.22-92.21
27.41983-01-193.9535.19-92.21
27.51982-09-273.8535.19-92.23
28.21982-07-053.8635.18-92.23
26.91982-05-313.6235.2-92.23
27.41982-05-313.6135.19-92.2
26.21982-09-253.5535.21-92.23
26.71982-01-203.5N/A35.2-92.21
27.71982-01-193.5135.19-92.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 172 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West Side School District.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.72008-05-02235°29'N / 92°15'W35°42'N / 91°57'W22.00 Miles1200 Yards01232.0M0KCleburne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Van Buren County, east-northeast of Morganton, and moved into Cleburne County, northwest of Crossroads. Across the county, 194 homes received damage. This included 27 houses and five mobile homes destroyed, 66 homes with major damage, and 96 homes with minor damage. A dog kennel, two chicken houses, and a beauty shop were destroyed. Minor damage was done to two chicken houses, a rock quarry, a flea market, a boat storage facility, a beauty shop, a fire department, a print shop, and a community ball park. At least 19 boats and party barges sank in Greers Ferry Lake. Removal of the vessels and clean-up of the spilled fuel and fluids continued well into June. About 6800 homes and businesses lost power. In addition to power lines and poles being blown down, one transmission line and one substation were damaged. Approximately 250 dogs and puppies were killed, along with two horses, and hundreds of chickens. 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.
5.81956-02-15235°34'N / 92°16'W0025K0Van Buren
6.11988-11-15335°31'N / 92°14'W35°31'N / 92°14'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
8.11984-03-15435°36'N / 92°15'W35°37'N / 91°48'W23.00 Miles440 Yards21025.0M0Cleburne
9.41976-03-29335°33'N / 92°08'W35°39'N / 91°52'W16.50 Miles50 Yards16250K0Cleburne
10.31968-04-19235°29'N / 92°02'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Cleburne
10.32005-11-27235°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.
10.31984-03-15435°35'N / 92°27'W35°36'N / 92°15'W8.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Van Buren
10.71976-04-24235°26'N / 92°08'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Cleburne
11.21970-04-30235°23'N / 92°13'W35°28'N / 92°10'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Cleburne
11.51955-11-15335°26'N / 92°05'W0025K0Cleburne
11.92010-03-10235°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.
12.91982-12-02335°22'N / 92°04'W35°32'N / 91°57'W11.00 Miles350 Yards00250K0Cleburne
13.61988-11-15335°23'N / 92°27'W35°31'N / 92°14'W15.50 Miles400 Yards1102.5M0Van Buren
14.22003-05-04235°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.
14.61955-11-15335°29'N / 92°02'W35°34'N / 91°48'W14.30 Miles133 Yards01250K0Cleburne
14.81982-12-02335°21'N / 92°03'W35°28'N / 91°59'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
14.91989-06-11235°29'N / 92°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Van Buren
15.52008-05-02335°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.
15.52008-02-05435°27'N / 92°37'W35°42'N / 92°16'W26.00 Miles1170 Yards37722.8M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Conway County, northeast of Cleveland, into Van Buren County, south-southeast of Beverage Town. A Red Cross survey indicated that 41 houses were destroyed, 26 suffered major damage, 29 had minor damage, and 30 others were affected. In addition, 21 mobile homes were destroyed, 4 suffered major damage, 2 had minor damage, and one other was affected. A boat factory was destroyed, and a church and a number of businesses were damaged. Three fatalities occurred: One in a house 3.2 miles south-southwest of Clinton, one at the boat factory in Clinton, and one in a mobile home 2.5 miles west of Shirley. The tornado continued into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. 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.
16.32008-02-05435°42'N / 92°16'W35°56'N / 91°57'W23.00 Miles1320 Yards1729.0M0KStone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Van Buren County, north of Shirley, into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. According to a Red Cross survey, 24 houses were destroyed, 11 suffered major damage, 11 had minor damage, and 21 others were affected. Mobile home damage included 14 destroyed, 4 with major damage, 4 with minor damage, and 6 others affected. Major damage to businesses occurred near the intersection of Arkansas Highways 5 and 14 on the southeast side of Mountain View. A car dealership was destroyed and some of the cars on the sales lot were thrown across the highway. One car was lofted over a building across the highway and then thrown down into a ravine. Nearby, a utility pole was pulled up by the tornado, and then a large part of the pole was jammed back into the ground with all the wires still attached. The Stone County Medical Center suffered substantial damage, and a number of doctors' offices nearby were destroyed. Other businesses destroyed included a body shop, a paint shop, and a car parts store. A fire station had major damage. A major electrical transmission line outside of Mountain View was destroyed. It was nearly a week before the line could be rebuilt and power restored. One person was killed in a house just east of the Highway 5/14 intersection. The tornado continued into Izard County, in the area just northwest of Guion. 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.
16.52005-11-27235°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.
16.61972-04-07335°47'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craighead
16.91975-02-22235°16'N / 92°16'W35°25'N / 92°07'W13.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Faulkner
17.01960-05-06235°27'N / 92°30'W35°31'N / 92°23'W8.20 Miles333 Yards043K0Van Buren
17.22005-11-27235°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.
17.62003-05-04235°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.
17.91988-11-15235°45'N / 92°21'W35°55'N / 92°10'W13.00 Miles400 Yards04250K0Stone
18.01973-11-24235°20'N / 92°05'W1.30 Miles100 Yards18250K0White
18.01991-03-22235°37'N / 91°57'W35°39'N / 91°45'W10.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Cleburne
18.41956-01-28335°19'N / 92°07'W35°20'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0White
19.01982-12-02335°18'N / 92°04'W35°21'N / 92°03'W4.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0White
19.01982-12-02335°16'N / 92°07'W35°22'N / 92°04'W6.00 Miles350 Yards02250K0White
19.51982-12-02335°47'N / 92°25'W35°53'N / 92°15'W11.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Stone
20.01957-06-13235°22'N / 92°24'W1.00 Mile27 Yards003K0Faulkner
20.11999-03-05335°29'N / 92°37'W35°31'N / 92°24'W10.00 Miles350 Yards0000Van Buren
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Van Buren County to the southeast of a dissipating tornado near Scotland. The former tornado moved through Culpepper and toward Choctaw, causing extensive property damage. Perhaps the worst damage was along County Road 6. In all, about a dozen houses and half a dozen mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. There was also extensive tree damage. As the tornado moved northeast, it weakened by the time it reached Choctaw. Mostly roof damage was noted in town. The tornado was on the ground for 10 miles before dissipating.
20.21968-04-19235°15'N / 92°23'W35°23'N / 92°14'W12.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Faulkner
20.41996-04-14435°49'N / 92°21'W35°56'N / 92°07'W16.00 Miles880 Yards552.5M0Stone
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 4 miles northwest of Fox. It moved northeastward, passing south of Timbo, where some homes were damaged or destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing some spotty damage through much of the county until the storm was 3.5 miles southwest of Allison. There, a house was completely destroyed and the first fatality occurred at approximately 730 pm CDT. The tornado then moved into Allison at around 738 pm CDT, damaging a resort area and destroying a bathhouse. The storm then struck a campground near the resort. As the tornado moved through the campground area, trees were downed on recreational vehicles, and several camping trailers were either overturned or tossed into a nearby creek. Four people were killed at the campground. The tornado exited Stone County at 739 pm CDT. Five people also sustained minor injuries. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some structural damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $2,500,000. M71MH, F64MH, M65MH, F65MH, F53PH
20.61982-12-02335°38'N / 92°35'W35°47'N / 92°25'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
20.71982-12-02335°17'N / 92°07'W35°18'N / 92°04'W4.00 Miles300 Yards072.5M0White
20.91956-01-28335°15'N / 92°13'W35°19'N / 92°07'W7.40 Miles150 Yards0025K0Faulkner
20.91956-02-14335°24'N / 92°30'W35°25'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Van Buren
21.21979-04-11235°18'N / 92°22'W35°20'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Faulkner
21.72005-11-27235°47'N / 91°57'W35°52'N / 91°53'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Stone
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Stone County roughly 3.6 miles west of Marcella. The tornado tracked to the northeast, and tore the porch off of a house and damaged the roof. A roof was removed from a barn with another barn roof damaged. Several homes had roof damage, and a shed was destroyed. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a flatbed truck. The tornado dissipated 2.7 miles northeast of St. James.
21.81979-06-28235°37'N / 92°35'W35°28'N / 92°31'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Van Buren
21.81957-06-13235°19'N / 92°26'W35°21'N / 92°22'W4.50 Miles440 Yards000K0Faulkner
21.91955-11-15335°34'N / 91°48'W35°36'N / 91°45'W3.30 Miles133 Yards13250K0Independence
22.41978-05-12235°55'N / 92°19'W35°54'N / 92°06'W12.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stone
22.71988-11-15335°20'N / 92°28'W35°23'N / 92°27'W3.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Faulkner
23.11955-11-02235°39'N / 92°50'W35°40'N / 92°18'W29.90 Miles67 Yards0525K0Van Buren
23.41988-03-24235°35'N / 91°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Independence
23.42005-11-27235°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.
23.41999-01-21235°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.
23.41984-03-15435°37'N / 91°48'W35°37'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Independence
24.51982-12-23335°32'N / 92°39'W35°43'N / 92°33'W14.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Saline
25.12010-04-30335°27'N / 92°43'W35°37'N / 92°30'W16.00 Miles700 Yards1154.0M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Conway County north of Cleveland and entered Van Buren County south-southeast of Liberty Springs. The tornado, rated EF3 in Van Buren County, caused extensive damage to the town of Scotland, especially in areas along Lo Gap Road. A 67 year-old woman was killed when she was thrown from her home. Approximately 15 others were injured. A damage assessment by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management indicated 13 homes (including houses and mobile homes) destroyed, 3 homes with major damage, 7 homes with minor damage, and 11 homes affected. In addition, Scotland's community center was destroyed, and barns, outbuildings, and a gas well were damaged. Thousands of trees and numerous power lines were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surged into Arkansas at the end of April, so conditions in the state became warm and humid. On the 30th, a strong area of low pressure aloft approached from the west, resulting in the development of thunderstorms. Wind shear, a change in wind direction and speed with height, was present. This created a favorable environment for the formation of tornadoes.
25.51991-03-22235°39'N / 91°45'W35°42'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Independence
25.72010-04-30235°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.
26.11982-12-02335°09'N / 92°10'W35°16'N / 92°07'W7.00 Miles350 Yards01250K0Faulkner
26.41955-11-15335°36'N / 91°45'W35°40'N / 91°39'W7.20 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
26.61956-01-28335°12'N / 92°27'W35°15'N / 92°13'W13.70 Miles150 Yards01225K0Faulkner
26.61982-12-23235°09'N / 92°07'W35°16'N / 92°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards05250K0White
26.71960-05-05235°12'N / 92°12'W0.80 Mile417 Yards0025K0Faulkner
26.82003-05-16235°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.
27.02008-05-02235°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.
27.11970-04-30235°16'N / 91°53'W1.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0White
27.81999-01-21235°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
27.82005-11-27235°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.
27.81999-01-21235°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.
27.92005-09-24235°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.
28.61988-11-15335°16'N / 92°36'W35°20'N / 92°28'W8.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Conway
28.91999-01-21335°26'N / 91°44'W35°32'N / 91°36'W10.00 Miles800 Yards0200White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern White County. The tornado tracked just west of Sunnydale and destroyed a trailer at the intersection of Highways 124 and 157. As the tornado headed northeast, it damaging or destroyed several homes 2 miles north of Sunnydale in the Holly Springs community. A number of trees were knocked down in the area as well. About 4 miles northeast of Sunnydale, the tornado destroyed a newly constructed home which was built on top of a hill. Just before moving into Independence County, the tornado damaged more homes and farm buildings and downed trees along and near Highway 167 close to the White County/Independence County line.
29.01999-01-21235°30'N / 91°42'W35°31'N / 91°37'W5.00 Miles400 Yards1200White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern White County about 3 miles north of Sunnydale along Highway 157. As the tornado tracked northeast, it caused extensive tree and utility pole damage. A few homes and barns were damaged, with a trailer near the White/Independence County line thrown into Independence County. The occupant of the trailer lost her life. The tornado eventually headed into Independence County toward the town of Pleasant Plains. F87MH
29.11984-03-15435°37'N / 91°42'W35°39'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Independence
29.71982-12-02335°02'N / 92°20'W35°17'N / 92°07'W17.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Faulkner
29.92006-04-02235°16'N / 91°48'W35°19'N / 91°45'W6.30 Miles100 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in White County about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Armstrong Springs. The tornado destroyed two mobile homes, and several other mobile homes were damaged. A self storage warehouse was damaged as were three other businesses. Several dozen trees were uprooted, and power lines were downed. A number of vehicles were badly damaged as well.
30.11999-01-21235°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.
30.42002-12-18335°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
30.91961-03-12235°08'N / 92°07'W35°09'N / 92°05'W1.90 Miles417 Yards00250K0White
31.31999-01-21235°32'N / 91°39'W35°36'N / 91°34'W6.00 Miles300 Yards0100Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northern White County into southern Independence County...and affected the town of Pleasant Plains. Just south of town, a trailer was flipped over behind a hardware store and a barn was heavily damaged. In the area around Pleasant Plains...at least 25 homes, a couple of businesses and a church sustained at least some damage from this tornado and from a tornado about an hour and a half earlier. Extensive tree damage was also found. The tornado headed northeast and dissipated about 5 miles northeast of town not long after it crossed Highway 157.
31.51957-05-13335°04'N / 92°28'W35°19'N / 92°26'W17.50 Miles63 Yards118250K0Faulkner
31.71970-04-30235°09'N / 92°26'W35°12'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Faulkner
32.01973-04-19335°45'N / 91°38'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0182.5M0Independence
32.11997-03-01235°26'N / 92°43'W35°27'N / 92°42'W2.00 Miles880 Yards00100K0Van Buren
 Brief Description: The Conway County tornado moved into Van Buren County about 8 miles southwest of Scotland at 348 pm CST. The tornado traveled about 2 miles through the Ozark National Forest before lifting. Based on surveys of the timber damage, the tornado remained at F2 strength before it dissipated.
32.11956-02-14335°21'N / 92°51'W35°24'N / 92°30'W20.00 Miles300 Yards13250K0Conway
32.52001-11-24235°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.
32.61958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
32.91953-03-14235°53'N / 92°14'W36°11'N / 91°42'W36.20 Miles333 Yards00250K0Stone
32.91961-05-06235°32'N / 91°35'W1.50 Miles300 Yards26250K0White
33.01997-03-01335°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.
33.01973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
33.01982-12-24334°59'N / 92°16'W35°14'N / 92°08'W16.50 Miles150 Yards17250K0Faulkner
33.21997-03-01235°24'N / 91°38'W35°27'N / 91°35'W4.00 Miles150 Yards01420K0White
 Brief Description: Another tornado developed about 3.5 miles west-southwest of Velvet Ridge and moved northeastward. Before moving into Jackson County, the tornado destroyed a mobile home. 3 people inside the mobile home ran for cover and were not injured.
33.71996-03-05336°00'N / 92°00'W36°00'N / 91°42'W15.50 Miles150 Yards021.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 7 miles southwest of Melbourne. It moved east-northeastward, passing near the small community of Lunerburg, where it damaged and destroyed some homes and other structures. The tornado continued moving east-northeastward and hit the town of Mount Pleasant. A number of homes, mobile homes and other buildings were either damaged or destroyed. 2 people in Mount Pleasant sustained minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. The tornado exited Izard County about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Mount Pleasant at 815 pm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F3 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,000,000. An assessment of structural and other damage in Izard County revealed: 17 homes damaged; 5 completely destroyed 13 mobile homes damaged; 6 completely destroyed 24 outbuildings damaged; 10 completely destroyed 10 barns damaged; 6 completely destroyed 3 chicken houses destroyed 2 to 3 head of cattle killed
33.81960-05-06235°08'N / 91°55'W35°15'N / 91°42'W14.60 Miles500 Yards032.5M0White
34.02005-09-24235°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.
34.01959-03-14335°05'N / 92°07'W35°08'N / 91°55'W11.80 Miles33 Yards13250K0White
34.11982-12-23235°02'N / 92°12'W35°09'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles77 Yards02250K0Faulkner
34.42003-05-04335°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.
34.61999-01-21335°32'N / 91°36'W35°38'N / 91°30'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of northern White County into southern Independence County. The tornado tracked across Highway 167 about 2 miles south of Pleasant Plains...damaging or destroying several homes and farm buildings and knocking down trees. Northeast of Pleasant Plains, and near Highway 157...the tornado headed through a forested area. An aerial survey confirmed that in at least one area of the forest...only a few trees were left standing. The tornado began dissipating as it moved between Rosie and Oil Trough. About a mile farther southeast, yet another tornado was developing in southern Independence County.
34.81969-10-06235°06'N / 92°25'W35°06'N / 92°15'W9.40 Miles33 Yards013K0Faulkner
35.31961-03-12235°45'N / 92°51'W35°55'N / 92°35'W18.80 Miles833 Yards02250K0Searcy
35.31955-11-15335°40'N / 91°39'W35°43'N / 91°27'W11.70 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
35.62008-02-05335°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.
35.71997-03-01235°26'N / 91°35'W35°33'N / 91°30'W8.50 Miles1056 Yards23010.0M0Jackson
 Brief Description: The White County tornado moved into Jackson County 3 miles south of Denmark at 325 pm CST. As the tornado crossed Highway 167, 2 people were killed when a tree fell on them while they were taking shelter from the tornado in a ditch. Several mobile homes and some frame homes suffered partial roof removal as the tornado progressed across the county. The tornado exited Jackson County 7 miles northeast of Denmark at 331 pm CST. Damage along the path of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. M21OU, M30OU
35.81959-03-14335°03'N / 92°13'W35°05'N / 92°07'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Faulkner
36.21996-04-14435°56'N / 92°06'W36°12'N / 91°43'W28.00 Miles880 Yards2305.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The Stone County tornado moved into Izard County at Sylamore at 739 pm CDT. The tornado destroyed several cabins. Luckily, the cabins were evacuated before the tornado arrived. Just east of the cabins, the tornado moved into a small subdivision where several homes were damaged and one destroyed. Two occupants in the destroyed home were thrown several hundred feet and killed. The storm continued to track northeastward along Highway 9, where isolated damage was noted. The tornado reached Melbourne around 800 pm CDT, damaging or destroying a number of homes and businesses. A Ford dealership was destroyed with a number of new cars totalled. A housing project and local community college were also damaged in Melbourne. The tornado continued northeast toward the town of Franklin and then lifted 3 miles southeast of Horseshoe Bend. Some downed trees were the only noted damage along the last few miles of the tornado's path. 30 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $5,000,000. M54PH, F50PH
36.41982-04-02335°05'N / 92°27'W35°07'N / 92°23'W3.50 Miles440 Yards2372.5M0Faulkner
36.42008-01-08235°24'N / 92°51'W35°27'N / 92°43'W8.00 Miles440 Yards011.8M0KConway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado from Pope County moved into northwestern Conway County. According to the Conway County Office of Emergency Management, three homes were destroyed, and 12 others suffered damage ranging from light to heavy. One woman was injured in a mobile home. Ten other structures, such as chicken houses and barns, were destroyed; 13 such structures were damaged. A church, which had stood for more than 100 years, was destroyed and an adjacent cemetery was damaged. Three natural gas well sites were damaged but there was no release of gas. The tornado moved into the Ozark National Forest, where hundreds of trees were blown down. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared Conway County a state disaster area. The tornado continued into Van Buren County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected a large part of Arkansas on the 8th. There were a number of reports of wind damage and an isolated tornado.
36.91997-03-01235°23'N / 92°51'W35°28'N / 92°44'W8.00 Miles880 Yards01500K0Conway
 Brief Description: The Pope County tornado moved into Conway County about 2 miles west-southwest of Jerusalem at 338 pm CST and traveled northeastward. The tornado affected the northern and western parts of Jerusalem. West of town, a hog farm and tin shed were destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. As the tornado moved north of Jerusalem, a trailer was overturned and destroyed. One person in the trailer was injured. Thereafter, numerous trees were downed as the tornado moved through the Ozark National Forest. Damage along the tornado path was consistent with an F2 rating.
37.22003-05-04335°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.
37.32008-02-05335°56'N / 91°57'W36°09'N / 91°40'W22.00 Miles880 Yards22011.5M0KIzard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Stone County, northeast of Mountain View, into Izard County, just northwest of Guion. A survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated 106 residential structures (houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. This included 43 residences destroyed, 14 with major damage, 36 with minor damage, and 13 others affected. A cattle farmer lost hundreds of cattle to the tornado. Two fatalities occurred: One in a mobile home in the Rose Trail area, and the other in a mobile home at Zion. The tornado continued into Sharp County, in the area northwest of Evening Shade. 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.
37.31952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
37.51980-04-07235°05'N / 91°54'W35°07'N / 91°50'W4.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0White
37.61980-04-07235°02'N / 92°06'W35°05'N / 91°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lonoke
37.71956-02-14236°04'N / 91°54'W36°05'N / 91°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
37.82005-11-27335°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
37.91971-05-23335°09'N / 92°39'W35°13'N / 92°36'W5.60 Miles400 Yards0425K0Conway
37.91982-05-28235°14'N / 92°44'W35°15'N / 92°39'W4.50 Miles67 Yards10250K0Conway
38.11965-04-10435°03'N / 92°27'W35°06'N / 92°24'W4.70 Miles200 Yards620025.0M0Faulkner
38.21999-01-21335°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
38.32003-05-04335°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.
38.31956-02-14235°18'N / 92°45'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Conway
38.51960-05-06335°06'N / 92°37'W35°10'N / 92°31'W7.60 Miles300 Yards1242.5M0Conway
38.61961-03-12234°57'N / 92°32'W35°08'N / 92°07'W26.70 Miles417 Yards012250K0Faulkner
38.91970-10-06235°06'N / 92°31'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Faulkner
39.41979-04-11235°16'N / 92°48'W35°19'N / 92°44'W5.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conway
39.51968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
39.81999-01-21235°39'N / 91°31'W35°43'N / 91°25'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado developed near the White River about 5 miles southwest of Newark and moved toward town. In Newark, extensive tree damage was found...with numerous trees either downed or snapped. At least 100 homes, three businesses and a church sustained some damage...with mostly roof damage noted. Off of 5th Street, a few trailers were heavily damaged or destroyed. Damage was most extensive along Morgan Street and Hill Street. The tornado continued tracking northeast and dissipated about 2 miles northeast of town.
39.81980-04-07234°59'N / 92°13'W35°02'N / 92°06'W7.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
40.42003-05-16235°25'N / 91°29'W35°26'N / 91°28'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0000White
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned near Bradford and moved to the northeast. The tornado downed a number of trees which fell on residences in and near town. Some of the trees were quite old, and were likely at least 100 years old. The tornado tracked to about 1 mile north-northwest of town before heading into Jackson County.
40.41959-03-14235°46'N / 91°34'W35°49'N / 91°25'W9.10 Miles833 Yards0025K0Independence
40.62001-02-24235°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.
41.12005-11-27235°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.
41.61997-03-01235°32'N / 91°28'W35°36'N / 91°23'W7.50 Miles880 Yards003.0M0Independence
 Brief Description: The Jackson County tornado moved into Independence County 7 miles south of Oil Trough at 331 pm CST. As the tornado tracked northeastward, it damaged several homes and downed a number of trees and power lines. The tornado exited Independence County 5.5 miles east-southeast of Oil Trough at 342 pm CST.
41.71999-01-21235°34'N / 91°33'W35°48'N / 91°19'W20.00 Miles500 Yards0300Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Independence County. The tornado formed as another tornado was dissipating about a mile northwest. This new tornado formed about 5 miles southwest of Oil Trough. As the tornado moved northeast, it destroyed a home and a shed along Highway 157 and damaged other homes nearby. Extensive tree damage was also found in the area. From there, the tornado tracked within a mile of Oil Trough...and caused some roof damage to a home just west of the intersection of Highways 14 and 157. In Oil Trough, a trailer was heavily damaged and a cable antenna on top of a water tower was bent. Farther northeast, a barn was damaged at the intersection of Highways 122 and 69. The tornado moved about a mile east of Newark and destroyed some transmission towers near a power plant. The tornado continued through eastern Independence County...causing mostly tree damage. The tornado finally dissipated just southeast of the town of Cord.
41.71993-09-14235°36'N / 91°28'W35°40'N / 91°23'W5.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Independence
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down 2 miles south of Oil Trough and traveled approximately 5 miles to the northeast before lifting. The path that the tornado traveled was mostly in farm fields. However, the tornado did strike several houses and an airplane hangar. One home sustained major damage, while two other homes received some minor structural damage. A number of trees were also snapped off or uprooted along the path. A local pilot managed to capture a portion of the storm on videotape. The homes that were damaged were unoccupied at the time the tornado struck.
41.92001-02-24234°57'N / 92°00'W35°03'N / 91°56'W7.50 Miles300 Yards0000Lonoke
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Lonoke County about 1.8 miles southeast of Cabot. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused damage at several homes and businesses in areas just east of Cabot and Ward and in the Old Austin community. In addition, there were a few mobile homes, barns and sheds destroyed. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado travelled about 7.5 miles before heading into White County.
42.11972-06-08235°36'N / 91°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Independence
42.61999-01-17235°35'N / 91°26'W35°38'N / 91°23'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southeast Independence County about 4 miles south-southeast of Oil Trough. As the tornado tracked northeast, it heavily damaged a home in the Macks community...with the roof removed. Several vehicles at the home were damaged by flying debris. Farther northeast, the tornado caused mostly tree and power line damage before it moved into Jackson County.
43.32003-05-16235°24'N / 91°25'W35°29'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of White County just north of Bradford into Jackson County about 8 miles southwest of Ingleside. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with trees either downed, snapped or twisted. The roofs of a few residences were also damaged. The tornado dissipated around 5.5 miles west of Ingleside near the Possum Grape community.
43.42008-04-03234°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.
43.51970-04-30235°56'N / 91°45'W36°10'N / 91°32'W20.10 Miles667 Yards00250K0Izard
43.81999-01-21335°39'N / 91°26'W35°46'N / 91°22'W8.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. The tree damage was mostly along the Black River east of Newark as seen from an aerial survey. The tornado moved into Jackson County about 7 miles northeast of Newark.
43.91961-05-06235°39'N / 91°26'W35°42'N / 91°21'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Independence
44.71957-05-13236°12'N / 91°55'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0125K0Izard
44.71950-12-02336°07'N / 91°50'W36°11'N / 91°43'W7.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
44.81976-03-29334°54'N / 92°06'W35°00'N / 91°55'W12.50 Miles100 Yards56425.0M0Lonoke
44.81968-06-24236°10'N / 92°16'W36°18'N / 92°10'W10.80 Miles100 Yards023K0Baxter
44.91956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
45.12008-01-08235°21'N / 93°00'W35°24'N / 92°51'W10.00 Miles440 Yards113.5M0KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in central Pope County and tracked to the northeast. The Pope County Office of Emergency Management reported that 42 residential structures were affected. Of these, seven were destroyed, six had minor damage, and the rest had moderate to heavy damage. In addition, six chicken houses, two barns, and a number of outbuildings were destroyed, a travel trailer and motor home were overturned, and hundreds of trees were blown down. A 61 year-old man was killed and his wife was injured when their double-wide mobile home was destroyed on Simba Road, about 1.4 miles south-southeast of Appleton. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared Pope County a state disaster area. The tornado continued into Conway County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected a large part of Arkansas on the 8th. There were a number of reports of wind damage and an isolated tornado.
45.31980-04-07234°54'N / 92°26'W34°59'N / 92°13'W13.50 Miles1320 Yards0152.5M0Faulkner
45.41999-01-17235°36'N / 91°22'W35°37'N / 91°21'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado in southeast Independence County moved into western Jackson County. The tornado caused mostly tree and power line damage and blew down some highway signs before it dissipated about 2 miles west-southwest of Jacksonport.
45.81950-03-26336°09'N / 91°50'W36°12'N / 91°45'W5.70 Miles200 Yards01250K0Izard
45.81996-03-24236°09'N / 91°55'W36°15'N / 91°48'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00180K0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 4 1/2 miles south of Oxford where it damaged several homes and outbuildings. A mobile home was also flipped over. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 11 miles before lifting 1 1/2 miles north-northeast of Wiseman. Several other homes and businesses sustained roof damage. Another mobile home was destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also knocked down along the tornado's path. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F1. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $175,000.
46.11952-03-21234°57'N / 92°25'W0625K0Faulkner
46.71973-11-24234°57'N / 92°27'W0025K0Faulkner
46.71956-02-14236°05'N / 91°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0225K0Sharp
47.11961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
47.41996-03-05335°59'N / 91°43'W36°02'N / 91°17'W20.00 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Sharp
 Brief Description: The Izard County tornado moved into Sharp County 2 3/4 miles west-southwest of Sidney at 815 pm. The tornado moved eastward and a few minutes later it struck the town of Sidney. 20 homes in Sidney were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado traveled along Highway 58, damaging more homes, barns, and other outbuildings. The tornado then began moving more in a northeasterly direction toward the Calamine community. Several more homes and other buildings were damaged. The tornado exited Sharp County about 2 3/4 miles east-northeast of Calamine around 845 pm. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. Much of the damage was consistent with an F2 rating, with some damage noted as F3 in intensity. Preliminary estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,500,000.
47.62010-04-30234°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.
48.21980-09-03235°00'N / 92°38'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0025K0Perry
48.51976-03-29334°52'N / 92°10'W34°54'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Pulaski
48.52005-11-27335°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.
48.62005-11-27235°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.
48.81961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
49.11999-04-05235°54'N / 91°26'W35°59'N / 91°23'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0100Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Sharp County. The tornado developed 7 miles east-southeast of Cave City and moved northeast. Not long after touching down, the tornado reached Highway 230. A tractor trailer was thrown off of the road and destroyed. The driver of the truck was injured. Pieces of the truck were found a quarter of a mile away from the highway. The tornado then paralleled the highway, heavily damaging a 10 year old brick home 8.5 miles east of Cave City. The tornado also destroyed a trailer and a barn and damaged a mobile home. Several buildings were also damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted. The tornado finally moved into Lawrence County (Memphis County Warning Area) before dissipating.
49.11988-11-15234°55'N / 91°49'W34°59'N / 91°44'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Prairie
49.11950-03-26334°59'N / 91°44'W35°05'N / 91°30'W14.90 Miles1760 Yards020250K0Prairie
49.21955-05-26234°57'N / 92°38'W34°59'N / 92°34'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Perry
49.32008-02-05335°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.
49.71980-04-07234°52'N / 92°12'W34°52'N / 92°04'W7.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pulaski


* 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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