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The chance of earthquake damage in Sedgwick is about the same as Arkansas average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sedgwick is 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, #131

Sedgwick, AR
0.62
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

Sedgwick, 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, #172

Sedgwick, AR
300.00
Arkansas
272.21
U.S.
136.45

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

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,664 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sedgwick, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:360Hail:930Heat:3Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,266Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:5
Other:82 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sedgwick, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 8 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sedgwick, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
34.31976-03-254.91535.59-90.48
33.31976-03-254.51535.61-90.48
48.71966-02-124.3N/A35.9-90
49.51985-12-054535.88-89.99
29.51972-02-013.91236.4-90.8
34.41976-09-253.6535.61-90.45
45.41981-06-263.5935.85-90.07
45.91982-02-023.51235.91-90.05

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 132 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sedgwick, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.91977-09-14236°00'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Lawrence
2.01997-03-01335°56'N / 90°54'W35°58'N / 90°52'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K1.1MLawrence
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
4.31976-03-29235°53'N / 90°58'W35°57'N / 90°49'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Craighead
5.31976-03-29235°57'N / 90°49'W35°58'N / 90°44'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
6.61957-04-03335°48'N / 90°55'W36°02'N / 90°38'W22.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greene
7.51954-04-30235°58'N / 91°16'W36°10'N / 90°37'W38.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lawrence
8.41975-04-30235°59'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Lawrence
9.41997-03-01335°50'N / 90°59'W35°53'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles200 Yards0225K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
10.41952-06-04236°07'N / 90°56'W000K0Lawrence
10.91976-03-29235°52'N / 91°04'W35°53'N / 90°58'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
11.31955-11-15335°54'N / 91°05'W35°55'N / 91°01'W3.80 Miles880 Yards09250K0Lawrence
12.01978-08-13235°54'N / 90°43'W35°51'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Craighead
15.31957-04-25335°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile313 Yards000K0Craighead
15.31973-05-26435°42'N / 90°52'W35°50'N / 90°41'W13.80 Miles300 Yards325725K0Craighead
15.91968-05-15435°44'N / 91°11'W35°47'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards11125K0Jackson
16.72006-04-02336°13'N / 90°58'W36°13'N / 90°49'W8.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: A tornado began 3 miles south of Pocahontas and tracked east into Greene County. In Shannon, three businesses and five homes were destroyed. Another two businesses and two homes had major damage. Eighteen other homes had minor damage. The tornado produced F1 type damage in Randolph County.
17.31997-03-01335°59'N / 90°50'W36°12'N / 90°21'W15.00 Miles200 Yards15500K0Greene
 Brief Description: M47BU The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
17.81973-11-24235°49'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Jackson
18.61979-04-11236°07'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
18.91955-03-20235°43'N / 90°51'W35°59'N / 90°17'W36.70 Miles250 Yards0125K0Craighead
19.01984-04-03335°44'N / 90°52'W35°56'N / 90°17'W33.00 Miles200 Yards0225.0M0Craighead
19.71994-07-02236°15'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles75 Yards01500K0Randolph
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down one mile south of Pocahontas and traveled south-southeastward for approximately two miles before lifting. The tornado heavily damaged two businesses and destroyed two mobile homes. Two other mobile homes were removed from their foundations. An tractor-semitrailer was blown off U.S. Highway 67. The driver's wife received minor injuries when the entire rig flipped over into a ditch. Another tractor-semitrailer was blown over at a local business. Some trees and power lines were also blown down along the highway.
20.81999-04-05236°16'N / 90°58'W36°16'N / 90°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.0M0Randolph
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on the east side of Paragould and moved northeast. The tornado hit a commercial area with several restaurants and other businesses damaged or destroyed. Several trees and power lines were blown down as well.
21.11954-06-29236°03'N / 90°30'W000K0Greene
21.11967-04-13236°03'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Greene
21.91968-05-15435°47'N / 90°44'W35°53'N / 90°18'W12.60 Miles167 Yards3435025K0Craighead
22.71965-11-26336°03'N / 90°30'W36°05'N / 90°27'W3.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Greene
22.82001-02-24235°39'N / 91°04'W35°42'N / 91°00'W4.00 Miles25 Yards0075K0Poinsett
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Poinsett county from Jackson county and continued to move northeast.One mobile home was demolished. Four other mobile homes were overturned. A few houses were damaged. One shed was blown over. A few trees were knocked down.
22.81952-03-21335°32'N / 91°03'W35°48'N / 90°58'W18.90 Miles440 Yards003K0Poinsett
24.71999-01-17235°46'N / 90°30'W35°53'N / 90°26'W11.00 Miles75 Yards00150K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado started just southwest of Lake City and tracked northeast reaching the northwest corner of Lake City and then continued northeast. Two homes were destroyed and five others were damaged in Lake City. An electrical substation was badly damaged. Several trees and power lines were also blown down.
25.01950-04-02335°45'N / 91°13'W2.50 Miles33 Yards183K0Jackson
25.21968-04-03336°05'N / 90°28'W36°07'N / 90°25'W3.60 Miles100 Yards162.5M0Greene
25.21973-05-26435°32'N / 91°02'W35°42'N / 90°52'W14.70 Miles300 Yards02525K0Poinsett
25.72006-04-02336°12'N / 90°48'W36°11'N / 90°11'W37.00 Miles880 Yards04725.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornado continued to track east from Randolph County into Greene County and eventually continued into Dunklin County, Missouri. The hardest hit area was in the town of Marmaduke. Forty-seven injuries occurred in Marmaduke with two people being airlifted to a local hospital. One hundred and thirty houses were destroyed in Marmaduke with twenty-five mobile homes also being destroyed. A pharmacy was also destroyed in Marmaduke. Outside of Marmaduke, in the rest of the county, nineteen homes and 11 mobile homes were destroyed. In addition, seven houses and two mobile homes had major damage in the county. In all, approximately five hundred homes were affected.
25.71999-01-21335°43'N / 91°20'W35°52'N / 91°12'W15.00 Miles700 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Independence County into northwest Jackson County. The tornado headed mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage as it tracked along the Black River. In some forested areas, there were hardly any trees left standing as seen from an aerial survey. The tornado continued northeast into southern Lawrence County (Memphis County Warning Area).
25.91957-04-03236°04'N / 90°25'W000K0Greene
26.01955-04-22236°21'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Randolph
26.31997-03-01235°36'N / 91°22'W35°49'N / 91°02'W23.00 Miles880 Yards13025.0M0Jackson
 Brief Description: The tornado in Independence County moved back into Jackson County about 4 miles southwest of Jacksonport at 342 pm CST. The tornado moved northeastward into Jacksonport where there was a considerable loss of trees and damage to homes and businesses. One person was killed in a mobile home that was destroyed. A riverboat also suffered considerable damage when it was blown into a partially flooded area on the shoreline. As the tornado continued to move northeastward, it caused roof and structural damage to a number of buildings. A lot of trees were also blown down as well. The tornado crossed Highway 67 about a mile south of Tuckerman and skirted the southeast part of town. Several miles northeast of Tuckerman, on Highway 224, the tornado caused more damage to several homes. About 7 miles northeast of Tuckerman, there was quite a bit of tree damage. Some tops of trees were also removed, indicating that the tornado was aloft at times. The tornado downed more trees and power lines in the last 3 or 4 miles it was on the ground in Jackson County. The tornado exited Jackson County 5.5 miles east of Swifton at 413 pm CST. Damage along the path of the tornado was consistent with an F2 rating. M79MH
27.51952-03-21335°36'N / 90°43'W35°40'N / 90°31'W12.10 Miles417 Yards239250K0Poinsett
27.62001-02-24235°34'N / 91°05'W35°39'N / 91°02'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Jackson County about 1.6 miles east of Amagon. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and heavily damaged a mobile home. The tornado downed a tree onto another mobile home, and damaged or destroyed several sheds, carports and outbuildings. Also, there was some minor roof damage at a few homes. Trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado travelled about 7 miles before exiting Jackson County about 2 miles east of Grubbs. The tornado moved into Poinsett County, which is in the Memphis County Warning Area.
27.91982-12-02236°12'N / 91°17'W36°18'N / 91°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Franklin
28.01973-11-24235°38'N / 91°08'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
28.41982-12-02236°08'N / 91°21'W36°12'N / 91°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Crawford
30.01970-04-19235°33'N / 90°44'W35°34'N / 90°42'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Poinsett
30.41999-04-05235°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.
30.61961-03-05235°24'N / 91°14'W35°43'N / 90°52'W30.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
30.71973-05-07235°36'N / 90°30'W35°40'N / 90°32'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Poinsett
31.82005-11-05236°14'N / 91°22'W36°16'N / 91°17'W4.80 Miles350 Yards0300Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly in Sharp County about a mile southwest of Sitka. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 115 mph. The worst damage noted was at the intersection of Lone Oak Road and Summerfield Creek Road. One mobile home was demolished, with contents strewn well across a field. Another mobile home was damaged. A storage shed was thrown across a street into the trees and a travel trailer was overturned. A vacant house was destroyed by falling trees. Five vehicles were damaged with windows being blown out. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Three people sustained injuries. The tornado was on the ground for almost five miles before dissipating.
31.92003-05-04235°52'N / 90°20'W35°54'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards001K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down northeast of Black Oak and moved northeast eventually into Mississippi County. Little damage was reported with the tornado in Craighead County.
32.11955-03-20235°59'N / 90°17'W36°00'N / 90°18'W1.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Mississippi
32.81999-01-21236°23'N / 90°40'W36°25'N / 90°32'W7.00 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado developed east of Datto and moved northeast. Several homes were badly damaged. Several hangars were destroyed and some planes were destroyed at the Corning airport.
33.01964-01-24236°11'N / 90°23'W36°14'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0Greene
33.11984-03-15435°28'N / 90°59'W35°32'N / 90°54'W3.00 Miles440 Yards51225.0M0Poinsett
33.91960-05-04235°33'N / 91°10'W1.00 Mile417 Yards0025K0Jackson
34.31999-01-21436°17'N / 90°33'W36°24'N / 90°21'W16.00 Miles400 Yards001.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Knobel and tracked northeast. The most serious damage occurred early in the life of the tornado. Two homes were destroyed on County Road 238. Several other homes were damaged. Two trailer trucks were rolled over. As the tornado continued east it gradually diminished in intensity. Several trees and power lines were knocked down along the way.
35.11999-01-21335°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.
35.21964-03-04236°02'N / 90°20'W36°08'N / 90°10'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
35.51996-03-05335°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.
35.91952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
36.01961-05-06235°39'N / 91°26'W35°42'N / 91°21'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Independence
36.21984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett
36.81964-01-24236°14'N / 90°19'W36°16'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clay
37.11967-12-21236°30'N / 90°58'W36°31'N / 90°56'W1.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ripley
37.21959-03-14235°46'N / 91°34'W35°49'N / 91°25'W9.10 Miles833 Yards0025K0Independence
37.51999-01-17235°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.
37.52003-05-04235°51'N / 90°17'W35°54'N / 90°08'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi County from Craighead County and continued to move northeast. Three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A car was damaged when a tree fell on it. Six farm pivots were damaged.
37.61999-01-21235°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.
38.01997-03-01335°26'N / 90°59'W35°26'N / 90°59'W1.00 Mile200 Yards005K0Poinsett
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest corner of Cross county from Woodruff county. Sixty-seven homes and businesses were damaged including an elementary school in the town of Hickory Ridge. A Southwestern Bell main switching station was destroyed. The tornado continued into the southwest corner of Poinsett county where it knocked down a few trees.
38.41984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
38.61952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
38.61952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
39.21971-12-15235°31'N / 90°25'W35°34'N / 90°25'W3.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Poinsett
39.21999-01-21235°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.
39.21993-09-14235°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.
39.21957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
39.31952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
39.52010-04-30335°27'N / 91°16'W35°30'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards001.0M0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the fifth of five tornadoes spawned by the same supercell thunderstorm. This tornado passed through the south side of Shoffner. A church was destroyed and a power substation was damaged. A hangar at a flying service was destroyed and an aircraft used for agricultural application was damaged. A mobile home was overturned and destroyed. Significant roof damage occurred to homes. A grain elevator was badly damaged. An irrigation pivot was overturned. Outbuildings were destroyed or damaged. Trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surged into Arkansas at the end of April, so conditions in the state became warm and humid. On the 30th, a strong area of low pressure aloft approached from the west, resulting in the development of thunderstorms. Wind shear, a change in wind direction and speed with height, was present. This created a favorable environment for the formation of tornadoes.
39.61999-01-17235°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.
39.61968-05-15435°53'N / 90°18'W35°54'N / 90°02'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0325K0Mississippi
39.61973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
40.01984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
40.01952-03-21335°32'N / 90°25'W35°37'N / 90°17'W9.40 Miles200 Yards15250K0Poinsett
40.11952-02-13235°57'N / 90°09'W0.30 Mile33 Yards050K0Mississippi
40.11984-04-03335°56'N / 90°17'W35°58'N / 90°01'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Mississippi
40.11998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH
40.31972-06-08235°36'N / 91°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Independence
40.41997-03-01335°23'N / 91°01'W35°25'N / 90°58'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00750K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest corner of Cross county from Woodruff county. Sixty-seven homes and businesses were damaged including an elementary school in the town of Hickory Ridge. A Southwestern Bell main switching station was destroyed. The tornado continued into the southwest corner of Poinsett county where it knocked down a few trees.
40.41968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
40.51990-05-16236°27'N / 90°35'W36°30'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles77 Yards110K0Clay
41.01959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
41.12008-05-02235°41'N / 90°14'W35°43'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01500K0KMississippi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of Etowah, near the Garden Point Community, and tracked northeast to near Carrolls Corner. The track was nearly continuous for roughly 4 miles. Most of the damage occurred on a half mile stretch of Highway 77 between Highway 140 and Highway 297. Two homes sustained major damage. The roof was blown off of one home and the back side of another home was torn off. Four other homes sustained moderate damage and another home sustained minor damage. One person was injured. A car dealership was also completely destroyed along with ten used vehicles on the car lot. Several out buildings were also destroyed. Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines were knocked down along the path. There was also one mobile home destroyed on County Road 121. A recreational vehicle and an irrigation system were also overturned. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
41.21954-04-15236°07'N / 90°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dunklin
41.32005-11-05236°33'N / 91°09'W36°33'N / 91°00'W7.40 Miles250 Yards0075K0Ripley
 Brief Description: The tornado entered southwest Ripley County from Oregon County. A home and a barn received extensive damage in the community of Tucker, near where the tornado reached its peak intensity and width. Peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. Average path width was 150 yards.
41.61956-02-14236°05'N / 91°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0225K0Sharp
42.01973-04-26236°12'N / 90°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
42.21997-03-01235°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.
42.21959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
42.31982-12-02336°11'N / 91°37'W36°18'N / 91°29'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0325.0M0Sharp
42.31968-05-15236°32'N / 90°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards0125K0Butler
42.42008-02-05336°09'N / 91°40'W36°17'N / 91°28'W15.00 Miles580 Yards01530.0M0KSharp
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Izard County, south of Horseshoe Bend, and into Sharp County, northwest of Evening Shade. According to a survey by the Red Cross, 30 houses were destroyed, 7 suffered major damage, 17 had minor damage, and 11 others were affected. In addition, 10 mobile homes were destroyed, 1 had major damage, 2 had minor damage, and 1 was affected. Two apartments had minor damage and two others were affected. At least 40 businesses along U.S. Highway 62/412 in Highland were damaged or destroyed. Also, a church was destroyed and vehicles were overturned along the highway. The fire department in Highland lost most of its building and equipment. The Highland High School had minor damage. The tornado finally ended its long path northeast of Highland. 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.
42.71996-04-19236°36'N / 90°52'W36°35'N / 90°44'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A mobile home was overturned. Large trees fell on cars and homes.
42.82006-09-22236°23'N / 91°28'W36°26'N / 91°22'W7.50 Miles100 Yards0000Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Fulton County into northern Sharp County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles southwest of Wirth to 1.8 miles east of Wirth. The tornado badly damaged two barns, with minor damaged at several residences. Three stock trailers were also overturned. Dozens of trees were downed, along with power poles and power lines. The tornado continued into Randolph County of the Memphis County Warning Area.
43.01955-11-15335°40'N / 91°39'W35°43'N / 91°27'W11.70 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
43.11982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
43.21955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
43.32006-09-22236°21'N / 91°33'W36°24'N / 91°23'W5.50 Miles100 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Fulton County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles east of Saddle to 7.5 miles southeast of Mammoth Spring. The tornado destroyed a home, and caused damage to several other homes. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a pickup truck. The tornado continued into northern Sharp County.
43.61970-04-30235°56'N / 91°45'W36°10'N / 91°32'W20.10 Miles667 Yards00250K0Izard
44.61982-12-24436°11'N / 91°37'W36°15'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sharp
44.82005-11-27236°32'N / 91°06'W36°41'N / 91°00'W12.00 Miles250 Yards10250K0Ripley
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed a permanent home and a mobile home. Major damage occurred to two other permanent homes. The sole fatality occurred about midway between Gatewood and Briar, where a two-story house was destroyed. The victim was sleeping on the second floor at the time. His body was found in a field about 75 yards from the residence. Two people on the first floor of the house escaped from under the debris without injury. Two mobile homes were unroofed. Many trees were snapped or uprooted. Several trees blocked U.S. Route 160 where the tornado crossed it. Much of the tornado's path was in the Mark Twain National Forest. The average path width was 200 yards. Peak wind speeds were estimated near 140 MPH. The strongest winds and widest path extended from near Tucker to the destroyed house (midway between Briar and Gatewood). M62PH
45.01970-04-30336°35'N / 90°36'W36°36'N / 90°36'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ripley
45.51982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
45.52003-05-04335°19'N / 91°02'W35°19'N / 90°45'W16.00 Miles275 Yards041.0M0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Cross County from Woodruff County near Tilton and moved east. Five homes were destroyed and four others were damaged in Tilton. Another three homes were damaged in Vanndale.
45.71973-04-19335°45'N / 91°38'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0182.5M0Independence
45.72005-11-05236°31'N / 91°23'W36°35'N / 91°10'W9.00 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Oregon
 Brief Description: A National Weather Service storm survey team revealed that an F-2 tornado touched down 9 miles east of Thayer near Highway V. The tornado continued on a path 300 yards wide to 8 miles northeast of Myrtle. Two mobile homes were destroyed and several other homes were heavily damaged along the tornado path.
45.81997-05-27235°19'N / 90°47'W35°19'N / 90°47'W0.20 Mile25 Yards00100K0Cross
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Vanndale. Nearly 100 residential homes were damaged or destroyed. Three dozen mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three persons were injured. One cow was killed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
45.81965-05-26235°53'N / 90°09'W35°57'N / 89°57'W12.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
46.61955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
46.91999-01-21335°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.
47.32002-11-09235°21'N / 90°32'W35°21'N / 90°31'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Twist and moved northeast and later moved into Crittenden County. Some farm buildings were damaged. Several trees and power poles were blown down.
47.41982-12-24436°15'N / 91°36'W36°30'N / 91°31'W15.00 Miles440 Yards05250K0Fulton
47.41954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
47.42006-04-02336°10'N / 90°07'W36°10'N / 89°59'W14.40 Miles880 Yards001.5M0Dunklin
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Greene County, Arkansas into Dunklin County, Missouri. The tornado then continued east into Pemiscot County, Missouri. Seven homes were destroyed and thirty-three homes were damaged.
47.41982-12-24236°30'N / 91°17'W36°43'N / 91°07'W16.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Oregon
48.12003-05-16235°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.
48.11960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
48.31954-02-16335°31'N / 90°13'W2.00 Miles880 Yards1425K0Mississippi
48.71970-04-30336°36'N / 90°36'W36°40'N / 90°30'W7.10 Miles100 Yards01250K0Butler
49.32002-11-09235°20'N / 90°33'W35°26'N / 90°12'W17.60 Miles440 Yards00600K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Crittenden county from Cross county and continued to move northeast. The tornado produced some damage near the town of Heafer. A mobile home and 2 farm shops were destroyed. A church and parsonage, three mobile homes and five houses were also damaged. The tornado then continued across the county and reached the town of Gilmore. Fourteen mobile homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Nineteen houses and several cars were also damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down across the county. The tornado eventually moved out of the county near Menesha and entered Mississippi county.
49.52002-11-09235°27'N / 90°13'W35°42'N / 90°03'W14.50 Miles440 Yards0010K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi county from Crittenden county and continued northeast and eventually moved into Tipton county in Tennessee. Some trees were knocked down near the Crittenden county border.
49.81956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
49.81997-03-01235°15'N / 91°16'W35°21'N / 91°05'W12.00 Miles880 Yards00500K0Woodruff
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about 1.5 miles west of Patterson and moved northeastward. The tornado crossed Highway 64 about a mile northwest of Patterson where some trees were snapped off and a roadside park sustained damage. 3 miles north of McCrory on Highway 17, the tornado destroyed a house trailer and damaged some power poles. About a half mile north of the intersection of Highways 37 and 269, the tornado reached F2 strength, heavily damaging some homes and uprooting a number of trees. Near the intersection of Highways 37 and 145, a duck hunting club was destroyed and a farm shop and grain bins were damaged. The last damage noted in Woodruff County was just off Highway 145 where a frame house was destroyed. The tornado exited Woodruff County at 511 pm CST.
49.81984-03-15435°37'N / 91°42'W35°39'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Independence


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