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The chance of earthquake damage in Vanndale is lower than Arkansas average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Vanndale 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, #199

Vanndale, AR
0.34
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

Vanndale, 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, #205

Vanndale, AR
283.63
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 2,550 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Vanndale, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:20
Dust Storm:0Flood:302Hail:790Heat:25Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,214Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:40Winter Weather:25
Other:67 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Vanndale, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Vanndale, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.61976-03-254.91535.59-90.48
25.61976-03-254.51535.61-90.48
26.71976-09-253.6535.61-90.45

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 129 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Vanndale, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.91997-05-27235°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.
6.82003-05-04335°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.
8.41978-01-07335°09'N / 90°52'W35°16'N / 90°35'W17.90 Miles150 Yards182.5M0Cross
9.81971-02-21235°09'N / 90°47'W35°13'N / 90°47'W4.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francis
9.82006-04-02335°12'N / 91°03'W35°10'N / 90°31'W30.50 Miles500 Yards055.0M0Cross
 Brief Description: This tornado continued east from Woodruff County into Cross County eventually crossing into Crittenden County. The most affected area was the Fitzgerald Crossing community located south of Wynne and the Village Creek State Park. Twenty-four homes and two mobile homes were destroyed. Ten homes had major damage with twenty seven homes and five mobile homes receiving minor damage. Most of this damage occurred south of Wynne near the Intersection of State Highway 1 and County Road 652. The Village Creek State Park suffered damage to the Visitors' Center and the tennis court. Five minor injuries occurred with the tornado.
13.51997-03-01335°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.
14.02002-11-09235°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.
14.11997-03-01335°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.
14.41952-03-21435°25'N / 91°00'W45250K0Cross
15.51984-03-15435°28'N / 90°59'W35°32'N / 90°54'W3.00 Miles440 Yards51225.0M0Poinsett
16.41970-04-19235°33'N / 90°44'W35°34'N / 90°42'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Poinsett
16.52006-03-09235°15'N / 91°03'W35°15'N / 91°03'W8.00 Miles50 Yards02100K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Cross County from Woodruff County and continued to move northeast. Five houses were badly damaged. One mobile home was displaced 100 feet from its foundation and damaged. A large metal storage shed was severely damaged with its roof removed and several large steel cross beams twisted. Several other outbuildings and barns were damaged. Many trees, power lines and power poles were also blown down.
17.01984-03-15435°28'N / 91°03'W35°28'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Poinsett
17.51982-12-24235°22'N / 91°05'W35°23'N / 91°04'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Jackson
19.42006-04-02335°11'N / 90°31'W35°14'N / 90°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east from Cross County lifting 4 miles west of Crawfordsville. Two commercial buildings had minor damage. The tornado produced F0 damage while in Crittenden County.
19.42006-03-09235°12'N / 91°09'W35°17'N / 91°03'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0400Woodruff
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Woodruff County about 4 miles southwest of Morton. The tornado tracked quickly through Morton before exiting into Cross County. The tornado damaged 18 homes in Woodruff County. A large metal building housing a welding shop was destroyed. A church lost a large part of its roof, with several windows blown out. A hunting lodge also suffered considerable roof damage. Several large grain bins were damaged, and a number of outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous power lines and power poles were blown down, with dozens of trees snapped or uprooted.
20.21951-02-20234°44'N / 91°42'W35°33'N / 90°24'W92.60 Miles333 Yards0025K0Prairie
20.21978-01-07335°03'N / 91°08'W35°09'N / 90°52'W16.60 Miles150 Yards000K0St. Francis
20.91984-05-06235°26'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile433 Yards082.5M0Jackson
21.31982-04-02235°01'N / 90°46'W1.60 Miles60 Yards113250K0St. Francis
21.82008-05-02335°14'N / 90°30'W35°26'N / 90°16'W19.00 Miles400 Yards042.0M0KCrittenden
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked northeast into Crittenden County from Cross County. The tornado produced a nearly continuous 12 mile track from the county line to Heafer. After crossing into Crittenden County, the tornado struck the town of Earle and produced extensive EF-3 damage. The tornado severely damaged a high school, a church and a number of homes. A large warehouse was also struck and sustained extensive damage. Additional significant damage to other structures occurred between Earle and Heafer. There were 4 serious injuries and several minor injuries reported in Earle. As the tornado moved into Heafer, the tornado produced EF-2 damage. Significant damage occurred to a number of homes in Heafer. Two mobile homes were destroyed as well. Several trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado continued to produce intermittent EF-0 damage as it moved out of Heafer and moved northeast between the towns of Gilmore and Turrell, eventually crossing into Mississippi County. 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.
22.41974-06-06334°59'N / 90°47'W35°01'N / 90°44'W3.80 Miles150 Yards411225.0M0St. Francis
22.51961-03-05235°24'N / 91°14'W35°43'N / 90°52'W30.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
22.51973-05-26435°32'N / 91°02'W35°42'N / 90°52'W14.70 Miles300 Yards02525K0Poinsett
22.61982-12-24235°10'N / 91°15'W35°22'N / 91°05'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Woodruff
22.72002-11-09235°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.
22.81997-03-01235°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.
22.91982-12-24335°21'N / 91°11'W35°23'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
23.01952-03-21335°36'N / 90°43'W35°40'N / 90°31'W12.10 Miles417 Yards239250K0Poinsett
23.01973-05-26435°22'N / 91°16'W35°32'N / 91°02'W17.30 Miles300 Yards0725K0Jackson
23.11984-03-15435°28'N / 91°14'W35°28'N / 91°03'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Jackson
23.31952-03-21335°28'N / 91°12'W35°32'N / 91°03'W9.60 Miles440 Yards063K0Jackson
24.91971-12-15235°31'N / 90°25'W35°34'N / 90°25'W3.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Poinsett
25.42001-02-24235°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.
25.71973-05-07235°36'N / 90°30'W35°40'N / 90°32'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Poinsett
26.72010-04-30335°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.
27.11952-03-21335°32'N / 91°03'W35°48'N / 90°58'W18.90 Miles440 Yards003K0Poinsett
27.21960-05-04235°33'N / 91°10'W1.00 Mile417 Yards0025K0Jackson
27.32003-05-04335°07'N / 91°25'W35°18'N / 91°03'W25.50 Miles300 Yards0000Woodruff
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of White County and into Woodruff County about 4.8 miles west-southwest of Gregory. The tornado continued to strengthen as it moved northeastward before reaching Patterson and McCrory. Widespread trees and power poles were knocked down along the tornado path. Numerous homes and buildings sustained major structural damage. The tornado then turned more to the east and moved through Pumpkin Bend where several homes and other outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also downed. The tornado continued to track eastward out of Woodruff County, about 3.5 miles east of Pumpkin Bend, and moved into Cross County (Memphis County Warning Area).
27.81982-12-24335°10'N / 91°20'W35°21'N / 91°11'W12.00 Miles300 Yards102.5M0Woodruff
28.01955-05-26235°25'N / 91°16'W35°27'N / 91°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
28.31968-04-03235°06'N / 90°23'W35°16'N / 90°13'W14.90 Miles100 Yards01525K0Crittenden
28.31999-01-21234°53'N / 91°06'W35°04'N / 90°58'W16.00 Miles200 Yards09500K0St. Francis
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the extreme southwest corner of St. Francis county from Monroe county. It touched down several times and then lifted back into the air. The most severe damage occurred in and near Wheatley. Thirteen homes were completely demolished and six other homes sustained structural damage. Further along its path, the tornado hit a farm about 4.5 miles northeast of Wheatley. The farmhouse lost part of its roof. Two or three machine sheds were demolished, several other outbuildings were damaged, grain storage bins were flatted and blown several hundreds of feet away and irrigation equipment suffered extensive damage.
28.32001-02-24235°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.
28.61952-03-21435°00'N / 91°15'W35°08'N / 91°05'W13.10 Miles880 Yards291802.5M0Woodruff
28.81970-04-19335°00'N / 90°27'W1.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Francis
28.91961-03-12335°17'N / 91°19'W35°20'N / 91°15'W5.10 Miles300 Yards012250K0Woodruff
29.31952-03-21335°32'N / 90°25'W35°37'N / 90°17'W9.40 Miles200 Yards15250K0Poinsett
29.41975-04-25235°20'N / 90°15'W0.10 Mile40 Yards0025K0Crittenden
29.51973-11-24235°38'N / 91°08'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
30.01960-02-09335°21'N / 91°19'W35°24'N / 91°17'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01025K0Woodruff
30.01978-01-07335°02'N / 91°13'W35°03'N / 91°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0125K0Woodruff
30.21955-05-26235°23'N / 91°20'W35°25'N / 91°16'W4.50 Miles33 Yards07250K0Woodruff
30.51973-05-26435°42'N / 90°52'W35°50'N / 90°41'W13.80 Miles300 Yards325725K0Craighead
30.71973-05-26435°16'N / 91°22'W35°22'N / 91°16'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Woodruff
31.01973-08-14234°57'N / 90°28'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Francis
31.81968-05-15435°44'N / 91°11'W35°47'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards11125K0Jackson
31.91952-03-21335°08'N / 91°27'W35°16'N / 91°11'W17.60 Miles600 Yards0025K0Woodruff
33.11957-04-25335°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile313 Yards000K0Craighead
33.31959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
33.91954-02-16335°31'N / 90°13'W2.00 Miles880 Yards1425K0Mississippi
34.01976-03-26335°03'N / 91°22'W35°09'N / 91°15'W9.60 Miles70 Yards02250K0Woodruff
35.81956-02-15235°24'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0White
35.81997-03-01235°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
36.31950-03-26235°06'N / 91°24'W35°09'N / 91°20'W5.40 Miles833 Yards020K0Woodruff
36.71978-04-17234°57'N / 91°17'W34°58'N / 91°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
36.81984-04-03335°44'N / 90°52'W35°56'N / 90°17'W33.00 Miles200 Yards0225.0M0Craighead
36.91970-11-19334°47'N / 90°58'W34°49'N / 90°50'W8.00 Miles400 Yards027250K0Lee
37.01987-12-14335°06'N / 90°14'W35°12'N / 90°04'W12.00 Miles200 Yards610025.0M0Crittenden
37.22003-05-16235°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.
37.91984-04-21335°07'N / 90°10'W35°09'N / 90°07'W3.00 Miles20 Yards032.5M0Shelby
37.91968-05-15435°47'N / 90°44'W35°53'N / 90°18'W12.60 Miles167 Yards3435025K0Craighead
38.11955-03-20235°43'N / 90°51'W35°59'N / 90°17'W36.70 Miles250 Yards0125K0Craighead
38.21997-03-01335°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.
38.31978-08-13235°54'N / 90°43'W35°51'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Craighead
38.31982-04-02234°53'N / 91°11'W002.5M0Monroe
38.41999-01-17235°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.
38.51978-12-03234°46'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Lee
38.51965-02-11234°54'N / 90°22'W34°55'N / 90°16'W5.90 Miles250 Yards03250K0Crittenden
38.61999-01-17235°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.
38.61950-04-02335°45'N / 91°13'W2.50 Miles33 Yards183K0Jackson
39.11959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
39.11973-11-24235°49'N / 91°07'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Jackson
39.82002-11-09235°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.
40.22003-05-16235°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.
40.41997-03-01235°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.
40.41976-03-29235°52'N / 91°04'W35°53'N / 90°58'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
40.52008-05-02235°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.
40.71979-03-22235°17'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Shelby
40.81999-01-17235°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.
40.91957-04-03335°48'N / 90°55'W36°02'N / 90°38'W22.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greene
40.91973-11-23234°46'N / 91°07'W34°48'N / 91°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lee
41.01972-06-08235°36'N / 91°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Independence
41.41976-03-29235°53'N / 90°58'W35°57'N / 90°49'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Craighead
41.71978-04-17234°55'N / 91°23'W34°57'N / 91°17'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Woodruff
42.51961-05-06235°39'N / 91°26'W35°42'N / 91°21'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Independence
42.51993-09-14235°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.
42.61999-01-21335°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).
43.21955-11-15335°54'N / 91°05'W35°55'N / 91°01'W3.80 Miles880 Yards09250K0Lawrence
43.61997-03-01335°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.
43.81976-03-29235°57'N / 90°49'W35°58'N / 90°44'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
43.91965-02-11234°55'N / 90°16'W34°58'N / 90°02'W13.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0De Soto
44.11987-12-14335°12'N / 90°04'W35°21'N / 89°55'W13.00 Miles200 Yards0212.5M0Shelby
44.21999-01-21335°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.
44.31999-01-21334°41'N / 91°16'W34°53'N / 91°07'W20.00 Miles500 Yards0000Monroe
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Monroe County. The tornado flipped over a tractor 8 miles south of Brinkley. About 3 miles southeast of Brinkley, the tornado destroyed a home with nothing left but the foundation. As the tornado moved northeast, the tornado damaged some transmission towers. The tornado tracked through much of eastern Monroe County and weakened some before moving into St. Francis County (Memphis County Warning Area) and the Wheatley area.
44.71999-01-21235°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.
44.91997-03-01235°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
45.11968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
45.11954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
45.41982-12-25235°17'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Shelby
45.91957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
46.01952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
46.01952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
46.31999-01-21235°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.
46.52003-05-04235°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.
47.11977-09-14236°00'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Lawrence
47.21970-04-24334°59'N / 90°03'W35°00'N / 90°02'W1.90 Miles20 Yards053K0De Soto
47.21952-03-21435°13'N / 91°42'W35°22'N / 91°31'W14.60 Miles1760 Yards503252.5M0White
47.31999-01-21335°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.
47.31983-05-14234°43'N / 90°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards022.5M0Tunica
47.51975-04-30235°59'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Lawrence
47.61997-03-01235°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.
47.91961-05-06235°32'N / 91°35'W1.50 Miles300 Yards26250K0White
48.11962-04-28234°47'N / 90°12'W34°53'N / 90°08'W7.90 Miles1760 Yards01250K0De Soto
48.41978-08-29235°01'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0262.5M0Shelby
48.91968-09-17235°00'N / 90°00'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Shelby
49.42003-05-04235°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.
49.61968-04-03335°20'N / 89°55'W35°23'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles1760 Yards042.5M0Shelby
50.01999-01-21235°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.


* 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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