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

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

Earthquake Index, #541

Snow Lake, AR
0.05
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

Snow Lake, 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, #569

Snow Lake, AR
193.41
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 2,127 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Snow Lake, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:208Hail:697Heat:26Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:1,061Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:20Winter Weather:12
Other:33 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Snow Lake, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.71967-06-043.8N/A33.6-90.9

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.22001-02-24234°05'N / 91°01'W34°07'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northeast Desha County close to a mile north of Snow Lake. The tornado moved quickly northeast and snapped off a number of trees. The tornado also damaged several irrigation systems. The tornado travelled roughly 3 miles before exiting Desha County about 4 miles north-northeast of Snow Lake. The tornado moved into Phillips County which is in the Memphis County Warning Area.
8.52001-02-24234°07'N / 91°02'W34°11'N / 90°58'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0250K0Phillips
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the southeast corner of Phillips county from northern Desha county. The tornado struck several mobile homes just southwest of Mosby. Two mobile homes and a farm shop were destroyed. Two people from one of the mobile homes were injured.
9.42009-07-30234°03'N / 91°16'W34°09'N / 91°05'W12.00 Miles600 Yards00850K0KArkansas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began in southeastern Arkansas County, northeast of Arkansas Post. Initially, the tornado was weak and its track was mostly over open farm land. The porch of an old mobile home, being used as a hunting camp, was torn off. The tornado soon moved into the White River National Wildlife Refuge and intensified greatly. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that 1750 acres of timber were destroyed within the refuge. Most of these old-growth trees were snapped off. Three families were camping at Jacks Bay in the refuge. No one was injured, but the campers were unable to exit the refuge because Jacks Bay Road, the only road out of that section of the refuge, was blocked by fallen trees. It took several hours for county, state, and federal crews to reopen the road. Altogether, they had to cut trees off 2537 feet of roadway. A few of the falling trees knocked down power lines. The tornado crossed the White River, into Phillips County, east-northeast of Weber. This tornado was destined to be one for the record books. The total path length in Arkansas and Phillips counties was by far the longest tornado track ever recorded in Arkansas during the month of July. Also, it was only the eighth tornado in Arkansas history to achieve a rating of F2/EF2 in the month of July. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of the 30th, a large cluster of thunderstorms known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) moved into Arkansas from the southwest. The MCS weakened, leaving behind a Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) or small area of circulation aloft. During the afternoon, this MCV helped to trigger new storms and a few tornadoes.
10.22009-07-30234°09'N / 91°05'W34°12'N / 90°55'W10.00 Miles600 Yards001.5M0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Arkansas County roughly 5 miles south of Tichnor. The tornado moved northeast crossing into Phillips County. The tornado knocked down around one thousand trees in the White River National Wildlife Refuge. From there, the tornado traveled northeast on a continuous path producing damage near Lundell. The Phillips County Airport sustained damage to several buildings. One brick building had major roof damage while another building was completely destroyed. An airport hangar was damaged as well. Several airplanes received damage. Another building sustained minor damage. Several trees were snapped off and many power lines were knocked down in the area. The tornado continued northeast crossing into Coahoma County, Mississippi near Jackson Point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
12.72001-02-24333°41'N / 91°26'W34°07'N / 90°57'W42.00 Miles300 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Desha County about 1 mile south-southwest of Reed. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and destroyed a mobile home. Roofs were damaged at several homes. In addition, the tornado rolled a 500 gallon butane tank, damaged or destroyed metal barns and sheds and knocked hundreds of trees down near the Arkansas River levee southeast of Yancopin. Perhaps the most damage was found just west of Kelso. There, a large metal farm shop was destroyed with parts of the shop found more than 6 miles away. Near the shop, there were grain carts thrown at least a third of a mile. A large combine and several truck tractors were destroyed. One tractor trailer was overturned. Also near the shop, a pickup track was mangled with several large farm implements thrown, overturned or destroyed. The tornado travelled about 42 miles before dissipating 5 miles northeast of Snow Lake.
14.52009-07-30234°12'N / 90°55'W34°13'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.0M0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into the Jackson Point area from Phillips County, Arkansas and continued northeast. Several trees were snapped in the area. Approximately, 50-55 residences including mobile homes, houses, and hunting camps were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
17.21967-05-01233°50'N / 90°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Bolivar
17.32009-07-30234°13'N / 90°53'W34°15'N / 90°50'W4.00 Miles600 Yards0010K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Phillips County from Coahoma County, Mississippi. The tornado moved northeast through a wooded area crossing the Mississippi River back into Coahoma County, Mississippi. Several trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
20.51953-12-05234°12'N / 90°44'W34°17'N / 90°50'W8.20 Miles30 Yards01125K0Coahoma
20.72009-07-30234°15'N / 90°50'W34°16'N / 90°46'W4.00 Miles600 Yards00750K0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast crossing over from Phillips County, Arkansas into Coahoma County, Mississippi and weakend. The tornado produced EF-1 damage near Burke Landing. Two hunting cabins were heavily damaged due to trees falling. An additional three to four houses were damaged. Several trees were knocked down in the area as well. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
20.71955-10-28333°48'N / 91°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Desha
21.41968-04-03234°13'N / 91°20'W013K0Arkansas
22.01974-04-01233°51'N / 90°43'W00250K0Bolivar
22.01973-04-24233°48'N / 91°18'W0025K0Desha
22.82009-07-30234°16'N / 90°46'W34°17'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile600 Yards002K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed over from Burke Landing in Coahoma County Mississippi continuing to weaken and lifted shortly thereafter. A few trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
24.41964-11-19234°18'N / 90°51'W34°21'N / 90°45'W6.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Phillips
24.42001-11-24433°32'N / 91°03'W33°52'N / 90°43'W25.50 Miles880 Yards0366.0M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved out of Chicot County Arkansas into northern Washington County, Mississippi. The storm produced a violent tornado that touced down 2.5 miles southwest of Winterville, or along the northern edge of Lake Ferguson. The tornado had a width of up to one half mile and moved through the town of Winterville, causing extensive damage. It then continued northeast into southern Bolivar county about 2 miles northeast of Winterville. The total path length in Washington County was 4.8 miles. The tornado entered southern Bolivar County about 3.5 miles southwest of Stringtown. It travelled northeast 25.5 miles through mostly rural areas of Bolivar County and lifted one mile southeast of Mound Bayou. In Washington County, the tornado caused 12 injuries, mainly in the community of Winterville. In Bolivar County, 36 people were injured, including one 7 year old boy who was critically injured. In Washinton County, a total of six houses, five mobile homes, and two businesses were totally destroyed. Additionally, extensive damage was done to 34 houses and six businesses. Minor damage occurred to over 30 houses and several mobile homes. Total damage to the county was estimated to be around $3.5 million. In Bolivar County, the tornado destroyed ten houses, two mobile homes, and four businesses. Extensive damage occurred to 21 houses, one mobile home, and one business. Minor damage occurred to over 20 houses and around 20 mobile homes. The tornado caused extensive damage to the Bolivar County Detention Center, and hit an electric power substation. The substation was totally destroyed it. At the substation, the tornado blew over a tranformer that weighed approximately 25 tons, and slid another transformer sideways three feet. Total damage in Bolivar County was estimated at around $6 million.
24.42007-02-24333°49'N / 91°33'W34°00'N / 91°19'W18.00 Miles880 Yards02845.0M0KDesha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Lincoln County and into Desha County about 6 miles southwest of Dumas. The tornado continued to track northeastward and moved across the southeast portion of the city of Dumas and produced significant damage. In Dumas, 25 businesses were destroyed, along with 19 homes. More than 65 additional homes sustained minor to moderate damage. Six mobile homes were destroyed, along with an athletic park. A community building sustained major damage, as well as a 20-unit assisted living center. An electrical substation was destroyed, leaving the area without power for several days. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. Farther to the northeast, in the community of Back Gate, 11 mobile homes were destroyed and 12 sustained minor damage. One house was destroyed, along with three that were damaged. The tornado eventually dissipated 4 miles northeast of Pendleton. Altogether, 28 people in the county were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
24.51974-06-15233°44'N / 90°48'W0025K0Bolivar
24.92001-02-24233°32'N / 91°08'W33°50'N / 90°42'W35.00 Miles440 Yards001.5M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down as an F0 tornado in extreme northwest Washington County and moved across a cotton field. The tornado quickly moved into southwest Bolivar County about three miles west of Lamont. The storm moved across the community of Benoit and then about two miles west of Cleveland. The tornado continued on a northeasterly path until dissipating about one mile east of Merigold near the Sunflower County line. The tornado was rated as strong as an F2 in portions of Bolivar County. Damage in the tornado path in Bolivar County included: three houses destroyed, two houses with major damage, five houses with minor damage, and a mobile home destroyed. One small church was destroyed, about two miles east of Benoit. The airplane hangar on a small airstrip near Scott was destroyed, including four small planes inside the hangar. One of the planes was blown at least one half mile from where it had been located in the hangar. At least three businesses sustained serious damage. No serious injuries were reported in the county.
24.91974-07-16234°04'N / 90°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Coahoma
26.01972-04-15233°42'N / 90°48'W33°47'N / 90°41'W8.80 Miles33 Yards062250K0Bolivar
26.02005-09-24233°42'N / 90°40'W33°50'N / 90°45'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00800K100KBolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down between Cleveland and Ruleville about 3 miles southeast of Dockery in Western Sunflower county. The tornado then tracked northwest into Bolivar county just east of Cleveland and then toward Merigold where it dissipated. As the tornado approached Cleveland it remained over open farm land and caused damage to trees and power lines. The tornado became more intense just east and northeast of Cleveland. Here the most significant damage occurred which was within a swath of nearly 2 miles that extended from the northeast outskirts of Cleveland to the Renova Community. A couple of buildings were severely damage with one commercial storage building totally destroyed. Three mobile homes were destroyed and 5 other homes sustained heavy damage. Three sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees and power poles were taken down. A mid-sized storage tank was thrown 1/4 of a mile into a field and 3 bicycle frames were thrown 1/4 to 1/2 a mile away. The tornado weakened as it moved toward Merigold and dissipated about 1 mile west of Town off Pemble Road. The total path length across Sunflower and Bolivar counties was 13 miles with a maximum width of 200 yards and maximum rating of F2. Additionally, this tornado developed from the same parent storm which produced the Belzoni tornado.
26.31976-03-20233°43'N / 90°45'W33°46'N / 90°43'W4.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Bolivar
26.51978-12-03233°55'N / 91°32'W33°58'N / 91°26'W6.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Desha
26.61964-11-19234°21'N / 90°45'W34°11'N / 90°35'W14.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Coahoma
28.01980-10-17233°35'N / 91°05'W33°40'N / 90°59'W8.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bolivar
28.11965-02-09334°14'N / 91°31'W34°18'N / 91°21'W10.50 Miles333 Yards04250K0Arkansas
28.11981-05-16233°53'N / 91°33'W33°53'N / 91°26'W6.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lincoln
28.61972-03-01233°53'N / 91°30'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Desha
29.21955-10-28234°12'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Coahoma
30.31988-11-19333°54'N / 90°32'W33°58'N / 90°30'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sunflower
30.51968-04-03433°55'N / 91°51'W33°59'N / 91°16'W33.70 Miles400 Yards516250K0Lincoln
31.61968-04-03234°09'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Jefferson
31.61968-04-27234°09'N / 91°34'W000K0Jefferson
32.21971-02-21333°51'N / 90°31'W33°58'N / 90°28'W8.60 Miles33 Yards300K0Sunflower
32.91973-04-24233°43'N / 91°28'W01250K0Drew
33.71988-11-26233°44'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Sunflower
34.01981-05-16233°53'N / 91°39'W33°53'N / 91°33'W5.70 Miles660 Yards0025K0Desha
34.21950-08-24234°24'N / 91°26'W34°26'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0725K0Arkansas
34.41976-04-24334°17'N / 90°41'W34°21'N / 90°24'W16.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Coahoma
34.41975-03-12234°04'N / 90°26'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0525K0Tallahatchie
34.61964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
34.61964-08-11234°31'N / 91°33'W34°17'N / 91°20'W20.30 Miles250 Yards000K0Arkansas
35.51978-12-03233°50'N / 91°43'W33°55'N / 91°32'W12.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lincoln
35.61979-04-11233°35'N / 91°24'W33°38'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Desha
36.31964-11-19233°31'N / 90°46'W33°39'N / 90°38'W11.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Sunflower
37.22001-11-24433°28'N / 91°06'W33°31'N / 91°03'W4.80 Miles880 Yards0123.5M0Washington
37.41973-04-24233°54'N / 90°24'W0422.5M0Tallahatchie
37.62007-02-24233°48'N / 91°40'W33°49'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado moved out of Drew County and into Lincoln County about 5.2 miles south-southwest of Garrett Bridge. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of hundreds of downed trees. Part of a house was destroyed and several shop buildings sustained damage. The tornado dissipated about 3.5 miles southeast of Garrett Bridge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
37.91978-04-17433°28'N / 91°00'W33°30'N / 90°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Washington
38.01978-05-12234°19'N / 90°31'W34°19'N / 90°25'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Coahoma
38.12008-05-10334°29'N / 91°35'W34°25'N / 91°21'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards0975.0M0KArkansas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down west of Stuttgart, near the Arkansas/Prairie County line. The tornado then moved toward the east-southeast, passing through the southern sections of Stuttgart. Most of the damage in the city was along and a few blocks to the north of 22nd Street (Arkansas Highway 130). The tornado then passed through the southern part of the Country Club Estates area and moved out across farmsteads, finally taking a turn toward the southeast and ending northeast of Almyra. Altogether, some 800 homes were damaged, along with 82 businesses, and approximately 750 vehicles. Two schools, a community college's training center, a nursing home, and a sports complex were also damaged. Six people had to be rescued after the building housing a dollar store collapsed, trapping the people inside. About 3800 customers lost electric service in the Stuttgart area, and about 2000 customers were without telephone service. Seventy-five animals were treated for minor injuries at Stuttgart's animal shelter. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through Arkansas on the 9th, but the front then stalled and moved back to the north as a warm front on the 10th. Severe storms developed north of the front during the afternoon, with tornadoes developing closer to the front during the early evening hours.
38.91965-02-11234°34'N / 91°02'W34°36'N / 90°47'W14.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
39.71973-12-04233°24'N / 91°03'W33°31'N / 90°53'W12.50 Miles30 Yards0625K0Washington
39.71970-11-19234°16'N / 91°44'W34°21'N / 91°33'W11.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Arkansas
40.21963-04-29334°25'N / 90°34'W34°26'N / 90°28'W5.70 Miles440 Yards510250K0Coahoma
40.41956-04-29334°33'N / 90°46'W34°35'N / 90°44'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
40.61954-02-27234°31'N / 90°41'W34°33'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Phillips
40.71965-02-09334°36'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0525K0Monroe
40.91999-01-21233°29'N / 90°37'W33°41'N / 90°31'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Sunflower
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down in open field and moved northeast towards Blaine. A few trees and power lines were blown down until it reached Blaine. At Blaine, the storm did substantial damage to four wood structured houses and one brick structured house. One mobile home was destroyed and another received heavy damage. Two automobiles were also damaged by the debris. Further northeast along the track, the tornado destroyed two wood framed churches near Doddsville. Also a pivot irrigation system was over-turned and several power lines and power poles were blown down.
41.31969-08-16234°06'N / 91°45'W0025K0Jefferson
41.71978-12-03234°31'N / 90°36'W0.80 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Phillips
41.91971-02-21233°27'N / 91°34'W33°38'N / 91°22'W17.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Drew
42.12007-02-24233°44'N / 91°45'W33°47'N / 91°38'W7.00 Miles650 Yards000K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 8 miles north-northeast of Monticello. A large swath of timber was blown down in the northern part of the County, west of the town of Florence. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
42.31976-02-17233°23'N / 91°04'W33°27'N / 91°00'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Washington
42.51974-01-28233°44'N / 90°23'W0025K0Leflore
42.91956-04-03233°33'N / 90°36'W33°36'N / 90°27'W9.30 Miles33 Yards020K0Sunflower
43.01968-12-27234°03'N / 90°17'W150K0Tallahatchie
43.01961-03-26234°29'N / 91°33'W1.50 Miles333 Yards06250K0Arkansas
43.21983-05-14334°30'N / 91°32'W0.80 Mile250 Yards00250K0Arkansas
43.21970-11-19234°14'N / 91°45'W34°16'N / 91°44'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Jefferson
43.81954-05-02334°30'N / 91°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Arkansas
44.12005-09-24233°22'N / 91°01'W33°25'N / 91°01'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00680K0Washington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles southeast of Downtown Greenville on Dodd Road. The tornado tracked 2 miles to the northwest, crossed Highway 82 and dissipated at the Delta Village mobile home park. Ten mobile homes were significantly damaged or destroyed, 15 sheds were destroyed and 3 more were damaged. One barn was destroyed along with 2 carports heavily damaged. One business had its roof blown off and a nearby tower was blown over. Additionally, numerous power poles and power lines were taken down along the path.
44.61972-04-15233°26'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Chicot
44.82007-02-24233°42'N / 91°48'W33°47'N / 91°40'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00100K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 4.5 miles north of Monticello. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of downed trees onto a vehicle and mobile home. Windows were blown out of a house, a large metal shop building was destroyed, and a metal barn sustained major damage. The tornado continued moving to the northeast into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
44.81967-05-06234°32'N / 91°33'W34°31'N / 91°32'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Arkansas
45.02001-11-24234°09'N / 90°27'W34°27'N / 90°11'W27.00 Miles300 Yards2165.0M0Quitman
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the western part of the county near Walnut and tracked northeast eventually crossing into Panola county. Two women were killed when the tornado destroyed their homes. Numerous buildings were destroyed in the county. A cotton plant was damaged just west of the town of Belen. Over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. F73PH, F61PH
45.11985-04-23234°36'N / 91°25'W34°37'N / 91°23'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Monroe
45.41961-05-14234°30'N / 91°36'W34°33'N / 91°31'W5.90 Miles417 Yards0025K0Arkansas
45.51978-05-12234°19'N / 90°25'W34°19'N / 90°13'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Quitman
45.51973-11-23234°35'N / 91°17'W34°46'N / 91°07'W15.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
46.01976-04-24334°21'N / 90°24'W34°22'N / 90°16'W7.70 Miles300 Yards00250K0Quitman
46.22008-05-02233°21'N / 91°24'W33°28'N / 91°16'W11.00 Miles400 Yards001.5M200KChicot
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Highway 293 and tracked northeast for 10 miles where is dissipated shortly after crossing Highway 65. Along the path, hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was flipped over and destroyed. Several sheds, barns, outbuildings and unattached carports were damaged and destroyed along with several fences damaged. A 50 foot antenna was knocked down. A single family home had minor shingle damage, damage to siding, and window damage while 2 boats were damaged. The roll-up door for a tractor shed was damaged and a trampoline was blown around 75 yards and damaged. Lastly, 15 wooden power poles were also snapped near Highway 65. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and powerful storm system brought several rounds of severe weather to a large section of the Central United States. The Central Plains were hit hard on Thursday, May 1st, while the Mid-South and Lower Mississippi River Valley were impacted on Friday, May 2nd into the early morning hours of May 3rd. As this severe weather episode evolved over the National Weather Service Jackson, MS service area, several tornadoes occurred, along with large hail and damaging winds.
46.51985-04-23234°35'N / 91°33'W34°36'N / 91°25'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Prairie
46.61980-10-17233°20'N / 91°27'W33°29'N / 91°15'W15.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chicot
46.91983-05-18233°25'N / 90°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sunflower
48.01971-02-21333°31'N / 90°27'W33°38'N / 90°21'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
48.42004-10-18234°34'N / 91°42'W34°37'N / 91°23'W17.20 Miles600 Yards0012.2M0Prairie
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado moved from Lonoke County into Prairie County about 6.1 miles west-southwest of the Fairmount Community. The tornado gained intensity as it tracked to the east-northeast and then to the east as it approached the Stuttgart Airport. The tornado continued to track to the east before lifting east-northeast of the town of Ulm. The maximum damage was observed at the airport where numerous planes were damaged or destroyed. Damage at the airport was estimated at just over 12 million dollars. Also, most of the hangers and other buildings on the airport property sustained damage. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, many power poles were snapped off or blown down. Metal irrigation pipe was carried for a mile and deposited in the field. Numerous outbuildings and farm shops were destroyed or damaged. A combine was destroyed and another was badly damaged. A farm tractor was destroyed as well. In the town of Ulm, a number of trees had large limbs broken and there was minor damage to house roofs. Underpinning was also blown out from under several mobile homes. The tornado weakened considerably before reaching Ulm.
49.81967-05-06234°32'N / 91°46'W34°32'N / 91°33'W12.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lonoke
49.81969-06-19233°19'N / 90°54'W0125K0Washington
50.01968-12-27233°41'N / 90°18'W33°43'N / 90°13'W5.60 Miles133 Yards003K0Leflore


* 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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